About

Kate Goodwin, MA RCC

Welcome*

My name is Kate Goodwin.

I am an award winning Culture & Communications Specialist,  journalist and author of inspiring stories. As a Registered Corporate Coach and Ayurvedic Wellness Counsellor I work with individuals and organizations to bring about clarity of thought and healthy lifestyles.

I have combined my professional background in healthcare, education and journalism to create Communikategood™ - a health and wellness company that publishes and consults on Psychological Health & Safety, Mindfulness and Leadership. 

If you are an organization looking to develop an health and wellness strategy, or an individual looking for career coaching, please send me an email at kate@communikategood.com

 

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. 

*Why the tiger? 

The tiger is a powerful reminder of overcoming obstacles and fears by reclaiming your place of power. Tigers manage strong emotions more effectively...and most importantly, they are playful. 

 

RESUME

Experience:

As a journalist and communications professional my background includes reporting, production management and field producing on CHCH Morning Live and Global Toronto News Making a Difference with Susan Hay. 

My professional Human Resources and People Development experience has been in the field of Employee Wellness for St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton and the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

In 2013 I wrote my M.A. thesis on Mindfulness Meditation while studying at a Zen Centre in South India. Upon completing this study I took Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction offered through St. Josephs Hospital and Mindful Communication offered through the McMaster University Faculty of Development. I then led the weekly Communities of Practice at St. Josephs Hospital  and became a founding member of Mindfulness Hamilton.

Education:

M.A. International and Intercultural Communication, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC

Postgraduate diploma - Journalism and New Media, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON B.A.

  Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
 
Certifications & Memberships:
 
Mental Health Leadership, Queens University via Morneau Shepell, Calgary AB
Ayurvedic Wellness Counsellor, Centre for Ayurveda & Indian Systems of Healing, Toronto ON
Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Hamilton ON
Mindful Communication for Health Care Providers, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) - Worldwide Association of Business Coaches
Board member – Mindfulness Hamilton
Registered Yoga Therapist – The Yoga Centre of Burlington
 
Honors & Awards:
 
Quality Healthcare Workplace Award, Ontario Health Association – Gold, 2015
Quality Healthcare Workplace Award, Ontario Health Association – Silver, 2014
Mental Health at Work Award, Excellence Canada – Gold, 2013
Alumni Leadership Award, Royal Roads University - Nomination, 2014 & 2015

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