Hey, I'm Kate Horton.

Kia ora, I'm Kate.

Middle leadership roles have always found me. From being Vice Captain of the St Paul's Collegiate Open A netball team, to Associate Principal at Endeavour Primary School; I've always loved opportunities to lead from the middle. 

I turned my experience and passion for middle leadership into a career where I get to help aspiring, new and experienced middle leaders across Aotearoa to rock their roles. 

Along the way, I've picked up a Post Grad in Leadership from the School of Ed at Waikato University, got an accreditation with the International Coaching Federation, become a Certified Coaching Professional through Well College Global ... and while we're getting to know each other, I'm a Scorpio if that's important to anyone too. 


Leadership development should be as unique as you are.

Say goodbye to traditional coaching and mentoring methods – I do coaching differently. My coaching sessions seamlessly blend creativity, skill-building, and a touch of fun to elevate your leadership journey.

The only way to grow as a leader is the way that's right for you. You can read all the books, listen to all the podcasts and subscribe to all the newsletters you like, but the most effective way to make real improvements is through ongoing and individualised conversations.

E-Mail Coaching

Are you one webinar away from hiffing your laptop out a window? I hear ya. 

My email coaching service is tailored to your hectic schedule. Receive weekly coaching prompts, challenges, and leadership strategies right to your inbox. This unique coaching style transcends digital boundaries, ensuring you get the support and accountability you need without having any extra appointments in your calendar.

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Zoom Coaching

For a more traditional experience, we can jump on Zoom for one-on-one coaching.

These sessions are not your typical coaching conversations. They are dynamic, engaging, and, most importantly, effective.

Leadership breakthroughs happen when you take time to experiment and bounce ideas around. You'll be blown away with the ideas you uncover through coaching.

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Here's a bunch of places where I've sprinkled some Coaching CoLab magic

What sets me apart?

O.k, first things first,

Yes this was my actual hair for two years. I'm creative, spontaneous a a little bit hectic. I also have a friend who is an excellent hairdresser, so I tend to get a bit experimental because life is short, you may as well have fun with it. 

That's also the vibe I bring to my coaching.

  1. Creativity Unleashed: I bring an element of creativity to every coaching session, making your leadership journey as exciting as it is transformative.

  2. Tailored for You: No cookie-cutter approaches here! Coaching CoLab's strategies are personalised to suit your unique leadership style and goals.

  3. Proven Results: With a post-grad in coaching and membership in the International Coaching Federation - I've got the backing of some great qualifications as well as many MANY success stories from coaching leaders since 2019.

Coaching programs that are as flexible as you are

assuming you're some sort of bendy yoga person

Just you, me and our inboxes baby

$450 for the whole year!

The most accessible way to have a leadership coach in New Zealand.

It's affordable

It's flexible

It's a leadership game-changer!

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 The traditional approach

$550 for 10 weeks

My most popular coaching program

Three hyper targeted 1:1 coaching conversations where you get the results that are most important to you.

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Coaching for team & individuals


Information and advice are free and freely available.

Individualised support and accountability are worth paying for. 

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Shall we chat?

Find me in all of these places:

(+64) 21 025 026 84


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Office Hours:
Any time I like!

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