Kate Kilby

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Transformative Coach | Life & Career Fulfilment | Confidence
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London, SE6
Available for new clients
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About me

Hi, I’m Kate, and thank you for visiting my profile.

I support career-questioning women to feel confident and in control of choosing what they truly want so that they can find fulfilment and get more enjoyment from their everyday.

I do this through tailored coaching - encompassing personal development, mindset, career, and individual empowerment - to support women navigating midlife and/or mid-career and questioning whether they are in the right place or doing the right thing. 

If you're feeling stuck and unfulfilled, and in need of guidance in achieving balance, confidence, and purpose in your life, I'm here to help. 

Many of the women I work with come to me feeling unsure, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, undervalued, restless, frustrated, and looking for more out of life - but feel stuck where they are, unable to see a path forward. Does this sound like you? If so, you're not alone.

Perhaps you’re tired of waking up to another Groundhog Day, persuading yourself to just push through this next hurdle, wishing the weeks away.

Do you end each day feeling deflated, like you’re never really achieving anything with meaning?

Perhaps this cycle sounds familiar? 1. you crave a better way, and want something more --> you decide things have to change, but feel stuck for plausible solutions or frozen by choice overwhelm--> so you do nothing, perhaps convincing yourself things are fine as they are--> weeks, months go by and the nagging dissatisfaction returns and thought cycle starts again.

Please know that it doesn't need to be this way.

In my coaching sessions, I provide a warm and empowering space allowing us to have supportive, collaborative, and enlightening conversations that help you delve into those feelings of ‘stuckness’, identify where things are off balance, and name the fears, doubts, limiting beliefs, and assumptions that stop you from making changes.

Together we uncover your true aspirations and build a deeper understanding of your purpose, so you can create a comprehensive picture of what you want more of in your life and visualise a path forward, enabling you to plan and take manageable, actionable steps towards a of life of balance, peace and fulfilment.

I am passionate about helping women recognise and embrace what they truly want – because I know from personal experience that figuring out the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ to this is so much harder than it seems! 

I support women on a journey of self-discovery so that they can finally recognise and trust their desires and capabilities, gain clarity and confidence in themselves and their goals, and feel empowered to move forward with a sense of control, direction, purpose and self-compassion.

I do this by:

  • creating a space that feels open, honest, warm and collaborative, where you will feel supported, safe and comfortable to totally be yourself.
  • listening deeply and with empathy – you might even feel a sense of relief to be listened to in this way.
  • helping you identify, understand and challenge any negative self-talk, limiting beliefs and old stories that aren’t serving you.
  • helping you gain new, more positive and liberating perspectives on situations, relationships & interactions that have been troubling you.
  • helping you to clear the fog and feel surer and more confident in yourself and the way forward

The common challenges and issues I help women address include (but are not limited to):

  • Defining what career satisfaction, success and achievement look like for you, including clarity around career direction, career change, pivots, transitions, personal fulfilment, and improving work/life balance
  • Navigating life’s crossroads, transitions, and periods of reflection & re-evaluation (e.g., career or lifestyle changes, emerging from / moving through new phases of motherhood/parenting/caring, visioning a new future for yourself beyond personal endings & milestones)
  • Improving confidence, self-esteem, and self-acceptance
  • Tackling self-doubt, Imposter Syndrome/Phenomenon, inner critic, negative self-talk
  • Getting clearer on what you want, and how to get it
  • Re-energising motivation, commitment and accountability towards goals
  • Reclaiming a sense of control, agency and empowerment over your life, your time, and your choices

My coaching style is warm and empathetic, while also being action-focused, always prioritising your needs and goals.

Previous clients have found my coaching to be: "supportive... considerate... challenging... empowering... freeing... personal... warm... impactful... focussed... kind... effective... subtle... calming... thought-provoking... reassuring... grounding... insightful... truthful... enlightening... deep... exploratory... helpful... revolutionary... profound... transformative..." But don't just take my word for it! Below you can read full testimonials from a handful of my happy clients (scroll down to the Further Information section)

I understand the overwhelming feeling of giving your all and yet still standing still. I also know how challenging it can be to figure out what to do about it, including finding the time, energy, and self-belief to make a change. This is why I'm passionate about coaching and the transformative impact it can have. By investing your valuable time and energy with a collaborative thinking partner, you can gain clarity, make decisions, and move forward.

