Kathryn Cecil
COPIA Associate

At a Glance:

  • ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • M.Ed. Instructional Technology
  • 25 years experience with ISD consulting


Developing Inclusive Teams

Kathryn believes every person should be able to come to work and experience a sense of belonging and psychological safety. She offers tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for leaders and organizations that can be implemented and learned. She has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certificate from Cornell University. She has developed a series of workshops to help teams adjust their mindset, identify their biases, refine their communication, and  implement strategies to open their curiosity to create an atmosphere where trust, connection and respect for lived experience is prioritized.

She was the learning designer on a groundbreaking and award-winning eLearning course, “Addressing Systemic Racism in the Workplace” created in collaboration with the National Association of Black Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (NABCRMP). She has also authored several courses on LGBTQ+ issues in the workplace.

Neurodiversity and Generations

As part of her Inclusion and Psychological Safety work, Kathryn helps leaders who experience ADHD, or are touched by neurodiversity to flourish.

She is particularly interested in supporting Generation Z integrate into the workplace. She uses processes that draw upon her knowledge of neuroscience and emotional intelligence, to help teams and leaders better understand and communicate with each other.

Promoting Work/Life Harmony

Individuals are experiencing high levels of stress and overwhelm as they navigate the demands inside and outside of the workplace. Kathryn believes work/life balance is a misnomer. She sees it more as a symphony orchestra where many instruments are playing at the same time and during different points, one instrument may be playing louder or playing the melody line (or taking a rest), yet all instruments are in harmony as they perform a musical piece.

She bolsters stressed leaders and teams by using brain-based strategies to improve their emotional intelligence and prioritizing their values to determine how their symphony is played.

Leadership Coaching, Training and Facilitation

Kathryn is an ICF Certified Coach with a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) from MentorCoach®. She has a M.Ed. in Curriculum Design and Development. She has many years of experience leading cross-functional teams, implementing strategic initiatives, and is adept at leading up. She speaks at conferences and leads retreats. She brings a breadth of experience, having worked with diverse government agencies, healthcare institutions, global manufacturers, software companies, call centers, financial institutions, and small businesses.

She is a bonus mom to three neurodiverse children and caretaker to her parents with dementia. All these experiences have informed her pragmatic, authentic, and compassionate approach to coaching, training, and facilitation.

What Distinguishes Me:

  • I’m dedicated to working with individuals and teams to create authentically inclusive environments.
  • I’m passionate about and have applied experience working with neurodiverse individuals across generations.
  • I support individuals in navigating work/life harmony and help them identify how to us their values to make decisions.
  • I adapt my coaching style to meet people where they are, using a range of traditional and holistic methods from my extensive toolkit to assist them to become the leader they aspire to be.

Assessments/Tools I Use

  • Everything DiSC® Suite
  • KPI Polarity Indicator
    • Human KPI
    • Leadership KPI
  • VIA Strengths
Kathryn's Highlights

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