About Me

Broad stroke impressions:

  • student-seeker
  • mentor-champion
  • process artist-conversation host
  • edge walker-bridge builder
  • foodie-yogini
  • earth dancer-mountain hiker

My work is “love made visible.” (Gibran)
My mantra, “Let the beauty that we love be what we do.” (Rumi)
My practice, “To listen to others as if everyone were my Master speaking to me his last cherished words.” (Hafiz)
My slogan, “There is plenty of time and each moment counts.” (Zen)

I bring three decades of experience in helping individuals and groups claim their inner and collective wisdom, grow in compassion and clarity, and take wise action to create a future aligned with their values, talents, heartfelt need, AND organizational priorities and responsibilities.

As an alumnus of the Shambhala-ALIA Institute in Halifax, Nova Scotia, internationally certified professional facilitator, and advanced cognitive coach, I’ve studied with some of the world’s most accomplished, creative and innovative thought leaders in the leadership development, coaching, and group facilitation fields. Together with my graduate degree in clinical social work, training as a psychotherapist, personal analytic process work, and yogic and intuitive painting practice, I bring a vibrant, graceful and grounding presence.

Through my practice, Panache Consulting, I am committed to “inspiring transformation…one conversation at a time…one brush stroke at a time.”

Click to see my CV 2013 Panache.

4 Responses to About Me

  1. Tricia Giles-Wang says:

    Hi Katharine,

    I just heard about your retirement and thought I would google your name while the babies are napping. To my surprise, I found this website all about you!! Congratulations on taking the next step in your journey. I truly appreciated your wisdom and mastery during the short time I had to work with you. You are one of a kind and very insightful. I will miss your willingness to always listen to me during one of our “chats” when I return to work. I must let you know that your teachings during our coaching and facilitation workshops (and in fact, anytime you spoke) helped me through a very difficult time when I was in the hospital. Now, being at home with my 2 beautiful, amazing children brings me such peace and joy. There is no better job in the world!!

    I wish you all the best and hope to touch base with you soon.


    • Thanks so very much, Tricia. I, too, valued our time together and appreciate the dedication and enthusiasm you bring to working with our students. I’m happy to know this time at home with your children is so completely fulfilling for you. Warmly, Katharine

  2. Nancy says:

    I never did learn to proof read…….that should have read….. travelling with you…..PS Too…nice having lunch with you on Friday…..n

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