I’m Kat. It’s so lovely to have you here.
I live by the sea with my husband and two young children. I love all types of music, gigs, festivals, travel, coffee, cake and I’m rather partial to wearing a stripe. They’ve always been my go-to wardrobe staple (something I’m passing onto my kids) so I’m invariably wearing a striped tee, jumper or socks – sometimes all these things at the same time!
This is where I got the inspiration for the name of my business. I think it’s important to surround yourself with the things you love and motivate you – as I write this I’m listening to BBC 6 music with a huge cup of coffee!
Before I set up Stripe Social I worked in public sector communications for nearly 10 years. Following redundancy in 2018, I decided to set up my own business as I realised how sick and tired I was of corporate life and all the rubbish that goes with it.
Freelancing has been the best decision I’ve ever made though completely terrifying at times. I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve learned so much in a short space of time and still have so much ahead. I love the sense of achievement from building my business up by myself. I also love the flexibility it gives me to work around our hectic family life.
I’ve had the privilege to work with the most diverse set of amazing clients. People that I’ve learned from just as much as they learned from me. As much as I love working with them, the best part of what I do is when they are ready to go it alone and I get to watch them continue to grow in confidence and creativity.
Community is everything to me and I’m super proud of the online community I’ve built around my biz. It’s something I want for all business owners. The support, accountability and at times straight talking is invaluable.
When I’m not in Instagram mode, you’ll usually find the four of us outdoors either at the beach, camping or getting very wet and muddy somewhere. We love to go off the beaten track and explore. Glastonbury Festival is one of our favourite places on earth. My fiancé asked me to marry him on the Glasto hill. I can’t wait to introduce the kids to it.
Pre kids I travelled worldwide at first solo, making many life long friends along the way, then with my partner. Vietnam is my favourite county. The food, people, history and landscape are all out of this world. Barcelona is my favourite city. The food, beach, culture, history and nightlife make it the perfect destination. Well so far – I’m open to new places changing my mind. I can’t wait to get back to travelling. I’ve definitely got itchy feet that I can’t ignore for much longer. I wonder where our next adventure will take us…? And how the hell we’re going to fit all the kid’s stuff in a couple of backpacks!
If you want to check me out on social hit the links below!
Are you ready to do YOUR Instagram, YOUR way?
I’m confident the answer is yes! You’re ready for change and ready for me to bring energy, enthusiasm and all the Insta know how to your business – let’s get started!
Book in for a free 30 minute consultation to either let me know which service you’d like to go for or to chat about your options. It’s our time to grab a brew and discuss how I can best support you.