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Kate Firth

Associate Consultant

BA (Hons) MA, PGDip, PGCert

Kate has a background in theatre, counselling, psychology and voice and applied linguistics, which makes her uniquely placed to work with the complexities of human relationships and communication as expressed through the voice, body, and words.

Kate has more than 25 years’ experience as an executive coach and trainer, specialising in voice interpersonal communication.

With a background in theatre, counselling and psychology, voice and applied linguistics, she is uniquely placed to work with the complexities of human relationships and communication as expressed through the voice, body, and words.

Her psychological training makes Kate and ideal thinking partner, providing both support and challenge for senior leaders who seek to reassess their direction and reconnect to their sense of purpose. Her coaching process is holistic, enabling clients to find their own answers from within. To fulfil our potential, we our whole selves (heart, mind, body, spirit) on board. Kate helps them unlock their own wisdom and dream big. She works with clients who wish to cultivate courage, strategies and skills to put insight into action.

She also works as a personal impact coach to clients who want to feel, sound and appear confident, credible, authoritative and inspiring. She coaches them in practical, precise and transformative techniques to help them develop skills and confidence to communication effectively, and to deliver memorable, inspiring and persuasive messages. Her philosophy is that ‘finding our voice’ means listening to our inner voice and then having the confidence and skill to align with our values, speak from the heart and walk our talk.

Kate recognises your contribution as a leader not only influences others in your organisations, that leaders live and work in a wider context. Now, more than ever, who you are and what you do also impacts on the flourishing of all people and planet.

With a BA in Drama and Spanish, Kate’s career has taken her all over the world, starting in San Diego, California, where she worked as an Assistant Manager in a busy Planned Parenthood clinic.  She then took up MA studies in cognitive and psycholinguistics while teaching academic writing at San Diego State University. Returning to the UK she toured with the Royal National Theatre as an actress, before training as a voice coach at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and later gaining a MA in transpersonal psychology and a Diploma in Therapuetic Counselling.

As an Executive Coach and communication skills trainer, Kate has worked in Blue Chip companies, the NHS, as well as third sector organisations. As a voice coach, Kate has worked in theatre, film, and in performing arts training, including 18 months teaching voice at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona.

Kate is also a poet, awaiting publication of her first Chapbook with Waterloo Press. She has also written her first novel.


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