As a result of working with me clients report a variety of improvements.
“Katharine, I cannot express just how beneficial our session was for me personally. I really “needed” that session it felt like a huge workout – my body and mind feel aligned and at peace, thank you. You created a very safe space for me to open up I felt so comfortable, relaxed and understood – don’t know how to explain other than I felt like I knew you, had a history with you. It felt very freeing and liberating.”
Katharine brings so much to the coaching relationship.
Compassion/kindness/gentleness/sensitivity/humility. She shows her vulnerability and allow others to feel safe and accepted. She shares insights and ideas without being judgmental. She has a soft, warm energy about her.
Calmness/serenity/constancy. At her core she is steady, reliable, and true. Her highest self is always there and I always notice it. There is an essential Katharine-ness.
Authenticity/genuine-ness/sincerity/honesty. Katharine has true integrity with who she is. She doesn’t play games or have a hidden pettiness. She tells me what I need to hear, gently calling me on my bull shit. I know she can be trusted.
Good listener/interpreter. Katharine listens deeply and patiently, taking it all in. Then she processes what she’s heard taking in my complicated, muddled ideas and feelings. She’s able to sift through all the noise and find the key messages.
Life coaching with Katharine is an amazing process. She has an ability and capacity to take herself out of the situation. She is not reactive. I can trust Katharine to let me process my stuff. She holds the space for me to do the work. When I ask, she gives me great suggestions. It’s more the questions she asks that help me to see what’s in my heart.
What I love most about Katharine is that she is a very good listener. If she doesn’t understand, she’ll ask questions. She is very attentive.
I trust that Katharine knows what I’m talking about. I feel heard and understood. It’s so valuable to have someone with great empathy who is not trying to fix me. Because she listens well, I know my issue will be addressed. She NEVER JUDGES me.
I tell others about the “thought work” I did with Katharine. It helped me challenge my faulty thinking. Because of this work I’ve made powerful life choices. I gained the courage to leave a relationship, which was very difficult to do.
The one thing I appreciate about Katharine is she truly listens deeply and I feel totally seen.
“What I love about you as a coach is that you really understand yourself….You are totally authentic and genuine. … you are easy to talk with and you go deep quickly and with ease. You know how to listen
well and I feel totally heard (this is rare). …you bring a lot of tools and that you have used yourself…. You haven’t had an easy life, you’ve been through tough places and you are better for it. You are NOT judgmental or critical and I feel very safe with you.
This doesn’t happen easily for me. You give me permission to be messy, imperfect and totally human.”
“I admit that I was skeptical about how a life coach could help me. My preconception of life coaching was that it was for people who were already successful and just wanted someone to help them be more successful. I’m a single working mom who is barely making ends meet. How could life coaching help me? I just need to work as many hours as I can to put food on the table! I don’t have time to pursue some castle in the sky. But I’m happy to say that I was wrong – life coaching with Katharine HAS helped me.
Katharine made it a point to meet me where I was in life – she listened to me and accepted me as I am without judgment. And then she asked how my values were reflected in my life. She helped me see how I was already successful at so many things by the measure of my own values – not those I imagined other people might judge me by. Katharine helped me identify what was working in my life and what was not, and pointed me toward some steps I could take to further develop what was working and deal with what was not. As a result, I am happier in my job, I have found the courage to take on some tasks that I didn’t think I was capable of, and I have even found a little time to work in some creative projects of my own that I thought were too self-indulgent to pursue.”