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Kate Bollanou
Certified Executive and Leadership Coach at Kate Bollanou Coaching


Kate is a Certified Executive and Leadership Coach under the International Coach Federation. She specialises in helping women in the Maritime industry stand out, by building their Leadership skills and Executive Presence.

Kate's professional background in Shipping gave her first-hand experience of the industry and its challenges.

After obtaining her Master’s degree in Shipping and Commercial Law from Southampton Solent University, she worked for six years as a shipbroker in London. During her employment, she also completed her PQE and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Kate is an active member of WISTA UK and a strong believer that women have the capacity and the right to become effective leaders, without adapting a more masculine way.

She is the UK’s first WomanSpeak Circle Leader, a Public Speaking training that has been taught in major corporations, such as Women@Microsoft and the UN.

Kate’s career curveballs fuelled her passion for women’s leadership, which led her to start her own female-focused business.

An international best-selling author, Kate is now writing her second book, specifically for Women in Maritime.

Agenda Sessions

  • Solutions for addressing the gender balance challenge in Maritime: Mentor-ship, role models and champions

  • Multicultural relationships, cross communication and how to use their power


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