kate james life coach melbourne

COACHING WITH KATE JAMES

Over the past 19 years, Kate has supported thousands of clients to build self-belief and find their direction. She works with emerging and current leaders and business owners who want to live in alignment with their values and make a positive contribution to the world in some way.

Kate offers life coaching as well as career, business and leadership coaching (you can use the time to blend a few areas). Begin with a single one-hour session to ensure you’re a good fit for one another. All sessions are currently being held over Zoom or telephone.

Who do you work with?

Kate’s personal and business coaching clients are people who know how to fit into mainstream culture, but sometimes feel that there’s something missing with a traditional version of success. Some say they experience perfectionism, imposter syndrome or a strong inner critic while others are trying to find balance. Almost all are creative (or would love to be) and many are curious about discovering their own form of spirituality.

You can read more about Kate’s ideal client here.

How often do we meet?

Sometimes a single session will be enough for you to clarify your direction or get clear about your values but generally, Kate meets with her clients on a fortnightly basis for the first couple of months. Many of Kate’s clients continue with a regular appointment after this but she’ll work with you to determine your specific needs and work out a program that suits your time and budget requirements. 

Coaching fees

60-minute session: $260
90-minute session: $350

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Kate’s background?

Before starting Total Balance in Melbourne in 2002, Kate spent over a decade working as a business manager for film-makers, architects and designers. She studied coaching with an international coaching school and was one of the first Australian life coaches to achieve a PCC accreditation with International Coach Federation. After starting her business with the intention of offering business coaching to creatives, clients began reaching out to Kate to ask about how to change careers and how to find more purpose and meaning in life.

Kate’s personal journey with meditation began in the early 1990’s and she began teaching a mainstream form of meditation to beginners in the summer of 2003.

Kate is committed to ongoing personal and professional development. As well as her extensive reading, she has trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindful Self-Compassion (Kristin Neff & Christopher Germer) and Internal Family Systems amongst other things.

Does Kate see coaching clients on the weekends?

Not currently. Her client days are Mondays and Tuesdays.

I’m not sure if I start with a single session or a program. What would you recommend?

Most of Kate’s clients begin with one session to make sure you’re a good fit for one another. After that, you’re welcome to book either a few additional sessions or an ongoing coaching program.

I’m not that interested in mindfulness. Does that mean you’re the wrong coach for me?

Not at all. Not everyone Kate sees is interested in mindfulness but it still influences her approach to working with you. Being mindful is really just another way of saying being present, curious, self-aware and non-judgmental. If those qualities appeal, you’ll enjoy working with Kate. She’s not at all dogmatic in her approach and she’s respectful that it might not be everyone’s thing.

Your executive and leadership coaching fees are lower than most coaches. Why is that?

Kate spent almost a decade working as a professional coach in the city (charging the usual executive coaching fees) before moving her business to her home office on the Mornington Peninsula. These days she works directly with the client rather than the corporate. Let us know if your employer is funding your coaching and we’ll send a brochure with more information.



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Still have questions about personal and professional coaching?

If you still have questions about the way that Kate works, or about coaching in general, you might find the answers on our frequently asked questions page or please contact us for a copy of our brochure or a proposal if your workplace is funding your coaching program. Coaching is generally tax deductible.