Kathryn graduated with a first class BA honours degree from the University of Stirling (Scotland) and Texas A&M University (USA), specialising in workplace motivation and subsequently completed an MA in Human Resources in 1997.
Her corporate career has included roles with the former international accounting/consulting firm Andersens, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Halifax Bank of Scotland.
Throughout her career, she has designed and delivered a significant number of HR and coaching initiatives including career development frameworks, extensive people management training, senior executive coaching and CV/interview training programmes across the UK and New Zealand.
Kathryn is passionate about her own personal development and maintains chartered membership of the Institute of Personnel and Development and qualified with the Oxford School of Coaching in 2005. In 2008 she completed training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and in 2010 she became accredited in DISC behavioural profiling.
Kathryn is the South Island Associate for Career Analysts, an occupational psychologist and career coaching business based in Auckland and she is actively involved in training their network of coaches across New Zealand. Kathryn also established the Christchurch chapter of Professionelle, a networking group for professional women in business, and was the lead facilitator for two years.
Outside work Kathryn likes to support non profit organisations and is a coach for the KEA Coaching Trust.