Kathryn Jackson

Kathryn Jackson

Facilitator/Coach, Canterbury

Kathryn is a Leadership Coach, specialising in working with managers and leaders to design and create confidence, career success and resilience – and then helping them to understand how to support their team in achieving the same.

She is an experienced ‘people professional’ with over 25 years in the corporate and coaching environment including roles in HR, recruitment and consulting with Andersen’s, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Bank of Scotland.

Her coaching approach is highly pragmatic and tailored to the personal learning styles and the goal(s) of her clients. Using a strengths-based, solutions-focused behavioural approach, she combines coaching and consulting tools to support her client needs. Sessions and workshops are all business-focused and she can support leadership programmes with coaching that targets the results of diagnostics that may have been used, eg Belbin Team Roles, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), 360 degree reviews.

Kathryn uses an exceptional career development tool, where appropriate, to help leaders and their teams to create and implement development plans that reflect Motivators, Talents and Values – thereby building engagement and retention at work.

Because she has been a manager, in addition to working with HR teams where she was responsible for leadership development, she has a good understanding of the real-life challenges that come with ensuring business needs are met, while also motivating, leading and developing individual team members.

The following are examples of areas where Kathryn can bring particular value to leadership coaching discussions:

  • How do I achieve my own personal development plan?
  • Conducting a good development conversation at work
  • How to be a good coach or mentor in the workplace
  • What can I do to create better work-life balance?
  • Managing a high performing team or individual
  • How to motivate my team without money
  • How can I prepare for my next career move?

As well as being very committed to her own professional development, Kathryn has published three books – How to Keep your Cool if you Lose your Job, Essential Questions to GROW your Team (currently a recommended reading resource at the Henley School of Management, UK), and most recently, Resilience at Work: Practical Tools for Career Success (finalist for Best International Business Book in the Business Book Awards, London and the Australian Career Book Awards).

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Arts Hons (Human Resource Management and Sociology) First Class
  • Career Coach
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) for Business
  • Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Coaching Accreditation Programme (Merit), Oxford School of Coaching
  • Senior Practitioner, European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
  • Associate for the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience

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I really enjoyed Alison's coaching style - warm and connected but still challenging and accountability-driven. I have implemented tools and ideas discussed based on my profile tests. I have some techniques I can now utilise quickly and effectively when in workplace situations that might produce a strong emotional response, so that I can self-regulate at speed and communicate effectively.

Karin is a really fantastic coach. I really enjoyed her toolkit and ideas for moving me forward. She was able to challenge my thinking and it was good to get a second opinion on things. Loved the Strengths conversation and to have that lens in place to practically move forward in my leadership journey.

It went really well. I appreciated the empathy given. I really, really enjoyed Kathryn being able to read me so well, it was awesome to have that feedback about myself. I now do not have to go back and have a second discussion in order to rectify what I have agreed to that I didn't actually want to agree to in the first place!

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