Kathleen is founder of Participative Management Systems and is well known for her high-impact seminars and workshops which she has presented both nationally and internationally to high-tech firms, local and metropolitan city and county governments, leading defense/aerospace contractors and major health management organizations. She also has extensive experience in working with nonprofit boards and facilitating their strategic planning retreats.
Kathleen has a Masters in Psychology with a Concentration in Multicultural Relations from Antioch University and her undergraduate work was done at the University of Illinois. She also holds certificates in Managing in Multicultural Work Environments from California State University and a Certificate from California Institute of Technology in Engineering Management.
Kathleen is a strong advocate of community based programs and a believer in the importance of civic engagement. She has facilitated Community Leadership Programs in Pasadena, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach and was honored by the City of Manhattan Beach for her ongoing commitment to developing Leaders within the community. She has been actively involved with The Beach Cities Health District Blue Zones Project where she has been facilitating Purpose Workshops for the South Bay community. She is a 40-year resident of the City of Manhattan Beach and has held leadership positions in the Crown Jewel Club, Volunteer Center of the South Bay, South Bay Literacy Council, PS I Love You Foundation, and Manhattan Beach Rotary.