20 years of professional experience with
analytical chops, creative wizardry, grit, & whole human compassion
fully committed to your success
Consultant. Artist. Teacher. Human.
Passionate about people and systems thinking, Kathryn puts the human experience at the center of consulting.
After nearly 7 successful years at Gartner, and 8 years prior running her own web development company after an early start with the then dot-com start-up Blackboard, Inc., Kathryn created Whole Human Consulting. She saw and intuited a need for a consulting practice that goes beyond the human disconnect of big decks and big data from the employees and customers that actually create what a company is, does, and is capable of.
Kathryn advocates for an expanded notion of employee engagement and wellness, beyond “pizza Fridays” and discounted gym memberships; she sees the employee experience as pivotal to ROI, Customer Experience and marketplace success, and a company's meaningful impact in the world.
Kathryn has two decades of experience in IT & strategy management consulting, working with start-ups, non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and public sector agencies.
Combined with a 15 year career as an internationally exhibiting Performance & Video Artist, a former Adjunct Professor of Media & Culture Studies, a decade of personal mindfulness practice, and training in Neuroscience, Somatic Psychology, and Trauma Recovery, Kathryn brings diverse, progressive, technical and experiential wisdom to transforming client challenges into thriving successes.
She is a 2017 graduate of Seth Godin's altMBA program and recipient of the prestigious Kopp Award.
Kathryn holds a Master of Arts in Communication, Culture, & Technology from Georgetown University. Her 2005 Graduate Thesis anticipated the rise of creativity as a business value and C-suite differentiator through the lens of artist collectives as market disruptors.
Professional Certifications include: Certified Usability Analyst (CUA), Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL Practitioner in Service Offerings & Agreements, & Operational Support & Analysis