Who We Are
Dr. Kathryn Scanland. As a strategic planning and leadership specialist, Kathryn believes that effective leaders and organizations approach their future purposefully. Through her unique style of integrating coaching and consulting, she empowers clients to own their planning and lead with principled conviction.
Her background includes leadership positions and consulting in higher education, publishing, manufacturing and service organizations. She has designed leadership development programs and facilitated leadership retreats, created institutional and organizational assessment strategies, and guided organizations through visioning and strategic planning.
Kathryn co-authored the book, The Jobs Revolution: Changing How
America Works, along with former Congressman, Steve Gunderson,
and former Assistant Secretary of Labor, Roberts Jones. As a result,
Kathryn has spoken to audiences ranging from the staff at
McGraw-Hill Companies to the Western Governors' Association, on
issues relating to education, workforce, and globalization.
Her leadership blog,
Her leadership blog,Tuesday Mornings with Kathryn Scanland, is a monthly feature for the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University and a resource for the graduate school at Indiana Wesleyan University.
earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Greenville
College, an M.B.A. with an emphasis in marketing research from
Southern Illinois University, and a doctor of management in
organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix.
She is currently seeking executive coach certification through the
International Coach Academy in Melbourne, Australia.
She is currently seeking executive coach certification through the International Coach Academy in Melbourne, Australia.
Kathryn lives in downtown Chicago and retreats to her cottage in West Michigan whenever possible. In her spare time she scavengers art galleries along the coast of Lake Michigan, takes long walks with her dog, Lily, enjoys the evening at the symphony or theater, and reads HBR (Harvard Business Review) and anything she can get her hands on regarding leadership. Kathryn serves on the board of directors for Cabrini Green Legal Aid and Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago.