Katie has been coaching executives and executive teams since 1999. Katie brings a unique blend of positive energy, inspiration and laser insight to all of her clients. She has an uncanny ability to make the complex, simple; to coax leaders out of their comfort zone; to build high degrees of trust with a group very quickly; and to hold people accountable to their results.
Katie is the sole owner of Double Black Diamond Coaching, where her work focuses on the intersection of three key areas: Developing the leader around both leadership and career; Creating high functioning executive teams; and facilitating strategic planning to establish alignment and accountability. Her go-to methodology includes models and texts such as The Five Dysfunctions of a Team; The Rockefeller Habits; The Power of Full Engagement; Good to Great, and Primal Leadership. Katie’s corporate coaching clients include CEO’s and executive team members from large organizations through entrepreneurial businesses. Her industry experience includes: technology; wealth management; commercial real estate; big pharma; clean tech; media; advertising; insurance; construction; and manufacturing and more.
Prior to coaching, Katie spent 11 years as an advertising executive in both Toronto and Vancouver, rising to the senior management position of Group Account Director, overseeing some of the world’s largest brands at some of the world’s largest agencies including Ogilvy and Mather and BBDO.
Katie holds an honours degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (1989), is a certified coach with The Coaches Training Institute (2000). She is also certified in Disc, Stakeholder Centered Coaching, and the Booth 360. Katie has been published in the Globe and Mail over 70 times.
Personally, she and her husband Jim have been married since 1997, and is proud mother of 2 boys, Jake and Tyler. When she is not watching the boys play football, basketball, soccer or ski race, you will find her on the ski slopes at Whistler, and biking and running on the trails on the north shore of Vancouver, trying to fulfill her passion each day for living a Double Black Diamond life.