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Kate James

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Kate James began teaching a mainstream form of meditation in 2002. Not long after, she was invited to present to banking executives, lawyers and other corporate groups. Her teaching draws on the science and psychology of mindfulness and her aim is to make the principles of mindfulness accessible and practical for people from all walks of life.

Her keynotes are aimed at helping improve self-awareness, reduce stress, build resilience and enhance the quality of personal and professional relationships.

Kate is the author of six best-selling personal development books including Change Your Thinking to Change Your Life, Be Mindful and Simplify Your Life and Create Calm. She is a popular teacher on the world’s leading meditation app, Insight Timer, where her meditations have been listened to over four million times.

Audiences describe Kate as a warm and engaging speaker and someone who appears to embody her message.

Recent clients include ANZ, NAB, University of Melbourne, Freehills, Mallesons, IBM, Coles, CSIRO, Cadbury Schweppes, Urbis, Austereo, Clemenger, Department of Transport, Department of Human Services, Department of Sustainability and Environment and Brotherhood of St Laurence.


Five Principles of Mindful Living

Learn how the latest mindfulness research can be applied in practical ways to help you become more present, relaxed and focused. Includes balancing the negative bias of the brain, making mindful life choices and building a positive relationship with yourself and others.

Three Pillars of Resilience

Discover the three pillars of resilience and how they can be used to improve physical wellbeing, reduce emotional stress and help you foster positive relationships, particularly during stressful times.

Introduction to Mindfulness

Learn how to relax the body and mind in order to regulate your emotional responses and cultivate a grounded sense of calm.



Kate came in to Cotton On Head Office and opened up our global mindfulness program. Her workshop was the perfect introduction to mindfulness. The talk was both informative and engaging with key takeaways and techniques that people used straight away. Since Kate’s workshop we have had leaders and general managers invite Kate back to further develop mindfulness within their teams.

—Luke McLean – Health +Wellbeing Manager, Cotton On Group

Kate delivered a fantastic session for our executive team, the session was perfectly pitched for the audience and delivered well beyond my expectations. Kate’s engaging style and ability to mesh together research and real life practical examples really resonated with all who attended. In the weeks that followed many attendees have mentioned how much they learnt and are trying to include mindful practice into their daily lives.

—Nicole Tournier, Director Planning & Resources, Strategy & Governance RMIT University

I have regularly attended Kate’s Thursday afternoon sessions which are perfectly timed towards the end of a busy week. I have found myself looking forward to each session and in fact when work pressures start to impinge, desperate not to miss them. Kate’s sessions are top-notch and a beacon of light in a raging sea of Zoom meetings and a barrage of emails/chats. Please bring Kate back.

The mindfulness sessions with Kate James being offered has been really useful to take a break from the hectic schedule at home. The breathing exercises have helped manage stress, and also focus on the task at hand. Overall, it has been great to have these sessions to talk about how we feel and how we handle our emotions through these techniques. Thank you for organising.

Every week I look forward to Kate’s gentle voice and her wealth of knowledge in this field. One of the skills I have taken away is self-compassion which I will practice from time to time. Hope to have Kate again for more mindfulness sessions.

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