Senior editor (better work-life balance)
I worked with Katie over six sessions, and my main goal of coaching was to try to manage a better work life balance. I’m currently mid-career in a senior role, and at a point where exciting opportunities for progression into leadership roles are emerging. But at the same time feeling overwhelmed and stressed at work, and struggling to manage work life as well as family life with two primary-school-aged children. I was apprehensive at the start of coaching about whether I would feel comfortable, but Katie put me at ease straight away. I really valued the time we spent talking together as a time to pause, take stock, and really think through some of the things that are important to me. I found Katie’s notes on our sessions particularly helpful – she managed to clearly distil what we had talked about and they reflected back so accurately what it is that I wanted to achieve. I still refer back to these notes several months later as a concrete reminder. We talked through different strategies and techniques for managing stress that have been useful for me since. I would definitely recommend coaching with Katie to others.