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Kathryn Williams

Kathryn Williams

Kathryn Williams

Co-founder Asheville, North Carolina (US) [email protected]

Professional Expertise

KRW co-founder Kathryn Williams is an accomplished individual executive coach and group process facilitator with deep clinical and executive development experience. Kathryn works with elite senior leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, foundations, and major nonprofits, concentrating her efforts in the areas of executive leadership assessment and development, including character assessment and development for executives and their teams, coaching for sustainable leadership, developing high-performing teams, conflict management, and optimizing emotional competence.


Kathryn received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Fielding Institute in 1976 and subsequently taught at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine and the Babcock School of Management Development at Wake Forest University. She has formerly served on the adjunct faculty of the Center for Creative Leadership and co-founded a multi-faceted psychological services organization called Spectrum. She subsequently joined with Fred Kiel and Eric Rimmer in 1991 to form KRW International, pioneers in the field of executive coaching in North America.

Outside of KRW, Kathryn devotes significant time and energy to organizations that promote dialogue and action around global issues of social and corporate responsibility. A founding member of Spirit in Business, an organization promoting ethics and integrity in business, she served on its board of directors for six years. Kathryn is also an active member of the advisory board for State of the World Forum, a global leadership network dedicated to creating a sustainable civilization and a member of the advisory committee for the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.


  • Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, Fielding Institute
  • M.A. – Psychology, Wake Forest University
  • B.A. – Political Science, Miami University of Ohio