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About Illuminesta

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Kate Stephenson


Kate is a GBA-accredited Facilitator of Transformation and Executive Coach who spent the past five years working closely with Gita Bellin as Executive Program Director and the past three years as a member of the GBA Facilitator Team training business leaders and top consultants in advanced facilitation skills. She is also a member of the GBA Exective Board. Kate is an Associate Partner with Zhimble, a highly regarded Dutch consultancy working with manufacturing and industrial organisations, and enjoys greatly working with leadership teams to facilitate transformation. Key words given in feedback from participants include: empathy, professionalism, positivity, passion, calmness, openness, approachability.

Prior to becoming a facilitator and coach, Kate taught in and ran academic departments in schools ranging from the inner cities of northern England to one of the highest-achieving schools in New Zealand. 

Kate holds a First Class BA (Honours) in Information Technology Education from the University of Sunderland and a BA (Honours) in Library and Information Management from the University of Northumbria. She is CTT 1&2 certified, trained an Executive Coach to ACC level and is an accredited GBA Lead Facilitator of Transformation. She is currently enoying masters level postgraduate study in Organisational Leadership at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, including a research project on leadership, spirituality and cultural context.

At home, in addition to a range of family and social pursuits, Kate enjoys contributing to a junior football club as Club Secretary, a junior football league as Fixtures Secretary, and playing 'football' with the deftly skilled family dog. 

Publications: A World Book of Values (English language editor).


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'A World Book of Values has just arrived. It is a work of wisdom, a work of art and a work of love. It is one of the most wonderful books I have ever seen. Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you.'
Phil Clothier, CEO, Barrett Values Centre