I'm often struck by the diversity of people I work with and the scope of challenges they navigate: across sectors, roles, responsibilities, with their unique gifts, private tragedies and public ambition. Then it hit me: I coach grown-ups who want to keep growing.
As a coach, I offer people time and assured safety so they can explore the qualities of their thinking, how thinking intersects with feelings, values and the wider world.
And so do a lot of other coaches, wonderfully so. How, then, to explain what makes my coaching different?
To new clients: our encounters will be rich with curiosity; challenge; wonder; warmth and humour. In conversation, I am a well-spring of metaphor, story, analogy and visual imagery. I’ll elicit your imagination. And, equally, I encourage clients to remould the limiting stories that keep them stuck; and seek freedom from imagery and inner criticism that kept them safe years ago but has grown automatic and inhibiting.
Questions I can help you answer:
How can I lead people or manage projects or my life with greater ease and joy?
How can I quieten my inner critic?
How can I reframe?
How can I lift the ceiling on what's possible?
How can I accept the things I cannot change and courageously change those I can?
I'm the rare beast who loves working remotely; and I've seen time and again how powerfully a client and I can create a sense of co-presence through appearing on camera.
The best coaching relationships I forge are with people who either relish spontaneity of thinking in dialogue, dive deep into independent reflection between sessions, or both. Equally, people choose to work with me because my presence is centring and nurturing.
As a person I am strongly oriented towards purpose, and can help enliven or sharpen this orientation in others. I have long-standing first-hand experience of entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and creative arts which coaching clients are welcome to tap.
And my in-box is open for enquiries. Email me at the address on the card, or PM me here. I'll reply send you a detailed written terms and conditions document and a booking link so you can grab a seat in my calendar that best suits you.
When you book an initial session, you'll be invited to write where you are and what brings you to coaching. I look forward to meeting you
I'm qualified to coach you, accredited, insured and supervised.
The International Coaching Federation has awarded me Professional Certified Coach, and I abide by its ethics and Code of Conduct. I earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Individual Coaching and in Psychology, and I'm currently completing my MSc Psychology. I have served as a support tutor training coaches in an ICF-approved postgraduate course and am a qualified coaching supervisor recognised by ICF.
5 customer reviews
Kate recently coached me through a major transition point in my life and in my career, which resulted in me confidently shifting my career path from branding and communications to sustainability consulting.
This entailed a change in employment, and further study.
Her insights allowed me to frame the decision and the transition in a way that made sense to my head and heart — and to everyone around me, from family to employer. She advised that I look at the situation from all angles and to give the tyres a kick, to see if anything would give way.
I feel that I am now following my true path and purpose, a journey which I started 30 years ago when entering university. With Kate's invaluable help, what could have been a mid-life crisis is instead a mid-life celebration! More...
Kate is a great coach. She is totally dedicated to the outcomes you want to achieve, and you really feel like she's got your back. She asks incredibly insightful and useful questions, and is brilliant at helping you to re-frame issues that you may be struggling with - and hey presto, they are no longer a problem! Or you find a simpler solution than you ever anticipated! This is a unique and valuable ability. I also appreciate Kate's honesty, directness, creativity and kindness. More...
Compassionate to her core, Kate’s ability to listen - actively, deeply and non-judgementally - created a safe, enabling environment where I could explore ideas and develop thoughtful solutions. Kate’s appreciation of diverse and multiple perspectives helped to open up new and fresh possibilities for me which I do not think I would have easily realised on my own. Thank you Kate Hammer. More...
As a recent graduate the world of employment appeared extremely daunting and I found myself not knowing where to start. Having sessions with Kate, not only empowered me to help define my own life goals but allowed me to really consider the direction I wanted to go in.
Kate’s positive attitude, warmth and listening skills meant that opening up to her felt natural and I found myself feeling motivated after each session. I learnt to see the crossroads I was at in my career, as an opportunity rather than a hinderance and began to enjoy the journey I was on.
At any stage of your life, taking a big step is daunting and often lonely – starting coaching sessions with Kate during that stage in my life was definitely the best and most empowering decision I could have made. More...
I am very happy to recommend Kate as a coach. She helped me with some career coaching and there were several aspects of her style that really impressed me.
Great listener. A key skill for a coach but she gives you 100% of her attention during the coaching.
Great preparation. Kate brought many ideas and exercises to the sessions to offer to me. Although this was done without obligation it was clear she had done some thorough preparation for the sessions and most of the exercises worked really well to bring out key points that she then helped me work through.
Goal oriented. This was really important for me. I have worked with some coaches who allow the conversation to drift towards "the meaning of life". I am sure Kate could help with this but for me she knew what I wanted to achieve and kept each session very much on track to achieve that.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that I found Kate to be so well read and informed that it inspired me to up my game too.
Choosing a coach is always such a personal decision but I can assure you that Kate has all the necessary skills and experience you would want from a top coach. More...