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Lead Without Limits - Empowering Partnerships

At KP&A, we specialise in empowering great leadership through the use of Executive Coaching, Systemic Team Coaching and Action Learning. We also provide leadership consultancy, training and facilitation to aspiring and existing executive, senior and c-suite leaders across a diverse range of settings from large corporate organisations, to start-ups, to government and public sector bodies, and to charitable trusts. We passionate about working with leaders, teams and organisations that have hit a ‘bump’ in the road.

Our way of working is underpinned by

  • Empowering sustainability
  • Working with you in a personalised way
  • Understanding your context
  • Being clear but kind
  • Working in non-judgement
  • Working in partnership to find solutions and ways forward to the challenges you, your team or your organisation face

We work with you to understand what you want to achieve and design a response which enables your desired end goal.

Our Founder

Having worked for nearly 20 years in senior and executive leadership, Katherine Powell has developed a passion for quality and empowering investment in leadership. Katherine is a Psychologist and EMCC Accredited Senior Practitioner Coach with a ILM Level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching. She has additional qualifications in MBTI®, Transactional Analysis, Well-Being Coaching and NLP. She is a member of EMCC and the Association for Coaching, a member of UKATA and ITAA, a member of the British Psychological Society and follows EMCC’s Global Code of Ethics. Katherine currently coaches existing and aspiring executive leaders working in companies such as Pay.UK, Sky and PiXL as well as senior figures in local Government and other charitable organisations.

Katherine began her career in the retail sector working for W.H.Smith, later providing learning and development opportunities to new leaders entering the business. She has worked as both a Head Teacher and Executive Head Teacher, achieving ‘National Leader of Education’ status which enabled her to support organisations facing challenge as well as advise the Department for Education on the direction of education policy. Ten years ago, Katherine became a director and, later, Deputy-CEO, of a charitable trust focusing on improving the life chances of disadvantaged children and young people. During her time, the business grew from 96 employees to over 600 and was highlighted by the Government as being in the top 5% highest performing organisations in its field across the south-east.

Katherine’s career portfolio of responsibilities included change management, business improvement strategy, learning and development, facilities management, corporate governance and human resources. Katherine has held numerous positions on boards, advising, guiding and challenging organisational improvement and success.

Katherine is a proud advocate of using coaching to empower women into executive leadership.

Katherine Powell

Founder & Director

Business Partners

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