About Dr.Katie Ford
Dr. Katie Ford BVSc(Hons) CertAVP(SAM) PGCert MRCVS
Vet, Imposter Syndrome Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Consultant
BVNA Keynote Speaker 2020
Currently undertaking Masters in Emotional Wellbeing
Certified Coach (Multimodal)
Digital Marketing Diploma
Level 7 Event Management
This is probably the most authentic biography you'll read today. You'll see lots of letters above, but that's not what I am about, by any means. People buy into people, right? So here I am.
My name is Katie, I live in beautiful Saddleworth just outside Manchester. I'm a happy space-nerd, borderline obsessed with Gary Vaynerchuk and I love raccoons. Getting outside and walking makes me especially happy, as does spending time with my partner and our two ridiculously fluffy cats. I love the gym, learning mountain biking, fitness and have done the odd mud run. I am a big-picture thinker, and my mind is always full of impactful ideas as well as unique systems to make them happen.
I'm passionate about self-value and identity, and love helping other entrepreneurs with this too; I trained as a coach, broadband consciousness trainer, and in multiple other cognitive techniques. I've also been mentored and still am, by one of Bob Proctor's top mindset coaches in the world, who I'm lucky to call a good friend. I am so fascinated that I'm just finishing up a Masters in Emotional Wellbeing too.
I also happen to be a trained veterinary surgeon, having spent eight years in clinical practice and gaining an RCVS Internal Medicine Certificate.
Six years ago, this would have been a very different introduction. I would have started with "my name is Katie, and I'm a vet." All of my self-worth was on my job title; this was a double-edged sword. The profession is amazing, but I left all hobbies behind. I became overworked (on my own terms), feeling like a fraud for any achievement and constantly chasing happiness. I put myself under more stress than clients, colleagues or patients ever did; I chased perfection constantly, staying longer and longer to 'disaster prevent'. My brain looked for things that went wrong, and tortured me, however minuscule they appeared externally. It was mentally and physically unsustainable. I had achievements galore, everything external that I could want... but internally, I was in a civil war. I felt like one person went and achieved all this stuff externally, and then internally, I felt like a worthless fraud. (Pssst... if you want to learn more about my journey, I've added some podcast links below).
The good news was that my life totally transformed. I even trained in the methods that helped me. I gained certifications in life coaching, journal coaching, mindfulness cognitive behaviour therapy, neurolinguistic programming and cognitive behaviour therapy. I also completed the Broadband Consciousness residential trainer course. Enough about qualifications.
I shared my path online and gained over 17,000 followers, plus created an impactful, online business myself, and three others alongside colleagues (VetYou, Vet Empowered and WellVet). I have worked as a consultant alongside many of the industries largest companies, as well as speaking on global stages and as a keynote.
Over recent years, I have become increasingly passionate about self-development, motivation, and inspiration for entrepreneurs with big ideas (in the vet space and beyond), to help them overcome imposter syndrome and self-doubt. I love assisting others to achieve their goals, overcoming roadblocks to success, and unlocking their potential to thrive. I love nothing more than combining my skills in coaching, consultancy, and mentorship to help others create a genuine impact online, whilst remembering who they are in the process.
I currently provide both 1:1 and group coaching programs, alongside online courses."
Dr. Katie Ford