President, Peakinsight LLC & GlobalCoach LLC
Katherine Holt provides global talent management and leadership development consulting. She works with clients to identify changing role requirements and strategic competencies for upgrading current and future talent. She helps companies revamp competency models and design new approaches for dealing with global complexity, paradoxes and multicultural effectiveness – along with tools for assessing and developing people in different cultures. She serves as an outsourcing liaison, facilitating the smooth integration of services from multiple global vendors.
Transformational coaching is one of her specialties – working with global executives to leverage their “being” dimension and unique skills to achieve breakthrough possibilities for themselves and their businesses. Katherine designs programs to develop leaders who will grow healthy and sustainable organizations as well as high performing ones. With her passion for innovation, she helps leaders shift their cultures and enhance innovation in teams. She challenges clients to take a systemic view of change, build relationships with diverse stakeholders and engage everyone in addressing key challenges. Her collaborative learning approach stimulates awareness about new possibilities.
Her practice is based on the values of courageous leadership, authentic action, collaborative learning, respect for diversity and sustainable living. She established Peakinsight LLC as “virtual” consulting firm that is staffed by networks of coaches and leadership professionals rather than employees.
As a ZERI practitioner, Katherine promotes the adoption of sustainable practices to eliminate waste and achieve triple bottom line results. She devotes 25% of her time in pro bono activities to support leaders and non-profit organizations pursuing sustainability.
Her article on “Global Leadership: A Developmental Shift for Everyone” will appear in the June 2012 issue of the Industrial Organizational Psychologist journal.
Specialties: Asia-Pacific is a niche practice area. Katherine commutes between California, Japan, and China – where she coaches local nationals, facilitates the development of cross-cultural teams, supports the on-boarding of expatriates, and assists companies to acquire and develop the talent they need to succeed. She is certified in a variety of tools, including Cultural Intelligence (CQ), Global Competencies Inventory (GCI), Global Mindset Inventory (GMI), and Hogan Leadership Forecast Series.