Personal Coaching for Confidence, Clarity and Calm

Kate James offers personal coaching for clients in Melbourne and across Australia. Understand your strengths, build your confidence, find your direction and overcome your self-limiting beliefs.

How does it work?

Once you make your personal coaching booking, you’ll receive some paperwork to help you choose the most important focus for your first session. During your coaching appointment, Kate will help you to identify a few practical action steps to move you forward. Most clients leave that first session feeling motivated and inspired.

Personal coaching can help build your confidence and more

  • Increase your confidence and self-belief
  • Create a vision for a life you will love
  • Understand your unique values and strengths
  • Overcome your self-limiting beliefs
  • Improve your relationships
  • Manage stress more effectively and develop a greater sense of inner calm
  • Improve your health and wellbeing
  • Understand the importance of self-care and prioritising time for yourself
  • Create a healthy relationship with money
  • Discover new creative interests (even if you don’t feel particularly creative)

Who do you work with?

Kate is currently offering coaching to women who want to build self-belief and find their direction. The people who are most drawn to Kate’s work are those who know how to fit into mainstream culture, but sometimes feel that there’s something missing. You can read more about her ideal client here.

How is Kate different from other personal coaches?

Kate specialises in helping introverts, perfectionists and those who feel a sense of ‘imposter syndrome’ change their mindset. Her clients describe her coaching style as intuitive, insightful, empathic, kind and supportive. Most of her clients share the same values as Kate. Learn more about Kate here.

How often do we meet?

Sometimes a single personal coaching session will be enough for you to clarify your direction or get clear about your values but generally speaking, Kate meets with her clients on a fortnightly basis for the first two months. Afterwards, we schedule monthly meetings for up to six months. Many of Kate’s clients continue with quarterly appointments on an ongoing basis.

Personal coaching costs

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?

Kate works with personal coaching clients in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.





What is Kate’s background?

Kate started Total Balance in Melbourne in 2002 after two decades working as business manager for filmmakers, architects and designers. She studied coaching with one of the first international coaching schools and was one of the first Australian 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. She began meditation coaching 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.

I’m not sure if I start with a single personal coaching 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 wrong for me?

Not at all. Not everyone we see is interested in mindfulness. 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.

Contact us for a copy of our brochure with more info, check out our frequently asked questions or find out more about Kate James and the clients she usually works with.  Coaching is generally tax deductible. Please check with your accountant.

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Life coach reviews for Kate James

‘I have held mixed feelings around personal coaching in general, as I am a gentle person who does not identify with the ‘ra-ra’ hype associated with some forms of coaching, but I knew I was keen to explore some ideas with depth and felt Kate’s approach and insight would be the right fit for me. I would highly recommend Kate to anyone interested in gaining perspective at a deeper level, but also needing the practical tips to follow through on goals and ideas.’ Louise, Melbourne

‘It has been a privilege and joy to have had  Kate James as my personal coach. It has helped me to articulate a vision for my life that is truly meaningful to me and has given me the tools and guidance to move towards it. Kate is calm, kind and compassionate and her advice has helped me turn a difficult corner in life that I could not see my own way around. Thank you Kate.’ Caroline Cull

‘My work with Kate has brought home the importance of knowing what I value in life, and of working out how I can live accordingly, at work and at home. Kate’s keen perception meant that I felt understood. In addition, her experience with other clients helped me to realise that many people feel like me and that I am part of a valuable sector of society. This realisation has given me more confidence in myself, and a sense of optimism about the future that I was lacking before. Thanks for your professionalism and humanity, Kate.’  TJ, Melbourne

‘I have been working with Kate for approximately six months and I cannot put into words what an inspiration and impact Kate has had on my life, decisions and outlook in general. Kate is very encouraging life and confidence coach. She has reinforced my confidence in the choices I’ve made and enabled me to trust my intuition. Kate has a very positive, unique and gentle approach and her outlook is very refreshing. Above all, the coaching was motivating, enabling me to focus on my future goals and put in place actions to achieve these goals and continually monitor my progress.’ RF, Melbourne