A Bit of Background Please?
Kate Horton is a professional coach and educational consultant who helps schools to transform their communication and collaboration. But what she's most pumped about is coaching and how it supports teachers and students to achieve mind-blowing outcomes!
That's enough of talking about myself in the third person.
At first I intended to be a teacher for my whole life so I got stuck in to 12 years in the classroom to achieve just that. Over time, I became a team leader, Associate Principal and Kāhui Ako across schools leader. One thing led to another and I found myself working less and less with kids, and more and more with teachers.
Then one day in 2018, my mentor Ande Ford sat me down and said "I really think you've got massive potential with this coaching thing Kate," and gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. That my friends, is how Coaching CoLab was born.
Since 2019 I've been coaching teachers and school leaders, helping them to explore what exceptional outcomes look like in assessment for learning, local curriculum development and professional growth cycles. At the same time I've locked in a post-grad in educational leadership, membership with the International Coaching Federation and run workshops with countless people across all industries up and down ngā motu.