Looking for business coach that just 'gets you'?

I'm here to help you 'take flight' and reach your destination faster!

Save time with personalised support

Focus on what YOU need to achieve

Smash your goals faster


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 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!

What makes me different from other business coaches is my online academy and my 6 Step In-Flight Framework®

This allows you to get better results faster, us to make the best use of our time together, and it reduces your required investment of working with me #winwinwin!!!

Here are the most popular ways to work with me...


Flight Club is by far most affordable way to coach with Kat long term!
Get ALL the resources you need, along with fortnightly coaching with Kat, and a community of like-minded flyers... 


Know that you'll thrive more in a one-to-one environment over a group one? 

Flight Club Plus (one on one version) is the best way to get ongoing coaching and implementation support.


If you already know that it's more profit you need, but you're not looking for ongoing support, then The Profit Accelerator 8 week program is designed for you.

Work with me for 8 weeks to learn your numbers, and leave with the confidence you know EXACTLY what it will take to make your business profitable!


Just want some one-off hours with me to check something is set up correctly, or help get a new project off the ground?
Sounds like a strategy and implementation 'Power Pack' might be just the ticket, to help you make it to your destination faster...

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


Not sure about which service is right for you?
The best place for us to find out how I can help you, 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

We'll chat and I'll match you with the service to suit you best.

Follow your personalised plan and grow your business with confidence

Kat Soper Nailed It

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?

Still need some help to make a decision?

Let's have a virtual cuppa and I'll help you get clarity. 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.


Join the other small business owners who've loved

working with Kat...

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