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

We're here to help you take your business from "Ho Hum" to "WOW - this is amazing!

With personal planning, strategy and support you can make the most of every minute and more effortlessly achieve the business results you want...


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, getting the strategy you need to make your business FLY


I'm Kat,

A fellow small 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, either in-person or online, to help you grow your business more effortlessly!

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The best place to find out how we can help you grow your business, is with a business audit...

This helps us both identify together what's already working well for you, and where the room for improvement lies so we can make you a personalised plan.

An audit happens in 3 steps...

Get your marketing audit

Our 5-minute simple marketing audit will give you a marketing score and identify areas for improvement.

Kat Soper and The Helpful Academy

We meet in-person or over Zoom

Let’s turn your health-check into an action plan. We’ll meet for 60 minutes and get clear on your best plan forward.

Put your plan into action

After our call I'll send you a personalised plan. Make your action plan happen with 1:1 guided support, or in combination with our awesome courses.

Kat Soper Nailed It

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


Once you’ve taken your business health-check

You'll be ready to put your plan into action with support

Not got your marketing health-check yet?

After your business audit, we can support you to implement your personalised plan...

What makes us different from other business coaches is our online academy...

This allows us to cater for a wide variety of budgets and learning styles!
In addition to personalised coaching, this means that we can also utilise online learning components in between one-to-one or group coaching sessions to power-up on productivity (and maximise your return on investment!)

Which type of help are you looking for?

Click on the service-type below to explore which service will suit your needs best...

One-to-one Strategy services

The best way to accelerate results for those who want super-focused one-to-one support.


The most affordable way to coach with Kat long term... Join other small business owners in the Flight Club. Get the results you’re looking for and the community to support you.


Designed to give you the best of all worlds for affordability, training, momentum and support. We run 90 Day Planning Success Clubs every 90 Days, and 6 week Accelerator Programs every quarter.

Want to have a chat first, to decide the best pathway 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 service you choose is the best first step for you.

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