“The thing about human-centred design is that it actually requires people with different backgrounds,” says Kate.
“That’s what makes people work really well together in that kind of setting, because if you only have people that have similar experiences and outlooks on life then you can miss out on important and different perspectives.”
“Culture-wise I actually just finished up some research … [that shows that] whatever career it is your degree is just a baseline,” adds Kate. “It’s actually who they [prospective employees] are as a person, their emotional intelligence and how they will fit into the team, and add to the team, that is most important. You can’t fake cultural fit … you need to bring your real self to the table, employers want to see that you have passion and drive that goes beyond getting paid.”
Kate worked with Huddle as a contractor for just under 18 months before realising it was time to take the plunge. Officially launching Kinsight (now simply Kate McCready) in 2014, Kate has spent the last few years getting to the heart of things – in people, businesses and organisations. Whether she’s coaching people one-on-one, working with organisations to unlock the unique talents of their teams or organising her soon-to-launch programs and workshops, Kate is constantly “helping people create conscious and human-centred working lives. Ones that activate their true potential, achieve personal wellbeing and have a meaningful impact.”