About Kathryn

If you’re looking for tools and resources to help you or your team build confidence, achieve career success and grow resilience at work then you’re in exactly the right place.

I am a strengths-based, solution focused Behavioral Coach who uses a blended approach of coaching and consulting to influence change.

My former employers have included Andersen's, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland, where I designed, delivered and led initiatives including performance management, succession planning and engagement.

My New Zealand based coaching practice has been providing coaching, facilitation, career transition and outplacement services since 2006.

My clients find me from a variety of industries including most recently; Government Ministries, District Health Boards, Academic Institutions, major Construction Alliances and Agricultural Clients.  I always have at least one NGO (charity) in my workload.

Sometimes, I work with organisations wanting to develop their leadership capability by designing and delivering learning events. At other times, I work one-to-one with professionals who want to explore new ways to succeed (and exceed) in their role.

Most of my work is long-term, where I’m engaged by a business to deliver significant and sustainable change. Occasionally I’m asked to support something more immediate like outplacement support, career transition or feedback conversations.

Behind the scenes

In my spare time, I love to write and have been invited to publish work for a variety of places including Routledge, Penguin Random House, HR Magazine (UK and NZ) Coaching at Work Magazine (UK) and The Press (NZ).  I regularly write about subjects related to my work on LinkedIn.

When I’m not enjoying my work, I love time outdoors with my husband and young son where we regularly spend time in the saddle of our mountain bikes and our horses.

Kathryn Jackson


With a commitment to quality, I have a first-class honors degree specializing in HR from Stirling (UK) and Texas A&M (USA) – with a subsequent master’s exploring Motivation at Work.

I trained with the Oxford School of Coaching in 2005 and since then have completed additional training as a Career Coach.

I was accepted as a Fellow with the CIPD in 2015 and awarded a Senior Practitioner Accreditation with the EMCC in 2017.

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Specialising in supporting professionals and leaders by offering the following services:  one-to-one coaching, workshop design and workshop facilitation (e.g. Manager as Coach, Career Engagement, Building Resilience at Work, Achieving Career Success, Creating a Coaching Culture, Embedding Learning).

HR Business Partnering

My HR Business Partnering programme provides a mix of coaching and guidance to HR professionals.  As an active Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development I’m passionate about strengthening the connections between HR and business objectives.

Coach the Coach programme

My Coach the Coach programme is aimed at championing new coaches; whether they are working internally or in their own coaching practice.

Business Partners

I am a proud partner of other high quality providers of development including the Organisation Development Institute and the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience representing their work across Australasia.


Back in the Saddle

I recently extended my skills and experience with the launch of Back in the Saddle, a confidence programme for riders who have lost their nerve and the riding instructors who support them.  I also work with members of the North Canterbury Paralympic Riding Team providing mental skills coaching.

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