I met Kate for the first time at the YPWA International Women’s Day event in Sydney in 2014. At the time, I was looking to progress my career and to develop my leadership skills. Before that event, I had never really understood the specific challenges that women experience in the corporate workplace. It opened my eyes to the value of the unique skills and qualities that are often so under leveraged in many of today’s workplaces.
I put my name down for the Leadership Development and Mentor program that day and I haven’t looked back. I have learned so much from Kate. She is a gifted mentor, facilitator and career coach. Her ability to not only reveal key insights into someone’s situation, but to give them the tools to do it for them- selves, is profound. Her passion for inspiring women to overcome hurdles and to set goals for growth and change resonates through the YPWA community.
After graduating from the Leadership Development and Mentor program I have also attended a Confidence Workshop and participated in the Inner Circle pilot pro- gram as an Inner Circle Leader. Being part of a community of like-minded women who are committed to achieving their goals and can help you through challenges and setbacks, has been very valuable to me. Kate has created this community through her dedication to her clear vision, and her ability to leverage value from her extensive network of supporters.
Over the past 4 years I have been able to improve my confidence and transition roles from a specialist consultant, to a strategic leadership role in a start-up business. The coaching, advice and tools that Kate has given me has been critical to my success in navigating my career progres- sion in a male dominated and competitive industry.
My favourite part about working with Kate is her honestly, no nonsense talking, clarity, and her confidence to speak the truth. If you want to take the next step in your career but are unsure you have everything you need or if you don’t yet feel confident I would recommend that you speak to Kate and join one of the YPWA programs.