Kate Gardner has been a trusted advisor and coach to entrepreneurs and leaders for over 15 years. She specializes in working with high-achievers ready to play at the next level. Her unique approach combines a deep understanding of creative process with best business practices – and embodies a commitment to the growing spirit of each of her clients. With her guidance, clients reach beyond current limits to exponentially grow their income, impact and happiness.
Kate works with a select number of clients through invitation and referral – serving owners and executives in diverse fields – including finance, design, architecture, media, technology, non-profit, law and retail.
A former senior associate at a corporate intelligence firm, Kate consulted for Fortune 100 companies, leading investment banks and major law firms. She was in charge of global due diligence investigations into the track record and business practices of thousands of companies and executives. Moving into the design sector as a managing partner, she tripled the income and engineered the growth of a boutique studio into an award-winning company that partners with top architects on high-profile projects. As an artist and activist, she spearheaded a pioneering education-entertainment project spanning New York and Kenya that produced a life-saving network.
Kate has presented and led workshops for various organizations, including New York Women in Business, Financial Women's Association, The Wing and Savvy Ladies, as well as guest lecturing in the Creative Entrepreneurship program at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Kate lives in Brooklyn, New York where she laughs with her nephew, takes long walks with her wife, and experiments with the fusion of powerful intuitive flow with practical high-performance strategies. Her adventures include flying an airplane, swimming the world’s most spectacular reefs, and hiking with a mountain lion.