Are you ready to choose your life? Are you ready to choose your work? Are you ready to choose how you spend your time? Does this sound like the stuff of dreams? Well, I am living testimony to the fact that many of our dreams can come true. The key is to identify them, prioritise them and then take steps to achieve them.
I'd love to help you design and create a dream life.
I used to have a dream life on the outside - an incredible job as a political reporter for the news agency Reuters, a beautiful London flat, lots of friends, a hectic social life, regular holidays and all the freedom and independence I'd ever wanted. But the reality on the inside was very different. My job had excited me for years but by my mid-30s, I felt soul dead, stressed and over-worked. I was also single and didn't have any children. I was approaching 40. How on earth had I ended up here?
Slowly, I began to identify the things that made my heart sing. I began to shift my priorities. I began to have different dreams. I wanted to live by the sea, walk on the beach, work less, feel more balanced and fall in love. I am now 46. I am in love and engaged. I live by the sea, walk on the beach and feel more balanced. I work less and I work at something I feel incredibly passionate about - helping other busy women achieve their heart's desires and create a life of their dreams - so much of the time it doesn't feel like work.
Would you like help breaking free from a life you no longer love? Would you like some support to identify your goals and go for them? Would you like a cheerleader and an accomplice to help you design your dream life?
I would love to be that person. I offer a coaching relationship that will support you every step of the way. I offer 3, 6 and 12-month coaching packages, tailored to you. My coaching packages include an optional life design beach day. If you like the idea of brainstorming your life at the beach, this package is for you. The 6-hour coaching day is designed to help you get in touch with your deepest desires, create a vision for the life of your dreams and identify the steps you need to take to get there. We'll use a range of exercises to help you connect to your authentic, free self and to the child within. They can include (depending on weather and your preferences): beach strolls, cliff walks, scenic drives, sea swims, paddle boarding, big picture drawing, guided meditation, heart-to-heart discussion, along with cups of tea and nutritious food. My aim is that you leave feeling refreshed, invigorated, encouraged and supported, with a clearer vision of the life you want to create and of the steps required to get there.
I host the day at my home in Dorset. You are welcome to stay overnight at a nearby recommended B&B (paid separately) or visit by train (I am 2 hours from London Waterloo on a direct line). If the beach isn't your thing, you can swap the beach day for a 3-hour, face-to-face coaching day in London or at a mutually convenient location
I have limited places so do get in touch for a free, 30-minute exploratory chat to see if my approach might work for you. Click below to book an appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
"I chose to work with Katherine as my coach for a number of reasons - in particular the combination of her professional credibility and experience with her personal integrity and honesty. She coached me through a period of change, where I'd taken a big leap into a new job and wasn't sure how to navigate both the professional and personal challenges that came with that change. It's difficult to express how great a help and support she was to me during this challenging period. She really helped me to recognise and learn some things about myself and my behaviours that helped me to navigate new (and old) situations more effectively. I feel I've come away with some new tools and a better personal understanding that has helped me in many things beyond my new job. That's the thing that is so special about Katherine - she can help on so many levels and has the right combination of emotional and intellectual intelligence to coach and support in a way that taps into what you really need, whether it's a personal or professional issue or both. I think my coaching with Katherine is one of the best investments in myself that I have ever made and I highly recommend her services" - Kathryn, 42.
"I found the session thought-provoking and inspiring – and it also produced some important epiphanies. Katherine is a natural coach. Her approach was perfect, providing the structure and safe space to delve into big ideas. Her feedback was insightful, and I came away with a whole new way of looking at where I want to be in life and how to actually get there" - Tim Large, former director of Journalism & Media Programmes, Thomson Reuters Foundation