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Kate Howsley

Kate is an executive coach, organisation development and leadership consultant and facilitator. She is experienced in working internationally with senior leadership teams to deliver business strategy and personal and organisational change through innovative and flexible approaches.  


Kate is a certified coach with over 3000 coaching hours, specialising in emotional and social intelligence and team dynamics.  She is trained to work with a range of coaching genres and approaches and is a qualified and skilled psychometric assessor.

Kate has supported a number of organisations through major change programmes including mergers and acquisitions and designs. She delivers large scale and niche experiential leadership development programmes for all levels of leader.  She has set up both organisational mentoring and coaching schemes and trains senior leaders in mentoring and coaching skills.

Kate coaches clients through promotions, adapting to new organisations and board roles, personal and organisational change, performance challenges and developing personal awareness and confidence.


Kate’s previous corporate positions include UK and ROI HR director for Kellogg Company, where she also led international change initiatives and development frameworks for EMEA which were subsequently rolled out globally. She was instrumental in leadership development and succession management, embedding new organisational values and leadership team coaching across 16 countries.    

Kate has spoken at a number of major conferences for organisations including the CIPD, European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the Hay Group UK.

She provides pro-bono coaching supervision to volunteer coaches in Queen Bee Coaching in Manchester (part of the Pankhurst Trust), which offers free coaching to women who would not otherwise be able to access coaching, to enable them to reach their full potential.

Qualifications and accreditations

MSc, People and Organisation Development (University of Salford Business School); Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring and Coaching (Sheffield Business School); FCIPD Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development;  BA (Hons) Class 2:1 (University of Liverpool); Certificate in Coaching Supervision; Accredited Time to Think Coaching Supervisor; Accredited Time to Think Coach; ICF – CTI (Coaches Training Institute) Trained Coactive Coach; Certified in use of a range of additional coaching approaches (NLP, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Cognitive behavioural, Systems); Accredited Time to Think Facilitator; Time to Think Thinking Partner; Qualified to work with a wide range of psychometric assessment instruments including Strengthscope, Strengthscope Team and Strengthscope Leader, Strengthscope Master Practitioner (Resilience, Career development, Selection), MBTI Step I and Step II, Talent Q, Wave Professional Styles, OPQ, Motivation Questionnaire, Emotional Competence Inventory, Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI), 16PF, ability/aptitude testing, interest inventories and the design and delivery of assessment and development centres.  Certified in Mindfulness Practice for Professionals.  Member of EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council) and the Time to Think Collegiate.