The life coaching sessions I've had with Kate have been invaluable. Kate has coached me through a very important stage of my business start up, and I feel like she helped bring out an inner goddess I was looking for. This has all helped me have confidence in myself, my business and my life which couldn't have come at a better time!
Growth happens outside of your comfort zone - something I firmly believe in. While I was sometimes uncomfortable talking about my goals and ambitions, it was all worthwhile for the progress I have made since doing this with Kate.
Kate made me feel at ease - she's on my team!
Thank you Kate!
Thank-you for the last few months, thank you so much! As I said, when I signed up with you, what I thought I wanted, and what I ended up getting out of the process was beyond my wildest expectations. I NEVERRR would've imagined or believed.
What I WAS, was in-fact stuck, between my true self, and the desperate to please, guilty, ashamed and anxious flippertyjippert social self……..and what you did was help me, ever so gently, calm that social self, love the guilt the shame away, and let my true self start having a voice...
over weeks that fledgling voice grew stronger, and that was where your art and true abilities stepped in. You have a beautiful gift that you can see this in others and speak to it, even when the person is not sure of it themselves….….I am confident. And there is no going back. I have found myself, and I have things to do!!!
“Kate’s program is amazing. When I fell pregnant I was so afraid of the actual giving birth part of the process that I didn’t do any research at all, and assumed I would need to have every bit of pain relief offered to me. I put off my first blood test for a month as I was so terrified of needles and medical procedures. I was introduced to Kate at about 5 months pregnant, and had one on one Skype coaching before the birth. Kate managed to break down my fears, both ones associated with the actual birth itself but also other life stuff. Over the 10 weeks I learned to trust my body, as well as myself and my partner to get through the experience with love and strength. In the end that is exactly what happened – our baby was born in hospital with no medical intervention and was a profound bonding experience for me, my partner and our beautiful relaxed baby. I now trust that I could do the same again with another pregnancy, and would recommend Kate’s program to anyone feeling the natural fear that comes with childbirth. Kate is a warm, loving and generous coach – I am so glad that I was lucky enough for her to come into my life exactly when I needed her.” - Marie-Claire
"Many thanks for the amazing life coaching sessions we had. I'm still unsure how you changed a lifetime of bad decision-making into a future of making the right choices for me - all in one evening. And then you gave me the credit! On top of that, you have inspired me to write again, and one of my stories has even been accepted for publication. I am literally lighter, more confident and happier as a result. For anyone who is just ticking along with life, Kate will gently give you a push in a direction you may not even know you want to travel - and you will be richer for the experience. The momentum will continue long after the sessions are over, and spill into other areas of your life. If you are needing more support, Kate will be there to help you to be the best 'you' you can be." - Alison
Hi Kate…..I was driving home today when I realised I no longer wake up wondering what I am going to eat today? It's been a few weeks since I woke up with that thought, so I'm not sure when it happened - and I've thought that for the past 20+ years.…….AMAZING
Working with Kate really helped to prepare my mind and body for the arrival and birth of my second baby. Before going to see her I was very anxious and scared about the thought of giving birth again. As soon as I walked in the door I felt relaxed and at ease with Kate and her warm, gentle nature. She helped me to see that I had a voice in my birthing experience and gave me strength to make decisions and manage my birth comfortably. I was given lots of really fantastic reading material to prepare myself for labor, as well as very detailed notes from my session with Kate.
The birth itself was an incredible experience and a complete contrast to my first. Kate gave me some really practical tools to help during labor and as a result I found my surges ( contractions) to be challenging but not painful. I would never have thought that I could feel empowered and excited during labor, but that's exactly how it was for me. I recommend Kate to every pregnant woman because now I can look back on that birth with so much joy.
"I am not one to brag, but you hear so many horrible birthing stories, that I will. I have just had an unassisted home birth with my third child. It is one of the best experiences I have ever had. It was a time where my husband and I were totally in sync - it was perfect. Pregnancy brings out so many emotions in us and is a perfect time to address any and all of our fears not just with birth but with life. Kate helped me to address the underlying causes of my "hormonal" emotions and was one of the reasons I was comfortable enough to have such a beautiful birth. If you're pregnant and just not yourself, I cannot recommend Kate highly enough!" - Kyle www.walsnutrition.com
In March this year (2016) I completed the Love Your Birth Workshop. (Similar Program to The Heart Of Birth.)
I first heard of it through a friend who saw it on Facebook and was going. I realised it was just the thing I needed and had been looking for.
Although I've given birth before I was finding myself feeling scared and anxious about doing it again. After the first session I already felt uplifted, positive,confident and safe in the journey I was/am going to take.
Throughout the workshop Kate and Gillian were inspiring and lovely to be around. They both had so much knowledge on what they were teaching us and it was helpful and comforting to have views and information from both a midwife's and mother's perspective. There was never any judgement, and everyone's opinions, personalities and stories were always embraced and accepted.
