“I first met Kitty in Hong Kong around 2002-2003. At that time, I was caught up in the work hard, party hard drinking/excess culture in Hong Kong with some very boozy weekends that seemed to go on and on.
At that time, I was a very brash and cocky person but Kitty never judged me.
Kitty has an amazing talent in understanding and reading people’s mind and she holds the space for people to open up so easily and naturally. I knew I could trust her and started speaking to her about what I was going through.
Kitty started to address the manic lifestyle I had. Instead of sleeping off a massive hangover on Sunday mornings, we would meet up with some of her friends and go hiking around Hong Kong. She got me interested in reading books, learning about meditation and changing my mindset which really helped me to see life so differently from getting hammered all weekend.
One particular book, The Dark Side Of The Light Chasers by Debbie Ford, she gave me I still have, with a very nice inscription which reads:
This is one of my favourite books – it gave me a lot of profound insights and perspective on life…
You’re going through an interesting and exciting period in your beautiful life. Enjoy the process, have fun and have a good ride.
Thank you for being part of my life – you are such a jewel.
Enjoy the book. Stay in touch.
One of the biggest takeaways was Kitty’s ability to turn the negatives into positives, to transform blockages into possibilities and opportunities. She helped me to challenge and distil my way of thinking.
Kitty is truly a thought leader. Her perspectives and thoughts are inspiring and unique, and her optimism and positivity rubbed off on me.
It wasn’t easy to confront myself with my own behaviour, thoughts and beliefs. I would previously moan about my week at work, this contractor, or my boss, and try to blot it out with heavy drinking.
With Kitty’s firm yet nurturing guidance, I started to look at things very differently and become more optimistic; a positive outlook in my life and my health which I still hold to this day, with a new energy that things will always get better no matter how tough it is.
I embraced this and had 6 more wonderful years in Hong Kong where I met my wife and my career took off, and I have worked in Asia and the Middle East. I still remain close friends with Kitty to this day.
I was very sad when she left Hong Kong. But like with all really good friends, sometimes you don’t speak to each other for months and then right away pick straight up from where you were.
I will always have a massive amount of respect and gratitude for Kitty for waking me up to new opportunities, a belief structure, to keep going and stay true to myself when things look like they are going south.
It gives me great pleasure to write this testimonial knowing that there are many people who can get enormous benefits from spending time with Kitty to truly live and experience life, as I did with her.” – Lawrence Billington
“You did really well in the TV programme and brought out the message – we should be our own selves, not what others think who we should be. The activity was great fun and the participants did enjoy it. It is a good way for them to see themselves… You also pointed out that it was not easy to make ourselves as our priority over others….and make another participant rethink the importance of being with his child was due to responsibility or his true desire.
Your energy flow was so smooth, soft and comfy. For sure the TV audience would feel that, too.” – E Cheung
“What you said in the interview inspires me a lot. Please keep me updated with your new course, talk or sharing. And I am trying to find your book on Amazon. Looking forward to seeing you again.” – K M Ho
“In Hong Kong, the topic on how to be ourselves is a real treasure. The content of the TV programme resonates well. I am so glad Hong Kong has this kind of programme.
Kitty, I watched your wonderful TV programme about being ourselves, thank you. I’d like to know your course details.” – T Wong
“I am Rosemarie Manalo and was working as a helper for Madam Kitty for the last 3 years in Singapore. As they were leaving Singapore, I moved on and found another employer locally.
I find Madam Kitty very open minded. She showed me how to see the beauty of life. During my time working with them , even when I did many things wrongly, she never shouted at or got angry with me. Instead, she explained things very well to me and gave me advice to do it better.
I used to think of going back to my home town in the Philippines only once in year as I was concerend about spending money. And usually, we are only allowed to return home once every two years. But Madam Kitty let me take my holiday at least twice a year whenever they were away and said to me, “You are working to provide for your family so that they can have a better life. What’s the point of working so hard if you don’t get to spend time with your family when you can?” If it wasn’t because of her encouragement, I could have missed the important moments spent with my family.
I also opened up to Madam Kitty that I had a dream that maybe someday I could do a different job. I don’t want to spend my whole life working as a helper. I felt it’s hard for me to pursue my dream because I am married with 2 young kids. But Madam Kitty encouraged me to follow my dream and said there would always be a new beggining somewhere if that’s what I wanted even though I might not see it right now.
Thank you to Madam Kitty Downer for all the encouragments. I really appreciated all the care the family has given me. I am so blessed to be part of their family. She made me realize there can always be more than where my life is currently.” – Rosemarie Manalo
“The workshop caught my attention when I saw the event listing in my mailbox. However, I sat on it. The night before the event, at the back of my head, there was this little voice beckoning me to check it out.
Sincere and authentic. Kitty’s earnest intention and sharing of her personal story has indeed made her the authentic go-to person (in every sense) for the great cause she is doing to benefit and impact others. Her patience ears and insightful advice have dawned a “new” realization in me from the stubborn beliefs I have reluctantly refused to let go or come into terms with. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the many new lessons I have learned in this short yet impactful session. These “aha” awakenings are priceless motivation for me, giving me every reason to move forward.
I would highly recommend Kitty’s workshops should you have any issue you can’t figure out or just need a listening ear.” – Ning
“I am inspired by your points of views on RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong). In Macau or Hong Kong, we face the same cultural changes. You are doing great and I will share your views with my friends.” – A Fung
“Attend Kitty’s workshops if you are ready to be open and vulnerable. Get ready to be questioned and be ready for the change. Otherwise, you will just stay where you are.” – Gina Low Calaunan
“The exercise looked interesting and made me want to do it myself! Your presentation was good and natural, confident and intelligent. Well done!” – C H Ong
“Understanding the difference between thinking and knowing – a clever book offering techniques presented in a unique way that can be applied in order to understand how your life got from there to here, and to make sure where you are going is where you want to be going.” – P Kenney
“Many people go through changes without knowing how to start, whether the choices they made are “right” or even not knowing where to follow. Kitty shared simple and practical steps to help us to make peace within ourselves and create space within us so that we can align our mind with our heart. Practical step-by-step protocol to help over-thinking people to connect with their hearts.” – Alice Yuen
“Kitty’s talk was really enlighting and it made me think! I am sure it is getting through to plenty of others, too. Keep it up!” – J O’Shea
“This workshop really helps me connect with my heart and my inner parts deeply. Good guidelines on how to follow my heart going forward.” – Christine Wong
“A good workshop for over-thinking person like me to start to understand what authenticity is.” – Gloria Yip
“I use ‘The Code from No to kNOw’ approach all the time. I used to make hasty decisions without really knowing what I was getting into. Really good advice that I got from the book, The Code!” – L Gunn
“Kitty has shared an easy and practical way to start our journey to find authenticity. Good inspiration!” – Kris
“A new experience to communicate with my heart.” – Bonnie Cheung
“A truly inspiring and very powerful book. Sometimes we feel lost, we stop believing in ourselves. The Code helps you to find the balance and to focus on who you are, what you want and how to achieve. And what is amazing is that in the end, it’s all about you. You are the one who makes the difference!
What I loved the most is the style. It is easy to read and full of life experiences. It is not just rules or advice. It is pure life. A book for everyone!” – Claudia Candela
“Kitty’s concept of authenticity is genuine and on the point, backed by meaningful concepts.” – Dr Marc Calaunan
A video testimonial from Ray who is working hard to become a writer.