has 25 years of experience as an organizational development practitioner facilitating transformational whole system change leadership for Fortune 500 companies including Bose, Yahoo!, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), GeoCities, IdeaLab, IDEO, DRS Technologies, Toyota, Avery Dennison, and Raytheon Company as well as nonprofits and schools such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Needham Public Schools, Action Against Hunger, Cradles to Crayons, Thompson Island Outward Bound, and Goodwill Industries among others. Kathryn works with leaders and their teams to effect positive change. Kathryn designs and leads customized executive development retreats designed to accelerate team performance. She coaches leaders and teams in Harvard Business School executive education programs. She is an expert organizational assessor applying qualitative and quantitative methodologies to help clients get perspective on the most complex and perplexing organizational dilemmas to ensure that she provides accurate diagnostic data, helps her clients make free and informed choice and then helps them to implement changes that are sustainable. She aims to work herself out of a job by ensuring her clients reach higher levels of functioning required to adapt to ongoing business and market challenges.
Kathryn is the coauthor of the management fable, Which Bird Gets Heard? How to Have Impact Even In a Flock and the creator of the Authentic Presence Inventory (API©), self and 360, that has helped hundreds of leaders enhance their executive presence. She has presented at the Academy of Management and International Leadership Association on her research on Leadership and Mindfulness. She has presented on her innovation research as keynote speaker to the US Army Soldier Center’s Annual Bootstrap Innovation event, the American Society of Training and Development, the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s annual retreat and the New England Psychology Association among others. She delivered highly regarded workshops at Inside NGO’s Annual Conference in Washington DC on Virtual Teams and Effective Remote Work Relationships.
Kathryn earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Organizational Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology, a B.A. in Philosophy, and a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut. Her doctoral research produced the Radical Innovation Readiness Inventory (RIR©) that assesses an organization’s capacity to innovate. She is a Lore International trained executive coach. Kathryn is a Level 2 Kantor Institute certified training provider of Structural Dynamics and dialogue practices. She is certified in FIRO-B, Kantor Baseline Instrument, MBTI, Social Styles Inventory, and the Phillips Teamwork Assessment Inventory (TAI) and Thomas Kilmann Conflict Styles Inventory (TKI) among others.
Kathryn has been a Professor of organizational and leadership studies since 2008 at William James College where she created the curriculum and courses for the Masters of Organizational Psychology degree and the Leadership Psychology Psy.D programs.