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Katherine Holt

  • President, Peakinsight LLC and Global Coach LLC

Katherine Holt Biography

Katherine developed her eclectic coaching approach as a line manager and consultant who experimented with different ways to coach people on her teams. She specializes in transformational coaching, helping people shift their perspectives, behavior, and habits to show up as the leaders they want to be. She encourages clients to visualize specific changes they want to make, build authentic relationships with diverse stakeholders, and engage everyone in addressing key challenges.

Her forte is team coaching, working with multiple levels of leaders to accelerate their individual and collective performance. She designs and facilitates retreats on strategic alignment, team-building, and managing change. She engages stakeholders in dialogues about collaborative leadership practices and opportunities to create healthier organizations.

Dr. Holt received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. After serving on ASTD’s global board of directors from 2000-2002, she received their lifetime professional service award in 2005 and became their first CPLP Fellow in 2012. She holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is working toward her ESIA coaching supervision accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

She pioneered the development of customized 360 assessments and served as chief architect for The PROFILOR® family. In 2010, she began organizing Global Assessment Summits and conducting benchmarking surveys to improve the practice of cross-cultural assessment. After contributing to leadership development resources such as Awaken, Align, Accelerate and the Successful Manager’s Handbook, she is now editing three books on global and multicultural coaching. Her articles on global leadership have been published in professional journals and practitioner magazines.

Katherine Holt Photo

Katherine Holt

  • President, Peakinsight LLC and Global Coach LLC

Panel Discussion: Cross Cultural Experiences: Lessons from EthicalCoach

Session length: 45 minutes

2019-06-11T13:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 11th 13:00 EDT

EthicalCoach is a bridge between world-class coaches and nonprofit organizations. The mission is to deliver resources and tools that build capacity within nonprofits, enabling them to increase their impact and serve more people in need.

In October 2018, EthicalCoach launched its inaugural project in Ethiopia, which paired international coaches from across the globe with local coaches in service of Ethiopian nonprofit leaders and their teams.

Our increasingly interconnected world and diverse workforce requires culturally confident coaches. Successful coaching frameworks, content, and methodologies are highly dependent on the context in which they occur. Working with leaders from a variety of cultural backgrounds and coaching leaders managing culturally diverse teams requires coaches to navigate a vast array of values, beliefs, assumptions and approaches.

During this panel session,  Cross Cultural Experiences: Lessons From Ethiopia and Beyond, international coaches Nobantu Mpotulo, Marilyn O'Hearne and Katherine Holt along with local coach Yonas Tegene will:

  • Explore cultural dexterity and cultural intelligence in coaching
  • Share experiences of co-facilitating team coaching across cultures
  • Look at strategies for ensuring we are adapting effectively across cultures

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Understand the role culture plays in coaching.
  2. List potential strategies for adapting effectively across cultures.
  3. Awareness of your own values, beliefs, assumptions and approaches.