Kathryn Heath, Ph.D., is a managing director of the Leadership Acceleration Practice at Bravanti. She was a founding partner of Flynn Heath Leadership, which was acquired by Bravanti (formerly BPI group) in 2020. Kathryn serves as a coach, a researcher, and a developer of leadership programs. One of the hallmarks of Kathryn’s work is addressing organizations’ speciﬁc business targets through customized programs that move leaders forward faster. Her various clients include executives and high-potential leaders at Fortune 500 companies including Deloitte, AIG, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Before she co-founded FHL, Kathryn was Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Ofﬁcer at the nation’s fourth-largest bank, First Union (now Wells Fargo), where her inventive and results-focused approach won her numerous awards. There, during a period of explosive growth, Kathryn led not only the training organization, but she also worked to grow high-potential leadership talent as the head of Leadership Development.
Kathryn is the co-author of two books: The Inﬂuence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders (Berrett-Koehler, 2017), and Break Your Own Rules, How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women’s Paths to Power (Jossey-Bass, 2011), which landed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Washington Post. Kathryn also co-authored two articles for the Harvard Business Review: “Women, Find Your Voice!” (HBR-June 2014) and “To Build an Inclusive Culture, Start with Inclusive Meetings” (HBR-September 2019).
Kathryn received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Kathryn is based in Charlotte, NC.
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