Hello, I’m Kathryn.
I’m a lot of things, but mostly, I am here to be of service.
My core values? Creativity, self-expression, and authenticity.
In my spare time, I am an author, storyteller, singer, hiker, idealist, and coffee lover. I am currently based in Southern Vermont and Hartford, CT, and have been lucky enough to live all over the world, including Los Angeles; New York City; Greenfield, Mass.; and Nanjing, China.
In an alternate life, I would’ve been an NCAA basketball coach (March Madness is my favorite holiday!), a dog trainer, or a stunt double.
In this life, I’m a recovered perfectionist and I’ve tried a bunch of different jobs. I’ve worked *a lot*, burned out every way I could think of, found deep satisfaction in the most surprising of jobs, and still often reimagine who I want to be when I grow up
I’ve worked nearly twenty years in nonprofits of all shapes and sizes, including twelve years with community foundations. I’ve done programming, marketing, fundraising, consulting, leadership development, and executive leadership.
What’s really driven me, though? Being more and more authentic, and helping others around me thrive in their own unique way.
That’s one of the reasons I’ve become a coach. I love people and the many perspectives we each bring to the world. That also led me to study Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, to focus on cross-cultural communication, and to mentor people of all ages and stages throughout my career.
As a certified executive coach, I bring a unique combination of analytical thinking, creativity and people skills to help social causes, philanthropists and executives move from theory to action. My job is to hold up a mirror from different angles to help you identify barriers, set goals, make plans and act. Reflection is sometimes the best catalyst.
I specialize in helping high achievers create sustainable impact while honoring their needs and personal mission. I’m motivated by vision but also relentlessly practical, and here to help you make the difference you want to see in the world.
As a white, cisgendered, heterosexual, highly educated, able-bodied U.S. citizen, I come from extensive privilege and seek to use that privilege to further the movement for equity. In this identity, I do my best to honor other people’s humanity and experiences, and when I cause harm (we all will, inevitably), to address that harm. Calls in and feedback are always welcome.
"Kathryn has more knowledge of diversity and inclusion challenges than anyone I know in the coaching business. She has personally helped me make sense of the current climate we live and work in—and she does it with power, grace and a dash of grit. "
“Within about fifteen minutes of speaking to Kathryn I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off because someone not only had heard me but also had confirmed what I knew but never heard from another person before. The biggest payoff was understanding that no job is perfect but you have to find something that is workable and something that sparks joy, that is what really sent me on my path to finding something remarkable.”
“I came to Kathryn to better articulate my approach to management and leadership and improve certain elements of my management style. I wanted to integrate mindfulness into my approach and make sure I connected with my team members and peers. This was my first time working with a professional coach and I was anxious about opening up and sharing my concerns. Kathryn made it easy. By the end of the first session, we had developed an intimate rapport which has enabled me to markedly improve my practice in a very short time. As a result of my sessions with Kathryn, I've become more self-aware, patient and empathetic in my management practice. Have connected more fully with my work and my colleagues and been more comfortable with continuing to improve my practice.”