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I’m Kathryn Brewer

Communication & Resilience Specialist

Remember why! Conversations for the life you want to live


Communication programs

Make your relationships work better for you.  Strengths-based performance coaching, communication and leadership skills development tailored to your needs. Optimise your mindset to achieve your goals, and effectiveness, motivate your team and embody success.

Becoming resilient

Why become more resilient? Whatever you are doing and wherever you are headed, resilience is what will support you on that journey, and the inevitable setbacks along the way.

Maybe you’re a graphic designer, grey nomad, solo woman traveler, van dweller or blogger, expat, artist or CEO… or you want to be. Whatever your calling, The Life Creative resilience coaching shares the strategies science proves helps.

‘Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.’ Pablo Picasso

Reflect, reframe and pivot towards a better life. Start now.

I love a fresh start. You can do it at New Year, the beginning of the week or today. As a leadership and resilience coach I have the extraordinary pleasure of working with people like you, changing things up. What do I do? I help you develop clarity and confidence in your life, Do what matters. Life is short, don’t waste a minute of it.

What if I don't know exactly what I want?

Often when clients start talking things through, the issue that initially brought them to coaching can reveal a whole other set of priorities- so don’t worry if you’re not exactly sure of where you want to go. It’s getting started that counts.

Is coaching a good fit for me at this stage in my life or career?

Coaching is not for everyone. If you are delving into the past, for example, then therapy or counselling will better support you. However, if you are firmly focussed on the present and want to create a future that is different from your past, then coaching can help you transform your old beliefs and draw towards you the future you richly imagine.

How do I choose a coach?

The peak coaching body is the International Coach Federation. Choosing a coach who is credentialed with the ICF ensures your coach is qualified and experienced. Take your time to find someone who you connect with in terms of their personality and approach. We only learn when we are relaxed and trust the person and value what they have to offer.

Is change really possible?

Yes. The first step is to develop more curiosity and self-awareness about who you are and what you have been doing to get the results you have in your life to date. The second is to reflect on what you want now and to consider new strategies and the third is to try them out. Then repeat! Life is mysterious and as long as we are alive there is more to learn.

Communication and resilience programs

 For individuals, organisations and community groups.

Author talks

Have Kathryn address your workplace or community group about resilience, based on her book, ‘Booby Prize: Mindfully Facing Breast Cancer.’

Mentor coaching

Are you applying for an ICF credential or want to expand your coaching skills? The Life Creative can help you get the outcomes you want.

Programs for people making life great again

Your life now  has a host of new emotional and practical challenges- let’s address them  and put some fun into the mix!

What is The Life Creative?
Who is it for?

We can all do with a bit of extra support or a nudge forward at one time or another. The Life Creative is for you if you want accountability and a thought partner in the change process. We specialise in creative solutions and skills development to take your life and work to the next level. Coaching, mentoring and workshops online or face-to-face .



Resilience can improve leadership.

Increased resilience can improve your emotional intelligence and your ability to work collaboratively and communicate with others.  It can give you more confidence in your talents and in an increasingly conmplex world, more grit to manage future challenges and change.

Resilience can lessen stress.

Scientific studies show that resilient people sleep better and have more energy and motivation. They are better at self-regulation and more able to choose behaviour that is congruent with their goals.

Why mindfulness is key.

If we are not focussed on something we fixate on ourselves and our thinking repeats the old stories over and over. Mindfulness meditation trips this up. We start to recognise that our thoughts are just thoughts. They are not the truth. The gift of mindfulness is the choice this gives us to tell a different story and create a different life- a life that we love.

About Me

Hello! I’m Kathryn Brewer. As a communication and resilience specialist I believe we all have the power to improve our work and relationships and as a coach, I have the expertise to show you how.

I have over 20 years experience in coaching, lecturing and facilitating workforce development, creativity and wellbeing solutions, backed by a Master of Creative Arts (Writing) from Wollongong University, a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education from the University of Technology, Sydney and a counselling Diploma. I am an ICF credentialed coach and an accredited Strengths Profile practitioner. I am also an Insight meditator and a breast cancer survivor. Communication and resilience is what I live and breathe. How can I help you?


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“An amazing ally! Kathryn’s ability to challenge my thinking and hold me to account about what I really wanted led me to put in for and win a role I didn’t even consider before leadership coaching.”


Senior sales manager

“Kathryn was an inspiration to me after my cancer treatment. I never thought I’d say it but although my old life is gone, my new one is much happier! Her coaching gave me new ways to think about my challenges post-cancer that helped enormously. Highly recommended, and she really lives her work. Thank you again.”


Cancer survivor

“Kathryn coached our leadership team over six months and the results were obvious, both in improved team morale and communication, and better individual performance. Her honesty and ability to get to the guts of an issue and motivate change was impressive.”


Education manager

Coaching Resources and Events

Booby Prize: Mindfully Facing Breast Cancer

This is an excellent book for anyone newly diagnosed and still in shock from hearing they have cancer. It is written with warmth, wit and humour, yet is very practical. I have no hesitation in recomending it- 5 stars!  Barbara Ahern, breast cancer survivor

Ready for the Future?

Now more than ever we are called on to become more resilient, in our workplaces, communities and personal lives. In this online, ten-week program Kathryn will show you how and arm you with an array of strategies. Whether it’s as a result of cancer or illness, relationship or job loss, or the everyday challenges of living a good life, this program is for you if you want to create a happier, more meaningful life. It’s inspiring, practical and tailored to your situation and includes your own copy of ‘Booby Prize’. Make your life great again!

FREE public talks in 2020

Come along to meet Kathryn and discover how you can develop more resilience in your life and work. Talks are currently scheduled for Adelaide, Alice Springs, Broken Hill, Cairns, Darwin and Hobart. Why not invite The Life Creative to speak at your next community or conference event?

Take a breath.

Take a look around at your life right now.

Back yourself.

Set a new path. 

Maybe you are a professional or business executive looking for a way forward that feels more authentic and develops new talents for the next stage of your life.

Maybe you are someone making life great again after a major setback or change.

Perhaps you are stressed about a chosen yet challenging career transition or have questions about motivating your team.

Or are you are simply feeling stuck, have you lost confidence, or want help managing stress and your work/life balance?

Wherever you find yourself in your life, at work or at home, I can help you gain clarity about your goals and keep you accountable in your steps to achieve them.

I have worked around the globe with clients including individuals, business leaders and teams, in a variety of cross cultural and corporate settings. With me on your side, you, your relationships and your company can be more successful than ever.

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Make 2020 the year you stop holding back

Booby Prize: Mindfully Facing Breast Cancer

This is an excellent book for anyone newly diagnosed and still in shock from hearing they have cancer. It is written with warmth, wit and humour, yet is very practical. I have no hesitation in recomending it- 5 stars!  Barbara Ahern, breast cancer survivor