Speaker | Imposter Syndrome Buster | Vet | Entrepreneur
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Work With Katie Ford
A veterinary professional looking for coaching around creating confidence and figuring out what you want, in practice or non-clinical roles?
If you're not an entrepreneur, but looking to work with me, we offer a range of support via my company Vet Empowered. This company was co-founded by certified, accredited coach Claire Grigson. Please check out the website or get in touch for further information.
At Vet Empowered you'll find a range of plug and play courses, group programmes and 1:1 options.
Coaching for Veterinary Professionals
THE ENTREPRENEUR EXPERIENCE
We do things a little differently around here.
You'll see this when you dive into my world - this is not just the same thing you'll see in a textbook. I've curated a potent combination of coaching, creation, strategy, and mentorship. We work on a level that brings genuine change - no more unrewarding goals that don't feel any different when you hit them. Yes to genuine authenticity and an unshakeable self-relationship. Yes to stepping aside from the shoulds and the musts, and creating from a place that is empowering to you.
I have worked with individuals across a range of professionals, including the veterinary, animal-related, medical professions and beyond.
I offer a range of group programmes and trainings, live masterclasses and 1:1 services.
Upcoming FREE Masterclasses:
Do you want to build a side hustle? - October 3rd 7:30pm - Register here
Imposter to Impact Masterclass: Backing ourselves as we take the next move - October 10th 7:30pm - Register here
Courses and programmes cover topics from identity, money mindset, creation of income streams, personal branding and more. These are regularly announced in my social media account, namely my Instagram account @katiefordvet.
Who is 1:1 for?
If you are all in and ready to make this happen, I'm here for you. I value accessibility in my work, so there is a range of group programmes, pre-recordings, free masterclasses, and content for those that are not in a position to invest at this level yet.
I bring a combination of mentorship and coaching to help you to put yourself first, and your authentic mission feels much more aligned. We create and curate self-belief, strategy, and vision together.... and it is exciting!
This is for those who:
Are ready to put themselves back in the driving seat of making this work
Are looking for a mentor and coach that has been there and done it
Are at any stage of their launch
Want to be there now and are ready to celebrate as they grow
Are looking for someone to help take their ideas to the next level, as a supporter and a challenger
Are done with imposter thoughts and ready to stop them standing in their way
Want to make genuine impact, and income to follow that
Want strategy as well as self discovery
Want to explore additional income streams to monetise whilst staying authentic
Want to make this level seem easy and are ready for the next
This is a commitment to you, and everything else will follow. If we aren't looked after, neither is our business.
3month, 6month, and 12month retainers are available and start from £2999. Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Katie is one of the most interesting and inspiring people I’ve worked with. We have collaborated together on VetYou, a financial education community, and at many events both virtual and in person.
She is able to bring to life complex and difficult subjects in a way that brings everyone along with her, using humility and humour and her own personal stories that leaves the audience all a little bit wiser.
A fantastic organiser and speaker that adds so much value and energy to any team.
- Dr. Paul Horwood, Sandstone Communications
"Katie is one of the most focused people I have worked with and knows her subject better than anyone I know.
I highly recommend her to anyone who needs help in understanding Imposter Syndrome and how it can impose limiting beliefs on them."
- Paul Norris, Gerron PNC, Former Head of Manchester Chamber of Commerce
"I feel so much more like myself, and I never knew I hadn't been before. I am so much more mindful, and calm, and realised I can CHOOSE. This is a gamechanger for me. I came to coaching thinking I'd make lots of external changes, but actually, the most important ones were internal. I didn't change anything about my circumstances, it all started with me. Thank you Katie."
- Angie, RVN
"Katie is kind, approachable and extremely talented. She provides incredible value with every interaction, whatever form that may be: she’s a person that you want as your friend, your colleague, your mentor, your boss or on your team. She always gives the best advice & insights, and her skillset is huge. Her passion for the veterinary community is inspiring and infectious!"
- Laura Sullivan
"Katie changed my life, how I look at things, how I treat myself and how I've moved forward too. I've achieved things I never knew were possible, but I can give myself the credit now too. Thank you so much."
- Sarah, Veterinary Surgeon.
"Thanks to Katie I have managed to add three extra streams to my business with minimal effort, but most importantly whilst taking more time off - I'd never have believed that was possible"
- Alice, Online Entrepreneur
"From the first time I started chatting to the first video call I had with Katie it changed my entire outlook on life and way of thinking if things aren’t as good as what you’d want them to be!
I for one cannot recommend someone enough as I do Katie! Her content and the way she communicates is so welcoming and helpful in every day situations" -
"I initially approached Katie to help coach me through some imposter syndrome issues when getting ready to return to work after maternity leave. Since then she has stuck by me through many twists and turns including a leap into self-employment. She is a rational, calming voice and one of my most vocal cheerleaders."
