Kate Philp

Associate facilitator and coach

Pronouns: She/Her

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Ex-Army Major Kate, was deployed on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, where her leadership, decision-making, technical skill and ability to manage challenging relationships were brutally tested in the fast-paced environment of front-line operations. 13 years military service have more broadly given Kate valuable experience in team development, communication, dealing with change and providing solutions under pressure. As well as testing her skills practically on operations, Kate has examined their theories through academic study and adapted them to support the worlds of business.

Injuries sustained by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) resulted in an elected leg amputation below the knee, marking Kate out as the first British woman to lose a limb in combat, and participation in an expedition to Antarctica as part of her rehabilitation earned her the honour of being shortlisted in the Women of the Year awards in 2014.

Dealing with a life-changing injury has built Kate’s personal resilience and given her a deeper understanding of managing change and dealing with uncertainty, and this lends a different perspective to the way she works with people to encourage positive change. Bringing her love of developing her soldiers to the civilian world, Kate draws on her leadership experience from the Army to develop individuals, build strong and effective teams, and to assist change within an organisation.