TheKateOutdoors
TheKateOutdoors

More clarity

Let's get your work and personal life out of your head - outdoors. We'll strengthen your sense of self, so that what is truly important becomes non-negotiable.

More balance

Feel centred and confident in your thoughts, feelings and actions. You'll slow down and think better in nature. You'll reconnect with yourself and those you care for.

More direction

You’ll unearth what you need to do next so that your decisions and choices feel right - for you. You’ll act decisively to move closer your career and life goals.
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How can I help you?

I work with people having a rethink on life or work. 

I’m on a mission to help people feeling frustrated, stuck or unfulfilled, to rediscover what they’re about so they can thrive.

My intention is to bring your best self out so you can play to your strengths in the way that feels right for YOU.

I can help you:

How can I help you
Let's take it outdoors

Let’s take it outdoors

I’ve always been energised by nature and being outdoors.

That’s why my coaching sessions take place outside.

The combined benefits of some gentle exercise and a change of scene help unblock thoughts and open the mind to a new way of seeing a situation.

Scientific research supports the theory that spending regular time outdoors positively impacts our physical and mental health by:

My approach

Walk it through, work it out.

We walk it through to work it out; shoulder to shoulder, or on headphones in an outdoor, natural location.

Sessions are goal orientated so we know the direction of your thinking.  We might also be abstract and creative, looking at the natural landscape to see what you’re drawn to, exploring what resonates. 

It’s important to me that our working is collaborative. I’ll facilitate your thinking to keep you on track. You’ll work independently to create your actions.

My coaching style:

Coaching together

We can work together

We can work apart

My approach

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1.

Free consultation

How can I help you?

What would you like to achieve?

 What specifically is important to you about this?

How will you feel once you have achieved it?

Up to 45 minutes on Zoom with no obligation to take things further.

2.

Working together

We’ll have a session of around an hour, every other week or so. 

We’ll decide together how many sessions are right for you –  between 6 and 12 is usual.

Sessions are £70 per hour, with a minimum booking of 6. 

A discount is available on booking 8 or more sessions.

3.

Ongoing support

As an existing client, you can be confident that I’m still rooting for you.  

So if and when you need ongoing support, we can arrange something suitable for your needs. 

Bespoke session length and duration to build on your momentum.

Just ask.

Testimonials

Coaching together

She’s very good at gentle, suggestive, questioning that sends you down a new path of discovery and holds up a metaphorical mirror every now and then so you can stop and reflect in greater detail on what may initially have seemed a minor point.

Kate has subtly helped me negotiate my way through a mass of confusion to gain clarity and confidence for both my private and working lives.”

JF

“Kate was a great listener, she was gently encouraging and knew when to prompt or nudge me along to find the answers and when to just listen and wait for me to get there. She’s sensitive and knowledgeable and understood the challenges I was facing and what I needed in terms of support.

Coaching with Kate really helped me have a new perspective on my situation and empowered me to make significant developments to get to where I wanted to be.”

Anna

“Kate listened and just let me talk. This mattered to me because in subsequent sessions when she encouraged me to think and asked questions to allow me to go deeper or help me shift, I knew she knew what mattered to me and how deep certain things went.

It meant I trusted her. Kate has left me with one resounding idea – how do I want my life to be.”

HL

“I embarked on life coaching with a degree of scepticism, but I have been truly thrilled with the processes that Kate has put in place for me to help with the unveiling of myself to, well, myself!

Kate has really listened to and understood me, during our sessions I’ve/we’ve been able to piece together my thoughts into smaller, coherent segments, helping me to focus on my future goals and what is most important to me.”

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My story

I’d been trying to work out ‘what else’ I could do with my career and life.

After 20 years in HR and with the children getting older, I wanted to change careers, but into ‘what?’ And ‘how’ was that even possible? And…’who would take on a mid-40’s apprentice?’!

I took small steps to boost my confidence and mindset; a regular ‘walk and whinge’ with friends to offload, short courses to up-skill, more running, more netball.
I asked my workplace ‘what else’ they needed that I could help with – ‘job crafting’. 

I was trying to make changes but it wasn’t really working. I was still frustrated and now, more miserable. I needed a different approach to find a way forward and release the building pressure I felt.

Hiring an accredited coach with whom I knew I could work with, enabled me to take a good look at myself – at times, uncomfortably.

To be listened to without any interruption, or judgement was empowering and I started to recognise what made me, me – my personality, strengths, what energised me and made me happy. What if these things amounted to a job I would…love…?

I followed my curiosity and dabbled with ideas about potential jobs, tasks and environments that would suit me, with a new, growth mindset.

