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Hi, I’m Kate!

I love books, stationery, music, candles, learning about people, oh and biscuits! 

Throughout my life I have worn many hats, but the one I have always kept close is my writer hat. Whatever time of my life or job I have been doing I have always enjoyed the writing most. I started wearing my writer hat, even before I wore my teacher hat, and I started dreaming of wearing that hat at an early age too. The work I do now is the perfect combination of writing, teaching and coaching. I could not be more in my element. 


 Calm, happy, confident, assertive, empowered… alive!

Kate Beddow Writer

My writer hat

As I have already said, thes is one of my oldest hats. As an avid journaler, writing therapist and coach, I believe words have the power to change lives. If you want to connect deeply with others or yourself, writing helps.

I love to write. I find it healing, whether it is writing in my journal or writing for a magazine or book. It makes my heart sing. Using expressive writing helps you discover hidden, or forgotten, thoughts and emotions allowing you to move forward with a new found freedom and joy. I was asked to be a contributing author in “Women of Spirit” a few years ago, which was an amazing opportunity for me and made me realise that I wanted to write my own book. I have made a start so keep your eyes peeled for news on that.

My coaching hat

I’m a little resistant to wearing my coaching hat, but it is the word coach not the practice that I struggle with. But since what I do isn’t teaching and it isn’t mentoring I can’t find a better one. What I practice comes from the heart. It comes from a combination of professional training, years of experience, natural compassion and a listening ear. I love learning about you and your life and helping motivate you to make changes and plan a future which makes you truly happy. I work very intuitively drawing on my energy work as well as using traditional coaching techniques. Whether you need help with business challenges, mental health issues, parenting or confidence and self esteem, writing can help and I am here to support you and help you make a plan. 

Kate Beddow coach
Kate Beddow TEDx Speaker (photo credit Vicki Head Photography)

My speaker hat

I love putting on my speaking hat and talking about things that I am passionate about. I give talks on writing, wellbeing and mindfulness,finding your inner passion and living with chronic illness. In 2022 I achieved one of my greatest ambitions when I did my first TEDx Talk.

If you would like me to visit your group or organisation (or present to you online) you can find out more about the kind of events I support and talks I have given or contact me for more information. I am always happy to create new content specifically for your event. 

(photo credit Vicki Head Photography)

My wife hat

I have been wearing my wife hat for 20 years now! I could not be the woman I am without my amazing husband, Ian. Not only does he enable me to work on my own terms by supporting me, he is also the talent behind my meditation recordings and my videos. If something is media related and looks amazing, it is the work of IBMedia.

We have been together for over twenty two years, and, like all couples, life hasn’t always been easy, but we have loved and supported each other throughout and it has made us stronger, together and as individuals.

I am so grateful to Ian for all his love and support, my rock.

Kate Beddow wife
Kate Beddow mum

My Mum hat

This was a hat I dreamed of wearing for many years before I finally found the right one. Being a mum is one of the hardest, but most rewarding things I have ever had the privilege to do. My children are a joy, and the reason I do everything I do. I want them to see that they can be anything they want to be. I want them to know that whatever obstacles life may throw at them they can build something fulfilling and successful.

As they get older I realise more and more the importance of giving them roots to grow and wings to fly. They have both achieved so much already, I can’t wait to watch the next stage of their journey.

My friend hat 

Who doesn’t love wearing their friendship hat? I am blessed to have some of the most incredible friends. They support me, tell me the truth and have been with me through good times and bad. I love being surrounded by a community and value each and every person I come into contact with. One of my closest friends, Lisa Williams, I have known for over 20 years now. We met on the same day I met my husband, and have been firm friends ever since. I love her beyond words, even though we don’t see each other as often as I would like. 

If you would like to be part of my tribe, why not join me on my social media channels? I am often found on Instagram or Facebook. Why not come over for a cuppa?

Kate Beddow and Lisa Williams
Kate Beddow acromegaly

My Acromegaly Warrior hat

This is the hat I definitely wouldn’t choose to wear, but I know it has made me the person I am. Part of the reason I am passionate about wellbeing is that I have been that burnt out, exhausted mum trying to do it all and have it all.  When my daughter was 2 years old I was diagnosed with acromegaly. I was functioning on a physical level, but I was dead inside. I felt like a failure as a wife and mother, I had no idea who I was as a person any more. Thankfully over the last 15 years my surgery and ongoing treatment means that I can live a relatively “normal” life, but I will always be grateful for the lessons I learned during those dark days.

It would mean a lot to me if you would take the time to just learn a little about my condition by clicking the image or this link.

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