Executive Coach with Forbes Coaches Council. 

Career & Leadership coach.

Master coach to other coaches.





Katy Hansell offers career and leadership coaching to executives, entrepreneurs, and other coaches.  Katy is also a life coach and usually advises her career & leadership coaching clients on work/ life balance and other issues.  Katy actively coaches other coaches one-on-one, in groups, or through Master Minds and laser coaching.  

Her coaching specialty is helping high-performing people to accelerate their progress by gaining clarity, alignment with their talents, and focusing on what is meaningful to them. (See "Coaching Services" under the "Coaching" tab on this website.)  She also works with people who feel stuck at work or in life and helps them create momentum to get into the work they dream of and feel good about their lives overall.

She also offers business consulting services to entrepreneurs who are visioning, launching, or trying to scale their businesses for profitable growth.   

Katy is a TEDx and motivational speaker who makes several appearances a year and will speak to large and small groups (see "Topics I Speak On" tab under "Speaking" on this website).  She will also offer to customize a speech or workshop/ retreat for your organization.  She is also a Huffington Post contributor and blogger, blogs under "Coach Yourself" (see links here under "Blog" and "Media" on this website).  Katy will be releasing her book, "Coach Yourself", in 2017. Subscribe to her blog to learn more.

As a certified coach, Katy has studied with Life Mastery Institute, The Premier Center for Life Transformation Coaching; Experts Academy Elite Coaching; and is a member of the Experts Industry Association.  Katy also has an MBA in finance, marketing and strategy/ policy from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University and a BA in Economics with High Honors from Duke University.  Previously, Katy worked as a management strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and later as a freelance management consultant, as a commercial banker and with other professional service firms.  

What distinguishes Katy is that she has been a high-powered executive; a stay-at-home Mom for more than a decade; and an entrepreneur so she understands what the challenges are for C-Suite executives and what they are for Stay-At-Home Mom's thinking about re-entering the workforce.  She has done it and she gets it!

Most coaches do not have the level of business experience that Katy does so it gives her a helpful vantage point to coach CEOs, senior management teams, C-Suite level and middle management level executives.  She personally worked with senior managements, CEOs, and Board of Directors on business strategy issues so she understands what it takes to thrive and persuade in that environment firsthand.  

Katy understands how to help people create momentum for change in their life and how to break through the barriers holding them back.  She is a big believer in taking concrete steps forward every day.  Katy was stuck and more than once and so she knows firsthand how hard it can be to change your life to pursue your dreams, but she is living proof that it can be done.  (See her TEDx talk on YouTube on "Getting Unstuck in Work & In Life" and the link to it is under the "Speaker Profile" under the "Speaking tab on this website.)

It is her mission to help you get into the life you dream about, to convince you that you can make a living doing what it is you want to be doing, to help you feel like you are living your purpose and in congruency with your values.

Read more here about what differentiates Katy's practice. 

You can reach Katy by email here.