Looking for a business coach that just 'gets you'?

Someone to hold your hand, help you save time, money AND cut through the overwhelm?

Our 'Take Flight' will help you take your business from "Ho Hum" to "Holy Crap - THIS is what I was looking to achieve..."


Watch your business take flight with actions that make a real difference.


Laser-focus on the actions you need to be taking rather than getting distracted


Spend time with us, and get the strategy you need to make your business FLY

It’s frustrating when you’re working so hard on your business, but not getting the results you want!

You know you're ready for help with more than a one-off project. You're ready to roll your sleeves up and achieve a transformation.

Our purpose-built Take Flight Program is the co-pilot you wish you always had!

Make every minute count towards getting the results you want, with a combination of step-by-step templates alongside one-on-one focused support…

I have been working with Kat for over a year now and my business has grown rapidly! Our sessions have kept me accountable, motivated and have been a valuable investment in growing my business. 

I highly recommend The Helpful Academy.

- Emma Brown


I'm Kat,

A fellow business owner, with a heart to help you grow your business...

I’ve been in your shoes, and know how overwhelming it can be to learn all the different facets to running a business (while still mostly working IN the business).

Having worked with hundreds of small business owners like yourself, and with almost 20 years business experience, I've learnt a short-cut or two.

I started The Helpful Academy back in 2015 because I'm passionate about making business support affordable and accessible.

I look forward to sharing my tips and tricks with you through my Take Flight Program, to help you grow your business more effortlessly!

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Introducing our One-on-One Take Flight Coaching Program...

We've designed our Take Flight program with the best of all the bits - so you can maximise results (while minimising your investment)!

It has the convenience of step-by-step online training and templates, the community and collaboration of group coaching, with the personalised focus of one-to-one support. 

Delivered over 12-months, it's our most comprehensive package to support you in getting long term growth!

Here are the key components...

Get lifetime access to our Take Flight online program

I know you're here looking for more than online courses, but hear me out... By utilising the online Take Flight content, it allows us to maximise our time together and supersize your momentum (not to mention stretch your dollar further!).

With all the resources you need at your fingertips, you'll start to see "homework" between sessions as something to look forward to.

That's why the Take Flight Program forms the foundation for our time together.

Enjoy a Personalised Plan

At the beginning of our time together we'll meet, get clear on all your goals, and craft you a personalised plan.

This will form the foundation of everything we do together and make it easy for us to track progress.

See your real-time to-do list and checklists in our shared Trello board. You can even access this easily with your phone app.

Get monthly one-to-one meetings

Once you've got your personalised plan, we'll meet monthly for accountability, implementation and troubleshooting.

Get unlimited work reviews

Finished your sales page and want a strategic set of eyes over it? No problem!

Whether it's a new website, email sequence, social campaign or course outline - whatever it is you've just created, send it over and I'll send back a video with my feedback.

Enjoy community support and collaboration

The cool thing about the Take Flight program is that while it's 1:1 coaching, it doesn't have to be just us...

Enjoy collaborating with other Flight Club members inside the private Facebook group. Ask questions any time inside our private group so you don't lose momentum.

Enjoy free access to all group coaching and success clubs

As part of your Take Flight one-to-one membership, you also get free access to the group Flight Club coaching calls and all success clubs we run.

This includes:

• Fortnightly group coaching

• Monthly Numbers Success Club

• 90-Day Planning Success Club

• All our Topical Success Clubs

Time to stop feeling overwhelmed and start seeing results!

I'd love to be the co-pilot you're looking for, so you can stop wasting time and energy wondering what to do next...

Here's what you'll get with your Take Flight Program:

  • 12 x 60-minute coaching sessions with Kat -  valued at $3600
  • Unlimited work reviews - priceless really! But let's value it at $2400
  • 1 x 60 minute 1:1 Customer Pathway and Marketing Audit with Kat - valued at $638
  • Lifetime access to the Take Flight Framework online content - valued at over $6,000
  • 12 months access to the Flight Club Members only Facebook Group - values at $1040
  • Option of Fortnightly Group Coaching Calls – valued at $3,900
  • Success Clubs valued at over $2,500
  • Weekly Accountability Emails - valued at $520
  • Quarterly 90-Day Planning Sessions valued at $588
  • Monthly Numbers Success Club Access - valued at $600


Stop freaking out and call Kat

" I was going around and around in frustrated circles trying to figure out how to launch a new service (or even if it was worth launching). Kat totally untangled it for me. I've made more money this month than the whole of the last year!"

