About Signal Fire Coaching

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Kate Arms, JD, ACC, CPCC

founder and lead coach

It is the primary vehicle for me to do my life’s work: helping people thrive as the fullest version of themselves and creating effective systems that support the people working within them. I have spent the past three decades studying how human beings thrive and how organizations and institutions can be structured to support individuals while also achieving big goals.

My studies have included biology, psychology, cognitive science, philosophy, theories and practices of constitutional democracy, coaching, systems theory, leadership, and anthropology. I have worked as a lawyer, an administrator, an artist, a writer, and a coach.

Working with teams, I use a mix of training, individual coaching, and systems coaching to help the group access wisdom and productivity in ways that make the whole more powerful than the sum of its parts.

Strengths-based growth models, mind-body integration, and respect for the wisdom each of my clients hold about their own lives and practices are the foundations of my coaching practice.

I have helped clients with business relationships, entrepreneurial development, motivation, hiring practices, tough conversations, time management, increased creativity, and stress management.

After working with many clients on interpersonal issues that arose in the context of their struggles to assert their own creative spirits in various contexts, I have developed a model for healthy relationships that can be applied in any situation: Side by Side Living.

My book Unblock: Writing Prompts for Works in Progress is available from Signal Fire Press.

I have been coaching people in one form or another for over three decades. My coach training includes Co-Active Coaching certification from The Coaches Training Institute, Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching from CRR Global, and a specialization in working with artists from the Creativity Coaching Association. I am a certified InterPlay Leader and am a graduate of CTI’s Co-Active Leadership Program.

When I am not working, I am usually hanging out with my 4 children and our pets, acting or directing with local community theatres, or at the ice rink playing Ringette or managing a team.


Book a free 60-minute Powerful Conversation to find out whether I am the right person to help you to the next stage in your career.