Still reading? If anything I have said has resonated with you, then I warmly encourage you to book a free clarity call with me today. We can have a chat (without commitment or expectation) about what you are looking to change, and you can find out if I really feel like a good fit for you. The easiest way to book your free clarity call is via this link: https://calendly.com/katekilby/complimentary-clarity-call

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Transformational Coaching, from Animas Centre for Coaching. Animas goes deeper than traditional coaching courses. Focusing on psychological and integrative perspectives, Animas is fully accredited by the world’s leading coaching bodies, the International Coach Federation and the Association for Coaching.

I am a member of the EMCC, and an EMCC Accredited Coach at Practitioner level.

Further education and experience:

- CPD in Group Coaching (Animas)

- BA Hons in Psychology and Philosophy (Sheffield University)

- Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England)

- 12 years working in advertising and media industry across media sales, media strategy & planning, client servicing and leadership, and team leading and management.

Member organisations

EMCC
European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.

EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.

Fees

£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

If you’re interested in finding out more...

Before you make any decisions, I offer a totally free and no obligation 30-minute Clarity Call.

This phone conversation is my chance to hear a bit about you, what’s going on for you now and why you’re considering working with a coach. The aim is that you’ll come away from the chat with a little more clarity on what you want to achieve, and a better sense of whether I feel like the right fit for you. It’s your opportunity to ask questions about how it all works, whether that’s curiosity around the coaching process, hesitations, or nitty gritty on practicalities and packages.

You can book a free Clarity Call quickly and easily at a time that works for you via the below link, and I will call you on the number you provide: https://calendly.com/katekilby/complimentary-clarity-call 

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You can view my live availability to book a free discovery call here: https://calendly.com/katekilby/complimentary-clarity-call 

Further information

RECENT TESTIMONIALS

Saskia: "Working with Kate was a real pleasure. She made me feel supported and heard. She provided insightful guidance and helped me make decisions with more confidence and clarity. Highly recommended!"

Jo:    “I wholeheartedly recommend coaching with Kate. She creates a brilliant, supportive space for discussion, effective self-reflection and clear next steps. She is generous with her time and expertise, and tailors the session to meet what you most need from coaching. Thank you, Kate!”

Lisa:    “It has been a privilege to work with Kate. Her ability to build a trusting, calm and safe space has allowed me to be vulnerable, to cry and to begin to rebuild. Kate has given me tangible solutions to overcome barriers and to be kind to myself as I evolve personally and professionally. If you do one thing today, sign up to work with Kate, she is phenomenal.”

Marietta:    “In one session with Kate it feels like a weight has been lifted. She helped me pinpoint patterns in my thoughts and behaviour that were affecting different areas of my life. By understanding why things have been difficult of late, she helped me realise my self-compassion needed a boost and that I can stop questioning everything I'm doing. Simply talking it through with Kate's guidance helped me drill down on my issue and I have some key take aways to help me. After the session I felt relieved and hopeful and those feelings are still with me. Thank you Kate!”

Kate:    “Kate created a kind and safe space for me to speak open-heartedly. She held a mirror up for me and gave me grace, and allowed me to stumble my way through the session until I was able to have conviction in my thoughts and answers. She pulled out something very special in me, and I was buzzing after the session!”

Hayley:    “I felt at ease with Kate quickly. She has a warm and attentive presence. She is a skilled coach asking good questions whilst allowing me the space to get to new understandings at my own pace. In one session talking to Kate helped me to reframe something that has been a big problem for me.”

Anne:    “The coaching session with Kate came at a time which worked extremely well for me. I have found myself at a bit of a crossroads with goal setting for 2023 and closing out 2022. I was able to use this coaching session to reflect, and Kate's coaching style meant that I felt supported, but also empowered, Kate comes across as warm and personal which meant I trusted her immediately and I was able to use her to provide a level of challenge and focus which I needed. Thank you Kate."

Sophie:    "I've never been 'coached' before...The session took me by surprise; Kate made it very comfortable for me very quickly to open up and we were able to cover a lot of ground in a short space of time. I finished the session feeling much better, and confident that there are tools to explore further to help cope with the challenges I have. Kate is kind, gentle, calm and methodical in her approach. Trust in the process - and in a coach who knows exactly what she's doing - and genuinely wants to help." 

Rosa: “If you recognise some challenges within you that you would like to explore, and would like to do so in a safe space with a coach that cares, work with Kate! it is powerful and will move you forward in more than one way!”

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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