Dr. Kate Isaacs 


Dr. Kate Isaacs is a skilled advisor to senior leaders on innovation-focused stakeholder partnerships that generate economic and social value. She is a trained Shadow Work facilitator and coach with years of experience guiding individuals and groups through transformative change. Her approach focuses on the positive potential in people and organizations—noticing and expanding what is working, and transforming obstacles and habits that block people's natural orientation towards creativity, growth, and health.

Kate is a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan Leadership Center and an Executive Fellow at the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, where she was previously the Director of Research and Practice. She consults with clients through Dialogos and TruePoint, both values-driven consulting and leadership training firms in the Boston area.

She writes about business leadership, innovation, and sustainability for leading publications including strategy+business, Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive, The Hill, and the Academy of Management.


Kate holds a PhD in Organization Studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an M.S. degree in Technology and Policy from the MIT Engineering Systems Division, an M.S. degree in Conscious Evolution from the Graduate Institute, and a B.S. in Biology from the Oakland University Honors College.

She lives in Concord, Massachusetts with her family, and loves running, biking, swimming, yoga, skiing, gardening, and working on cars. She occasionally commutes to Colorado in the winter, where she finds no greater joy than telemark skiing in fresh Rocky Mountain powder.


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