Kate Gardner has been a trusted advisor and coach to leaders for 14 years. She specializes in working with high-achievers ready to play at the next level. Through a unique process of radical reflection and practical action, she guides clients to grow and manifest not only outer success, but also inner success.
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 and law.
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. 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 University Stern School of Business, Financial Women's Association, New York Women in Business, The Wing and Savvy Ladies, as well as guest lecturing in the Creative Entrepreneurship program at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is on the Advisory team at Creative Business Inc.
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.