What is coaching?

Coaching is a collaborative partnership between a coach and a client. It’s a creative process during which ideas are generated and steps designed so that you explore all options you have for maximising your personal and professional development potential and take action to achieve these.

Coaching is a forward focused activity with the aim that through the process you get clarity over the direction you want to take including concrete steps to undertake and how you get where you want to be. Coaching can feel therapeutic because of the clarity that it brings but it’s not counselling.

What can you expect from working with me?

Do you know what you want in life, what goals you want to achieve, what career would be ideal for you but don’t know how to get there? Are you doing good but you want to do great? Or do you feel stuck, unable to make a decision, unsure what you really want and where to turn next? Do you feel out of balance and overwhelmed? If yes, I can help.

Who I work with:

  • I collaborate with institutions and universities to coach their researchers, including PhD students and Post-docs, assisting them to get the results they want while focusing on the process and individual steps leading them to achieving their academic and other professional goals. My work with PhD students focuses on supporting them to navigate through challenges leading to a successful completion of their doctorate and moving on to the next stage - whatever that might be for them.

  • I work with individual researchers to support them to be great at what they do.

  • I work with professionals who are going through a transition and want to find their voice, step up in their careers and become leaders of their own life.

How I work:

  • As your coach, I will work with you to increase awareness of the options you have to move you forwards and explore these through focused questions.

  • I will empower you to take action, navigate through challenges successfully and encourage you to design the next steps bringing you towards where you want to be.

  • I will work with you on a one to one basis through a combination of face to face, skype or telephone coaching sessions.


My clients are creative and have big dreams. They have many ideas which often happen at the same time but through us working together they start using their creativity to build a new structure and design their steps to reach something bigger with positive impact on them and others. They release habits that are not helping them and instead start new ones that elevate them.

The main results gained through our work together are:

  • Increased self-awareness

  • A sense of perspective, clarity over the options available to you and your next steps

  • Designed personal action plan to achieve your goals

  • Increased self-belief and self-confidence

  • A ‘can do’ attitude to be accountable and commit to yourself

If you are at a point in life feeling you need a change or are looking for support in achieving your goals get in touch with me. We will start with a powerful coaching conversation which itself will move you forwards on your path and bring you clarity over your next steps. You will experience how I work and if you then think coaching is right for you and we both feel we can work together, we will design a plan that will get you where you want to be.

I worked closely with Katarina in my final year of undergraduate study, which helped me immensely in being able to decide what I wanted to do once I graduated, and also in creating a plan to achieve this. I always found that Katarina went above and beyond what was necessary in our coaching sessions, and I found that her approach was not only full of passion, but also full of practical advice and guidance as well. As a result, working with Katarina has, without question, helped me to successfully obtain a place on a prestigious and highly competitive graduate scheme.
— Michael

What does Insolo mean?

In Latin the word Insolo means ‘to place in the sun’. My intention as a coach is for you to get to a place where you thrive personally and professionally – whatever that might represent for you, so that you fully use your potential, creativity and passion.