Getting to know FlexCoach Kate Wilkie
1.What is your career history?
Over the past twenty years I have worked and consulted across a range of industries and different sized businesses in the public, private and not for profit sectors. I started work in financial recruitment and then worked for many years for the employment services company, Manpower Group in their major clients division. This gave me the opportunity to work with a range of organisations. Following the birth of my children, I decided to do additional study and worked as a Human Resources Consultant for smaller organisations. Once I graduated with a Master of Science (Coaching Psychology) I established my coaching practice, Flourishing Mothers, specialising in helping Mothers to thrive in life and work.
2.What was your motivation to become a coach?
I realised that the best parts of each of the Human Resources and Recruitment jobs I had held had involved coaching and mentoring clients and colleagues.
3.Do you have any particular areas of coaching expertise?
I specialise in applying the science of Positive Psychology in my Coaching, encouraging a focus on solutions, proactive strategies and the character and performance strengths of each individual. My coaching methods and activities are guided by up to date research in the fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology.
4.What do you love most about coaching?
I love encouraging women to dare to dream about what they want their future to be like, and then helping them plan and take positive action to achieve their goals.
5.How do you define success?
Success for me is to be receiving positive feedback from my clients and being able to balance work and family and community to my personal satisfaction. In a more general sense, I see success as being about identifying and meeting goals that are personally meaningful to you as an individual.
6.What is your vision for women in the workplace?
I want women to be able to progress in a career as fully as they wish, without sacrificing their own wellbeing or that of their family.
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