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Kate Langford

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Kate Langford
Kate started in Human Resources and Recruitment over 16 years ago. While being part of successful organisations was an awesome achievement, Kate found herself wanting to go deeper with guiding people to careers that made their everyday life better. Kate Langford Career Consulting is the result of her passion for helping people like you live their best life. 
“Togetherness and hearing other people’s point of view and ideas are critical to success. As they say, there is no ‘I’ in ‘team’.” — Kate Langford

1. Tell us a little about yourself?

Over 16 years ago, I started in Human Resources and Recruitment. My role was to recruit candidates so companies could thrive. While being part of successful organisations was an awesome achievement, I found myself wanting to go deeper with guiding people to careers that made their everyday life better. I wanted to share my knowledge, help everyone do a job they love, and learn the skills to stand out and ultimately enjoy going to work. Kate Langford Career Consulting is the result of my passion for helping people like you live their best life. I want to help you get a job you love and not just one you can do.
2. Who are the women who have inspired you the most in your life?
My Accounting Teacher. I still remember her saying at my grade 12 formal, ‘Kate, you are destined for big things.’ My best friend also inspires me. Whether it be the good, the bad and the ugly, she has been there to push me through. She kept me focused on my WHY when I wasn’t and saw what I couldn’t see in myself at times.

3. Why do you think it’s important to increase the number of women in business, particularly in leadership roles?

Because we have something very special called “intuition”. Intuition comes in very handy at the top level because when you trust it, the plan comes together beautifully! Women connect with people and understand the empathy and values that are important for success with employees.

4. How would you describe your current thinking about diversity and inclusion?

It is critical to understand AND practice every day. It helps create a culture and workplace that brings together unity and ideas that you may have never thought of, based on the different backgrounds and not just where you are from. Togetherness and hearing other people’s point of view and ideas are critical to success. As they say, there is no ‘I’ in ‘team’.
 

5. Would you like to tell us a bit more about your thoughts/ comments?

I started this business to show my children resilience, time management, and multitasking and that you really can love your job and not have to settle for anything. Being a successful businesswoman whilst raising a family can be challenging, and this advice is shared with others who are thinking of starting their enterprise. Resilience is KEY. You need to be ready for the bad days, sitting in the mud for a moment and then getting back up and working out how to fix it!

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