Biography

Kat Byles is a Business and Creativity Consultant with 20 years’ experience working with entrepreneurs and global brands making a difference on a grass roots and global scale, including Homeless World Cup, Nike, UEFA, Vodafone Foundation, Good Energy, Eric Cantona, Desmond Tutu, Colin Farrell and Lewis Hamilton.

Back in 2000 she founded Authentic PR, communication with integrity for businesses with a positive purpose, as featured in The Guardian, The Times and Director; and for 6 years was the Global Communications Director, Homeless World Cup where she grew the organisation from 20 to 70 nations positively impacting 250,000 homeless people. Here she generated well over $25 million in media coverage, was executive producer for Kicking It narrated by Colin Farrell, selected for Sundance Film Festival and sold to ESPN and is a consultant to the feature film she initiated with Blueprint Pictures (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges) and Film Four.

Then came the burn out and her intuition led her to Antigua in the West Indies accompanied by the question: how do you create positive global change and look after your wellbeing? True Business, a groundbreaking business model with heart emerged as the answer. Whilst the traditional business model leads with profit, True Business leads with your creative spirit to align with your nature and purpose and build the business you were born for. This leads to happiness, meaning, wellbeing and deep fulfilment, whilst making a difference and creating prosperity.

True Business has benefited hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world including the PR with Heart Online Community of women entrepreneurs, artists, game changers, coaches, authors, teachers and healers designed to grow their visibility, audience and impact effortlessly. It’s now an active global community of 100 pioneering women making a difference in 14 countries and you are welcome to join us.

Kat lives in Antigua, where she runs The Antigua Retreat for women making a difference, and Bath, England. She is currently writing ‘True Business: unleash your creative spirit on the business you were born to build’ and speaks about True Business and PR with Heart internationally.

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What they say

“’It is enjoyable to make things visible, which are invisible’ – Eric Cantona. This quote speaks volumes about you Kat. You are an inspiration now and always.”

Dave Cobban, Director, Nike Sustainable Business and Innovation

“Kat is a powerful, imaginative and intuitive leader with a great capacity to see a vision and make it happen. What sets Kat apart is her heart. She works with passion and exudes creative energy and enthusiasm that is both inspiring and contagious.”

Mel Young, president, Homeless World Cup

“Kat’s like a spark plug. You come away ignited.”

Wendy Richmond, founder, Yellow Bicycle PR

“My PR plan became the creative, energetic heart of my project. What emerged was surprising, energising, and far larger than I expected. This has given me the courage to do effortlessly what I previously believed would be challenging. I cannot recommend Kat more highly. She is world-class.”

Simon Haas, author, The Book of Dharma

I’ve created opportunities that allow me to be myself and share the messages that I care about.  I’ve created speaking opportunities, the website and business have been growing.  The way I interact with people has changed – I’m much clearer about what I’m doing and I don’t hesitate or wait to take action.

Samia El Jaafari, co-founder, Intro