Founding Principals


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Kate Sweetman

Founding Principal & Chief Client Officer

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. She co-authored the best selling business book The Leadership Code.

Career Highlights

  • Named an Emerging Guru by the London Times
  • Worked in 25 different countries over the past 20 years
  • Visiting coach and lecturer at MIT’s Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Authored first-ever study of Asian Leadership (18 countries) called the Asian Leadership Index (ALI)
  • Completed 3-year residency in Malaysia as Head of Leadership for Malaysia Central Negara Bank
  • Interviewed on CNBC China, BFM Malaysian Radio, CFO magazine, and other entities in Turkey, China, Singapore, and India
  • Served as Editor at Harvard Business Review
  • Given many keynotes spanning 15 different countries

Publishing Highlights

  • Co-authored The Leadership Code (translated into 15 languages)
  • Former blogger for Fast Company magazine
  • Authored more than 30 articles in places such as: Harvard Business ReviewSloan Management, ForbesThe Boston Globe, CFO Magazine and The Asian Economic Times

  Education

  • B.A. Yale University
  • M.B.A. Harvard Business School

SHANE
CRAGUN

Founding Principal & CEO

Shane is a recognized expert in designing highly effective organizations to achieve remarkable results. His passions for strategy, culture, leadership, employee engagement, and organizational change and high performance have made him a sought after authority and coach for progressive organizations. Many of Shane’s client undertakings have won post-project awards for improved performance, such as the JD Power & Associates and Computerworld Smithsonian Awards. He co-authored the innovative business book The Employee Engagement Mindset.

Career Highlights

  • Broad industry experience such as Financial Services, High Tech, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Oil and Gas, Government, Hotel and Lodging, Health Care, and Home Building
  • Worked client projects in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America
  • Extensive Fortune 500 experience
  • Given a TEDx talk in Silicon Valley and mentor to Silicon Valley High School students
  • Worked as Internal Management Consultant at National Semiconductor Corporation in Silicon Valley
  • Served previously as the Vice President and General Manager over FranklinCovey’s consulting and training division
  • Founded The Cornerstone Management Consulting Group

Publishing Highlights

  • Co-authored The Employee Engagement Mindset
  • Co-authoring upcoming book Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption (July 2016)
  • Featured in Open Computing Magazine for cutting edge work in rethinking and Internal IT Organization

Education

  • B.A. Brigham Young University
  • M.B.A. Brigham Young University