The process you took me through DEFINITELY played a critical part in me being able to achieve this. While the process didn’t unfold exactly according to the script I worked through with you, I was able to keep adjusting it with each conversation – and it got me there in the end. 

I DEFINITELY went into the salary conversations better prepared, more confident and more convinced of and committed to my worth than I would have been had I not had the coaching session with you. 

So, this is a win for me – and I hope a win for you too! 

J.K. Company Secretary

I followed the process we discussed and it worked! I asked for the pay discussion to be raised with the CEO and it went so smoothly after that. They raised the difference in pay between NSW and SA. As you predicted I was able to keep them to the topic of my value, and they couldn’t deny or avoid it. The way you showed me how to play back to them their words on ‘’why me was amazing.

Thank you Catherine, my dream has come true!

MR – Mining

I have been working in the mining industry for most of my career, which is predominately male dominated. Over the course of my career I have been increasingly concerned that I have not been treated fairly compared to my male counterparts in regards to remuneration. So, I met with Catherine. We discussed the current market environment, my achievements in the role and my direct and indirect contribution to the business with limited resources.

At the end of the review I realised that I has highly undervaluing my work and delivery to the business. This gave me the confidence to move forward with a remuneration negotiation resulting in a 10% increase in base salary and an equivalent increase in bonus, so effectively earning 20% more per year.

Catherine helped me understand my value and gave me the confidence in my work performance to ask for an increase in salary to reflect the value I was delivering to the business. I am thankful for finding her and her assistance and guidance throughout the negotiation process.

DR – Artist

I’ve been painting most of my life. It’s my job, but also my heart and soul.

That’s why, like most artists, I struggled to put an appropriate price on my work. I was always concerned about what my customers would consider to be a fair investment, which led to me underselling myself for years.

Catherine and I discussed my art and my market. The demand for my work, and what the motivation is for people to buy my art. With her input and expertise, I was able to set prices that are fair to myself, my work, and my customers.

I am now making an average of $500 more per painting. Yearly, that’s an extra $25,000 in revenue for my business.

I have new faith in the value of the art I create and in own my worth. I won’t be underselling myself again.

HEC – Television Producer

Like many ‘glamorous’ industries, the film and television industry is notorious for low pay. So, despite the fact that I’ve been doing this for years, I felt certain that whatever raise I asked for would be shut down. It’s the price you pay for doing a job you love, right?

Catherine was able to make me see just how wrong that idea was. Loving your job means you give more and should be paid accordingly. More, not less. Through Catherine’s coaching I was able to build up my confidence in my work and truly understand my value. From there, we came up with a clear game-plan for me to approach my manager with and practised until all angles had been explored.

In our meeting, my manager was surprised by my preparation and confidence, and I got the raise I was hoping for – 6%!

I never imagined it could feel so easy. Catherine had me so prepared, there was no way I could be nervous. I finally knew what I was really worth to the company, so how could they disagree?

RK – Business Optimisation Expert

The Gig Economy is going to need more people like Catherine, so we can all learn how to assess and understand our value in competitive, creative and fluid workplaces of the future.


Catherine is an absolute master of her craft. She gets to the core of your beliefs about what you’re worth, and makes it seem so obvious that you are worth more than you imagined.


Not only did coaching help me understand my true value, Catherine was also able to show me how to negotiate in difficult situations. I learned new tactics in overcoming the standard. arguments of salary ranges and benchmarking. It’s amazing how quickly being well informed enables you to confidently ask for what you are worth. And to receive what you’re worth.

John - Sales

Catherine provided coaching and advise in my recent job search.  While I had a great depth of experience reflecting that plus my soft skills in my resume and Linkedin profile was a challenge.  It’s hard to self-promote – even if you’re in sales yourself. What started out as a more technical and job description focussed profile ended up really showing me for who I am.  My technical skills, and my personality came through both in my resume and my Linkedin profile.

Catherine also provided interview coaching this was invaluable. The outcome for me?  A role in a company that is in the very top righthand corner of the Gartner quadrant, and a role that is proving challenging and rewarding.

Big pay rise

FA - Executive

The Salary Coach provided a pragmatic approach to the salary conversation and provided guidance and coaching at every step of the way. I’m certain I would not have achieved this result without the Salary Coach.


I had procrastinated on raising the pay issue for a while.

Catherine helped me articulate and position my value and provided the structures, frameworks and mental support to help me manage conversations well outside my comfort zone. I highly recommend getting Catherine on your team.

E.R. Asset Manager, Property

I came to Catherine seeking guidance for return to work after MAT leave, for help in navigating a challenging situation / conversations, and also to seek clarity over my longer term plans and goals. 

With (5??) coaching sessions, I have gained the clarity I sought and now have a solid understanding of what drives me and enables me to thrive. I was well prepared for the hard conversations and feel more confident in myself. 

Thank you to Catherine for guiding me and for challenging me to keep my mind open. 

D.A Marketing Premium

A friend of mine recommended me Cat ‘The Salary Coach’ as I was after some guidance to help me out defining my next professional challenge. It was a period of time where I was lost and deeply undecided.


Cat has provided me with support and guidance. She’s been listening carefully and has come up with some very valuable advice that has brought tremendous value to my thinking process and developing my go-to-market strategy to find my new job.

She also made sure the strategy was very much matching with who I am and what I was looking for in my new job.
Today, thanks to her help, I’m fortunate enough having built a strong profile that has already appealed to recruiters of my industry.

I would definitely recommend Cat’s services.

V.C Marketing communications

I had the opportunity to work in a previous role that didn’t align with my career goals and offered little room for growth. The management in that team was toxic, and I knew I needed a change. When I returned from maternity leave, a situation occurred where I felt uneasy about my position, and I sought guidance from an HR professional to address the matter.

During this process, I decided to resign from my previous company due to personal reasons, and surprisingly, my manager suddenly tried to persuade me to stay. However, I had already made up my mind to explore new opportunities.

Through the support and coaching I received from Catherine, I landed an incredible opportunity. The offer I received exceeded my expectations, both in terms of compensation and the stimulating projects I would be involved in. The team is smaller, but the management is fantastic, creating a positive work environment.

I’m truly grateful for Catherine’s guidance and support I received during this journey. My career path took an unexpected turn, but it turned out to be the best decision I made, thanks to the insightful coaching I received from Catherine. I now feel more confident and clear about my future.

I highly appreciate Catherine’s assistance, and I won’t hesitate to reach out for advice in my career endeavours in the future. Thank you once again Catherine for all your help!

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