Kathryn Wankel

Kathryn Wankel

Location: Freeport, NY


Kathryn Wankel brings to AIIR 25+ years of expertise in pioneering sophisticated Executive Coaching working with Senior Leaders and Teams. Her coaching client list boasts Fortune 500 organizations in 19 countries on five continents. She has developed talent in most industries, including over 175 Physician Chairs in the leading Academic Medical Systems and has supported leadership development efforts through the use of state-of-the-art assessment and related development plan-driven coaching. She thrives on building coaching capacity, transitioning leaders in, up, and around their organizations, developing high-performing teams, facilitating leadership development, and deepening strategy agility. Kathryn’s systemic approach aligns individual coaching objectives with organizational goals. Change in performance is clear, results-oriented, and achieves measurable outcomes. She gets it and gets to the essence of business challenges, helping leaders learn, grow, and change.

Kathryn added rigor to her practice by serving as the Internal Talent Development Consultant and Coach at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, tasked with developing the bank’s leadership pipeline. As an early pioneer in the use of 360 feedback tools, Kathryn established feedback practices for new leader onboarding, assimilation, executive coaching, and related leadership development practices. During her tenure, she compiled, analyzed, and debriefed 360 feedback data for over 225 senior leaders. Kathryn was a Senior Organization Development Consultant at New York Life Insurance Company for 5 years.

As a thought leader, Kathryn researched and wrote on the misuse of power in organizations and leveraging state-of-the-art assessments in coaching. Her most recent article, ""Using Assessments in Executive Coaching"", was published in an Internal Executive Coaching book written in collaboration with Columbia University peers and faculty.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Executive Presence

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • High Tech
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Professional Services
  • Public Sector
  • Retail


  • English


  • Columbia University - Teachers College - MA, Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Adelphi University School of Social Work - BS, Social Welfare


  • Hogan
  • Birkman Method
  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • MBTI
  • FIRO-B

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