All of these made it so much easier to really get the most out of Love Your Birth.
I came into it hoping to get inspiration and a positive view/mindset on birth, along with some techniques to help deal with labour - By the end of it I came out with so much more. I went from being terrified about birth - to been excited and confident.
Love Your Birth has not only impacted my views and feelings on labour,but the tools and information we learnt has helped me to be more happy, accepting, loving and in touch with myself, my relationships with others and in life in general. It also helped me to overcome my fear of flying!
Overall I was really impressed and grateful for the Love Your Birth Workshop and Kate and Gill. I connected really well with it all and have gained so much more than I expected - Fern
"The power of my work with Kate hit me 27 hours into labor. I held this fear that said I would not be able to make good decisions while laboring, that I had to anticipate every possibility and prepare my response in advance. Naturally, my body challenged me in a way I did not prepare for and I became open to panic. But instead of losing my mind like I feared, I took a hot bath and did what I thought I would not be able to do; I centered myself, asked for support from within and made a very good decision. No one can take away the hard work or pain of labor but Kate gave me essential power that supported my birth decisions and I can not recommend her work strongly enough." - Julia
"This program not only impacted my views and feelings on labour,but the tools and information we learnt has helped me to be more happy, accepting, loving and in touch with myself, my relationships with others and in life in general."
— Fern, Workshop participant
“I knew Kate before we began the birth coaching and was from the get go sure she would help my pregnancy and the actual birth become a more enjoyable experience, even though I wasn’t particularly scared about the labor itself. I think we spent 70% of the time discussing other topics in my life and this released a lot of tension in my body. Tension that had caused two near miscarriages and having to go on bed rest three months prior to the due date. We began our work right as I had been ordered to stop working so it came in handy as I, being a work-a-holic, didn’t take the news very well. Talking to Kate helped me chill out and enjoy the last half of my pregnancy and appreciate it for the beautiful time it is. A time to get to know yourself and your body. The doctors were sure the baby would arrive months before his time but the new peace I found through our sessions, helped me keep him inside until he was ready to join us, a day after his real due date. Kate helped me in her own amazing way to think about the key aspects of labor and prepare me for the unknown. Without her guidance, I would have gone in blind and probably not been able to be as relaxed as I was throughout the entire labor. A labor that ended up being smooth and quick with the result of a calm and healthy baby. I’ll be forever grateful for Kate helping me become a more open person and the mother I needed to be for our beautiful baby boy!” - Lina
“Coaching with Kate was great, I had a chance to listen to myself, Kate asked me a lot of questions, and I often had to say, “I haven’t thought about that – I’m not sure” – I always needed to take my time to answer. Every question she asked me was perfect, and the way she questioned me helped me to articulate my feelings for myself. She also helped me to see things from many different perspectives, which was really helpful. Kate was always non-judgemental and open minded. After every session I felt refreshed, it was like all the noise in my head became clear and calm and I was ready for my new life as a mom. Her sessions were full of positive energy and I always left feeling better. Through this great experience I gained confidence in myself, I was able to have a natural birth, and it helped to make my life and labor better.” - Naomi
It had been 5 years since I'd my first child, I'd almost forgot what to do, how to feel, and what to expect. I'd never done antenatal classes or any type of workshop to do with pregnancy or birthing before, as I believed I was too young - and the time around I was doing it alone..... Fast forward a few years and Im older I feel I'm more mature and my partner and I are expecting baby number 2. We've been given a second chance to enjoy it and to go through this together as a team. When I signed up to Love Your Birth I actually had no idea what to expect, maybe it was more of an excuse to get out of the house and be around other pregnant woman, maybe because I never got to experience this with our first child I wanted to find out what it was all about. Well let me tell you something - it was an amazing experience, I felt I could be so open and honest about anything and everything. It was a place were as a woman you could talk about things and you could feel the support and positive vibes bouncing back and forth between one another. When I gave birth to our beautiful healthy boy Jack via C-section I remember thinking to myself "God I am so thankful for those two beautiful ladies Kate and Gillian." As a C-section was not on the cards, I wanted to birth my child myself, because with my first child she was delivered via emergency C-section and was all so extremely overwhelming that I felt I never really got that first real bond with our daughter. But I don't know if its because I had a non emergency C-section or what but it all just felt so different, I felt at ease with being told that I wasn't going to have natural birth because I reflected back on the things we spoke about. Now I'm sitting here admiring my two beautiful children who came into this world both by C-section and I am just so blessed. I have learned to look at the positives in a negative, due to what I learnt in Love Your Birth, and I'm so proud of the mother I am, and so thankful to everyone in this particular group. The title Love Your Birth basically says it all, because no matter what - each birth is individually beautiful. - Alana-Marie