Kate Jenkinson

Kate Jenkinson

Next Step HR

Executive Coach and Business Poet - helping People Directors develop High Performing Teams

Kate is an inspiring and insightful Corporate Spoken Word Poet with over 20 years of Senior Leadership experience gained in global, national and regional organisations that she uses for inspiration in her work! Kate is a Fellow of the CIPD, experienced in developing and implementing leadership programmes which often uses the medium of poetry. She uses her gift of word play, rhythm and her empathy and openness to promote the concept that leadership is poetry and that poetry inspires creativity, trust and team working in business. She is passionate about women’s development!!

She explores the power of poetry to make a positive impact in the workplace by showing up in unusual places with spoken word – and ensures everyone has a voice. She collaborates with the elephant in the room!

As a Research Scientist in the field of Botany, a corporate leader and now an entrepreneurial Coaching Consultancy owner, Kate is growing her business and spoken word repertoire based on the values of

PURITY –your potential, your priorities and your purpose. LOVE – eternal optimism and positivity. APPRECIATION – everyone is unique, and this individuality is understood by me, accepted and appreciated without judgment as I challenge people to accelerate their potential (using appreciative poetry as a medium where appropriate!) YEARNING – I have an absolute passion to deliver the most exceptional outcomes you can possibly imagine making a difference to you and those around you in whatever I undertake! (acrostically speaking PLAY)


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Jun 19 LIL #LinkedInLocal Warrington 2 Hours June 25, 2019
Oct 18 Women Colony Women in Business: Networking, Books & Blogs 2 Hours October 4, 2018