Member Since: 29th Apr 2019
Kate Lanz specialises in consulting and coaching at senior levels including the Board. Kate has had a successful international corporate career, notably as an International General Manager with Diageo. She has successfully established single country companies and multi- country businesses, in both the branded spirits and beer sectors. When she stepped out of the corporate environment, Kate undertook a degree in psychology with a view to specialising in leadership consulting. Kate has a degree in modern languages, post graduate in international commerce, an MBA and a BSc. in psychology. She is also a qualified coaching supervisor.
She is currently completing a doctorate based on her research in applied neuroscience in organisations. Kate became fascinated by the brain at work post the financial crisis in 2008 when she noticed some clear patterns in the behaviours of her clients at the time. Kate started to look at the return on investment on the performance of some of the brains of the clients she was working with post crisis. Since then, she has embarked on doctoral research in the field and, in partnership with some of her clients, is investigating what it takes in the modern organisation to truly enable brain-friendly culture.
Kate has established Mindbridge, a consulting company specialising in applied neuroscience for business, where she leads a small, hand-picked team of professionals with the relevant experience and credentials. She has been actively researching applied neuroscience in organisations for the last six years and is engaged in some very exciting, pioneering work together with her client companies. Kate’s clients include AXA insurance, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Lloyds Bank, Smith & Nephew, IKEA, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Disney, Diageo, EDF Energy, John Lewis, Waitrose, Accenture, amongst many others. Kate also coaches globally on a wide range of general and tailor-made executive programmes at the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre. Over many years she has worked with international business leaders at INSEAD in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and joint programmes with Wharton and Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Kate was invited to join the panel of 50 coaches worldwide as a founder member of the World Wide Association of Business Coaches. Kate is an accredited member of the Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors. Kate has published numerous articles on coaching and book chapters on coaching supervision and team coaching. On the personal front, Kate has two sons who are both currently studying at University, they live in Bedfordshire and she recently dared to take up horse riding again after a long gap.
24th Jan 2020
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