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Committed to driving innovation and partnering with her clients to enable their success, Kate is an executive coach and consultant who assists organization leaders to understand competencies and skills.

By focusing on identifying and clarifying current goals, she partners with clients to determine and devise strategies and specific action plans that enable them to reach their aspirations. Through fostering collaborative relationships Kate works to create customized, personalized and successful approaches.

She will be in your corner from the start to the finish of the project/engagement and will work with you to achieve the best results. She does this in a reassuring and encouraging way.

Kate has devoted her professional life to the study of improving and cultivating human and leadership potential to drive positive outcomes.

Adept at leading project and change management, budgeting, and resource allocation activities, Kate is steadfast to exceeding goals and expectations and willing to put the hard work in to get the best results, while encouraging clients along the way.

As a coach and consultant, she partners with clients to optimize performance and to accelerate results. Her research and experience have focused on maximizing the value of talent, aligning employees with organizational imperatives, and creating organizations that thrive and succeed.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; and from Colorado State University a Master of Science in Student Affairs; and a Ph.D. in Human Resources Studies/Higher Education Leadership. She is also certified as an executive coach via the Center for Executive Coaching, and as an Everything DISC ® Facilitator and Trainer and CQ ® - Change Intelligence Facilitator and Trainer.

Kate McCaffrey, PhD - Executive Coach, Consultant, DISC ® and CQ ® Change Intelligence Trainer

Kate McCaffrey, PhD - Executive Coach, Consultant, DISC ® and CQ ® Change Intelligence Trainer



Kate is a knowledgeable, active listener with over two decades of practical experience in higher education, leadership through change, and student affairs. She is kind, empathetic, calm, thoughtful, a problem solver, direct, professional, and strategic. Her approach is collaborative and Inclusive; with a big dash of “let’s get this done!”

Merritt Crowley, Vice President for Advancement, Wheaton College, MA

It has been a pleasure to work with Kate over the last two years. She is an outstanding facilitator and coach, as demonstrated by her work as the Curriculum Director and Lead Facilitator for the Leadership Ontario Program. Her friendly and collaborative style puts participants immediately at ease. Kate’s knowledge of adult learning and leadership competencies has been instrumental in the success of several employee development programs, including Leadership Ontario. She also does an exceptional job working with employers of all sizes to understand their needs and assisting them in meeting their strategic objectives.

Michelle L. Pedzich, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

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