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Katie Riker Sternberg

Katie brings more than 25 years of experience to her profession as an executive coach. She has contributed to the success of a long list of leaders by leveraging coaching and counseling skills, science-backed assessment tools, and business acumen. She is one of nan elite group of coaches certified by the International Coach Federation. Katie also is a licensed Master of Social Work, holding two masters’ degrees in social work and business administration.

Feedback indicates Katie has a strong commitment to her clients. She is passionate about their success, offering expertise through customized strategies, delivered with a direct and empathetic approach. A recent coaching client wrote: “Thank you for helping me discover awareness – of my actions, my abilities, and my worth.”

Katie has coached leaders in diverse industries including automobile sales, energy, engineering, healthcare, education, insurance, manufacturing, petrochemical, retail and utilities. She has supported clients in a variety of functional areas, from emerging leaders to seasoned executives, to address leadership efforts such as: performance improvement with individual contributors, clients who are transitioning from individual contributor to front-line supervision, clients transitioning from mid-level to director/executive level of leadership, an executive clients focused on team building, team development and succession planning. Additionally, Katie has facilitated workshops and series targeting leaders at various management levels.

Prior to becoming a coach, Katie worked as a therapist at Louisiana State University’s Mental Health Center. For more than 12 years she owned and operated a successful strategic planning consulting firm. Katie began her career with the Estee Lauder Companies, in New York City, las serving as worldwide marketing manager for Origins Natural Resources.

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