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 leadership 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 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.
Part of her pro bono work involves being a member of the SupporTED team. This provides coaching for TED Fellows. TED is a nonprofit 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 University and Oxford Brookes University, as well as a range of coaching and psychometric qualifications. She is an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Change Management.
She is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and works in accordance with their standards. She regularly talks at conferences and corporate events. Kate has taught and coached on programmes for Saïd, Duke and Columbia Business Schools. Her published work includes articles on women’s leadership, executive development, coaching, M&A integration issues and organisational change.