About Dr Kay

About Dr Kay

Coach and Mentor

As a musician you quickly learn a lot about the importance of listening.

Why am I telling you this? Well, because it has a lot to do with how I developed my philosophy of developmental coaching and business growth.

During my years spent as a professional flautist, both teaching and performing, I saw first-hand what could be achieved through empathy, rapport and a willingness to listen.

These stood me in good stead when I set up a sales and marketing company and eventually moved into sales training. I worked with a variety of business owners and staff, supporting them in achieving substantial growth in their organisations. I saw some outstanding results during this period.

But I still felt something was missing.

It soon became clear that I was missing the kind of engagement and rapport-building that came with being part of an orchestra. Although it was possible to improve an organisation’s performance by developing its staff’s skillset, lasting change could never happen without digging much deeper.

I wanted to explore how this could be put into practice. I studied:

  • Neuro-linguistic Programming
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Integrative Counselling Psychotherapy

Eventually qualifying as a psychotherapeutic practitioner.

I then went on to graduate with a:

  • Masters Degree in Leadership, Executive Business Coaching and Mentoring from the University of Derby in 2016; and a
  • Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University in 2021.

I am also an Honorary Member of the Association for Coaching.

What I can do for you and your business?

Yes, my tools and methodologies have proven extremely powerful – but, alone, they remain just that: tools. It’s been demonstrated to me over and over again that engendering superlative performance also asks for empathy, passion, and experience: the things that I bring to each and every session we undertake together.

In other words, I guide towards transformation at a fundamental level, where change is not simply adopted, but embodied and galvanized across your life and your work.

I look forward to supporting you and your organisation as you move along the path to increased success, happiness, and enlightenment.

Throughout my time, I have found Kay to be very good at working with me to better understand my drivers and motivations, which ultimately have resulted in a huge improvement in my performance at work. I would not hesitate to recommend Kay, she is very knowledgeable and is very analytical in her approach which enables her to quickly understand what motivates and drives an individual and to work closely with them to improve their performance.