"I have been coached by Katie for the past 6 months and I can honestly say that this has made a dramatic positive difference to me. Before starting the coaching, I was really struggling with imposter syndrome and never feeling I was good enough. This was mainly in relation to my job as a vet, however, elements of imposter syndrome affected me in everyday life. Now that I am aware of the script (automatic thoughts that I listen to), I can not only recognise my own script but I can also see when the script takes hold of others. Our scripts often make us all act in ways that are not ourselves, therefore it is fundamental to always be kind to others but also being kind to ourselves. I can now make a conscious choice to acknowledge when it is the script talking, and choose whether I listen or not. I am so much better at taking a step back and separating myself from my own script and continue to endeavour to make choices for ME and not let my script choose. I am by no means perfect at this and know that this will be a continuous process that I am learning from each day but I am enjoying building a much better relationship with myself, being kinder, and valuing myself."
Emma, Veterinary Surgeon
Vet Empowered Testimonials
"I cannot recommend this course highly enough. It is truly the most relevant, enlightening, empowering, life-changing experience. I suffered from imposter syndrome after returning to practice after my second maternity leave. I doubted myself, my capabilities which in turn caused so much chronic stress and fatigue.
Just when I thought I was done with the stress of clinical practice, I found a way to manage my life, my stress, my anguish, that sinking feeling on the way to work. I am now on a different path to finding what I truly want from life and learning about myself. I don't worry about the day to day stresses of clinical life or negativity from clients. It simply doesn't fill my thoughts and take over my life.
I implore anyone who is not enjoying clinical practice to do this course. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Empowering."
Vet Empowered Graduate 2021 (MRCVS)
"After completing the 12 week Vet Empowered course I cannot recommend it enough. The content that Katie and Claire have chosen to include within the programme and the manner in which it was presented was brilliant and truly life changing. The content has changed my perception and improved my entire life, it is not just applicable to within the veterinary context. Yet saying that it has given me the confidence and skills to return to practice (after leaving the profession 8 years ago due to stress) in a more mentally sustainable and healthy manner.
Katie and Claire are knowledgeable and convey the content in a manner that is easy to digest and fun, they bounce off each other beautifully and really know their stuff. They are very supportive and you really feel like they are invested in you and your personal journey.
The fact that the content was presented to us via a recorded zoom call was great for family life and I still listen to the recordings over and over, nothing else can boost my mood quite like a quick check in and mental reset from Katie and Claire.
I was sceptical about it being a group programme initially as I was worried I would get less out of it than a 1-1 programme, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only was it lovely to get to know a great group of people, I learnt so much from them and what they were going through because as you will learn if you do the course we all have the same inner critic voice. The support and enthusiastic motivation over the group chat was (and still is) a fantastic way to really ensure that what we were learning was being embedded into our daily lives, and this was a huge reason that the programme was such a success for me."
Vet Empowered Graduate 2021 MRCVS
"I was going to say this course changed my life, more accurately it has given me the skills and motivation to change my own life. I am calmer, more confident and excited about the future. It has helped me to feel more comfortable about my career, home and social life but most importantly I'm much, much happier in my own head. Using the techniques and tools Katie and Claire have shown us feels like only the start of a fun journey and I'm looking forward to continuing to develop them. It was so beneficial working in a group and I've met the most lovely and inspiring people in the process"
Vet Empowered Graduate 2021 (RVN)
"This 12 weeks course with Katie and Claire just flew by! Two incredibly lovely coaches with such amazing insights and content, through small tweaks I have felt such a shift in my mindset and energy. The group members were also so inspiring and lovely to work with in the sessions. Definitely feel like I've invested in myself, learning the tools to continue this journey with self development."
Vet Empowered Graduate 2021 (MRCVS)
"I decided to sign up to Vet Empowered because I was in my first year of qualifying as a veterinary nurse after 4 years of studying at university and I was constantly feeling anxious about work. I would go home and pick apart my day, anxious that I had or think I had made mistakes. I getting in a bad cycle or beating my self up over anything and everything. Now at the end of this 12 week program I have a whole new mindset that I really did not think possible. I am kinder to myself, understand the reasoning for my thoughts and now have the tools I need to control these thoughts, feelings and emotions. I now feel lighter and have a more positive outlook both at work and in my personal life. There will always be more work to do, but I never would have know the change was possible without Claire, Katie and my lovely group."
Vet Empowered Graduate 2021 (Amy, RVN)
Head to www.vetempowered.com for more information on this course.