Kathryn offers 25 years of expertise in Executive Coaching and sophisticated Leadership Development, serving clients across industries in Fortune 500 companies with leaders located in 17 countries on five continents. She excelled in her prior role as an Internal Talent Development Consultant and Coach at a major New York-based financial institution, where she developed the leadership pipeline. Her current work focuses on coaching senior leaders; building internal coaching capacity; helping talent make smooth transitions in, up and around organizations; developing high performance teams; and growing leadership competencies.
She has both an insider’s appreciation of the challenges of leading organizations and an external’s perspective on the best practices of innovative organizations. Her “people first” focus, coupled with her presence, high energy, and sense of humor has made her a much sought-after coach. Clients often describe her as a trusted discussion partner who has helped them to: sharpen their influence, enhance their executive presence, increase employee engagement, coach others, gain insight, get perspective, build teams, and best implement change.
Kathryn earned an M.A. in Organizational Psychology focusing on Consultation & Change (Cum Laude) from Columbia University; a B.S.W. in Social Welfare (Cum Laude) from Adelphi University; and an Advanced Executive Coaching Certification (CCCP-Level Two Professional Designation) from Columbia Business School Executive Education – where she served on the board of directors for many years.
Early on, she added rigor to her coaching practice serving as a Senior Organization Development Consultant at New York Life in Talent Management and in various social services roles, the last of which was as Director of a Child Abuse Counseling/Crisis Center. She currently donates her time as a volunteer for the Kipps Bay Boys and Girls Club in New York City and as an Executive Coach for Save the Children’s International Leaders.
Kathryn has done extensive research on the dynamics of workplace bullying. She co-authored an Internal Coaching book with Columbia Business School faculty, contributing a chapter on coaching best practices using 360 and other assessment instruments. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Talent Development; as Vice President for the New York Management Development Forum; as an Advisory Board Member at the Institute for Management Studies; on the Board of the New York Association for Psychological Type; and as an associate member of the American Psychological Association.
Her systemic approach aligns individual coaching objectives with organizational goals. Change in performance is clear, results-oriented, and focused on achieving measurable outcomes. Kathryn works best with leaders who seek to expand coaching, performance, and career satisfaction. She supports them through enhancing their ability to connect, communicate, and collaborate.