COACHING SUCCESS STORIES
I’d had my business for 4 years at the point that I started working with Katie. As I talked about where I was with it during our first few sessions, I quickly realised that there were things that formed part of my service offering that I wasn’t enjoying anymore. Equally, there were things that I loved doing that I wasn’t highlighting enough. Having reached this dawning realisation, Katie and I set about working through what my personal values were, what I’d like to get from my work moving forward, how my work and my life could best run seamlessly alongside each other and ultimately what my refined service offering would be. Having Katie guide me through all of this was invaluable. I quickly achieved far more than I would have done trying to navigate things alone. She offered her opinion and guided me where appropriate and held me accountable for taking things forward with morphing my business. Thanks to Katie’s support, guidance and drawing out from me what I didn’t even know was there myself, I now have a new business name, a new logo and a nearly completed website. The future looks exciting! Thank you Katie – you really have been the catalyst for the next chapter in my life.
Laura Lewis, Head Human, Chameleon HR Ltd
“If I had known when starting the coaching with Katie just where I’d be now, less than 1 year on, I’d have paid 3 times the cost! I lacked clarity and confidence in where to take my business next but the course allowed me to push past all of the unimportant things, which were clouding my vision and instead concentrate on moving in the right direction. During the course, I realised a couple of huge dreams of mine. This allowed me to feel in control of my business for the first time in too long and cut down my overheads massively due to the changes made. Learning to allow myself to be still and quiet, even during huge pressure and difficult decisions was highly useful. I wasn’t always sure what I needed from the telephone 1-2-1’s as I just wasn’t sure what I needed at the time, however as soon as Katie started asking her focussed questions I found plenty of reasons to use the full time of these phone calls and took so much from each of them. The shift in mental attitude was not just felt by me, but noticed by my friends and clients.”
Helen Handley, Devon
Katie S. – Hertfordshire
“I have muddled through the first 13 years of my business on my own, never asking for help from anyone. And although I am still in business I have been treading water financially and have faced increasingly challenging times in my industry. In many ways I have been holding myself back from achieving high levels of success, blaming cheap competition and outside influences when really I was making excuses for my own fear of failure. I reached out to Katie as I finally admitted to myself that I need someone who had my back, who could be my sounding board, would hold me accountable and could also help me understand what really makes me tick, what makes me happy and how I can apply that to my business to take it to the next level. I wanted to stop feeling overwhelmed and indecisive and to stop procrastinating… so quite a tall order! I have to say that so far Katie has delivered on all those points. After our first intense half day session I felt fired up, very positive and motivated! I also felt that as a result of that session I really honed down and got to know the bare bones of who I am and what is important to me – which has certainly exceeded my expectations of a business coaching session and I know I would not have reached this point without Katie. I look forward to our monthly one hour sessions, and after each session I feel uplifted with a strong sense of purpose and a clear plan of what I need to do that month to help me move forward towards my goals. The online Curve Coaching Plan is a brilliant tool that we use alongside our one to one coaching sessions. Not only does it help keep me on track with my goals and tasks but is great to look back on how much I achieved that month I highly recommend Katie if you want to take your business to the next level but are feeling stuck and over whelmed!
The monthly goals and actions have helped me see the progress I have made in the last six months, something you sometimes lose sight of when things seem so bad! Katie has an infectiously happy personality that helps you relax and feel comfortable, she is always on hand to support and I am very grateful for being able to just pick up the phone and talk through issues. I have tremendously enjoyed the last six-months, the self reflection and having the time to focus on me – this was all made even better by having someone like Katie guide me through the process.
I am really going to miss working with Katie, and will be looking for ways to engage with her.”
Yogita Popat, Head of Performance, Improvement and Inspection, Children’s Services
Jo Goldsmith, Children’s Services Manager, Hoddesdon Children’s Centres – Barnardo’s
Jennie Bayliss, Office Wings Ltd & OW Concierge Ltd – VIP Intensive Session
“The patterning work I did with Katie was a real eye opener for me! Katie is such a lovely person to work with and I never felt afraid to open up with her or to share the darker side of me. She gently and easily helped me to go through the stories I tell myself and turn all those seemingly unrelated stories and habits into my pattern. Then she helped me to see and understand how all of this stops me taking action or creating the change I desire in my life.
Now I have this powerful tool in my hands to stop and ask myself at any time when I feel I’m stuck: “Am I stuck because I am running my pattern again?” and if the answer is yes, then I can choose a different response, therefore a different and better outcome. This is truly life altering! I’m so happy and grateful that I came across of Katie and her powerful work! Thank you so much!”