Kathy’s driving passion and unsurpassed expertise is guiding and supporting individuals and groups going through change and transformation. Her goal is to provide professional women with the support and resources needed to re-imagine and lead even more abundant, joy-filled and purpose driven lives. She urges women to get off the fence of fear and indecision, taking the action needed to live into their imagined dreams.
Never one to settle for easy answers and was always striving for her next big adventure, Kathy accelerated into her midlife by completing a doctoral degree, starting her own company, and becoming a care giver for her mother – all in the same year! While your life changes may not be this dramatic, having a coach to support you, challenge you, and celebrate your successes can make all the difference in the world.
Kathy has dedicated her life to transforming those around her. As a young adult with the American Red Cross she volunteered at major disasters, determining how to quickly and systematically transform needy victims into courageous survivors. Her girlhood passion of helping others evolved into a 20+ year career in safety and health working with executives and front line leaders to transform entrenched bureaucracies into caring, safe and healthy businesses. In 2012 she was recognized by the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Women in Safety Engineering as one of the top “100 Women Making a Difference in Safety”.
As a business owner she has advised, coached and consulted for such well-known companies as Genentech, PG&E Company, and Armstrong World Industries. Her clients have described her as a “trusted confidante and partner”, “an amazing lady to work with”, and someone who “challenged our thinking, celebrated our successes, and deeply cared about how to inspire and engage our managers.”
A highly sought-after speaker and educator, Kathy has presented professionally to audiences throughout the United States and around the globe. Described as an “energetic, relevant and engaging” speaker, she provides dynamic topics related to human change and transformation that are jam-packed with content.
Always the adventurer, from her doctoral research in Laos to riding camels in the Sahara Desert, Kathy, her husband Paul and their cat Miss Liberty live in Fort Bragg, CA when they are not traveling the globe.
“This whole process [strategy facilitation] also elicited conversations with Kathy around some difficult staff issues I had been facing as a new leader for this organization. Her perspective and guidance showed me the level of her experience and expertise in this area — an outcome I wasn’t anticip… Read more
“Kathy is an exemplary coach. She exhibits care and thoughtfulness as she challenges and encourages you. Her leading edge knowledge and skillful listening allows her to quickly customize sessions to target your specific needs (even if you don’t know what they are!). I often think back to the session… Read more
“I was down to the wire on preparing for my opening keynote at a statewide conference and Kathy did an amazing job of helping me create a GREAT intro, edit my existing material so it would be impactful and effective, and coaching me on delivery (change voice here…). My speech was a success and I a… Read more
“When I stepped into the Executive Director role, Kathy provided me the tools to help me define my leadership style, chart my organization’s path, and successfully engage my employees.”
“Her coaching work with me and the other Board Members helped to clarify our vision and the work before us. As a result, our Board is more cohesive, compatible and much clearer on our respective roles and responsibilities.”
“She is an amazing lady to work with, and I would heartily recommend her services to any executive, business owner, or leader. When you bring Kathy in, you not only discover a trusted confidante and partner, but someone who will challenge and push you to be your best as a leader. She has very high s… Read more
“Kathy introduced me to books and management styles ranging from Squirrel, Inc., to storyboarding and collaborative group thinking. It is an honor to recommend and endorse Kathy Hart, Ed.D.”
“Kathy, I would like to personally thank you for your constant, diligent, and extremely hard work, under adverse circumstances, which you have afforded the department. Your work [1:1 Coaching and Team Facilitation] has helped our development of structure and planning, and is most appreciated.”
“She’s very much a “people person” and has a unique ability to communicate with many different kinds of people, to walk in another’s shoes and understand their motivations, needs, desires and instincts. This allows her to have a unique capacity to coach managers, teams and individuals to ach… Read more
“Kathy provided hours of preparation and coaching for me as the meeting leader. [S]he did a couple of post-mortem discussions with me, providing much thoughtful feedback and some good suggestions. All of this was done in a delightfully supportive and encouraging tone. I felt that I was able to estab… Read more