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Kate Smith

Coaching Qualifications

Resilient Leaders Elements Accredited Coach

Life Story and Therapeutic Art Coach

Coaching Experience

1:1 and group coaching for Headteachers, senior leaders, Co-leaders in education and for personal development

Lead Coach for The Award for Ethical Curriculum and Creative Learning Award (Leeds Beckett University)

Coaching Style

I focus on the whole person, beyond their job title, taking a holistic approach that is focused on wellbeing & personal growth, whether this is in a professional leadership or personal or spiritual capacity

RLE and Life Story Coaching both aim to help clients manage their inner critic, develop their strengths and reconnect with their core purpose. Clients are supported in developing their own authentic narrative and identity beyond their job title

Professional Experience

I have worked for 15 years in education, most recently as a Co Headteacher in a Primary School in Oxfordshire

I am a Network Leader for a national Headteachers’ network, HeadsUp4HTs, supporting the wellbeing of a community of Headteachers and school leaders, whilst campaigning for change for a more ethical, inclusive and aspirational education system

Passion Projects

Course material design for coaching programmes

Design for materials to support personal growth such as work books and coaching guides

Exercise, spiritual awareness and mindful practice for strong mental and physical health

Contact Kate


Kate’s perceptive comments and ability to see the crux of an issue is very impressive.

C. Pitt


Kate empowers me to reflect. To question. To stop. To reaffirm. To move forward. To believe in myself and my power. Connection is everything and Kate coaches with compassion, enabling me to find my clarity.

K. Satti

Associate Assistant Principal

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