Coaching with Kata
Hi I'm Kata and I am a qualified life coach who specialises in working with aspirational young adults at different stages of their lives, making big choices and being faced with even bigger decisions about the future. My mission is to help my clients feel challenged, purposeful, adventurous and brave, moving from thinking into being and doing.
This could be making the transition to A'Levels and coping with pressure and exam stress, support at University and life after University or taking the first steps into a career and feeling ready and resilient to face the challenges that might bring.
My approach is holistic and takes into account the whole-person and how the various parts of our lives: relationships, work, family, studies and self-belief are connected and intertwined.
We'll work together to explore how you can get closer to the things that you want whilst discovering what that might actually look like or be. A long the way challenging and unblocking beliefs that might be getting in the way. Focusing on the here and now, stripping it all back in order to get to the core of what is most valuable to you. We'll work on self-awareness and self-love and how improving these can contribute to shaping your future into something that is tangible and truly exciting.
"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." Marcus Aurelius.
How I help people
- Building self-belief and awareness, challenging ways of thinking.
- Moving from procrastination and a feeling of 'stuckness' to action and excitement
- Recognising key strengths and increasing self-love.
- Learning to connect with values and trusting your instinct in order to become a powerful decision-maker.
Who I work with
- Young people at a time of transition and change who are looking for the right steps forward
- Aspirational individuals who are wanting to make really heart felt decisions that are right for them, their future happiness and position in the world.
- Creative and passionate forward-thinkers ready to take the plunge into the unknown, ready to live fearlessly.
- Varied, bringing a host of coaching and life experience as well as valuable tools to the table
- Dynamic, reflective and above all fully supportive and centred on what you as my client needs, which might vary session to session.
- Empathy and humour. Laughing is important, even in the face of serious stuff.
- The Drama teacher and storyteller in me enjoys being energetic and creative yet I also like to create an environment that is calm and grounded, where real change can take place.
What I believe
At the heart of coaching, is the belief that we all have the solutions to our problems within us, we just need a bit of help with the solving part. A bit of extra support when facing life’s challenges. I believe that coaching is a powerful tool that can disrupt the way that we sometimes view ourselves and the world. It is about embedding more positive thinking. It is about looking forwards. It is a powerful and engaging conversation.
My role as a coach is to guide and facilitate, working with my clients to unpick and untangle existing ideas and stories, to challenge and then help re-write them with exciting, purposeful and tangible actions.
My experience in teaching and the arts means I am passionate about specialising in working with young adults from 16 to 25 years of age. As your coach I cannot wait to find out about you, what makes you tick and how your wonderful mind works.
Training, qualifications & experience
After graduating from Manchester University, Drama BA(Hons) and completing a Drama PGCE at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama I spent many years in London and abroad working in the Arts and Education as a Drama and English teacher, facilitator, director and workshop leader. I love directing theatre and seeing young people work together creatively with a shared purpose.
This is what led me to Coaching. Teaching drama has taught me how to create a space where we can make exciting discoveries about ourselves.
Alongside my 10 years+ working in Education I am a fully qualified life coach with over 100+ hours, having trained at the world’s leading transformational coach training school Animas. I have also worked in the area of relaxation therapy, mindfulness and sleep, leading workshops and giving talks in London
Here is what some of my lovely clients have said:
"Beginning Kata’s coaching has completely changed my way of thinking. I feel a lot of this is down to her nature and the way she approaches the topics in our sessions- I feel like I could talk effortlessly about anything to her. She does not push me in a forceful way- rather uses techniques and words to forward my thinking, and help me come to realisations myself." Lois, Final Year, South Bank University
"Kata’s patient approach allows me to be open and honest. Through working with Kata I have gained a better understanding of where my thoughts come from. Every session I learn more about myself and walk away with a sense of clarity." Kassius, Actress
"Kata's warm and friendly manner combined with emotional wisdom and boundless patience makes her somebody that I can rely on to help me overcome the issues that sometimes make me feel self-conscious, anxious and insecure. I always come away feeling positive and motivated to pursue my goals and happiness." Josh, Final Year, York University
Areas of coaching I deal with
Our introductory session is free. It is a chance for you to see whether you would like us to work together and if we are the right fit. You'll have the chance to ask more questions, find out about coaching and how I work and if I'm the right person to help you. We'll have the opportunity to discuss where you are now and what you're currently struggling with and where you would like to be in the future
Details of my programme can be found on my website: ww.kataarmitage.com
Type of session
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I'm currently available weekday evenings, Mondays and weekends on request.