Kathryn Wankel MA
Kathryn Wankel brings to AIIR over 20 years of expertise in Executive Coaching working with Senior Leaders and Teams. Her coaching client list boasts 25 Fortune 500 organizations in 17 countries on five continents. She has developed talent in most industries including over 50 Physicians and Department Chairs in three leading Academic Medical Systems and supported leadership development efforts through the use of sophisticated assessment and related development plan-driven coaching in bio-pharmaceutical; entertainment; media; legal; consumer products; professional services; engineering; retail; public sector governmental agencies; banking and finance companies. She thrives on building coaching capacity; transitioning leaders in, up, and around their organizations; developing high performing teams; and facilitating strategy sessions using her large group process facilitation skills. Kathryn’s systemic approach aligns individual coaching objectives with organizational goals. Change in performance is clear, results-oriented and achieves measurable outcomes.
Kathryn added rigor to her practice 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 on- boarding, assimilation, executive coaching, and related leadership development practices. During her tenure, she had compiled, analyzed, and debriefed 360 feedback data for over 225 senior leaders. Kathryn also served as a Senior Organization Development Consultant at New York Life Insurance Company for five years. She donates her time to Save the Children’s International Leaders and the Kipps Bay Boys and Girls Club.
Kathryn holds an MA in Organizational Psychology, cum laude, from Columbia University; a B.S.W. in Social Welfare, cum laude, from Adelphi University; and an Advanced Executive Coaching Certification (CCCP-Level Two Professional Designation) from Columbia Business School Executive Education, where she served on the Columbia board for four years. Throughout her career, Kathryn has served on many boards of New York City- based, professional associations all focused on how leaders learn, grow, and change.
As a thought leader, Kathryn researched and wrote on misusing power in organizations (Bullying) 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.
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