About Kath

Book coaching from a business journalist of 25 years.

I help experts with an idea that’s like an itch they must scratch. Together, we shape that idea and, following my proven framework, my clients write a book that puts the author in authority.

As a professional business writer, I’ve written something like 1.3 million words over the last 25 years. As a business journalist, my writing reached 40,000 readers a week for 14 years. My byline is familiar to readers of the Australian Financial Review, Smart Company, BRW, Business Spectator, Women’s Agenda, ANZ Bluenotes and Company Director.

What that means to you is that I already know your readers. I know what they want. I know what they expect. And I have been giving them what they want and expect for more than two decades.

 

 

 

Retail Innovation Reframed

We have both written articles, content and whitepapers before, but this was our first book. Kath’s sessions and techniques were smart and thoughtful and helped us collect our thoughts, explain them clearly for the reader, and narrow down our ideas to a clear and flowing story. She’s a wonderful human and invaluable in the writing process.

Andrew Smith and Gareth Jude

The Pinnacle of Presence

Kath’s process and structure ensured I kept moving forward with my book. She posed powerful questions and gave tremendous support.

I would not have completed my final manuscript without her. And now, as a published author, Kath continues to offer me support as needed. She will truly partner with you.

Sheila Wherry

The Courageous Sponsor

I have wanted to write a business book for several years and had several starts with no finishes.

Kath’s program gave me structure, discipline and routine to create my book. Kath’s style is firm, friendly and encouraging. She kept me going when I was ready to give up.

Kath also guided me to the right editors and designers, so I had a quality product at the end.

I am delighted to have published my book, and that it has been so well received in the project management community. Thanks, Kath!

Annie Sheehan

Mentally at Work

I thought I could write my book on my own, but now I understand why so many would-be authors never get to the finish line … it’s because they didn’t have Kath Walters. Her framework, her ability to hold me to account, her encouragement, her questions—that’s what enabled Mentally at Work to get out into the world and have the impact I wanted it to have.

Genevieve Hawkins

Unicorn Tears

I had this idea for a book that I couldn’t get out of my head. Kath was able to extract the knowledge out of my head and drive momentum over a 12-week process that ultimately resulted in 55,000 words published by Wiley Business Books.

Jamie Pride

Soft Is The New Hard

I am a journalist. I know I can write. But Kath helped me determine the best book for my ideal audience. Even before the book was published, it added to my credibility and increased enquiries for training.

Leah Mether

Meeting Madness

I just can’t thank Kath enough for her help with the book, the structure is fabulous. The service is fabulous. I recommend it highly.

Rhonda Tranks

Glue

Kath’s methodology tapped perfectly into how I work to get the ideas flowing freely. Her questions got me thinking more deeply, and I would never have found the structure without her. She’s so supportive and easy to work with.

Tracey Ezard

Retail’s Last Mile

Kath was with me every step of the way — keeping me motivated and drawing on her experience to provide great advice and insights.

Jonathan Reeve

Rapid Response

The amount of work we covered, and quality added by Kath in a short timeframe was incredible. Kath added so much value to my book. She simplified the process with professional yet down-to-earth advice.

Glenn Tranter

Stop Doubting, Start Leading

I came to Kath after a couple of false starts because I didn’t know how to get it done. The book kept going back into the too-hard basket. Kath gave me momentum and asked smart questions, and her process really helped me get it out of my head. She was brilliant at drawing out areas where the book needed more clarity. She held me accountable and she knows what’s needed to make a successful business book.

Leonie Therese Green

Build Live Give

Kath’s structure is fantastic. If I’d been left to my own devices, it wouldn’t have been so tight. She also played a great devil’s advocate, so the book is much higher quality than it would be if I hadn’t had that. Also, having times in the diary and tasks to do drove me to finish the book. Without that, a three-month process would have taken me easily nine months.

Paul Higgins

Eat The Elephant

Every author needs a coach, and I chose Kath because of her experience as a business journalist with the AFR and BRW. From her, I learned how to write a business book that engages an audience following a very simple structured approach that gave me discipline.

David Grieve

Browse My Books

Overnight Authority: New in 2020!
How to win respect, command attention and earn more money by writing a book in 90 days.

Sticky Content: Mastering the Delicate Art of Content Marketing