I started to shift perspective. When I finally realised the ‘what’, I felt an energy and sense of knowing that was powerful. And I laughed, because it had been right in front of me!

Coaching undoubtedly helped me get to know myself, to see my potential and what was possible. I wholeheartedly decided through those sessions, on what and how I wanted things to be.

It had taken me two years of feeling stuck and miserable and a number of hours to be liberated.

This is what I now do with my clients. I help them rediscover themselves so that they can play to their strengths and thrive.

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My accreditations

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Client agreement - ground rules.

1. Bring my whole self to this process; professionally and personally.

You cannot separate your professional and personal ‘lives’.

2. Be present in the moment and connected.

… to the coaching; what you’re thinking, feeling, experiencing. And…to nature if and where we are outdoors. If we’re on headphones, I’ll invite you to be descriptive of your environment too.

3. Bring the agenda to each session and keep your overall objective alive.

You can do this in several ways:

  • Be goal and action orientated – bring what you want to discuss and achieve to the session; OR
  • Talk and see what lands – exploratory and intentional.
 

I will bring the process, tools, ideas, resources and best practice to best support you towards your goal/intention/objective. More in your pre-coaching questionnaire. 

4. Give feedback and be responsive.

Coaching is collaborative. Neither of us should guess where we stand. I ask you to give me feedback and respond – you can rely on me to give and do the same.

I aim to get back to you within 24 hours of you emailing me, even if it’s just to say ‘I received your message’ before I respond properly. If it’s over the weekend or holiday, this may take longer.

5. Do the work in the session and in between sessions.

…so that you get the best value, even when it’s challenging. I might suggest a piece of work based on what you brought to the session. Mainly you will decide your course of action.

Whichever way, I’ll invite you to:

  • Reflect more; through walking, writing and whatever else fires you up, to help you achieve your objective.
  • Explore more; be curious and follow those trails of thought, intentionally
    Practice more; habits? Actions? Keep trying/tweaking.
  • Note what’s coming up that’s important or interesting to you in the session. I may share a few bullet points with you after, via Google Docs.

6. Session duration and timescale.

Generally a session is an hour but happy to shorten or increase session lengths, as and when we both can, that day. Where either of us thinks it appropriate, let’s say in the session. Timescale – let’s keep to the timescale agreed in the contract.

Additional information...

  • Coaching is a relationship designed to facilitate the development of personal or professional goals and develop a plan/strategy for achieving those goals.
  • It is comprehensive; it may involve other areas of your life beyond what you may have originally intended. It is your responsibility to choose and decide how to handle this, or even whether to.
  • It can be challenging; digging deep, creating better habits, becoming more self-aware, changing unhelpful beliefs you hold about yourself to something more helpful. There will be ups and downs. You will gain new insights, learnings and perspectives to help you achieve your goal.
  • You – the Client, are solely responsible for creating and implementing your own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results arising out of or resulting from the coaching relationship and your coaching calls and interactions with me – the Coach. As such, you agree that the Coach is not and will not be liable or responsible for any actions or inaction, or for any direct or indirect result of any services provided by me – the Coach. 
  • You – the Client, understand that in order to enhance the coaching relationship, you agree to communicate honestly, be open to feedback and assistance and to create the time and energy to participate fully in the program. I will do the same.
  • Coaching is not a substitute for counselling, mental health care or substance abuse treatment.  If you are in any kind of therapy, please tell me.  Tell your practitioner (medical or therapeutic) of you working with me.
  • I ask you to agree to commit to the coaching sessions to facilitate the required change.
  • I will treat you as the expert regarding the subject matter, which is…YOU.
  • I will allow time and space for you to explore your thoughts and think for yourself, no interruptions. There may be long pauses or silence sometimes to elicit more.
  • What goes on in your sessions is confidential. I do not discuss it with anyone. There may be occasion when it is my duty to break confidentiality:
    > If I feel you or I are at risk of harm.
    > Criminal / illegal activity.
    > A safeguarding concern or something else so serious that warrants concern.
  • I may talk to my coach or supervisor about issues arising in our sessions without ever naming or giving away you as the client. This is to ensure I am following professional and ethical guidelines and delivering my best. I subscribe to these by the ICF; https://coachfederation.org/code-of-ethics
  • Qualifications and CPD; I am an accredited coach. This means I have trained, practiced and qualified with Animas Centre for Coaching (Nov 2020). I hold a ‘Diploma in Transformational Coaching’. This is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
    > I have my own coach and group supervision
    > My CPD includes –  Outdoor Intelligence for Online Coaching (Oct 2020) -Positive Psychology (Feb 2021