Person of the Week: 5/2


Kathy Garland is known as the Make it Happen Business Coach. She has worked with and spoken to thousands of women to help them discover the pearls, or undiscovered assets, in their businesses and careers that can bring them success and increased income.

Her approach is to bring those pearls of genius, or assets that the business or the individual has to the surface and polish them through coaching and consulting. In other words, she looks for the talents, opportunities and directions that aren’t being used or maximized in the business and helps the business owner plan and implement new strategies for growth.

In addition to her practice, Kathy is a popular speaker, national radio host and columnist. She has spoken to organizations including eWomenNetwork, General Electric Women’s Network, