I’d lost a sense of who I was in terms of style both in and out of work and was panic buying clothes that then didn’t go with anything else. During my consultation with Kate I experienced a combination of order and responsiveness. She has a structure she follows but was also able to respond to my particular concerns. I particularly liked doing the wardrobe audit. It was great to able to apply some of the knowledge I’d acquired under guidance, and not only weed out the clothes that weren’t working for me but understand why they weren’t. I was also blown away by the idea of putting two tones on the same colour together. I came out feeling lighter and full of enthusiasm for making some changes immediately. I have been to look around some shops and it’s very liberating to know what I can’t/shouldn’t buy. I have bought a couple of scarves in my new colours and am loving how it just a simple scarf makes me feel amazing! I would highly recommend a consultation with Kate - it is SO worth the money. I can see how I will save the cost of the session through the purchases I now won’t make.
Before I met Kate I was not sure that I always chose the right colours and I certainly did not know the rules concerning my body shape. My consultation with her was a thoroughly enjoyable experience: very positive, interesting, informative and affirming; Kate's breadth of knowledge is most impressive and I now have a very clear picture of what I should be wearing. Her warmth, kindness and desire to help were hugely appreciated. After my consultation I could not wait to go through my wardrobe and weed out all the items that were the wrong colour/design/material! For anyone who feels at sea with their style- my advice would be to go and see Kate as soon as possible! It will be life-changing, not only in terms of your future image but in terms of the amount of money you will save by avoiding buying items that do not work for you.
I didn’t feel confident in what I was wearing, was unable to hide the “bad bits” and wanted a wardrobe that went with itself rather than having various outfits that never crossed over. Working with Kate was a revelation! Whilst it’s not going to be easy changing old habits or saying good bye the old faithful styles, it was definitely a great experience to go through. Slight shock that I had got it so wrong but also comforting to finally realise why a certain item looks great on me, versus others that don’t! I am more focused when I shop and all I would say to anyone thinking about booking a consultation wiht Kate is "DO IT"!!
Before I worked with Kate I really struggled with shopping for clothes. The vast array of options was overwhelming, and I kept purchasing pieces that I then couldn't get to work across my wardrobe, leaving me with lots of one hit wonder items. I also had lots of clothes that I just didn’t feel a million dollars in and didn’t know how to style to make them work better for me. Kate is incredibly friendly, warm and welcoming. I instantly felt comfortable in her company and she very quickly understood me, my style currently and where I wanted to be style wise. The work book, information and tips on how to achieve my dream style were invaluable. I am now able to shop with utter confidence, easily ignoring items in store that don’t work for me colour wise and shape wise, halving my shopping time and meaning I actually enjoy it. I feel a million times more comfortable in my clothes, with my body shape and much more informed to make purchasing decisions I know I wont live to regret. In a nutshell I feel empowered to be the best version of me. This is an investment well made, I wish I had done it sooner as it would have saved me so much money, not buying the wrong things! It is the perfect present for a 18th and 21st birthday and again for a 50th or 60th.
Having recently had a baby, I’ve been struggling with learning how to dress for my new body shape but also been getting stuck into a leggings and t-shirt rut! As always, Kate has managed to wave her magic wand and show me in a concise and simple way, the mistakes I’ve been making with my wardrobe. I’ve continued to wear oversized clothing as a hangover from pregnancy but she has shown me that I have a waist worth highlighting! With a few simple tweaks and changes I can go from ‘slummy mummy’ to ‘yummy mummy’. I am feeling so much more confident about the way that I look and what I need to shop for moving forward. It’s not necessarily about being an avid follower of fashion, but adding fashionable accents to a staple capsule wardrobe can make all the difference. I’m looking forward to having a good clear out and hitting the shops! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Kate. She has helped me in so many ways to understand and appreciate my post pregnancy shape. She has also made me appreciate that hitting my 40s and experimenting with my wardrobe is exciting and should be embraced! Seeing Kate is like catching up with an old friend, having a natter and coming away feeling refreshed, renewed and looking good too!
The session was immensely invaluable and wow, what a joy it is to open up a more streamlined wardrobe. I actually wore some of the outfits and colours you suggested and had so many compliments, which was a great confidence booster!! Your influence has already been felt - I bought my first brightly coloured trousers yesterday after your suggestion. Firstly, I would never usually have chosen that style, and absolutely never the colour. I also usually buy a size too big so I don't feel too self conscious and this is the first time in over 17 years I have bought my first size 12 and its feels soooooooo good!!!). Thanks again for your influence. What a difference its making!
Having seen Kate’s social media posts I approached her to help me reboot my style following the arrival of my second son. As a new Mum I need a boost of confidence when it comes to what suits me and how to put things together. Approachable, understanding and a source of knowledge - Kate instantly boosted my confidence by giving me ‘a plan’ and the enthusiasm to get back on track!
I saw Kate for a full style, colour and make up consultation. She was so knowledgeable and lovely - she has given me a much clearer understanding of how to dress and what suits me. Most importantly she has given me the confidence to wear clothes I didn’t think I could and to see the ‘good’ in my body shape. The make up consultation was really useful as I have now managed to cut my extensive collection down to a manageable size of colours I know suit me. I now have to start the same process with my wardrobe! I would really recommend Kate - I only wish I had found her earlier in my life - it would have saved me a lot of money!
Kate is simply amazing. The moment I arrived she made me feel so at home and comfortable. It was so lovely that she took the time to listen to me and my ideas on my style. She just got it and I am so thankful for the way she helped me coordinate my style. Her passion for style and colour is infectious and I left happy and very excited to experiment and find my 'wow' colours. Thank you Kate for the most wonderful time - such a treat. xx
I kept impulse, panic- buying, and had lost sight of building a wardrobe that worked for me. I tended to go off on a tangent of buying things that a) didn’t suit my body shape or b) I loved them for all the wrong reasons! Although social media is great – it can be very addictive and lead you down paths you shouldn’t be going! You can get lost in the melé of what’s out there and who is wearing what, lose sight of who you are and what suits you, and then making silly impulse buys. That was me all over! Everything Kate told me made complete sense. She calmly laid out the facts, the logic and she put together combinations of colours I would never have considered. Kate also laid down some important rules for my body shape, which perhaps I did know, but having someone with experience tell you this, gives you more confidence. I now accept the parts of my body which I need to take extra care with and must learn to like the parts of me which are an asset. I would recommend Kate 100%.
Warm, approachable and honest, Kate is like that best friend who has perfect taste, but can also miraculously apply it to you.
Before I came to see Kate, I felt frustrated by what I looked like, totally overwhelmed by how much was in my wardrobe (but how little of it I wore) and utterly bogged down in the “fire fighting” part of life and not making any progress with the things I wanted to be doing. Kate literally waved a magic wand. She showed me how to dress, how to shop and pull it all together in a style that felt like me- just better. She helped me formulate my business ideas and get them into action and held my hand throughout…always kind, always clear, always there to support me. I can safely say I don’t know how I would have done it without her. I didn’t know it was possible to have achieved all this in such a short space of time. Thank you Kate from the bottom of my heart.
I accepted a challenge of buying no clothes for a year, and then realised that I needed my wardrobe to be in really good shape before I started if I was to stand a chance of completing the full 12 months without looking like a rag. I follow Kate on Instagram, and love her posts, so contacted her for some professional guidance. Kate is funny, relaxed and approachable, and the two sessions I had with her were so helpful (colour/style and wardrobe consultation) wow! I wish I had done it years ago and would recommend to anyone - there were a lot of a-ha moments! Kate helped me get rid of all the items that weren’t working for me - which were many... and concentrate on all the good stuff, which was also quite substantial. My wardrobe has been totally streamlined and it’s fabulous! We then filled in gaps with a little online shopping (Kate knows her stuff inside out, and can find things that would take me an age in seconds) and I have a list of useful additions that I’m looking for before my challenge starts in December. I feel confident with what I have that I can make it through the year - and I am definitely definitely booking a wardrobe refresh with Kate come December 18!! Already looking forward to it!! A really brilliant experience
"I wanted to believe I knew my own style, however, having the consultation with Kate showed me that I had a whole lot to learn! Since then my shopping experiences have been so positive and the compliments have flooded in. Worth every penny...and more!”
"I still cannot believe the change in myself since I asked Kate to help me sort out my wardrobe and take me shopping. The whole experience was so enlightening. Kate was incredibly helpful, and made it so relaxing, stress free and extremely useful. Since then many people have commented on how good I look, asked if I have been on holiday or lost weight…and I it’s because I am wearing colours and styles of clothes suit me and I now I know where to find them!"
"I have come away with a lot more confidence in knowing what will suit my tall, flat chested frame! I can say that now with a smile and not a cringe because of your help. You are such a lovely lady and your kind words were a massive help ....I feel as though the fog has gone, the blinkers lifted and the light can now, at last, find its way through! It was great to know that the items I was wearing today had the right colour tones so I was doing a little bit right, albeit sub consciously! I will be shouting your name as loud as I can to people! Can't wait to tell all my work colleagues about how fabulous you are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me feel just a bit more fabulous again!"
"My wardrobe weeding session with Kate was a fantastic experience. To have my wardrobe firstly completely sorted out and put into sections was the first thing and then to learn how to put my clothes together into outfits and to utilise better what I already had was so useful. By the time Kate left, my wardrobe was tidy, I had at so many different outfits to experiment with and I had already gained some confidence about how I should dress and look. Highly recommend it!"
"Thank you so much for totally transforming my view of clothes shopping! Usually I hate it as nothing fits and everything I think will be nice looks awful on me - I usually get home feeling deflated that I've spent money on things I won’t wear. HOWEVER, after having my colours done and going to one of your wardrobe sessions I go shopping looking only for my 'wow' colours and go with an idea of what is missing in my wardrobe instead of buying another woolen grey cardigan! Thanks Kate, you've really transformed clothes for me!"
"I had got into a rut with my clothes and had lost confidence in knowing what colours and styles suited me and equally what didn’t. Not only did the consultation with Kate open up my mind and eyes to some really fun colours that I never previously would have gone for, but she also clarified which styles work for me, demonstrated ways to make items/outfits work, and gave advice on which shops would suit me best. The prospect of going shopping no longer fills me with dread as it once would have done. Kate has helped me to think much more about how items can be incorporated in to my overall wardrobe rather than buying the one off items that never quite work. Kate is a fun, friendly and totally reassuring presence in a world that can be utterly baffling and over-whelming."
"Kate is a magician in every sense of the word. She has been able to magic up a whole new wardrobe for me with clothing that I would never have thought of in terms of colours, styles, matching items and far more. She has magically transformed not only the time it takes me to get ready for any occasion but most importantly how I feel as I walk out the door for any occasion. I no longer feel decidedly average and classically boring but rejuvenated, fresh and elegant and have gained an air of confidence born of my new found look. Thank you so much Kate!"
"Kate was great at giving me much needed direction and ideas about my professional work wardrobe, following the birth of my 3rd child before I returned to work. I received many compliments on my new wardrobe, I wish I could take her on every shopping trip!"
"I found Kate’s Colour and Style session really helpful. She made it easy to ‘let go’ of any mistakes and to understand why I had made those mistakes so I wouldn’t repeat them. She is encouraging rather than judgmental and it was actually cathartic to get rid of the things that weren’t working. Kate is inspired in her ability to put together outfits from what’s already there and to make the wardrobe I already had work harder and the exercise turned out to be extremely cost effective and FUN! My wardrobe is now so well organised that I can open it every morning with real pleasure. I highly recommend working with Kate!"
"Sorry for the delay but wow what a trying on session! Your eye was great and I now have a capsule wardrobe that I love! I feel great in everything that I have now and enjoy thinking about what I am going to wear each day whereas before I felt totally bored and uninspired by the process! I wholeheartedly recommend you!"
