Kathy Becker

Contact Information:

Address:
5920 S. Rainbow Blvd, Ste 4,
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

Email: Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net

Phone:
Work: (702) 228-4699
Mobile: (760) 333-4993

Skype: company.of.experts

Website(s):
Center for Appreciative Inquiry
Company of Experts, Inc.
Department Chair Institute

Social Media Networks:
Center for Appreciative Inquiry Facebook
Company of Experts Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter

LinkedIn Groups:
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training Group
Discovering Appreciative Inquiry Group

Working Portfolio:
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What might be possible if community and organization members were fully engaged and using their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions?

This is the question that motivates Kathy Becker and has her focused on collaboration. Given current global challenges, Kathy uses strengths-based organizational design practices to help clients respond effectively to increasing levels of complexity in their environments and growing demand for innovation and change.

Kathy is the CEO/President of the Company of Experts, Inc. and oversees this Small Woman Owned Business serving schools, colleges and universities, businesses, corporations and non-profits moving them from deficit models of planning and thinking to engagement, empowerment and collaboration.  Under Kathy’s leadership the Company has developed a world presence and is continuing to add new teams throughout the world including Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East and South America.

Kathy’s employment history includes 20 twenty-years at a college that began a premier international student’s program for undergraduate students. Kathy has knowledge of the housing, personnel, visa, hiring and orientation, health and curriculum decisions that will go into the development of this project.

In an academic environment, Kathy served as a founding Chief Human Resources Officer, Staff Development Coordinator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, and has had direct responsibility for contract negotiations, sexual harassment training, discrimination investigation, mediation and conflict resolution, discipline and grievance, management training, and leadership development.

Kathy has also served as an elected board member for a number of non-profit organizations and has relocated her company to Las Vegas, Nevada to be part of the energy, creativity and change.

  • Appreciative Inquiry Consulting & Training
  • Board Training & Retreats
  • Business Consulting
  • Coaching
  • Content Development
  • Large-Scale Summit Design
  • Leadership Development & Training
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Workshop Facilitation

Macon Miracle:

  • Creating the Macon Miracle (Part 1) – “Creating the Macon” – Bibb County School District, with the help of the Center for Appreciative Inquiry, conducted a Strategic Planning session using Appreciative Inquiry. With 4500 people in attendance, this is the largest Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Summit known to date. In this video, Dr. Romain Dallemand opens the session with a powerful speech.
  • Creating the Macon Miracle (Part 2) – Day 2 of the Macon Miracle, Dr. Romain Dallemand shares his gratitude and excitement about the possibilities & opportunities that emerged through the inquiries conducted on Day 1.

World Appreciative Inquiry Conference (WAIC) 2012:

  • Anne Gathumbi WAIC Interview – Anne Gathumbi is a program manager with OSIEA and the Open Society Law and Health Initiative. She is responsible for the organization’s work to promote legal initiatives to advance the human rights of East Africans living with and affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Kathy Becker WAIC Interview – President of the Company of Experts talks about her experiences with Appreciative Inquiry

Presentations:

  • Bibb County School District
  • Broward College
  • Catholic Health East
  • Disability Rights Nebraska
  • Government of Alberta
  • Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
  • National Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD)
  • Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)
  • SAB Miller, Latin America
  • Stanford University
  • State University of New York (SUNY)
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Truman Medical Center
  • University of San Diego
“Just a note to say how much I appreciate what you’re doing in the world and to let you know that AI continues to inform many aspects of all that I do.
~ Susan Sanford, Certified AI Facilitator

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