Kate James

A more mindful life - ‘work life balance’


Kate James is the author of best-selling books, Believe in Yourself and Do What You Love, Be Mindful and Simplify Your Life and Change How You Think and Be Happier Now. She has spent the past fifteen years working as a coach, meditation teacher, speaker and retreat facilitator.

Utilising tools from Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Kate works with leaders and business owners to help them clarify their personal strengths, develop confidence, increase self-awareness and gain clarity about their career and life direction.

Her clients range from lawyers to artists, entrepreneurs to corporate leaders. They are creative, insightful people who have an interest in living their own version of a successful and meaningful life.

Kate understands the ‘work life balance’ juggle first-hand having managed a successful career as she raised two (now adult) daughters. She lives in Melbourne with her husband of thirty years

Current work

Having practised meditation for the past 24 years, Kate teaches mindfulness workshops and retreats in Melbourne, Byron Bay, Bali, and the Yarra Valley, where participants are introduced to different to principles of mindfulness and how they can be integrated into everyday life

Previous experience

Media: Kate is a sought after media expert who has spoken on national television and radio and been quoted in The Age, body+soul, BRW, Marie Claire, Mindfood magazine, and Mind Body Green. She speaks to corporate groups on mindfulness, managing stress, finding more balance and living with purpose.

Education: She completed her certification in coaching with International Coach Academy in 2002 and was one of the first coaches in Australia to achieve the PCC accreditation with International Coach Federation in 2005.


Talking Points
The Five Principles of Living & Working Mindfully
Building resilience
Creating Better Balance
Discover Your Purpose