Kate Williams

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Kate's background

After studying Philosophy at Cambridge, Kate spent her early career in the charity sector. She quickly found an application for her curiosity into what really makes people and organisations tick in a number of OD, change management, and people focussed roles. In 2011 she moved into consulting with a top-tier strategy firm, later moving to a business psychology consultancy as Solutions Director. From this she amassed a broad range of experience from designing bespoke development and culture change programmes for clients across a number of industries including financial services, FMCG and central government.

Highlights at Nicholson McBride

  • Working with a public-sector organisation to embed a significant shift in their strategic direction and a new matrix structure, from working with the Exec team to define new leadership competencies and behaviours; to running 'how does it work in practice' workshops with project teams; to designing development modules and training internal facilitators to deliver them in-house.
  • Delivering a series of assessment centres for an FS organisation to select their new top team.
  • Supporting the Exec team of a higher education institution to deliver an ambitious five year vision and work more effectively together in the process. 

In addition

Kate has expertise in organisation design and development at the strategic level, leading and managing change, and instructional design. She's particularly interested in the topics of personal resilience and adaptability.

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