Testimonials

Incredibly talented speaker

Top-tier Australian law firm

Katherine has the great ability to offer strategic insights one minute and to roll her sleeves up and drive a project the next. This is a rare skill set in the consulting market and I can't recommend her approach and work highly enough.

Jonathan Patterson, Development Director, DWF

I can honestly say your presentation was one of the most engaging experiences I've had in a long time and I know why: you not only put lot of thought into the content, you also put a lot of thought into how it would be delivered and communicated effectively. Brilliant! I especially love the fact that you backed-up challenging and provocative thoughts with solid arguments.

Simon Fasolo, Business Development Manager, OM ThreeSixty

Katherine assisted our firm with a discrete project over a three month period in a consulting capacity. She took the time to understand our business and scope the project before we formally engaged her which resulted in a quality, bespoke product which was both on point and insightful. Katherine's positive attitude and transparent communication style underpin the service she delivers, making it a pleasure working with her.

Ash Hill, Partner, Wynn Williams

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed our session yesterday and how much value I got from it. It helped me to look at things differently and what you said made so much sense.
Can’t wait to get started with the new approach and looking forward to our next session!

Karen Ainscough, DWF Resource

As Managing Partner of Pinsent Masons, I worked with Katherine from 2004 to 2015, during which time she held a variety of senior roles in business development, knowledge and, most recently, as Co-Founder of Vario, our flexible resourcing hub. Katherine is unusual in that she combines the intellect to grasp and provide solutions to a wide range of issues quickly, with a creative and people-centered approach. In practice, this makes her very persuasive! As well as a highly capable thinker, Katherine makes things happen. During her time at Pinsent Masons, she delivered a range of firm-wide change projects, negotiating complex issues and where necessary challenging stakeholders to devise and implement new ways of working which have stood the test of time. Above all, Katherine makes friends wherever she works because she is straightforward and enjoyable to work with.

David Ryan, Managing Partner of Pinsent Masons from 1998 to 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Katherine at Pinsent Masons when a partner there from 2006 until 2013. Katherine excels in all she takes on. She is a good listener, getting to the nub of what is required from a brief, hugely articulate and able to get her ideas across, task orientated, getting things done to time, intellectually able to operate at the highest levels, a creative thinker quick to grasp the challenges faced in selling professional services and to put forward alternatives and above all great fun to be around. In 2013 Katherine worked with me to design and deliver a conference on business development skills to an audience of 60 plus and in this respect her resilience and ability to adapt to a changing agenda and nail what we were doing in a compact time frame was impressive - true grace under pressure!

David Stevenson, Chief Executive, George Green & Co and former partner at Pinsent Masons

Katherine has that rare blend of commercial vision, professional competence and credibility and personability. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in entrusting Katherine with my most valuable client relationships.

David Jamison, senior Vario lawyer and former partner in private practice

I had the pleasure of working with Katherine as a contractor and client during her time leading Vario. Katherine is very professional, responsive and really cares about high quality service delivery and people.

Anthony Kenny, Assistant General Counsel Corporate and CBS at GSK

Katherine is a pleasure to work with. She has great interpersonal skills, works incredibly hard to meet your needs, is focused on finding practical solutions and is always there when you need her.

Peter McHugh, former head of commercial law at Pinsent Masons

Katherine has a remarkable range of experience in leading professional services marketing & business development teams and projects. Katherine is particularly skilled at coaching lawyers to win more work, which in the current market and changing legal landscape, is an essential resource for any organisation. During my time working with Katherine she delivered firmwide projects involving sales techniques, know-how, event management, CRM and sector strategy.

Chris Blakeley, Client Relationship Manager at Herbert Smith Freehills

I worked with Katherine for a number of years and always admired her ability to practically implement change in a challenging environment. She is detailed oriented yet has a broad appreciation of the world in which she works. Beyond this she is a one of the nicest people you could hope to meet, good fun and a pleasure to work with.

Martin Bragg, Business Development Manager at Hadef & Partners

I had the pleasure of working with Katherine over a number of years on various enterprise wide initiatives and solutions. She is the consummate professional; energetic and passionate, striving to get the best out of her team at all times and has excellent stakeholder management skills. Katherine is eminently sensible and always the voice of reason. She has excellent business awareness and acumen and is able to understand the needs of the business and our clients. Katherine is a delight to work with.

Zoe Armer, Project Manager, The University of British Colombia

Katherine is a intelligent, focused and incredibly hard-working. She has immersed herself in the professional services world and truly understands how best to collaborate with - and develop business for - solicitors. Katherine combines her considerable intellect and business acumen with kindness, patience and - almost most importantly, when working in a highly pressurised environment - a sense of humour. A joy to work with.

Stella Broster, Director at 58 Productions