About Kate Woodley

Kate has worked as a coach and psychologist in Australia and South East Asia for more than 25 years. She began her professional life in Australia, working as a consulting psychologist delivering proven commercial outcomes to a wide range of industries, including financial services, mining, energy, telecommunications and government. She has also led business development and delivery of complex, evidence-based solutions to corporate clients in the APAC region, in locations such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong while being based in Singapore. 

Kate’s focus combines positive psychology, coaching and psychological assessment, to deliver superior value to individuals and organisations alike. The value contemporary psychology can provide, to attract, retain and develop talent, is strongly supported by published evidence.

In addition to being a Registered Psychologist in Australia, Kate holds an MSc (Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology) from the University of East London. Her thesis examined the role of optimism in assisting people to manage the current changes to work brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Kate believes in the efficacy of reliable and valid psychological assessment, using a ‘best-of-breed’ approach. She chooses tools that provide strong diagnostic outcomes, that are ‘fit for purpose’ in coaching and organisational settings. She is certified in a number of assessment systems such as HOGAN Assessment Systems®, SHL®, MBTI®, Lominger ® and Facet5®. Kate has also studied under Prof Paul Brown, and completed the Science of the Art of Coaching in 2015.

Kate has strong line experience: coaching and mentoring staff, managing virtual teams and contract workforces, while delivering strong commercial outcomes. Kate understands how organisations function, and how to respond to organisational needs from the perspective of both a line manager and as a consultant.

Kate can deliver solutions to meet client needs, both virtually and in different countries, using a highly qualified cohort of psychologists in locations such as Hong Kong, Singapore and London.