Kate Mason-Keaney

Kate has over 20 years of commercial experience including holding CEO and Director roles at SME and FTSE 100 organisations.


Kate is works with select clients at global organisations to transform the way high-performing leaders approach their work and life. Kate operates through the lenses of both people and organisation and the system that together they create. Through a balanced focus on people and organisation, Kate achieves impact through blind-spot dynamics and the ability to “interrupt in order to improve” at a human, team and organisational level.

Her extensive background in business leadership, cultural growth and P&L accountability coupled with her specialist background in performance psychology, talent management, neuroscience and physiology provide Kate with a unique and sought-after skill set, which she brings to her coaching and development practice with boards, top performers and their teams.


Success ultimately depends on the quality of the relationship and the intangible qualities that are unique to each coach.

Kate’s signature style is to “interrupt in order to improve”. She develops long-term relationships built on the trust and the respect needed to challenge with a little “c”. She drives people towards the results they care about and supports them to achieve the outcomes that matter to them.

Kate’s aim is to facilitate individuals and teams to feel heard, understood and supported from their own shoes and importantly never to feel alone in their times of need.


Kate is extensively qualified in Psychology, Neuroscience, Human Performance, Coaching, and Team Coaching. Her areas of interest and expertise include mindset, motivation, resilience, stress and recovery, emotions & neuroscience, relationships, self-confidence, self-talk and esteem, authenticity and style flexibility.

  • Bsc Hons in Psychology and Management, Aston University
  • Master coach trained by the Institute of Human Development
  • Resilience coach, The Resilience Engine, Jenny Rogers
  • Time to Think coach trained, Nancy Kline methodology
  • Executive Team Transformational Coaching, Peter Hawkins
  • Leading UK VoicePrint practitioner, expert in improving communication dexterity and influencing
  • Heart Rate Variability & Lifestyle Assessment practitioner, qualified by FirstBeat for promotion of wellbeing and the prevention and/or recovery from Burnout
  • Trained in psychometric assessment, profiling and application by the British Psychological Society
  • CIPD qualified


There’s a distinction between the qualifications and expertise Kate has developed throughout her career, and the intrinsic qualities she brings to client relationships.

Her commercial experience equips her with c-suite insights into sales, people strategy & HR, governance and operational leadership. In her previous roles, Kate has held executive board-level roles at FTSE multinationals where she was accountable for strategy, profit and loss in declining markets through to founder roles at high-growth startups.

In 2004, Kate qualified as a professional coach and facilitator at the Institute of Human Development. Her focus and energy comes from a life-long passion answering questions relating to how to align, equip, energise and enable people to reach peak performance individually and collectively, and how to harness that value within an ever changing organisation and societal landscape.

Kate has worked as a psychologist, coach and facilitator at the highest level across a range of sectors including manufacturing, financial services, aerospace & engineering, consulting & sales, media, technology & digital, retail, public sector and not-for-profits.

Regardless of the industry and working environment, Kate’s coaching is rooted in intuition and focused on helping her clients uncover blind-spots, challenge beliefs, think differently, appreciate relationship and system dynamics and ultimately to help people make the complex simple.

Treating performance and wellbeing as one

As the UK’s leading Voiceprint coach for communication and impact, Kate helps individuals and teams improve their influence through talk and communication dexterity. Her work also involves realising and releasing leadership potential and developing strategies that deliver on tangible personal and commercial objectives.

Drawing on personal experience and technical knowledge, she is also passionate about burnout prevention and recovery. Kate uses world-class physiological technology that combines measures of Heart Rate Variability with Lifestyle assessment to support leaders and high-potential people to understand their unique risks and opportunities for sustained performance.

Focusing on these two interconnected areas, Kate writes and delivers market leading development programmes which are enabling people and their organisations today to really understand the symbiotic nature of wellbeing and performance.

Sector Expertise

  • Retail
  • Oil & Gas
  • Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Local Government
  • Nuclear
  • Automotive
  • Law
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Architecture
  • Manufacturing
  • Third sector
  • IT

Clients Include

  • Rolls Royce
  • Google
  • Swarovski
  • Logica
  • Flogas
  • CA Technologies
  • Dennis
  • Holland & Barrett
  • BioMarin
  • Pinterest
  • Cazoo
  • Hitachi Rail Europe
  • TUI
  • Home Retail Group
  • SaaS
  • The Met Police

I worked with Kate for almost 2 years. Kate has a great blend of commercial skill, technical excellence and insight, experience and emotional intelligence. She combined good business sense and pragmatism with an ability to bring the best performance out of me and latterly my team. Kate added real value to the business and I would recommend her unhesitatingly.

Neil Pickering, HS&E Director, Rolls Royce

Kate is a very insightful coach and facilitator, I have witnessed first-hand the powerful impact her interventions have. Kate combines psychological insight with commercial pragmatism to deliver real value for her clients, and is a pleasure to work with!

Matt Watson, HRD, Hitachi Rail Europe

Kate is one of the best thought leaders I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her expertise was invaluable as we partnered on the development of a bespoke EMEA High Potential Programme. Her passion, energy and expertise was outstanding and delivered tangible added value and impact. Kates professional, driven and supportive style enabled exceptional engagement across our executive team and significant personal results for me

Sue Henley, EMEA Head of Talent Development & Diversity
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