Kate Gigax

Kate Gigax

PARTNER (US-West Coast)


Kate is a leadership coach with a background in organizational psychology and experience in management consulting and Human Resources. Her experience includes leadership and change initiatives related to several of our Nation's toughest recent challenges:

  • Addressing gaps in the acquisition workforce surfaced by Hurricane Katrina;
  • Contributing to the post-9/11 reform of our National Intelligence Community; and,
  • Navigating shifts in financial industry regulation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.  

Specializing in transitions and helping people get “unstuck,” she helps others increase their effectiveness by maximizing accountability and minimizing the inefficiency of dysfunction. Kate believes that trust is the most important ingredient in a successful coaching engagement and seeks to earn her clients’ trust by tailoring her level of challenge and support to meet each individual’s unique needs.
Recent engagements include:

  • Senior Vice President at a large financial institution who received feedback that his introverted nature was hindering his leadership presence and overall effectiveness
  • Generation X Vice President within the entertainment industry who struggled to engage and motivate her Generation Y employees


Kate has a Master's in Industrial Organizational Psychology from George Mason University. She has a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University as well as certifications in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching Methodology and NeuroLeadership Institute’s Brain-based Coaching. She is International Coach Federation (ICF) Certified and a member of the Los Angeles ICF chapter, an Adjunct Executive Coach with the Center for Creative Leadership and an member of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP).