Facilitation & Training
Attending Kate’s workshop on anti-oppressive practice fundamentally changed my social work practice. Although I attended the workshop over two years ago, to this day, I still find myself referencing the core concepts within Kate’s training.
- Youth Justice Program Director
Kate is a skilled and transformative facilitator, able to hold participants accountable to anti-oppressive values while building trust and honoring vulnerability.
- Shane Crary-Ross, JD, Managing Attorney
California Rural Legal Assistance
[After the management training] I immediately set up more regular check ins with my supervisees and my own supervisor. We now have an agenda for each meeting that helps ensure that we're not getting too deep into the details and are focusing on longer-term professional development and advancement.
- Training Participant
[The management trainings] have made me more intentional in defining our roles and responsibilities clearly in projects. I’ve worked to improve how I deliver feedback to staff. And, I’ve started mentoring my managers on how they can better provide feedback to their reports.
- Training Participant
Kate is a gifted leader and facilitator. Kate constructed effective and transformative workshops and she was able to identify creative but practical solutions for workplace issues.
She inspired needed change through her work.
- Dipal Shah, JD, Chief of Staff
Center For Court Innovation
Kate worked with several cross-functional teams to address the inefficiency and lack of clarity as our teams worked together... Thanks to Kate, staff finally have the tools and language to work together without getting frustrated and burning out.
- Director of Operations, Media Nonprofit
In addition to guiding my skills in program development, needs assessments, and organizational change, Kate also afforded me tools to grapple with race and gender biases in both the criminal justice system and non-profit organizations.
- Program Manager, National Technical Assistance
The project management and delegation system Kate introduced us to has been key in decreasing tension and interpersonal challenges arising from lack of clear communication around roles, responsibilities, and decision-making authority.
- Elise White, Phd, Deputy Research Director
Center for Court Innovation
I worked with Kate when I adopted a new role as a supervisor... I learned how to provide direct feedback that promotes development, and the importance of providing growth opportunities to retain talent... Kate always encouraged me to establish leadership qualities that remain authentic to my style. These tools combined continue to help me to effectively supervise multiple staff on various large projects.
- Cassandra Ramdath, PhD, Senior Research Associate
Kate has helped plan forums around race and justice, retreat exercises, and helped me to talk about difficult issues that occur in the world that impact my staff. She has also coached me about my leadership style, provided materials to inform me about different approaches to managing, and has been a general sounding board. Her guidance is so appreciated and needed.
- Coaching client
Kate is a huge encyclopedia of training and professional development information and is tremendously supportive.
- Coaching client
Kate brought a level of compassion and understanding as a clinical supervisor that allowed me to be open and honest, because I knew I would receive empathic criticism to make me a better clinician.
- Sandra Manley-Eichler, LCSW, Radiation Oncology Social Worker
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
I was part of a young manager group supervision that Kate facilitated. As a social justice worker in the criminal justice field, it was hard to find people to problem-solve issues related to management & leadership. Kate guided the group in a way that centered our voices & leveraged our combined strengths to improve our practice.
- Yaya Yuan, LMSW, Director of Education & Mentoring
Apex For Youth
I can’t think of a better person to cover clinical supervision during my maternity leave than Kate... I was incredibly impressed by her warmth, empathy, training & knowledge, as well as her professionalism. She hit the ground running... And received accolades from all of the staff and clinicians in my practice.
- Keeley Teemsma-English, LCSW, CEO
Refresh Psychotherapy NYC