Kate Franklin has been an executive coach, facilitator and keynote speaker for ten years. Before co-founding White & Lime, Kate ran Oak Tree Coaching for ten years, in Washington DC and London. Before that she was head of leadership development for RSA Insurance, having held a range of leadership and strategic HR roles for RSA across the UK and Europe over eight years.

Her focus is on Clear Head Coaching and Executive Team Development. She’s worked on UK and global assignments for a broad range of clients including The Allied Irish Bank, RSA Insurance, Aviva, Thomson Reuters, Freshfields, Unilever and Save the Children. Kate is a certified professional coach (CPCC), accredited by the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaching Federation.

Kate lives with her husband and two daughters in London. She loves walking, yoga, mountains, scuba diving, skiing, and learning new things (Irish history, at the moment).


“Kate’s a fantastically practical and insightful coach. We used our latest session to help me prepare for a series of meetings with my team where I was launching changes to the operating model. She helped me come up with an agenda and the meetings went really well – a much better outcome than had I not spent an hour talking to Kate, a great investment of my time. Kate makes me a better leader!”

Louisa Leonard, Senior Vice President, Risk and Chief Risk Officer, RSA Insurance, Canada

“Spending time away from the business with an objective external “voice” has been invaluable. I have increased my self-awareness, changed the way I lead, and got into the habit of setting myself clear goals. Importantly, Kate has also helped me achieve a much better balanced life.”

Mark Briffa, CEO, Air Partner