Katie has held a wide range of roles in the healthcare sector and has a comprehensive understanding of healthcare operationally and strategically. She has led, built, and developed multidisciplinary teams that can bring their full selves to their work.

Katie understands the importance of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues and has supported and developed teams at times of challenge and change. She takes a values approach to bringing teams together and enables connections to strengthen and trust to build.

She has written on the topic of leadership for over 4 years and has worldwide subscribers to her regular email. Her writing and her interests cover leading self, developing others from a place of empathy connection and getting stuff done in an increasingly complex and hectic environment. She believes that small steps every day will get us where we want to go.

Katie's strengths lie in developing others to fulfil their potential, tackle their current challenges and identify the opportunities around them. With compassion and empathy, Katie will help you push your thinking forward and create the space needed for you and your team to improve and thrive.

Summary of Roles

Summary of Executive & Governance Roles

  • Leadership, coach, mentor and trainer – self-employed (2022 onwards)
  • Service and Programme Manager, Clinical Quality and Safety – Te Toka Tumai, Auckland (2020-2021)
  • Clinical Lead Border Health Team – Auckland Airport (2020) – Clinical leadership and team establishment as part of the COVID-19 health
  • Nurse Director Surgical Services – Te Toka Tumai Auckland (2017 – 2020) Professional nursing leadership, clinical leadership partnership with Director of Surgical Services.
  • Service Manager Surgical Services – Te Toka Tumai Auckland (2014 – 2016)

Qualifications, Certification & Affiliations

Qualifications, Certification & Affiliations

  • International Coaching Federation
    Member (current)
  • Organisation Change and Innovation
    edX (2023)
  • Brain-Based Coaching Certificate
    NeuroLeadership Institute (2022)
  • Brains-Based Conversation Skills
    NeuroLeadership Institute (2022)
  • Introduction to OD
    Future Learn (2021)
  • System Practice
    Plus Acumen Academy (2021)
  • Human-centred Design
    Plus Acumen Academy (2020)
  • Joy in Work
    Institute in HealthCare Improvement (2019)
  • Story-Telling for Change
    Plus Acumen Academy (2017)
  • Basic Certificate In Quality and Safety
    Institute of Healthcare Improvement (2016)
  • MSC Cardiology
    University of Brighton (2005)

What Clients Say

Before writing this, I hesitate. I'm more concerned that my words will not be enough to draw attention to the mahi and huge potential that this person can offer. Ironically, that's probably because, as she tells me, I have empathy as one of my core values.

In our session, Katie reminded me of the person I am and my values. This resonated with me so strongly, and at the end I felt a great sense of relief. "I can do this, I just need to breathe, take a step back; then move forwards" (Inner voice!).My best description of Katie would be this; she is your manager, your friend, your counsellor, your coach, and your HR Adviser all rolled up into one beautiful person who just 'gets it'.

Working in healthcare can be extremely demanding in so many unique ways, that only other healthcare professionals can fully understand, empathise and relate. Perhaps, just as healthcare in Aotearoa is going through the biggest reform ever seen, her approach is exactly what is needed to grow great Leaders and retain great staff.


​Cheryl Fenwick Evans

Te Toka Tumai

(Coachee)

Katie has been my supervisor coming up to 2years now. As a coach/mentor/professional supervisor, Katie is able to naturally change her role to give the best out of the sessions. It's amazing how Katie makes me come up with my own strategies to address the problems I present to her. That's the best moment for me and I call this the "light bulb moment"


(Coachee)

Katie's wisdom, positivity & approachable manner has certainly developed me personally and professionally. I have learnt to pace myself, pause, take a deep breath, process information & have more meaningful conversations. I strongly recommend Katie as a supervisor, coach and mentor. I enjoy the structure, tools and resources Katie shares with me and constantly checks on my progress. Thank you Katie for bringing the best of me. 


Poonam Kumari, Te Toki Tumai

(Coachee)

Katie has been my supervisor coming up to 2years now. As a coach/mentor/professional supervisor, Katie is able to naturally change her role to give the best out of the sessions. It's amazing how Katie makes me come up with my own strategies to address the problems I present to her. That's the best moment for me and I call this the "light bulb moment"


(Coachee)

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