Kate is a founding partner at SweetmanCragun, a global management consulting and training firm. She is a “lifer” in the field of leadership development and its application to organizations and society. She has spent most of her time working internationally with clients. Kate is an entrepreneur, editor, researcher, writer, consultant and coach. She recently returned from a three-year stint in Asia looking at leadership effectiveness in the 18 core Asian countries. Kate has done considerable work in the Middle East. She is a co-author of the fast-selling book The Leadership Code, published by Harvard Business Press.
Kate provides a uniquely valuable international perspective on Leadership and Organizations, having an extensive history researching, facilitating, advising, and publishing on multiple aspects of client work around the globe. Her first-hand experience with world leaders, Fortune 100 organizations, and Asian multi-nationals provides a substantial foundation for insights that extend beyond borders. Kate was listed as a Thinkers50 for her body of work throughout her career.
Former Tech Leader at Amazon Web Services and VMware
Advisor, leadership development at Google
Founder and CEO at Risk Cooperative & Co-Author
CEO Spain, Italy and Portugal, Dell Computer (1997-2002), President NH Hoteles (2002-2005), GD Google Iberia (2006-2008), President GE (2008-2009)