Executive Coach: Kate McCaffrey, PhD

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Kate McCaffreyKate McCaffrey, PhD

Executive Coach and Consultant – Paradigm Twist

Committed to motivating and empowering her clients to enable their success, Kate McCaffrey is an executive coach and consultant who helps organization leaders to understand their competencies and skills. By focusing on identifying and clarifying their current goals, she partners with clients to determine and devise strategies and specific action plans that enable them to reach their goals. She forges collaborative relationships with clients and works with them to create customized, macro-level development roadmaps. Kate will be in your corner from the start to the finish of the project/engagement and will work with you to achieve the best results. She does this in an empathic, reassuring, collaborative and encouraging way. 

Kate has devoted her professional life, having spent almost 30 years in higher education, to the study of improving and cultivating human and leadership potential to drive positive outcomes. Her demonstrated success in developing and executing short- and long-term pathways and vision, affirms her as an expert at identifying opportunities and delivering solutions that achieve organizational excellence and improve leadership capacity.

As a coach and consultant, she partners with clients to optimize performance and to accelerate results. Her research and experience have focused on maximizing the value of talent, aligning employees with organizational imperatives, and creating organizations that thrive and succeed. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; a Master of Science in Student Affairs from Colorado State University; and a Ph.D. in Human Resources Studies/Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University. She is also certified as an executive coach via the Center for Executive Coaching.

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Ellen Heffernan

President - Spelman Johnson

Ellen Heffernan graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in economics and government. She joined Spelman Johnson in 1996, after a ten-year career in higher education that included positions at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also a national speaker and writer on topics related to recruiting and professional development in higher education and serves as faculty for several national higher education association professional development programs. Ellen also currently serves on the executive board of the National Association of Executive Recruiters.