Communication Skills Specialist - UK
Katie has over 25 years’ experience supporting leaders at all levels to develop their inner resources, resilience, focus, influence and impact through times of transformation, growth and challenge.
Katie is particularly interested in emotional intelligence, positive psychology, impact and influence and interpersonal communication and how these can enhance relationships, performance and wellbeing at work. Her corporate career spanned roles in HR, OD and Change Management within insurance, retail and investment banking where she led and supported teams through major changes, mergers and acquisitions. She understands the importance of clarifying and developing leadership strengths and skills to become more influential, drive change effectively, give powerful feedback and have challenging conversations.
Style / Approach
Katie’s clients describe her as approachable, warm and focused. Her signature strengths are creativity, flexibility, resilience and optimism. She aims to build trusting and open relationships with her clients and focuses on inspiring them to play to their strengths whilst challenging any limitations they have chosen for themselves.
Katie has worked with a large number of professionals facing career transitions and enjoys supporting them to thrive through change and uncertainty, to explore and adapt to new opportunities and to grow into the next chapter of their working lives. She is always keen to support women with the specific challenges they face in their careers, particularly in male dominated industries. She regularly coaches women and men to use their strengths to enhance their confidence, impact and results.
Qualifications and background
Degree in Social Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in HR Management
Master Business Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
Licensed Practitioner of OPQ, Saville Wave Professional Styles, Strengthscope, Hogan Leadership Potential Inventory, Hogan Development Survey, MBTI, Pearson Marr Archetypal Indicator and Lumina Spark
Chartered member of the CIPD
“Katie helped us be very single-minded in setting the organisation vision, mission and values. She was excellent at listening and distilling the key factors from the multitude of thoughts swimming around our heads. Katie is very professional but has a beautiful way of dealing with people. We recommend her highly.”