I’m Kat Hutchings and I am a career coach. This means that I love working with people who are currently feeling ‘stuck’ and want to get more from their careers. The reason I decided to focus my efforts on career coaching is because I have direct experience with the anxious, uncomfortable feeling of being stuck in my corporate career and not knowing what I wanted to do next. I’ve been where you are now.
As someone who is focussed and driven, I struggled with the feeling of uncertainty and my usual energy seemed to have faded away. I felt lost.
So I did what a typical problem solver would do and tried a host of ideas, more internal networking at the business where I worked, seeking new roles that would light me up. Joining a Start Up Tribe with Escape the City to see if I wanted to set up my own business. Asking friends and family for advice. Reading self-help books like ‘Brand You’. And then repeating the above, again, and again, and again. Until I was truly fed up.
Then I saw an event run by a life coach. I hadn’t heard of coaching and had no intention of hiring a coach. But she was running a free 1 hour seminar on how to work out what you want to do in life. The title sounded a little fluffy but I thought I’d see if there was any useful career content.
She gave me my AHA moment, and I invested in my first coaching relationship.
I was impatient to make a decision and tried to charge through these coaching sessions to get to a result. But what I learned through the sessions was it is absolutely necessary to take a step back and understand yourself before you can leap forward. It wasn’t my usual style or a particularly comfortable experience (I don’t really spend time dwelling on things, I’m action oriented). But over an 8 week period I found out what I wanted, assessed a new job opportunity at my employer, went for it, and got it.
Having experienced the amazing feeling of confidence & certainty for myself, I decided to train as a coach alongside my corporate day job. I spent 18 months building my experience coaching business leaders before setting up my own business – Kat the Coach.
Now I want to help YOU!
I have completed a coaching qualification with an approved member of the Association for Coaching - this means that I have a professional coaching qualification recognised by a community of the UK's best coaches.
Nothing makes me happier than hearing about a client's success.
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Once we agree clear aims we will focus on tangible actions that take you towards your goals. My coaching experience includes helping clients to:
- get clarity on what you really want
- understand your drivers
- plan your career next steps
- build your confidence
- deal with difficult people and situations
- project an authentic personal brand
Please do get in touch!
A 30 minute strategy call is free of charge. Complete the below form or send me an e-mail: email@example.com