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- what living creatively means to me -

MAKING

POSITIVE

CHANGES

HI THERE

I’m Kate Taylor, an empowerment and creativity coach, Master NLP practitioner & Clinical Hypnotherapist. I am a writer and speaker on a mission to empower women to connect to their creativity, to seek out their ‘why’ so they can live a creative life on their own terms.

 

I GREW UP ON THE SLEEPY ISLE OF WIGHT

where the summers were spent endlessly living on the water and the winters were spent in a haze of your imagination. It was an idyllic life. It was a safe one. One that should have been my lot. But it was too safe. Too secure that I didn’t feel secure within it. There was always something inside of me that wanted more. Like many of us, I didn’t ever want a ‘me too’ life; doing the same job for life, staring at the same four walls, feeling like every day was Groundhog day. Becoming another brick in the wall.

 

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HIGHLY SENSITIVE

and I needed to be free to create and express my emotions in whatever way that came through me; be that through writing, dancing, singing or the way that I dressed – or by simply doing something because I had to. I would get lost in made up worlds of magic and technicolour through books, music, art and film. I didn’t realise it when I was growing up then but I was being called to live creatively. Not because I wanted to, but because I had to.

SO I DID WHAT I COULD AS QUICKLY AS I COULD

and I packed my bags and left the Isle of Wight for the bright lights and big city of London. And I’ve been there and made the fucking t-shirt where it comes to living and working creatively; navigating my way through the worlds of fashion and music through to my most recent guise of working in the heady world of advertising; where the world of business and creativity collided.

 

BUT LIFE OFTEN HAS OTHER PLANS

and shifts beyond my understanding were going on all around me. I came to a time of a crisis of the soul, of unending questions without answer, of feeling constantly and completely ungrounded. And this is where my calling found me.

 

I CALLED IT OUT

I gave myself permission to be open to receive, to tune in and remove myself from the outcome. I worked with a life coach and I got my life out on a table in all its guts and glory and started to make some sense of it all. And I put in the work to design and create the life in which I wanted to really live. I worked through my essence, and my values to live a creative life on my terms, and to help other people to do the same.

 

Now I travel the world, learning from, and working with, amazing talent who want to live their life on their terms. I get to share my voice through events and speaking to other people who wish to connect with their creativity.

This is where living creatively through practical magic comes to life.

CREATE & DESIGN 

YOUR

BEST LIFE

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OFFICIAL BIO:

Kate Taylor is a leading creativity and empowerment coach, Master NLP practitioner & clinical hypnotherapist, writer, and speaker enabling women to seek out their ‘why’ so they can live a life on their own terms. She’s on a a one-woman-mission to help others live life full of creative expression in order to live well, work well, and feel good.

Kate’s life as a creativity and empowerment coach came to be amongst the long days and nights spent working in digital marketing agencies in London. Her clients included innocent, Revlon, Bobbi Brown, L’Oreal, and many others. The pace was fast, electric, and fuelled. In these highly-pressured creative environments the stakes are high, and where, as the saying goes ‘fortune favours the brave’.

Whilst there Kate noticed she was having the same conversations with clients and colleagues time and again – the big questions, the unanswered questions, the constant niggling doubts, the fear of being ‘found out’, the lost fights in the daily ego-battles – it all takes its toll. There’s so much that women don’t give themselves credit for, and it can result in being held back from living a truly fulfilled life; both in and out of work. Not to mention the dreams, and schemes for a fulfilled life where a creative or business idea can make a difference in the world. It’s a melting pot of confusion and overwhelm.

Kate knew that she wanted to help women to stand in their power and bring their ideas to life, so she re-trained as a life coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) & clinical hypnotherapist and Qoya teacher and combined with her business knowledge she helps women across the world to embody positive change in their lives through her unique blend of Practical Magic.

Whether getting started with a creative business idea, or simply living a life less ordinary, Kate brings creative spark, magic, and a bit of rock n’ roll colour to her clients lives.

Kate Taylor | Up Coaching | Life Coaching | NLP | London | Brighton

 

Kate is a celebrated speaker and blogger, writing for her own and many other publications including Huffington Post, where she shares her perspective on living well, working well, embracing creativity, and living a life full of purpose and colour. She lives to support creative business women through her Celebrating Creativity series. When not speaking, coaching or writing, she curates events designed around Making Positive Changes in Brighton and London.

When not helping women to live creatively, Kate can be found experimenting with hair colour, getting over-excited about creative collaborations and being inspired by people, places and things; including Blush Love Retreat which she runs alongside her fellow Blush Love co-creatrix Gail Love Schock

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LOVE LOVE LOVE

 

“Kate is… JOYFUL – This is one of her superpowers and she makes people instantly feel at ease when they’re with her. KIND – it’s in her bones to be a care-taker of many. STRONG – no pulling the wool over her eyes, she’s as steady as the oak tree outside my window. LOVING – like HUGS hello!!! FIERCE –she takes no prisoners when it’s time to tell the truth, we need women like her in the world.

…and a great dancer, amazing friend, hilarious drunk, wonderful cook, beautiful curator of spaces.”

JAYNE GOLDHEART


“With razor-sharp white blonde hair, big tattoos, snog me lipstick, glitter nail-polish and full-on goddess curves, Kate’s seven shades of sexy meets a skyscraper of smarts.”

JANE ALEXANDER


“Kate Taylor is magic made read. A fierce leader of our now and making waves that will ripple worldwide for centuries to come. If you want to see change in action, watch her closely and learn there are many ways to shift and reclaim your life, but hers is untouchable. Unique, specific and accountable. Everything she does has meaning.”

GAIL LOVE SCHOCK


 

“Kate is a sincere listener,

She has humility and does not put herself on a pedestal,

She is willing to look at her own challenges, with kindness,

She pursues life with curiosity, 

She thinks before she speaks and shares.”

LOUISE ANDROLIA