Kate Hesk

Chief People Officer at Cognomie

Kate’s background

After 20 years in sales marketing and general management roles within the pharmaceutical industry and having completed my MBA and a Masters in Coaching I have then given my time to building coaching and leadership businesses as commercial and social enterprises.

Tell us why you believe in Cognomie’s mission to bring Mental Fitness to everyone?

I believe that everyone, wherever they are in the world, can develop their Mental Fitness to live a happier and more fulfilled life. Through personalised, excellent coaching and development everyone can gain insight and become empowered to make choices and take action to improve their ‘performance’, contribution and to be who they want to be in the world.

Tell us what your role is at Cognomie and what you’ll be writing about.

I am a co-founder at Cognomie, Chief People Officer and Head of Coaching. My role has been to build and support the global coaching Community, to grow the business by building lasting relationships with clients to deliver transformational coaching and development programmes. I am also the subject matter expert on the Mental Fitness concept and model.

Tell us what are your ‘go to’ tips for strengthening Mental fitness?

Generate insight – be curious and through personal reflection, feedback and conversation become more aware and self-aware.

Identify shifts and changes you want to make – understand what you are thinking, how you are feeling and how these are serving and limiting you to be who you want to be and to be at your best.

Talk to a thinking partner/ coach to help you structure your thinking, to reflect deeply with someone who is fully present and create action plans which you can commit to, to make the shifts that are important to you. Hold yourself to account and encourage your coach to help you too.

Insight and Self Awareness Post
Coaching, Insight

Insight and self awareness

One of the things I love the most about my work as a Transformational Coach is those times when ‘lightbulb’ moments occur within the coaching space. Experiencing a client making inner connections as insights about themselves emerge from their subconscious always...

Wellbeing at Work UK
Coaching, Mental Fitness

Wellbeing at Work UK Summit

This week the team at Cognomie are attending and participating in the Wellbeing at Work Summit, UK.  It’s been unprecedented ground for many sectors, across the global, over the 18 months, from which lots of experience has been gained and new approaches developed,...

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