Katharine Giacalone, a human resources and management consultant for more than 25 years, has a well-earned reputation as a people-focused problem-solver for her clients, whether they work in biotechnology, service industries or real estate. Through her extraordinary human relations skills and decades of real-world experience, Kathy has developed a common sense method of addressing management conundrums, believing that time and money are saved when communications are well-crafted from the get-go.
Kathy’s professional milestones include serving as Vice President of Human Resources for Celera Genomics. At Celera, Kathy successfully supported the rapid expansion of an employee base from 250 to 900 in about two years. She designed and launched the training system for assessing and delivering general management and supervisory skills for more than 100 managers.
Prior to her tenure at Celera Genomics, Kathy worked for ten years at Marriott International, where she aligned human resources and training practices to Marriott’s business goals and objectives.
Since 2001, Kathy has led her own management consulting firm. Dubbed by a grateful client as The Corporate Nanny™, Kathy has adopted the moniker with her customary good humor. As The Corporate Nanny, Kathy offers organizational development consulting, supervisory training, and executive coaching across a broad range of topics.
Kathy is the author of a fresh, humorous look at the challenges confronting mid-level managers, Oops! I’m the Manager! Getting Past “What Do I Do Now?! in 5 Easy Steps (2009). In Oops, Kathy introduces four personalities we’ll recognize from our time on the playground as children. Those “Playground Personalities©” are still in evidence in the workplace today, and Kathy has stories and strategies for bringing out the best in each one!
Kathy writes a monthly newsletter for managers, is a periodic contributor to respected trade journals such as The Washington Business Journal, Training Magazine, T+D Magazine, and Perspectives Magazine; and appears on national radio and local (Washington, DC) television programs. Kathy is a well-regarded speaker who frequently addresses attendees at human resources, entrepreneur, and trade association events.
Kathy holds a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from the Johns Hopkins University, is a certified Executive Coach and a master trainer of thousands of leaders and managers across the United States.