Career coaching

Kate’s career coaching will help you understand your unique strengths, develop clarity about your career direction and grow your confidence so that you feel engaged and fulfilled in your role.

  • Clarify your career direction.
  • Build your self-belief and confidence.
  • Learn how to become a more creative and mindful leader.
  • Overcome ‘imposter syndrome’.
  • Understand your unique strengths.
  • Reconnect you with the things you’re passionate about.
  • Build authentic relationships.
  • Bring creativity into your life, even if it can’t be your career for now.
  • Improve your experience in your current workplace.
  • Bring a range of passions together to make your life more meaningful.
  • Understand how to transition into your own creative startup.
  • Create a more balanced and meaningful life.

Who is a career coach for?

Kate’s clients are people who know how to fit into mainstream culture, but sometimes feel that there’s something missing in the traditional version of success. Some say they suffer from perfectionism or ‘imposter syndrome’ and many are struggling to find balance. You can read more about Kate’s ideal client here.

How does the career coaching work?

Kate offers career coaching as well as life and business coaching (or you can use your session to blend a few areas). Some clients find that one appointment is enough to get them on track while others continue with a more comprehensive three or six-session program to identify values, strengths, career and personal vision and to establish clear goals.

Coaching includes access to additional free resources (reading material, guided meditations, recommended reading etc).

Still not sure if it’s for you?

Take our career satisfaction quiz to find out how satisfied you are with your current role or read through our frequently asked questions.



More questions?

Check out our frequently asked questions or find out more about Kate James and the clients she usually works with.


What Kate’s clients say

‘I can’t recommend the coaching sessions with Kate James highly enough.  I was very sceptical about them before starting – imagining they would be full of corporate psychology jargon.  But in fact I gained far more from them than I ever imagined, on both a personal and professional level.  The sessions are interactive, conducted in a warm and positive manner which encourages honesty and self-reflection, and extremely practical in focus.  Their great strength is that they focus on your whole life and the way you live it, not just on your role as a manager.  I’ve learned a great deal both in terms of how I lead my life and how I perform in management, the one informing the other.  This holistic, down-to-earth approach has been the most helpful and realistic counselling/coaching I’ve ever had.’

Executive, Melbourne

‘When I began coaching sessions with Kate, I was at a very low point in both my personal and professional life. Kate’s thoughtful guidance has proved to be a turning point. She created an environment of complete trust that allowed me to provide information that was at the heart of the matter. In response, Kate was both kind and firm, as required. Her personal follow ups created a clear set of practical action items, without losing sight of longer term life goals. I have now emerged from my darkness, and Kate’s advice continues to guide me towards a more positive future. I strongly recommend Kate James to join your own personal team.’

Business Professional, Melbourne

‘I’m a lawyer and I approached Kate for career coaching to seek direction about my future practice. Kate was fantastic. Together we worked through the ideas and workshopped the different options available. From our discussion I decided to start my own law firm which was something I previously had not fully considered. I have not looked back. Through this process, Kate offered advice and assistance from the preparation of the business plan and projected earnings to advising on the branding of the business. Without her assistance, I would not have achieved what I did in such a short space of time. Highly recommended.’

Dennis Danaher, Director Danaher Legal

‘My thanks to you for your career coaching guidance and direction over the past six weeks. You have provided me with the focus and tools to think deeply and broadly about where I am at and what I want to be and given me insights that have shone a light on what I need to do and how to go about it. It has been a truly rewarding learning experience.’

Executive, Melbourne

‘Hi Kate, it’s a while now since I’ve seen you, so I hope you remember me. I came to see you in the first half of 2005, when I was working at a big corporate law firm and trying to work out what to do with my life – primarily in a career sense, but, of course, that led to all sorts of other questions. As you may remember, with your encouragement I eventually applied for a different role which fit much better with my personal goals and values.

I was so ready to change directions, but I just couldn’t find a way to do it without that support. And the conversations that we had and the resources you gave me – the questions about values and the books you referred me to – were so helpful then and are still helpful now. I really value the experience of working with you, it has made me appreciate the choices I have so much more and realise that whenever I feel like I’m not where I want to be, I can do something to change it.’

CH, Lawyer, Melbourne

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