Negative feedback does not encourage people to do their best work, research shows
Dec 16, 2014
Don’t get too distracted by the holidays, push forward to start 2015 with a bang
Nov 30, 2014
I’ve had two careers and would like to tackle a third but don’t know where to begin
Jul 25, 2014
Quarterback Russell Wilson said to his team: ‘Why not us?’ Leaders need to do the same
Feb 06, 2014
As the business world becomes more complicated, it’s the job of those at the top to strip problems down to their essence
Dec 22, 2013
Consider what you are passionate about and which of your skills can be applied to a new field
Sep 10, 2013
My plate is full with work, classes and my boring internship. Can I drop it and not burn bridges?
Jun 20, 2013
Don’t assume you didn’t meet the hiring criteria; your résumé might simply have been overlooked
May 16, 2013
Before you ditch your chosen field, figure out what jobs would draw on your passion and your strengths
Apr 09, 2013
Take stock of your skills and passions and see what kind of job they intersect with
Oct 22, 2012
Katie is principal of Double Black Diamond Coaching in Vancouver, and an Associate Coach with the Ken Blanchard Companies, a global leader in leadership training. Katie is an executive coach and speaker and has been working with senior leaders and their teams across Canada and the U.S. since 1999. She also works with clients in career transition and small business owners looking to build their business.
Katie is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, has completed certification with The Coaches Training Institute and has an honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. She has been writing articles for The Globe and Mail newspaper for the past several years in the Mentor Minute article series.
Prior to coaching, Katie spent 11 years as an advertising executive in both Toronto and Vancouver. She has been married since 1997, and is proud mother of two boys. When she is not with her boys or coaching her clients, you will find her on the ski slopes at Whistler or biking or running on the trails of Vancouver's North Shore.