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Katherine has been helping leaders and organizations bridge the generational gap and improve their performance in and through the following spheres:
Healthcare                                                                  Higher Education
Consumer Products Industry                             Publishing Industry
Marketing/Media                                                     Professional Organizations
Youth Recreational Leadership Training        Civic Groups
Continuing Education                                           Leadership Consulting
Radio                                                                             Podcasts

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Studies - Trinity International University -2009-2015
Dissertation: "Undergraduate Student Leaders, a Subgroup of Millennials, and Their Self-Selected Life Experiences in Teams"

Master of Education, Community Agency Counseling - Clemson University - 1998, Summa Cum Laude, Chi Sigma Iota

Bachelor of Science, Psychology - Indiana University - 1995, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma

Bachelor of Arts, Biology - Indiana University - 1995, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE:  Licensed Professional Counselor, North Carolina (2002-present)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL (tiu.edu), Associate Dean of Student Leadership Development (2016-2017) Director of Leadership Development and Local Community Partnerships Deerfield,IL(2007-2016)

  • Innovated and implemented successful leadership programs increasing recruitment and impacting retention.
  • Established 360 brand for Emerging Leaders Conference resulting in 400% growth of TIU 360 Leadership Conference.
  • Created and cultivated interdepartmental task force to develop seamless culture of leadership across the university leadership program.
  • Launched and led 360 Leadership Institute after receiving $600,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Led grant writing team.
  • Rebranded Emerging Leader program and facilitated university-wide impact.
  • Coached over 50 emerging adults resulting in transformational growth.
  • Numerous professional presentations throughout the country and in India. Topics included: Leadership, Women in Leadership, EQ, and Recruitment and Retention.

ADJUNCT FACULTY, Trinity College (2009-2016)

  • Pioneered Endorsement and Minor in Practical Leadership for students participating in experiential leadership opportunities. • Experience teaching a wide variety of courses from Group Dynamics to Emerging Leaders to Camp Operations.

Youth Unlimited High Point, NC, Program Director, Therapeutic Foster Care (2001-2006)

  • Created and developed successful Therapeutic Foster Care Program to establish a continuum of care across the agency. • Recruited, trained, and supervised staff and foster families to provide holistic care.
  • Co-authored policies and procedures to establish effective program guidelines.
  • Team-led successful COA accreditation guaranteeing that best practices were followed.