Monique Doy

Dressing Up


So far the results really speak for themselves!

" It's so great to have clear actionable steps (fed to me in manageable stages) that I can easily implement. And WOW the results so far really speak for themselves."

Erica Wells

Anoint Skincare


I would highly recommend!

"Kat has helped me take my vision and transfer it into reality! I am super grateful for Kat's support, advice and hand-holding where needed. "

Tania Carr

The Coaching Hub &

The Recruitment Hub



What hours are the coaching calls available?

I'm available for coaching calls
8:30am - 3:00pm NZST Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
3:30pm - 4:30pm NZST Wednesday
Convert to your timezone here.

I want more one-to-one sessions than one per month, is that available?

Yes, absolutely. For most of our Take Flight clients, we find that with all the additional support available with the package, one good monthly session is adequate. 

However, if you have a particularly large project you want extra support for, additional sessions are available at our VIP rate of $230 per hour including GST. These can be purchased at any time in addition to your regular sessions.


We encourage you to only attend calls which are going to help you achieve your personalised plan faster. They're there as an additional resource for you for maximum support - but should never be a distraction or prevent you from spending your time taking action.

The main group coaching calls are on Thursdays at 1.30pm NZST and are for 60 minutes.
Numbers Success Club accountability calls are always the first Monday of the month at 10.30am NZST on a Monday. (I do recommend you attend these)
The 90 Day Planning Sessions are once per quarter at 9.30-11am on a Wednesday.

The other Success Club calls are only something you'd attend if you're actively working on the topic chosen, and need the additional support.

How will the Coaching calls take place?

We host all of our meeting using Zoom. The link to join the Zoom meeting can be found inside your booking confirmation email. All you need to do is click this link and follow the instructions provided.

If you've never used Zoom before, we recommend that you allow additional time prior to the meeting to download the app to make your viewing experience better and ensure you are on time to the meeting.

I'm also in Wellington - can we have our one-to-one calls in person?

Yes. In person coaching sessions are available for those willing to travel to Upper Hutt.


This is best for e-commerce or service-based small business owners who are looking to scale their business. 

It's perfect for online shop owners, freelancers, health professionals, coaches, course creators or consultants.


Great question and I'm glad you asked! Flight Club Plus is a doing club which is designed to help you get maximum return on your investment by enabling you to grow your business faster. In order for this to happen, you will have things to implement in your business in between our calls.

Your Flight Club investment will work best for you if you have a minimum of 2-3 hours + per week on average available to work on your business.
(Some of the work you'll already be doing anyway)

This isn't a get rich quick scheme. If you're not prepared to put in the work, this isn't the right fit for you.


Short answer - no. That would be silly.

Unfortunately this is impossible to do. Your individual results will vary depending on:

• How quickly and effectively you put in place what you learn inside Flight Club
• Your industry
• Your brand strength
• The size of your existing audience
• Your customer service
• Your product

What I can say though, is that we've seen success using these techniques and strategies in hundreds of businesses. We've had clients 5 x their revenue in one month. Or add hundreds of new subscribers in a day. Or make their quarter revenue goal in the first few weeks of the quarter.

So we know that our strategies work. 


Flight Club isn't for everyone. We get that.

We're not here to trap you into a 12-month membership if the fit isn't right for you! If you feel it's not the right program for you in the first 30 days, contact us and we'll cancel your membership. Your first month membership payment is however non-refundable, unless you haven't had any of the 1:1 sessions or support. 

If life happens after this time (as we know from experience that things change) and you need to pause your membership while you navigate your personal life, we can pause your membership for up to two months, extending the duration at the other end.

Want to have a chat first, to decide if the Flight Club Plus program is the best fit for you?

Let's have a virtual cuppa. Choose a time below and let's book a quick chat, so you can be sure the investment is best suited to your needs...

The Helpful Academy offers services which are registered with the Regional Business Partner Network

Small businesses (within New Zealand) may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching. For more information contact us, your Growth Advisor, or check out www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz