After graduating from law school, Katie worked in New York and Houston specializing in finance at “big law” international law firms. Her primary training was in a world-leading practice group. After realizing with a shock that she had been at law firms for far longer than she had planned, she left Biglaw and served as senior counsel and assistant general counsel for an international power company headquartered in Houston. Katie worked closely with and on business development, commercial and finance teams throughout her career. Her clients included new and established businesses in aviation and energy and banks, hedge funds and private equity funds. In her last legal position, she worked directly with the corporate executive team and management teams around the world on critical projects for their businesses.
Katie graduated from Smith College and the School of Law at the University of Texas and had a great time attending the London School of Economics for her third year of college. She is licensed as a lawyer in New York and Texas. She received her training with the Coaches Training Institute, is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. She also happens to be a UK and US citizen, as the child of English immigrants to the US.
In her words
Working for and with smart, talented organizations and people in my previous career has prepared me well for coaching the new managers and young leaders I am asked to coach and the growing teams I help.
I intimately understand the transition those individuals face, from expert to manager and leader, and the transition growing businesses and teams experience from survival to becoming more strategic. The value I create for clients is to bring a professional, empathetic and results-focused approach to achieving the desired outcome.
I enjoy business, and I enjoy people, and it’s great fun to be able use my smarts, experience and strengths to help people enhance their skills and gain greater productivity and effectiveness, benefiting themselves and their institutions!
Increasing capacity helps individuals and the entities they work for by saving money, making people happier and more productive. The frustrated economist in me loves that efficiency, and the coach in me loves to see individuals become more positive and committed and have greater energy and control.