Kate Ward is the Director of Spartacus Associates Limited.  She is a Business Coach and a Certified Management Consultant.

Kate focuses on “process” and so can help people to make changes and improve performance to achieve more, whatever the circumstances.  She has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, is an active listener and has an ability to get to the nub of the issue quickly.  She has a particular capacity for strategic thinking and excellent analytical skills; together these help her to maintain a focus on the overarching goals whilst breaking down complex issues into more manageable steps.

Kate is able to build strong empathy and business relationships with people at all levels in an organisation irrespective of their professional and social background.  Her passion for helping others to surpass their own expectations produces impressive results. Kate works with individuals, groups and teams, using coaching, facilitation and consulting techniques as appropriate, to assist clients to overcome perceived hurdles and where necessary to change the ways they work.

Kate’s expertise is broad-ranging: her background in Civil Engineering (specialising  in Hydrogeology) and Higher Education, together with an MBA qualification and experience as an executive member of the Women’s National Commission, have equipped her with a combination of scientific, social science, managerial and communication skills and expertise.  She has worked in public, private and third sector organisations across a range of industries and markets, including health, education, civil, environmental and water engineering, oil and gas, local authorities and government agencies. 

Some of Kate’s assignments

  • Delivery of coaching and professional development support to senior management consultants, working with both individuals and teams, to address consultancy competences, service quality and marketing
  • Business Coaching for the owner-manager of a small health service practice at a time of transition
  • Sales training and coaching for professional service providers
  • Personal coaching for continuous professional development of civil and environmental engineers
  • Team coaching for developing a Balanced Scorecard for Special Care Dental Services
  • Facilitation of strategic decision-making processes supporting business re-organisation for the senior management team of a major Civil Engineering company
  • Coaching for organisational performance improvement with reference to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Development and facilitation of multi-agency partnerships in health, social care and environmental markets
  • Design and delivery of workshops on planning for an uncertain future and on strategy development
  • Personal skills development and training for front-line staff in a B2C delivery business
  • Coaching job seekers to improve interview and presentation skills

Professional Qualifications
Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
Qualified MBTI practitioner (Myers Briggs Type Indicator - Step 1 and Step 2)
Member of the Institute of Consulting (MIC)
MBA (with distinction) from Warwick Business School

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