We’re huge fans of working with Kate. Her wealth of knowledge and understanding of dressing the modern woman has resulted in a highly engaged audience that truly trust her opinions. We worked with Kate to promote the Baukjen SS18 season and she delivered beautiful but most importantly, knowledgeable and helpful content that resulted in an increased brand awareness amongst our target audience. She’s a true joy to work with and always goes above and beyond!
We have been working with Kate for a few months now and have found her knowledge and experience of working with real women and knowing what they want, to be so useful. Kate’s advice is built on years of experience and she is a true professional, yet totally down to earth.
We have been working with Kate for the past six months and have been delighted with the new sales and customers she has brought to our store. Her followers and clients really rate her advice- so if she recommends a particular shoe or wears a pair of our boots- we see a direct upturn in our sales. I have found Kate to be positive, well informed and a pleasure to deal with.
“I asked Kate to help raise the profile of my store and website by promoting various items on social media, writing a blog for me and holding an in-store event where she was available for Personal Shopping. She is a total professional- always so positive, enthusiastic and genuine. Her advise is built on real facts, experience and knowledge- so my customers know that when she recommends something- it really is worth taking note of. When Kate posts something on social media about my shop we see immediate results in direct sales – often selling out of the particular item. She has also introduced so many new customers to my shop, I would thoroughly recommend working with Kate.”
Kate has been doing regular presentations to our members for the past year and every one has been a booked-out event. Kate’s easy and relaxed presenting style, the range of content she covers and the fact she that she knows her subject matter inside out means that at each presentation, the audience is totally engaged and inspired by what she says. Whether you want accessible style advice or find out how to start practising some key Life Coaching skills – Kate is a fount of knowledge and a true professional…while at the same time totally approachable and fun. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
Kate delivered two workshops for students at WMG (University of Warwick) in November 2018. This is the first time worked with Kate and the students really appreciated her experience and engaging delivery style- which meant they were able to relax and enjoy the session. The number of questions that followed Kate’s session showed the level of interest they had in the content and they were so keen to take on board her advice and put this into practice straight away. Kate’s sessions enabled our students to develop a greater self-confidence by understanding the appropriate dress style for them and how this can impact the first impressions they create. Our students now feel more confident when applying for jobs, presenting as part of their studies and more importantly when going for those daunting interviews. The positive feedback from the students has meant we will be running the workshops again in the near future.
I asked Kate to present to our fifth form students on the key areas of our school uniform- the school’s expectations of these as well as what is appropriate. We also asked Kate to carry out workshops on “How to Dress your Best” with advice on colour, style, and body shape. The pupils were really engaged in these sessions and staff noticed an immediate impact in their confidence in their choice of dress. Due to Kate’s knowledge and experience of styling as well as her coaching acumen, her delivery meant that her message was positively received by all pupils.”
'I have now had the privilege of working with Kate over three different projects and as an organiser of sometimes very large and complex events I am always thrilled to find someone who is reliable, can work well to deadlines and follows through with their commitments. Kate's organisation and presenting skills are second to none and she engages brilliantly with her audience in both pre- planned presentations and when put on the spot with question and answer sessions. Kate has also attended fashion events I have organised as a personal shopper to give advice to attendees and this has been extremely well received - store owners and customers alike have been really pleased with the extra element this brings to shopping events. Kate is also an excellent communicator when it comes to the pre event work that takes place. I would be thrilled to work with her again very soon.
"We all so enjoyed the Colour Event with Kate. It was a really fun evening and we all learnt a lot. It was great to spend an evening with colleges, doing something fun and useful! Thank you so much!."
I asked Kate to come in to work with my team to support them with major changes taking place within our industry, as well as helping them to become better at what they do, how they work and the service we offer as a whole. Kate was able to get to the heart of the different challenges the team was facing very quickly, while at the same time, gaining the trust and confidence of them all. She has helped the team to become more efficient with their time, more aware of their strengths and weaknesses and how to deal with these and this has had a direct result on the improved service they provide to clients, both new and existing.I have noticed significant changes in the way they are all working and the team unanimously agreed on how beneficial this process has been for them. I would not hesitate to recommend Kate and the service she offers
Kate has such a bright and positive personality, together with a professional approach and meticulous attention to detail, that is proving invaluable to the coaching she has done with members of our team. She is able to guide and support in order to bring out the best in them whether that be in confidence, communication skills and their own professionalism; helping them as individuals and in turn, benefitting the business. It is great working with someone who understands our business vision, drive and the individual success for our team. Her step by step communication is really valuable as business owners to ensure we are aware of progress and work being done.
