Kate is a Founding Principal of SweetmanCragun Group, a global leadership development firm. She has 25 years of experience in the fields of leadership, teams, and high performance. She has twice been designated a Thinkers50 Radar, and is a former editor at Harvard Business Review. She has keynoted in over 28 countries, and has been featured in, among others, HBR.org, Sloan Management Review, Huffington Post, Forbes, Economic Times India, and Rotman School of Business.
Kate has clients in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Select clients include: HPE, Goldman Sachs, Novartis, Shire, ICICI Securities India, EMC, and ADIA. Her team won the top ASTD Award for their Verizon Leadership Development Program.
From 2011-2014, Kate focused on Asia: she and her team created the Asian Leadership Index, a study of leadership and followership in 18 Asian countries.
Kate recently co-authored Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption, which received the 2016 International Best Book Award and was listed by Enterprise Ireland magazine as one of “the best business books ever.” Her forthcoming book will tackle the leadership upgrade needed in the Age of Disruption. She also co-authored with Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By, now in 15 languages.
Kate is a former editor at Harvard Business Review. She has blogged for Fast Company and written for Sloan Management Review. Kate has been a mentor to international students at MIT’s Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship.
She graduated with a BA from Yale, has an MBA from Harvard Business School, speaks rusty French, and resides in London.