Driven by a forceful commitment to helping others succeed, Kathi is an exceptional strategic and organizational development professional. She has worked with dozens of local, national, and international organizations over many decades and helped them grow their business, develop their employees, and advance their leadership. Kathi’s astute business-sense, no-nonsense and fun-loving approach, and expansive knowledge make for an unrivaled development experience.
Kathi built her career during a 21-year stint at the Royal Bank of Canada, where she learned the ropes from the bottom up. As a fast learner and seeker of constant change and challenge, she quickly moved up the ladder from junior file clerk to management and landed in the training group. It was here that Kathi really began to tap into her greatest skill; her fun-loving nature became part of her repertoire, which she successfully combined with her intuition, genuine interest in people, and willingness to ask tough questions. Kathi became absorbed with what makes organizations successful and has never looked back.
In 2003, Kathi formed her own organizational development consulting group, and since then she has successfully worked with a broad range of enterprises, such as BC Hydro, The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Telus, Metro Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Lexmark, Ashland Chemicals, and Enbridge to name a few. Committed to lifelong learning, as an adult she pursued an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University, a Masters Degree of Social and Applied Sciences (Leadership) from Royal Roads, and a certificate in Dialogue and Negotiation. In addition to working with clients privately, Kathi is faculty at the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute at The Banff Centre.
Kathi is passionate about her field of expertise, which includes strategic development, leadership program creation, leadership advancement, and the promotion of organization-wide effectiveness. There is no doubt that Kathi takes the word dynamic to a whole new level—she is incredibly perceptive, brings energy to every engagement, and is a natural leader.
Kathi says, “I am constantly energized by the thirst in any industry for knowledge to engage the people it employs. It’s very liberating to deliver solid leadership development, help people get hindsight and foresight, have the courage to have the conversations everyone in the room has been avoiding, and see everyone come out the other side embracing success.”
Giving back in a volunteer role is a big part of Kathi’s life; over the years she has engaged with many not-for-profit organizations, including Big Brothers, Peace It Together, Vantage Point, and United Way. She believes in sharing her business acumen and expertise to make the world a better place, and she keeps time in her busy calendar to step in and provide much appreciated support wherever she goes.
A vital, inspirational, and dedicated professional, Kathi is a super-achiever who brings wisdom and knowledge to every project. She has a keen understanding of the challenges businesses today face and is an expert in guiding them through change and empowerment to success.