A FEW PIECES OF KATHLEEN’S LIFE EXPERIENCE
Kathleen Spike has inspired international audiences since 1989 while appearing on stage, radio and TV speaking on topics of how to make money doing what you love, home-based business management, personal self-mastery in life, wisdom living, emotional intelligence with people, leadership, and business practices for maximizing profits and success. A business columnist, an author on business practices and business consulting followed.
In 1995, Kathleen discovered the revolutionary new profession called “coaching” and it created such passion in her she transformed it into her rest of her life’s work. She rewired her international business consulting into the successful Coaching Works, Inc. organization for business owners, executives and professional individuals.
She was one of the first graduates of The Coach’s Training Institute of San Francisco, Ca. in 1995 and holds their Certified Professional and Personal Coach certificate. The International Coach Federation recognized Kathleen’s proficiency as a coach in 1998 and awarded her its highest designation as a Master Certified Coach, and still does to this day. She co-founded the Northwest Coaches Association/ICF Coaching Chapter, Portland, Oregon chapter in 1998 and served as one of its first Presidents. She holds a BA in Business Management and Communication and can claim twenty-six years of her own successful business results. Her straightforward, no-nonsense yet full of wisdom approach to business management and leadership communication benefits her clients, spurring high levels of growth and enhanced results.
Kathleen’s business ventures now include a highly successful blogsite offering business owners, executives and individual professionals new and sustainable thinking, professional growth, communication resources, business excellence, relationship and conflict solutions and personal living strategies that bring more meaning into their daily life. She has a strategic relationship with long time friend and fellow executive coach, Sterling Van De Moortel, an executive coaching organization for technical professionals of which she manages the Individual Coaching Division.
Kathleen is an Organizational Brokered Coach with The Coaches Training Institute, coaching in Nike, Airbnb and other multinational companies. She is certified in The Leadership Circle assessments, see www.theleadershipcircle.com, the Enneagram, and brings the wisdom of NLP and hypnotherapy certification to enrich the awareness of the human being as they live and work.