kate james life coach melbourne


With over 18 years of personal and professional coaching experience, Kate will work with you to clarify your career and life direction, understand your values and strengths, build self-belief and create meaningful goals.


Who do you work with?

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 coaching work?

We start with an initial phone conversation to discuss your needs. Kate offers career, business, leadership and life coaching (or you can use the time to blend a few areas).

Most clients commence with a three-month program where sessions are held every two weeks.


Does Kate see coaching clients on the weekends?

Not currently. Her client days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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

Most of my clients begin with one session to make sure we’re a good fit for one another. After that, you’re welcome to book either a few additional sessions or a coaching program if you like the idea of ongoing accountability.

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.


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.