Executive Coaching

With a background in the corporate world largely as an HR Consultant and with first-hand experience of managing teams, Kathryn is well placed to provide executive coaching clients with the right combination of challenge and encouragement.

Kathryn has previously been responsible for designing and implementing career and talent related initiatives, along with developing the people management capabilities of managers at a large UK banking organisation. She is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (www.cipd.co.uk) and holds a coaching qualification from the Oxford School of Coaching (www.theocm.co.uk), so you can be assured exceptional quality of results at all times.

Kathryn has published an eBook called Essential Questions to GROW Your Team - a practical resource to enable leaders have more effective discussions with their teams at work which has been endorsed by Graham Alexander, inventor of the globally renowned GROW coaching model.

In the last twelve months Kathryn has been engaged to work with a wide range of corporate clients including; SCION, Red Bus, Daiken NZ, KPMG, Christchurch City Council, Ministry of Social Development, NZ Cricket, Colliers and Downers.

The most popular executive programmes are one-to-one coaching sessions which are tailored to individual requirements to ensure development of leadership capabilities and business results.

Example Clients

The most popular executive programmes are one-to-one coaching sessions which are tailored to individual requirements to ensure development of leadership capabilities and business results. In the last 12 months Kathryn has supported Executive clients in the following areas;


Exploring new career opportunities

Navigating internal career progression

Using DISC behavioural profiling to understand strengths

Coping with change and stress management

Navigating internal career progression

Navigating internal career progression

Navigating internal career progression

Using 360 feedback results to GROW at work

Managing high performers or challenging team members

Using coaching to manage team members

Supporting team members in career planning

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Fans of Executive Coaching

Kathryn is a confident facilitator who is very knowledgeable in her field. I am delighted we have secured her as our lead facilitator and wholeheartedly recommend her for Professionelle.
- Galia - Director

I am a client of careerbalance and have been working on an Executive Coaching programme with Kathryn Jackson for approximately 2 years. Throughout all my coaching sessions, Kathryn has been an inspirational listener and someone who can be relied upon to ask those deeply probing questions to challenge my thinking and ensure I have explored all options. Kathryn has rare talent and one that Kiwi’s or their organisations (big or small) - could get enormous value from.
- Dave - CFO

Kathryn is an experienced consultant who has demonstrated her strong skills & capability in guiding individuals through difficult times as a result of company restructuring. Kathryn did such a great job in 2009 that Red Bus is utilising her services again for its significant business restructure in 2010.
- Victoria - HR Manager

Our manager learned how to focus on the issue rather than the person, with the result that performance has improved for both.
- Alyson - Learning & Development Manager
Kathryn’s insights and reports have been thought-provoking and extremely helpful. As a person she has been consistently encouraging and supportive the whole time. I have no hesitation in recommending her to others
- Mike - Director
I have worked with Kathryn for the last 2 years, her skills as an Executive coach have supported many of our high-potential talent to achieve development goals and key business results. Kathryn has an excellent style and can relate to all types of clients, it is because of this I also engaged Kathryn to facilitate a workshop for our in-house business coaches to improve their skills.
- Susan, General Manager
I was lucky enough to work with Kathryn for 18 months as she worked with our team on peak performance. Through individual coaching and support to our HR team and senior management Kathryn was able to influence positive change and development for the project team. Kathryn worked seamlessly with our HR team adding value and input to initiatives being implemented from an organisation perspective and was a great asset to the team
- Ali, HR leader