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Kate has over 16 years of experience in professional services firms, working for global organisations delivering internal recruitment campaigns. Most recently, Kate was the Head of Recruiting at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for over 7 years, leading a team of recruiters responsible for hiring undergraduates, advanced degrees, MBA and experienced professionals, including Partner level candidates. Kate was responsible for sourcing and selecting exceptionally high-calibre candidates, congruent with the firm’s global leading reputation. Her role involved designing assessment frameworks and leading debrief meetings to ensure quality candidates were being hired. Kate has an in-depth understanding of what firms are looking for when hiring and developing individuals.
Kate found one of the most fulfilling aspects of her career was supporting employees to maximise their potential; enabling others to grow and advance through coaching. She felt most satisfied when, through her guidance, teams and managers thrived in their professional development. Through this experience, Kate has been motivated to become a Career and Professional Development Coach, combining her experience recruiting within international corporate environments with her passion for people development.
Kate’s approach draws on her business experience and leadership roles, combined with leveraging coaching and executive coaching skills. She focuses on building a solid coaching relationship built on trust, creating a confidential space for clients to gain greater perspective. Kate listens with a perceptive, empathetic approach, encouraging you to draw on your capability and resources to find your way ahead in your career and leadership path.
Kate offers career coaching services to LBS’s alumni across all business sectors, with a particular sector specialism in Consulting. Kate often uses career tools to support clients in identifying a greater understanding of their strengths, areas of motivation and passions to drive a tailored development plan. Kate also focuses on offering career toolkit sessions, offering practical expertise in networking, CV development and interview coaching. Kate also coaches clients on leadership, developing teams and effective communication.
Kate has a BSc in Business Management from the University of East Anglia and is also a Licensed Professional Career Coach with the Association of Coaching. Kate also has a certificate in Executive Coaching from the University of Cambridge, Institute of Continued Development.