Transforming words into action
Whether building a team or joining one, Katie brings depth of experience and breadth of expertise to every engagement. Katie’s network keeps her connected with leaders who are at the heart of local and national discussions. Her personal style invites every participant to join the conversation—whether it’s taking place in a full room or on Facebook or Zoom.
Katie and her clients are shaping—and reshaping— policy, regulatory systems, urban planning, transportation, land use, social services, health and engineering right across Canada.
Thinking through the difficult parts
From her front row seat at the back of the room, Katie tunes in to what’s happening as conversations unfold. Whether she is moderating a meeting in person or online, Katie’s calm responses and light touch invite participants to respect the process.
Katie guides each project through its unique complexities by uncovering the details that matter and the opportunities that live in every interaction. She knows how and when to ask questions that:
- challenge conventional thinking
- consider the practical consequences of proposed policies
- reveal connections that help close gaps in thinking and experience
- test drive projects as they make their way from ideas to policy to implementation
Consulting with people, not just issues
Katie applies a trusted toolkit of evidence-based consulting models—from traditional approaches for systems thinking, Cognitive Edge, and open space planning—to design customized processes that unlock the best thinking and capture the potential in the room.
Katie generates solutions from crowd sourcing to the simple power of respectful dialogue.
Creating and teaching the art of conscious celebration
Katie achieved international recognition for her ground-breaking work on celebration as an integral component of organizational life. Her work has been cited by many authors, including in Tom Peters’ best-selling book on innovative approaches to business, NUTS: The Story of Southwest Airlines.
Here’s our why:
Katie’s overall project design reflected her in-depth understanding of public sector operations, stakeholder involvement, change management, performance management and measurement. The process was both rigorous and fun.
Katie Soles brings spirited energy to every project. Energy that unlocks higher-level thinking in groups, energy that shapes relationships, and energy that produces outstanding results.