We are the products of our history — and the architects of our future

Deep psychological coaching so you can be outstanding at work and in life


I’m Kate McGuire. I have twenty years’ experience in unlocking potential, building confidence and creating impact - igniting your inner spark of purpose and motivation.

Thank you for sharing your time/wisdom with me - I don’t think that I’d have had confidence to apply for my current post (and all the benefits that’s bringing) without it.
— Senior Lecturer, South Bank University

I help you achieve your ambitions by overcoming professional and personal challenges, including the feeling of bumping into a career ceiling (glass or otherwise), being overworked and stressed with poor work-life balance, not being taken as seriously as you feel you deserve, or not showing up with the gravitas and authority that will get you promoted.

Much of what trips us up is to do with our history. Our early socialisation creates patterns in how we respond to life. We don’t always notice how these patterns show up in our adult lives. Once we start to recognise them and understand their roots, we can become the architects of our future, making better use of our strengths and removing barriers to success.

I specialise in helping women address the manifestations of this conditioning in the workplace, particularly as they get more senior and hold more authority.

My coaching gives you a safe space to explore your challenges and build strategies that take your performance and satisfaction from good to outstanding. I help you expand and deepen your personal power so you can deploy your talents more effectively, and live a life of purpose, meaning and fulfilment. 

I have nearly twenty years’ experience of helping my clients - women and men - fulfil their potential and live a life ignited by purpose and passion. I offer a unique integrated approach using coaching and therapeutic methodologies which creates lasting change.

I work face-to-face, over Skype, Zoom or Facetime, or on the phone, depending on your location and circumstances. If you’d like to book an initial consultation to explore what my coaching can do for you, get in touch here.

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I’m Kate McGuire. My coaching is for you if…


You believe that your power, presence and impact depend on who you are, as much as what you do.

You are good at your job, and you want to be outstanding. You want to expand your understanding of yourself and your impact on others. You are willing to work hard to bring about change.

You want to tackle root causes and embed personal change at a deep level, rather than identifying tactics for managing symptoms which then desert you under pressure. 

You are ready to ask yourself searching questions about your history, how it shaped you, and how it helps - and hinders - you now.

You recognise that intellectual knowledge is necessary but not sufficient - you want help transferring “knowing” into “doing” and “being” in ways you can sustain over time. 

You are bold and courageous and open to new approaches to learning.

You want support and you also want to be challenged - in how you see yourself, the mental models you hold about the world, and what might be possible for you at work and in life.

Come and say hello

Kate McGuire

Kate McGuire

If you’d like to stay in touch, you can find me on Twitter and LinkedIn. I periodically produce a newsletter, ‘Stories from the front line’, a wide-ranging collection of reflections about my work, and sometimes about life. Sign up here - I’d love to hear from you.

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