“As a Loyalist (Six), my basic desire is to have support and guidance and Katie Gay not only provided that in spades, but expertly helped guide me in discovering how to identify and understand my dominant personality type. Katie’s coaching using the Enneagram allowed me to become aware of my habits and unconscious patterns and recognize where I get stuck and how I can be more empowered. I love the Enneagram’s potential for growth; learning from Katie about my personality type at its best and how to aspire to those qualities and traits has been invaluable” – T.J. Smith
Katie Gay is a coaching and development professional who fosters effective and powerful leadership skills, guiding her clients toward deeper fulfillment and exceptional performance. With over 25 years of coaching, sales, public relations and entrepreneurial experience, she successfully delivers a pragmatic approach to coaching that addresses the integration of both the professional and the personal.
Katie believes that leadership is created through investing in change and growth. Her role as a change agent helps her clients break through barriers and realize their full potential. Katie’s action-oriented approach to coaching integrates the elements of each client’s life, focusing on purpose and meaning as a central theme. She capitalizes on her client’s strengths, innate emotional intelligence and desire for positive impact as a basis for leadership development. Katie addresses the importance of interpersonal skills and quality relationships and is known for helping clients gain vision, alignment and clarity towards their intended outcomes.
Katie has been coaching for over 15 years with a focus on developing leadership and communication skills with executive clients in a wide variety of industries. Some Companies/Organizations include: Arlo, Athleta, British Consulate, Clorox, Crossfit, Facebook, GoodData, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Latham & Watkins, Okta, Qualcomm, Robert Half International, Robinhood, Seagate, Singtel, Splunk, St. Mary’s College, Stripe, Target, Workday and Zendesk, She has also supported executives in various start-up and non-profit organizations.
Known for her engaging style, focused guidance and curious exploration, Katie customizes her coaching sessions to address desired areas for growth such as leadership development, communication, inter-personal issues, emotional intelligence, career transitions, somatic awareness and work-life balance. She is married with two twenty somethings and appreciates her “empty nest.” She enjoys playing tennis, hiking with her two dogs, traveling as well as spending time with friends and family.
TYPICAL CLIENT LEVEL: Manager to CEO
“By creating a warm, safe and confidential environment, I support clients in learning useful strategies that develop new areas of competency while also increasing self-awareness. I listen deeply with the goal of helping my clients discover something about themselves that they couldn’t see before by truly believing that new things are possible when we get aligned with our purpose and deepest desires.”
- M.A. in Counseling Psychology
- B.A. in Communications
Certifications and Assessments:
- Deep Coaching Certified* thru Deep Coaching Institute
- Certified Integral Coach, New Ventures West
- Certified Tilt 365 Coach
- Certified Somatic Coach, Strozzi Institute
- Certified Family/Parent Coach
- Certified Enneagram Coach/Instructor
- Certified International Coach Federation (PCC)
- Assessments: Enneagram, Strengths Finder, Meyers Briggs (MBTI), others