KSHIFT, Managing people in a crisis

Personal Note from Kat . . .

There are days (aka "daze") when I wake up thinking, "What the Bleep!" And other days when I bound out of bed excited to take on the day. This roller coaster we're on is real and my new best friend is "Grace!" Be kind to yourself and others as we all do our very best to support one another through this time of uncertainty and all that goes with it.

Are we having fun yet?

Disruption can be painful and at the same time, transformational. For Kat, it’s yet another opportunity for reinvention. Something she knows a lot about. Kat has a long history of reinvention and doing so under fire – with immediate and long-lasting results. She is known for doing the seemingly impossible and coming out the other side better for it.

For many companies, it’s requiring that they repurpose what they do to address changing demands. In some cases, they literally need to reinvent themselves. For others, it’s requiring heart-breaking decisions that result in laying off or furloughing loyal staff. In every case, this often needs to be done overnight in the face of uncertainty and confusion.


It’s difficult at best to be objective when you’re under fire and so close in. Kat knows first hand how important having a coach is, especially nowadays. It's been a lifesaver for her and she wants to BE that for others. Kat is committed to working with you to make sure you and your company come out the other side of this crisis, better than ever . . . because of the steps you're taking each day towards your new priorities.

Kat is in the people business


Every business is dependent 100% on its people to deliver on their promises. Leading people during this crisis and beyond will determine how people respond and the results you will achieve. Let's face it, even under the best of circumstances, people dynamics can be challenging, especially when it comes to communicating across the organization and with different generations. 


Get to know Kat

Kat believes far too many small to mid-size businesses fail, often at the height of their success. For over 25 years, she has led organizations across the corporate, nonprofit, government and education sectors. For almost a decade, Kat has leveraged all of her expertise and related insights to help owners of small to mid-size  businesses thrive — in the midst of and despite seismic shifts in the workplace and the marketplace.

Disruption can be painful and transformational at the same time. For Kat, it's another opportunity for reinvention. Something she knows a lot about. Kat has a long history of reinvention and doing so under fire, with immediate and long-lasting results. She is known for doing the seemingly impossible with surprising ease. 

Kat thinks creatively and works strategically. She is bold and fearless in the way she works. Kat is obsessed with simplicity and finding artful ways to get stuff done more effectively, with less stress and more fulfillment. She believes it's possible to take on serious issues with a lighthearted approach that is engaging, thought-provoking and accelerates desired results.

Credentials include: 

Kat earned her Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2011. In 2013, she was awarded her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation by The International Coach Federation (ICF). In 2016, Gallup recognized Kat as a Certified Strengths Coach. She is also a trained facilitator and certified in a number of assessment tools including: Clifton Strengths Assessment, DISC, DISC 360, Performance Gap Indicator, Leadership 360, and Kolbe Index. Kat loved her experience in Second City’s Improv Conservatory in Hollywood and enjoys bringing those tools to her work with clients, as well.

Meet Joy, our Chief Morale Officer Extraordinaire

Joy Chief Morale Officer Extraordinaire

More than ever, Joy can feel illusive . . . just out of our grasp. But not for our Chief Morale Officer. Joy is the embodiment of true, unadulterated delight. Just in case you're wondering, she is eight, going on two and always ready to play, no matter what.


How would being more playful enrich your life? What difference would it make if you approached the day looking for every opportunity to have some fun and be playful in whatever you are doing? After all, what you focus on you create more of.


How you experience this time of uncertainty and confusion is a choice. Now I'm not talking about being in denial or stuffing your real feelings. They are real and it's healthy to make room for them. You just don't need to let them rule your day. Acknowledging them and then releasing them makes room for lots of new possibilities.

Let's choose Joy! Check out Joy's Blog Posts for some great advice on how to deal with the challenges we face, without taking ourselves too seriously, really!

Our Core Values:







Ready to Make the KSHIFT?

It's that Ah-Ha! Moment that changes everything. It shifts your perspective and challenges your assumptions in a way that opens up new possibilities. It creates a laser-focus and unstoppable momentum that accelerates your desired results.

KSHIFT managing people in crisis.

Are you ready to leverage different perspectives to

reimagine, reframe, and revitalize your business . . .

and your life? 

Esther Weinberg President/Founder

Esther Weinberg


Kat is the ultimate partner in every way. Her strategic perspective, creative ideas and joyful approach makes working with her a true delight. She brings both her heart and her wisdom to the table.

Darrell Haley Senior Pastor

Darrell Haley

Senior Pastor

Kat's leadership in planning and facilitating annual strategy retreats for our multicultural, multigenerational organization is helping us achieve our mission of "unity in diversity" -- this is critical now more than ever.


Pauline Field

Board Chair

Kat is a knowledgeable, talented and caring coach and consultant. The results she produces in her own life give her a firm foundation for guiding others. She leaves her clients in action with impactful results.

NSA National Speaker Association Professional Member
Certified DISC Practitioners
GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach
Certified PGI Practitioner
IPEC Certified Professional Coach