Kate Gardner

Executive Coach + Business Consultant + Muse


Kate Gardner

Kate Gardner has been a trusted advisor and coach to high-performing entrepreneurs and leaders for over 15 years. She specializes in working with high-achievers who are ready to play at the next level. Her unique approach combines a deep understanding of creative flow with best high-performance practices and a commitment to the growing spirit of each of her clients. With her guidance, clients transform limitations to expand and sustain their success, impact and happiness beyond what they imagine possible.

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 corporate investigator and senior associate on Wall Street, Kate consulted for Fortune 100 companies and major law firms, including directing due diligence examinations on thousands of companies around the world for leading investment banks. 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 firm that partners with top architects on high-profile projects. A professionally trained theatre artist, 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 conducts experiments in flow and high-performance. Her adventures include flying an airplane, swimming the world’s most spectacular reefs, and hiking with a mountain lion.