Kate Lye brings a specialist focus on leadership development, change management and executive
communication coupled with extensive international experience. She has a broad range of industry experience ranging from professional services
firms, finance, pharmaceuticals and IT.
Kate's training is in organisational behaviour and psychology. She uses her expertise to deliver individual and organisational development, believing there is an all important sweet spot between the two
She started her consulting career working for Andersen Consulting and then specialist consulting firms in the UK and US. Kate was a Partner with
Smythe Dorward Lambert, the first UK change and internal communication consultancy that was bought by Omnicom (NYSE). Originally based in London, she
moved to Boston in 1999 to help open their US office with a team of six colleagues. She was subsequently promoted to be President of their Boston
office. Back in the UK, Kate joined Stanton Marris in 2004 to spearhead their private sector practice. She founded KLI Consulting in 2007.
Kate regularly teaches as part of the faculty for Duke
Corporate Education. They were recently ranked as the global number one provider of executive education for the eleventh executive year. She has also taught and coached on programmes for Saïd and Columbia Business Schools.
Part of her pro bono work involves being a member of the SupporTED team. This provides coaching for TED Fellows. TED is a nonproft devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. It brings together people and ideas from the worlds of Technology, Entertainment and Design.
Kate is a Founding Fellow of the Harvard-affiliated Institute of Coaching. She has degrees in Organisational Behaviour and Business Administration
from London and Oxford Universities as well as a range of coaching and psychometrical qualifications. She is an Editorial Board member for the Journal
of Change Management and the Journal of Employee Communication Management. She is also a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. She
regularly talks at conferences and corporate events. Her published work includes articles on women’s leadership, executive development, coaching, M&A
integration issues and organizational change.