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Trusted Business Partner – HR PROFESSIONAL

With over 20 years working in leadership teams, and as a Fellow of the CIPD, Kate has become the trusted development coach for commercial and functional leaders, with strengths in strategic outlook, ideation and creating learning cultures.

Research SCIENTIST – takes an evidence-based approach

Partnering with you to understand your needs and then using approaches that work. Simplicity is favoured over complexity.

Innovative CREATIVE

With strengths in divergent thinking and workshops that stretch your ability to be creative, Next Step HR are your partners for fulfilling your potential.


How I create impact

An ILM level 7 qualified Executive Coach, I work with leaders and managers facing challenges, coaching them to gain clarity, find creative solutions and develop their strengths. I draw out the best in managers so they learn to lead with integrity and trust in their own ability to build a lasting legacy. 

I know exactly how senior executives think and feel because I’ve been there myself in senior HR leadership roles in the private, public and not-for-profit sector. 

Away from coaching, poetry is my passion. My love of the spoken word developed through reading poems with my Grandad as a young girl. I’m fascinated by the power of words to empower, empathise, engage and pull people out of their comfort zone – and lucky to be able to bring this into the lives of individuals, teams and organisations.     

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What’s it like to work with me? It’s all about PLAY!

Purity & Purpose

My coaching room is a safe space with no agenda or egos. I help clients find purpose, resilience and resourcefulness.

Love & Learning

People are at their best when they are loved and love unconditionally. I treat leaders as humans and professionals as people, enabling them to grow, learn and develop.

Appreciation & Acceptance

I focus on developing clients’ strengths, using this energy to help you grow in areas where you’re not as confident.


I’m driven by a positive energy and desire to always learn and improve myself, my clients and the wider society.


  • Manage situations of crisis and challenge 
  • Gain clarity, prioritise actions and resources 
  • Shape development goals and actions to achieve them 
  • Shift self-limiting values and beliefs 
  • Become confident, empathic leaders 
  • Refocus their strengths 
  • Learn coping strategies 
  • Achieve work / life balance   

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow, CIPD 
  • Member, Association for Coaching 
  • ILM7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring   
  • PhD Biological Sciences 
  • MBTI certified practitioner 
  • Tetramap certified practitioner 
  • LEAN Greenbelt 
  • BPS level 1 certified 

and techniques

  • Appreciative inquiry 
  • Barrett Values 
  • Crucial conversations 
  • 5 dysfunctions of a team 
  • GROW  
  • Situational leadership 
  • Speed of trust 
  • Strengthscope 
  • Thomas-Kilmann Instrument 
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