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I have enjoyed a wide and varied career that has allowed me to engage with multiple organisations and sectors in different capacities.

I am constantly stepping into new spaces and hope to do so much more in my journey. Here is a summary of some of these experiences and skills I have picked up along the way.

Skills I have...

Mission

I am a business executive, based in Cape Town, South Africa. My mission in life is to serve the world by creating spaces where growth thrives, and meaningful change is catalysed. My areas of expertise include strategy, consulting, leadership, social impact, entrepreneurship and coaching for teams and individuals.

I believe in the power of catalytic change, and revel in seeing how the right incremental shifts can create long-term sustainable impact. I have dedicated my career to enabling and creating spaces where learning and growth occurs for individuals, for leaders and for businesses.

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Focus on the things that are small enough to change, but big enough to matter 

Kat Cole

Education & Work

I completed my undergraduate degree in Information Systems and spent my early career specialising in Information Technology. For my MBA, I specialised in social innovation and entrepreneurship, exploring how to create social value in sustainable and innovative business models. This led to a career in SMME development, where I worked across the full spectrum of developing businesses. This ranged from playing an advisory role to the enterprises, to designing and delivering programmes that develop enterprises, and heading up the business that manages consultation to organisations.

I have extensive experience in programme delivery and I have delivered complex programmes into different environments with top-tier clients in various sectors.  This has included broad advisory and strategic consulting with a recent focus in the financial services sector and multi-year partnerships in banking and insurance.       

I have  actively led and been involved in social initiatives in both my professional and personal life. I have combined my passion for social impact with my vocational skills through various projects supporting development and entrepreneurship.   

    

I have worked as a CEO and provided strategic direction while delivering results in changing markets while leading a cross-regional team. I am able to step into new environments and not only quickly understand them, but also add value and create impact.

My passion doesn’t just lie with coaching and mentoring teams. I currently offer female empowerment coaching programs for women who seek leadership in their businesses in all stages of their lives.

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Skills & Experience

  • 5 years within the oil & gas sector

  • 8 years of consulting the financial services sector with multi-year partnerships in banking & insurance

  • Leadership coach focusing on female leaders in South Africa

  • Mentorship for women in social development & financial services

Areas of Focus:

STRATEGY

  • Business analysis, strategy & development

  • Digitisation & technology optimisation

  • Client advisory & solutioning

  • Entrepreneurship & SMME growth

  • Complex risk, change & conflict management

  • Sustainable business growth

 

LEADERSHIP & CULTURE

  • Leadership structures

  • Team and roles management

  • Performance management

  • Social entrepreneurship