The SweetmanCragun Group “Team of Professionals” are all recognized experts in their chosen field of practice and study, and can be found throughout the distinct geographic regions of the world. Each possess a passion for making a difference with the clients they work with, and all approach their client relationship with a win-win mindset that leads to breakthrough client performance and results.



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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


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


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


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