ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES
Kathy Ollearis provides transformational leadership expertise, assisting clients in strengthening their organizational effectiveness through coaching and facilitation. Through an inquisitive and intuitive approach, Kathy assesses situations quickly and offers organizations well-thought-out strategic approaches to launch them on a journey toward unlimited possibilities.
IN THE INDUSTRY
- Sustainable Change
- Facilitate Possibilities
- Executive Coaching
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Prior to her consulting career, Kathy spent over a decade developing in-depth business knowledge by working for Fortune 500 companies. In her corporate positions, she supported leaders and organizations alike in identifying and managing employee needs. She worked in a variety of human resource leadership roles and served as an internal consultant. Because of her strong facilitation skills and her fresh perspective on organizational issues, Kathy quickly became a trusted, proven advisor. Her diverse corporate experience has equipped her with an intimate understanding of the assessment, development, and facilitation of human resource disciplines as well as a strong sense of the challenges faced by individuals, teams, and organizations today.
As a consultant, Kathy has spent nearly 15 years facilitating transformation leadership experiences in a broad range of clients across the US and internationally. She coaches at all levels of management providing expertise and insight into a variety of business issues. Her unique blend of dynamic facilitation and personal, supportive education yields high-impact results in an ever-changing business world.
Kathy offers far more than simply a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in business. She possesses the ability to authentically relate with others in order to support their visions. This distinctive capacity to connect creates a strong partnership between Kathy and her clients; it enables Kathy to deftly balance business strategy with employee impact.
Kathy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Illinois State University and completed a Masters of Education and Mental Health Counseling from Purdue University Calumet. This year she will complete the requirements for certification as a licensed Mental Health Counselor.
- Change Experience
- Executive Coaching
- Transformational Leadership
AREAS OF PASSION
Facilitate, Coach, Change. These three elements lay the foundation of Kathy’s commitment to her clients. Kathy loves to facilitate through complicated issues by asking difficult questions, the questions others, perhaps, haven’t thought to ask. She sees these challenges as opportunities for organizations to grow stronger and more resilient. In her coaching, Kathy empowers her clients to develop creative, workable solutions which address obstacles that impede transformation. She enjoys supporting others in their efforts to achieve success by encouraging them to realize their full potential. Kathy strives to help others in their journey to change. She applies customized strategies which enable clients to better navigate, and understand the impact of, change. Overall, Kathy desires not only to see her clients succeed, but to see them thrive – in work and in life.
Kathy is a catalyst, igniting the fire of potential among her clients. As a trusted resource, she guides others through the process of transformation. Her approach to consulting is one of possibility, promise, and positive change. Through her tenacious questioning, her masterful facilitation skills, and her ability to intuitively gather and synthesize information, Kathy assists clients in capitalizing their assets. Her ultimate goal is to put clients on the path toward organizational evolution and transformative growth, empowering them to reach as far as they can dream.