Leadership Coach for Women

Kate James is a leadership coach in Melbourne, working with current and emerging female leaders to build self-awareness, self-belief, resilience and overcome imposter syndrome. Her aim is to work with you so that you become a confident, compassionate and conscious leader.

Kate’s leadership coaching style

Kate is described as an intuitive and insightful coach. She works as a leadership coach for women who care about making a positive difference in their workplaces and who want to learn about cultivating their own unique style of leadership.

Become a more confident leader

Kate is a leadership coach whose aim is to develop emotionally intelligent leaders who think strategically, who know how to bring out the best in others and who are committed to creating a flexible, high performing and inclusive culture.

  • Improve your confidence as a leader
  • Get to know your innate leadership strengths
  • Overcome imposter syndrome
  • Learn the art of effective communication (including having difficult conversations)
  • Cultivate inclusive and collaborative leadership
  • Understand and develop executive presence
  • Manage stress and the juggle of balancing work and personal life 

Leadership coaching program for women

The leadership coaching program for women is run over three months with sessions held fortnightly over Zoom.

Coaching program content is tailored to each individual but generally includes identifying your personal strengths and values, understanding your purpose and building confidence to be the kind of leader you’d like to be. 

Clear outcomes are established for the coaching program when we commence working together.

How the leadership coaching program works

Before we begin, you’ll complete some preparatory paperwork to gain clarity about your most important leadership coaching objectives. We commence with a single session and from there, decide on the best way forward.

A standard coaching program includes five additional one-hour sessions with appointments scheduled fortnightly but you’re also welcome to begin with just one or two single sessions.

The leadership coaching program is designed to be a positive, validating and supportive experience. Clients report feeling a greater degree of leadership confidence, clarity about their direction and a higher degree of self-awareness. The result is improved motivation and focus, more effective communication, better relationships and a greater sense of balance.

Pre-coaching leadership coaching questionnaires

The prep questionnaires will help you gain clarity about the most important objectives for your career and your life and they’ll set you up to ensure a clear focus for your coaching sessions. If you’re interested to identify your strengths, we’ll invite you to participate in a strengths profiling tool before you commence your coaching.

Single session fee

60-minute session: $295

Coaching program fees

3 x 60-minute sessions: $850 (including an option to pay in instalments)

5 x 60-minute sessions: $1,375 (including an option to pay in instalments)


Interested to work together?

Read about our ideal client and business philosophy here. Get in touch for a copy of our leadership coaching brochure with more information for your HR team.


What Kate’s clients say

‘I can’t recommend leadership 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 that 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 leadership coaching 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

‘My thanks to you for your leadership 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

Speak to our leadership coach

Read about our ideal client and business philosophy here. Get in touch for a copy of our leadership coaching brochure with more information for your HR team.