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.
Kate has worked with clients in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Middle East, and North America. She has consulted in industries such as hi-tech, pharmaceuticals, biotech, oil & gas, publishing, financial services and telecommunications.
Select clients include: HP Enterprise, Goldman Sachs, ICICI Securities, Verizon, Citigroup, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, ABK Bank of Kuwait/Egypt, British Petroleum, Saudi Aramco, and Shire. She and her team won the ASTD Award for the Leadership Development Program Demonstrating Highest Practical Impact for their work at Verizon.
Kate spent three years at the Central Bank of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur overseeing their leadership development arm and creating the Asian Leadership Index, a study of pan-Asian leadership and followership.
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 and NextGen leadership that will separate the winners and losers in the Age of Disruption. She co-authored with Ulrich and 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 FastCompany and written for Sloan Management Review. She has keynoted in over 28 countries. She has been featured in Success, Huffington Post, Canadian Business Journal, Entrepreneur, HBR, CEO, Quality Digest, and National Law Review.
Kate is a mentor to international students at MIT's Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship. She graduated with a BA in English from Yale and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. She resides in London.