• Coaching & Counselling – Commitment to Ethics

    As an ICF Coach and Member, I adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics.  As a student member of ACCT, I adhere to the ACCT Code of Ethics. For your reference, I have stated them both here: Preamble ICF is committed to maintaining and promoting excellence in coaching. Therefore, ICF…

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  • Change Management 101

    Traditional change management is defined as “The application of a structured process and set of tools for leading the people side of change to achieve a desired outcome.” The structured process that I use is called ADKAR. It is a goal oriented change management model that allows individuals to focus their…

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  • Counselling 101

    Life can be hard enough all on its own, without anything else to add to it. So I will try to keep this as simple as possible. The area that I focus on is how our life stories have created who we are and the many masks we wear as…

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  • Coaching 101

    I use a combination of the Co-Active Coaching Model & ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) Model. What is Co-Active Coaching? I believe that the Co-Active Coaching model helps clients develop positive new neural networks, respond more calmly to stress, make choices more easily and access much more of their creativity.…

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  • Katalyst – The Big Picture

    I believe we collect skills, tools and talents as we move through life.  Sometimes we learn things simply for personal interest, other times with goals in mind. What I find truly amazing is when you surrender and trust that it will all make sense, some day. The rebranded Katalyst is that…

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  • Katalyst – Past & Present

    After a 20 year career working on large capital campaigns, business growth & development, strategic mergers & acquisitions, I started to focus on the people side of change that was seemingly overlooked in the day to day ‘business of doing business.” Just as businesses needed organizational and strategic planning to…

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  • Why Orange?

    So, why orange as the color for the new Katalyst branding? The easiest thing to say is because it is my favourite color. But I will be honest and say I did research it and found it to be both good and bad. Being an eternal optimist, you can see…

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  • Katalyst – Color Scheme

    By now you may have noticed that there is a colour theme here at Katalyst. Sometimes in life things are too black and white and that makes it difficult to manage. It is our intention to help you find some grey area, some space in your life. The goal is…

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  • Katalyst – Why Virtual ?

    Katalyst has been meeting the needs of our clients by working in a virtual environment since 2007. The decision was made because my corporate clients were busy and their travelling time was at a premium. Being able to talk from their cars, offices etc., met the needs of this niche.…

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  • Katalyst – Name & Logo

    The name Katalyst with a K, was chosen after a great amount of thought.  The meaning of catalyst, is who we are and what we do. When I first started Katalyst in 2006, every person involved with the company had a name starting with K – Kimberly, Karen, Kirsten, Katherine,…

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