“Kate has been instrumental in some of the hardest – and by far the most rewarding – decisions I have made in my career. When we first met I was professionally lost, my health was at an all-time low and when Kate asked “Where are you headed?”, the best response I could muster was an awkward sentence and a shrug of the shoulders. Together we looked at my beliefs and habits around work, and Kate quickly determined that I was not in a healthy exchange with my employer.”
Jules Stoop Strategic Communications
"I first worked with Kate in 2014 when I joined the first YPWA Leadership Development and Mentor program as a mentee. At the time, I was at a stage in my career where I didn’t know what it was I wanted to do. I was looking for some support and guidance so that I could understand what direction I wanted to take. Over the course of the program I gained a better understanding of what drives me. I was able to set achievable goals which lead me to gain confidence in my ability and find my way into a career I am passionate about."
Kate Edson HR Manager
"I first met Kate at YPWA’s annual International Women’s Day Conference in 2016. At the time, I was employed at an accounting firm and feeling frustrated at the lack of promotion opportunities I had, given the overly structured approach of the firm, and lack of recognition of my broader skill set. I was looking to meet similar aged successful women so that I could get an understanding of the different career paths they had walked to understand if I was wasting my time or gaining valuable experience."
Emily Riddel Chief Financial Officer
"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. "
Nicole Dennis Design and Strategy Manager
"I first met/worked with Kate in early 2017. At the time, I was experiencing frustration as I had grown out of my role at the organization I was working in and was looking to expand my network, learn from other smart women, and invest in developing myself so that I could get clarity on what was next for me in my career. Over the next 12 months, I participated in the LDMP and was coached by Kate. I could prioritize my own development, continually reflect on my goals and eventually get really clear on what was next for me which meant that I ended up with the courage to walk away from an opportunity that wasn’t right for me with complete confidence that it was the right decision."
Kate O'Connell Organizational Performance Consultant
"I first met with Kate when she presented on a panel for the Women in Franchising event in November 2015 as an Employee Engagement & Performance Specialist. Kate gave insights as to how you can find opportunities for growth in your career planning, business and personal development. Kate’s contribution to the panel discussion around the changing landscape of work and business resonated and I connected with her style and pragmatic approach."