What my clients say about working with me
"I’m in the early days of start-up and still trying to find out what I can offer and to who. Meeting Kat at a conference was like an adrenalin shot for me, through her I could see what my business could become. I knew I had to learn from her.
The best thing is the accountability Kat provides; goals are set or challenges laid down after each session and I couldn’t wait to get started and make progress on them. I ended each call feeling energised and with a clear plan of action! Great for someone like me who tries to do everything at once!
I used to stumble over my words or be too fluffy when asked about my business. I couldn’t articulate it very well and frankly was a little embarrassed about talking about the impact I want to make in the world. Through exploring this with Kat I’m much more confident, focused and sure of myself now. My dream doesn’t feel silly or unachievable and I’m super proud of myself for stepping up and trying to create a different life for myself and my family.
After 6+ months talking about the business, signing up for courses, offering free advice and frankly playing at being a business owner I’m about to go pro. With Kat’s help I’m about to launch my first offer, website and social media channels. It feels scary, but so good!
Rachael Cumberland-Dodd, Founder of Feed Marketing (Guernsey, UK)
"The three coaching sessions I had with Kat were enormously helpful and inspiring in addressing my key challenges, ideas and priorities. She is so proactive and clear with the support and suggestions offered, and knowledgeable and passionate in the work she does. I look forward to future opportunities to work and collaborate with Kat again"
Kathryn Gray, Founder of Enabling Enterprise (Australia)
Before working with Kat, I was feeling that my hands were tied by my own expectations of low pricing and what I was able to earn – how wold I actually make the business profitable? I constantly heard from others that the travel industry works on such low margins they'll never pay for the services I offered and I started to believe this.
I chose to work with Kat because I felt like she was the only person that understood what I wanted to achieve - which was to make a positive difference whilst making money. I got to a point where I was really frustrated with so many people feeling that sustainability advice should be given for free. I wasn’t willing to accept that.
Kat helped me understand the value that I and TWP brings to hotels. Kat helped me to look at pricing differently and to understand how to lead with value first, that's when I realised how ridiculously cheap I was being. Just some simple exercises like made me feel completely different about my own product, it made me feel proud to stand up and say 'this is what it is worth' and 'no, you're not having it for less'.
I've now been able to refine my pitch and simplify my pricing. Helping me earn €17k rather than €4k for one potential sale. Kat has also helped me to prioritise and to focus on what matters. Using her spreadsheet to predict income helped me to see who my target audience needs to be so that I can make the most effective use of my time. Now, I can actually work with people and make a decent income which would never have happened if I'd stuck to my old pricing and approach.
The best part or working with Kat is the amount of support and input you get from her, I didn't realise how much extra I got in addition to the calls. I had no idea she'd help me out with tech, research, be on hand for questions. I honestly thought I was signing up just for the coaching calls and thought that was good value but she’s more than exceeded my expectations.
I've also seen a difference in me, how I feel about getting up to work on the business every day, how I feel in myself. I've already started taking time to go to the gym in the mornings and get healthy again. Healthy, happy me = healthy, happy business. "
Jo Hendrickx, Co-Founder of Travel Without Plastic (Gran Canaria, Spain)
"Since starting with Kat as my coach, I have achieved so much - I have made more progress in 3 weeks than I have in the past 18 months. I am focused, I take action, I have a strong and purposeful direction of travel and I feel so supported in everything I do. Being accountable to someone who has such a profound understanding of her trade has made this experience with Kat one that goes beyond appreciation. She has restored my passion, motivation and determination to achieve the vision I have for my social enterprise.
Kat doesn’t make me guess, try to work things out for myself or just agree with everything I say. Instead she uses her incredible knowledge of the social enterprise landscape to give me practical advice, ideas, solutions and actions to follow up on. She is an Encyclopaedia! She also has patience and connects me to clients and contacts who she feels would be beneficial to me. She understands my limitations and steps in to push them aside so I can progress - even completing forms for me.
And if all that’s not enough, she shares my vision and excitement at seeing it come together."
