About Kathryn Welds, Ph.D., ABPP, MCC, ESIA, EIA, CMC

Kathryn WeldsOrganizational Psychologist |
Master Coach|Coach Supervisor|
Mentor Coach |

*Change Consultant | Thought Partner | Accountability Ally*

Helping individuals and organizations think clearly and independently, and work courageously and confidently

  • Enhancing Performance  and Strategic Results by Navigating Work Organizations with evidence-based best practices

Kathryn’s professional experience includes serving as an organizational psychologist, technology consultant, software industry analyst, marketing and sales leader to guide complex, cross-functional, global transformational change in organizations.

She has consulted with leaders at Kaiser Permanente Northwest to enhance organizational and leadership effectiveness, led consulting practices at Mercer Human Resources Consulting and Oracle Corporation.
In addition, Kathryn guided development of global initiatives at Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard and an innovative U.S.-based program for Levi Strauss & Co., Inc.
She has also provided career transition consulting at Lee Hecht Harrison, EnterChange and CareerReLo, Inc.

Her cross-functional experience includes collaborations with leaders in engineering, sales, marketing, operations, information technology, finance, legal, and human resources in multi-billion dollar publicly traded companies as well as fast-paced start-ups.  

She advises organizational leaders as they lead significant change, and provides guidance on structuring, communicating, and measuring change impact.
Individuals, teams, and organizations develop new skills, mindsets, and work processes during these ambitious organizational shifts. 

Kathryn is a thinking collaborator, assessment guide, and accountability partner in an organizational effectiveness and development processes that build leaders’ capabilities to enhance performance and achieve organizational goals.

She helps individuals clarify complex challenges, identify self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, and monitor executable action plans for measurable results and resilience.

Consulting, expatriate assignments, and speaking engagements have taken her to more than 80 countries (half in emerging markets), and she’s authored more than 40 publications on technology, workplace, healthcare, and educational issues.

Academic background includes Scripps College (B.A., Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa), Harvard University (M.A., Ph.D., Personality and Developmental Psychology), and post-doctoral fellowships at Cornell University Medical College (New York City), California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco).

She completed Executive Coach training at Columbia University in the City of New York and is certified as a Master Coach by International Coach Federation.
In addition, she is certified as a Coach Supervisor and Master Practitioner by
European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Other certifications are from Stanford University, Graduate School of Management at University of California (Irvine), Cisco Systems, Oracle Corporation, Hewlett Packard Company, and others.

A licensed, board-certified psychologist in California, Kathryn has taught at Harvard University, Pepperdine University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of San Francisco, and others.



2 thoughts on “About Kathryn Welds, Ph.D., ABPP, MCC, ESIA, EIA, CMC

  1. emiliaelisabethblog

    “Creating value by connecting people, information, and ideas, to accomplish strategic results”. What a fascinating mission you have! It resonates greatly with mine, and I´m very much looking forward to reading your posts.


    1. kathrynwelds Post author

      Thank you for joining the conversation!
      I look forward to your perspective on Positive Psychology from your work with Martin Seligman (see post later this week….) and Barbara Frederickson.


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