Katie Isbister MSW, CEC
Katie is an executive coach and business leader with over twenty five years experience in leadership, consulting and coaching in mid to large size public and private sector organizations. Katie gets first hand the demands of fast paced, high performance work environments. Katie’s coaching style is deeply collaborative and she has a genuinely warm, calm, direct and encouraging presence.
Her strengths as a coach are anchored in her experience and knowledge of herself and her ability to be transparent in the service of developing relationships in which people feel seen, heard and understood and within which they can explore taking the risks so required to live up to their “head and heart” potential. Katie works with leaders and teams to bring out the best in themselves and their people. She specializes in challenging leaders to leverage their strengths while at the same time ensuring that they are supported in “digging deep” to identify and address internal and external barriers to development.
Katie believes that great leadership inspires and informs healthy workplace culture and drives high performance. Katie sees the world from a systemic perspective and this informs virtually all of her interactions and thinking. Katie’s education includes a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University as well as an Honours B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto.
She is registered with the International Coaching Federation and designated a Certified Executive Coach (C.E.C.) by Royal Roads University. In addition to being a licensed Coaching Out of the Box® facilitator, she is certified in the administration of the following coaching tools and processes:
- “Leadership Circle” 360 process and the creation of development plans
- “Leadership Circle” Organization and Team Culture Survey
- “Team Diagnostic” Inventory for coaching teams
- Emotional Intelligence Inventories, feedback and development plans