Dr. Kathy Obear

About Kathy

KathyBookI have over 30 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer specializing in creating inclusion, team and organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution, and change management.  I have given speeches, facilitated training sessions, and consulted to top leaders at hundreds of universities, human service and K-12 organizations, and corporations across the United States and internationally – designed to increase the passion, competence, and commitment to create inclusive, socially just environments for all members of the organization. I have facilitated “training of trainers” programs for student affairs professionals, faculty, and student leaders at numerous colleges and universities, and am a Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute (www.sjti.org).  I taught graduate level courses on Effective Facilitation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and am regarded as an expert at training leaders and facilitators to navigate difficult dialogues and triggering events.

I am so grateful to be a certified Martha Beck Life Coach having had the amazing, transformative opportunity to complete her Life Coach development program. I offer Life Coaching and Executive Coaching in both an individual and small group format.


It is imperative that leaders and staff demonstrate the capacity and competence to create inclusive environments that support the success of the full breadth of members in their organizations and effectively meet the needs of the increasingly diverse populations they serve. – Kathy

Contact Kathy: kathy@DrKathyObear.com