Looking for a Wellington-based business coach that just 'gets you'?

I'm here to help you take your business from "Ho Hum" to "Holy Crap - this is amazing!”

Based in Upper Hutt, but servicing the wider Wellington area, I've got a wide range of in-person or online resources to help you grow your business more effortlessly!

Save time with 1:1 coaching

Focus on what YOU need to achieve

Smash your goals faster


I'm Kat,

A fellow Wellingtonian, 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 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 training 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 for us to find out how I can help you best, is with an In-Flight 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 In-Flight™ business audit happens in 3 steps...


Take our In-Flight Audit™ to find out what to prioritise first


Choose the program or service recommended for your next business growth step


Follow your personalised plan and grow your business with confidence

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 In-Flight Audit™

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

Not got your audit yet?

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

Starting from as little as $17, our online courses or group coaching programs can help enrich your coaching experience, by providing step-by-step courses and templates, to guide you in between sessions.

This can really help you spread your precious coaching budget further!

In addition to our online courses, we have the following services available:

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