Susanna Hancock, Founder of Hope + Story (UK)
"In all honesty it's been a massive confidence boost! I’ve now got the confidence to keep pushing forwards, developing and growing the business. Before [speaking with Kat] I was struggling with how to communicate my message to my audience. I know what I stand for as a business and what is important to me, but I was struggling to work out how to share that effectively in a way that connected with customers. Kat has helped me massively to see 'the wood for the trees' and pull together my brand beliefs into something I can share with my audience. I understand now what problem I'm solving for customers which was something I really struggled to pin down before. She’s also given me the confidence to pursue some of the ideas I've had for developing the business and also suggested things I would never have considered doing."
Sophie Roberts, Founder of West Plum Studio (UK)
"From just one coaching call I’ve set a new pricing structure that will give me more choice in my life and business. I’ve learnt to recognise my own skills and expertise. I’ve gained confidence in my own self-worth and moved away from the fear. I have seen Kat in action in various settings and have seen how effective she is in terms of her approach and clear-headed thinking. Kat challenged me and held me accountable to ensure that I got to where I wanted to be.
I particularly liked Kat's point of view that once I'm earning enough, I'll be able to give back to clients on a pro-bono basis which I’d really love to do.
Following the call, Kat provided really useful tips for the extra value I can bring to all my offers. She’s helped me recognise how to communicate it too! "
Annie Moon, Owner of Be The Difference VA
"I joined the Bootcamp because I was working really hard but not reaping any benefits. I was hoping that the Bootcamp would help me work out what was holding me back and preventing my business from blossoming. Through the Bootcamp, I learnt that I don't like selling what I do, it makes me feel very uncomfortable. But I've also learnt that earning money is okay, and that I need to, so I can help more people. In our 1:1 call [part of the Bootcamp], Kat got to the bottom of my problem really fast and helped me see a solution in the first 10 minutes. Now I can see that I need to target different types of people, in different ways – and I have started working on that straight away. I’ve discovered my niche and how to communicate to my customers differently. It is fun and stress free working with Kat. I didn't feel pressured at all. My attitude has changed whilst working with Kat and I feel more positive that I can make more money out of less-stuff and keep running it".
Lisa Cole, Owner of Less-Stuff (UK)
"Before I started working with Kat I didn't know how to craft my sales pages so that it was a no-brainer for people to buy from me. After just three weeks I know exactly what I need to include and am re-writing my sales pages to make them more compelling.
I also feel far more confident about the value of what I am offering.
I loved working with Kat because she was easy to talk to and understood the specific challenges I face with running an ethical business."
Jen Gale, The Ethical Coach at www.jengale.co.uk (UK)
"I loved working with Kat! I gained so much value and confidence... I had a real breakthrough in working out my vision for my business. Kat listened to me and helped me work towards some real and achievable targets!
I'd definitely work with Kat again she's awesome."
Rupy Kaur, Founder of You Own It - One Wellness Network (UK)
"Kat has been incredibly supportive. She provided me with valuable information to help me in the development of my organisation, as well as brilliant advice for my crowdfunding campaign.
Kat has provided me with a clearer [perspective] on certain things and shown great knowledge in the area of social enterprises, which a novice like me desperately needs. It also helps that she’s encouraging, kind and easy to approach".
Shaniqua Benjamin, Founder at Young People Insight (UK)
"From the moment that I reached out to Kat, I felt that she was genuinely interested in making that connection and discovering how we could work together. I have benefited from one-on-one sessions, that have given me the practical tools which I was so eagerly searching.
What I love so much about working with Kat is that she is 100% committed to making your social enterprise a success and she will go above the call of duty to support you in your quest to create a greater social impact. Kat’s follow through is impeccable, her excitement about her work is obvious, and her passion towards helping others to make a larger difference through their work, is palpable".
Julia Lynch, Founder of Global Girl Project (UK)
Reflections from attendees at my 'Harness the power of your social impact' Training:
“It definitely suited my approach to learning. There were lots of opportunities to self-reflect and then discuss with others. The resources were very easy to use and it will be really useful for future business planning. The course really helped me re-define our focus, why and what is most important. This course is worth so much more than I paid. Having now been on the course if you charged £400 I can see how we would easily recover this fee within a few months from applying what we learnt.”
Jo Clay, Director at Empower – Be the change (Wales, UK)