Dr. Kathy Obear

Consulting Services

Kathy will customize her consulting and training services to meet the unique needs and context of your organization. She has provided a wide range of consulting services to develop inclusive organizations through the following activities:

  • Cultural Competency training
  • Leadership development
  • Developing Inclusive Change Teams
  • Cross-division collaboration
  • Team development
  • Strategic planning
  • Professional development plans
  • Recruiting and hiring practices
  • Developing Inclusion Practitioners

1. Creating Inclusive Work Environments

Creating inclusive work environments is critical to the success of every organization in today’s increasingly diverse, multicultural environment. I consult with leaders and members of Inclusion Change Teams to shift the current climate and organizational culture and develop effective change strategies to create greater inclusion for the full breadth of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

2. Effective Leadership

Through consultation and executive coaching Kathy helps leaders, managers and supervisors enhance their cultural competencies and skills to create inclusive work environments where all staff and student employees feel safe, respected, and able to contribute to their full potential. The goal is to increase employee engagement and retention through more effective decision-making, communication, motivation, supervision, and performance accountability.

3. Team Building

Kathy designs consultation and training interventions to help develop high-performing teams. Work groups report improvements in employee engagement, cultural competence, productivity, decision-making, conflict resolution, communication, group dynamics, and creating inclusion.

4. Conflict Resolution

Kathy works with individuals, teams, and departments to resolve interpersonal and organizational conflicts. She helps employees identify their core issues and unproductive group dynamics, engage in effective dialogue, and identify practical solutions and strategies for change.

5. Change Management

It is critical that all members of an organization have the preparation and cultural competencies to create and embrace sustainable organizational change. Kathy helps leaders, managers, and change agents design and implement collaborative and inclusive change processes, including visioning, shifting the current organizational culture, and identifying and implementing change strategies.