Kate was asked to present to three different teams within the business, which represents how relevant and cross functional Kate’s material is to businesses. The teams all came away understanding how to feel more empowered and confident within their roles. Kate also covered time management techniques as well as how to create the best impression of yourself in the business environment. All teams unanimously agreed that Kate’s style was engaging and personable and the presentation was of real benefit to the whole team and helped raise their moral and have taken these learnings forward.
Kate was able to ask questions to help me work out my weaknesses that were beneath the surface but had not really considered before. I found networking and professional socialising situations challenging so Kate was able to provide training on how I should prepare and deal with these more effectively. The impact has been very positive and has had wider implications. I am more positive and confident; more relaxed in front of clients, leading to better conversations, better relationships and therefore, better prospects for new business from client referrals. My advice to others in the same situation would be to “take the plunge” as this has been such a worthwhile, positive, professional and rewarding process, if you go with an open mind.
I started working with Kate as I needed to cope better with the requirements set out by the company for more client meetings. Kate supported and guided me through devising a plan as to how to achieve this. I am now meeting clients more, asking for referrals and feel much more confident in my role. Working with Kate was a huge factor in making this happen.
I have been struggling for such a long time to get my work/life balance in check, organise my time at work effectively and get myself in the position to go for a promotion. After working with Kate for three months I have achieved all three! Kate taught me how to manage myself, keep things in check and use strategies to challenge myself and think in different ways. One of the best experiences I have ever had- "life-skills" for life!
I first came across Kate when I was researching Image Consultants for both Personal and Corporate work as I was about to launch my business with the same services in mind. Kate was/is such inspiration and I felt so pleased not only to find a great business coach but she had a wealth of experience in the industry I was just about to tap into. I felt overwhelmed with everything I had to do with the set up of my business and I lacked confidence which held me back to go out and market myself. Kate completely got where my head was at, helped me to create order with everything which needed to be done and coach me along with way of how I could move my business forward. My business set up is complete and with Kate's help the service I now offer is hugely improved which has enabled to believe in myself and work on my marketing strategy. My husband noticed a difference in me after every session from Kate, as he could see I felt more positive and more in control. I would recommend Kate without doubt to anyone needing some direction or style training, she’s an absolute joy!
"Kate let me talk through my issues but had the ability to ask the sorts of question that would stop me in my tracks, make me think and really get back to basics. The sessions made me realise that I was able to control my work environment to a large extent; six months on and this realisation has really helped me to enjoy my work more and relieve the frustration I had been experiencing.”
Life-coaching was a completely new experience for me. Kate was absolutely amazing-so kind, understanding and a true professional. I feel so much happier, stronger and liberated as a result of this wonderful process. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
"Kate, I cannot thank you enough for what you have helped me sot out and now achieve! Before I started working with you I would procrastinate, go round and round in circles and end up achieving nothing and feeling so frustrated. You have been a calm, methodical and brilliant influence on me and how I now approach my life. I am more organised and for the first time in years I feel like I am "on top" of everything....thank SO much- what a fantastic process!!"
"Kate, coaching with you has exceeded my expectations in every way. You have given me the confidence to know that I can set and achieve goals; you have also helped me to make all areas of my life easier to deal with, more enjoyable and gain more from. Thank you for all you have done and taught me...what an amazing experience!"
"I have found coaching such a positive and enlightening experience. You have taught me how to look at life from a different angle- one that is more positive and allows me to feel empowered by the decisions I make. I have finally begun to set up my business that I have wanted to do for so long but have never had the confidence. Thank you for showing me how to make that first step and many more after!"