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Katherine Lewis, PCC, CPCC

Katherine Lewis, PCC, CPCC

Executive Coach

“Partnering with senior executives to facilitate leadership development, change management, and strategy positions them for greater success in the VUCA environments we work in. My passion for guiding them to be more effective and deliver more for their organization extends to coaching their entire team in as well as their high-potential managers in situational leadership.”

Executive Coaching

Katherine approaches each individual as a whole person. She helps executives identify their triggers, blind spots, and negative thoughts so that they can reframe and rethink their approach to leadership. Her philosophy centers around changing mindsets and enhancing leadership capacity.

Katherine has walked in executives’ shoes – through hiring, firing, upsizing, downsizing, rightsizing, merging, acquiring – in companies ranging from small boutiques to multibillion-dollar corporations. Having spent over 20 years as a corporate executive, she understands the pain, desire, excitement, and vision of driving businesses forward and career trajectories upward.

Executives do not need business advice. They need coaching to effectively build, develop, and motivate their teams. Katherine has coached executives at companies ranging from startups to large, global organizations, and in industries such as financial services, healthcare, biotech, e-commerce and media. Recent clients include Pfizer, Tribune Media, Moody’s, Chartbeat, Allstate, Hasbro, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Brown Advisory.

Jennifer Deare

CEO and Founder, D3

Katherine has developed one of our key executives with a focus on a solid, viable succession plan.

If you want perspective, she is the perfect guide. If you are part of the management of a small, entrepreneurial, fast growing company looking to build your organization, you’ll want Katherine on your team.

Professional Experience

Before coaching, Katherine spent more than 20 years as a senior executive in corporate America. She managed multibillion-dollar companies through major organizational and culture change, while mentoring dozens of mid-level senior and C-suite executives.

As President of an online photography company,, Katherine rapidly scaled the business from $5M to $30M in sales within four years. She closed the B2B arm, which was dependent on its sole customer, Apple, and built a direct to consumer brand. This rapid and profitable growth (30% GM) resulted in Shutterfly, Inc.’s acquisition of the business.

Prior to joining, Katherine held several senior leadership roles with Time Warner and Cablevision, marketing and launching new digital products, including digital TV, cable internet services, and video-on-demand. She also served as Global Brand Manager for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Worldwide at Starwood Hotels. Her corporate career began as a management consultant at Bain & Company where she advised Fortune 500 companies on strategic and organizational issues.

Kate Butler

Vice President, Associated Press

She is that great combination of big-picture thinker and practical, real-life coach.

Katherine has powered the success of… a change management project to coach through a restructuring and new role.


Katherine earned her MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree from Haverford College.

In addition to her credential as a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, Katherine is also a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute and a Birkman Method and Hogan Assessment consultant.

Katherine believes in giving back. Through the Harvard Business School’s New Ventures program, she volunteers as a mentor to young companies and recent female graduates of the school. She resides in New York City and is an active member of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches and the International Coach Federation.

Dru Carey


I have found my coaching sessions with Katherine to be invaluable.

She has a wonderful talent for helping me find what motivates me and what blocks motivation for me. Katherine teaches me techniques for working through the blocks to my success. She deftly helps me stay on course with my dreams and goals.

Cathie Arquilla

Owner, MyStylist

Katherine is … able to sift through your thoughts and desires by asking pointed questions that help you ‘get to the point’ in your own mind.

You discover what rises to the top, what you want to work on, and also what you’d rather cut loose. Finally, she gives you some nifty tools — thought processes and action plans — that get you moving, doing and following through to an end goal. … An excellent coach!

It’s time.

Achieve measurable change in your leadership performance and capacity.

Get in touch with Katherine