Valuing laughter and authenticity,
Kate believes growth is a continual journey.
Getting comfortable with uncomfortable
is where the magic happens.
Passionate about holistic leadership, Kate’s focus is about supporting the whole person.
This is not about a ‘balanced life’, but being a balanced person - mind, body and soul.
With a technical human resources background, Kate pursued her MBA in Australia and France, challenging traditional business methods and optimising results through people.
Continuing her career in business, Kate became the Director of People and Operations at Wiley & Co in 2014. She is now in a unique position of working part-time in an internal role, as well as externally as a consultant into other companies. This gives her insight to cutting edge consulting and practical reality for what it is like as an executive leading in Australasian business today.
In 2017 Kate co-founded Zenith Journey with Alis, whist they were both completing their Executive Masters in Positive Leadership and Strategy at IE University, Spain. Positive Leadership focuses on Positive Psychology applied to the human challenges of the workplace.
In early 2018, Kate's life took an expected twist, when she had a minor stroke caused by a spontaneous vertebral artery dissection. She refers to the experience as 'a gift without a bow' - although it wasn’t pretty, the experience is a unique gift, and the lessons have added great depth to her insights of the brain, self-compassion and connection with others’ experience. Kate has been rehabilitating and rewiring her neural-pathways, and life, using all her knowledge and experience in neuroscience, positive psychology, habit theory and performance coaching.
Her experience is now not only outside-in, but inside-out - she has LIVED it.
The experience has fundamentally changed and challenged her to get clear and live on purpose.
For fun, you'll find Kate relaxing at any piano she finds and cycling at sunrise. She is also a keen yogini, and is currently completing her Yoga Teacher Training – another element of her holistic approach.
Executive Masters in Positive Leadership and Strategy (IE University, Spain)
Masters of Business Administration (University of Queensland, Australia / ESSEC University, France)
Associate Certified Coach (International Coach Federation)
Bachelor of Business Management (Human Resources & Events Management) (University of Queensland, Australia)
Musical Theater Performance Residency (NIDA, Australia)
Yoga Teacher Training (currently completing) (Yoga Alliance, Australia)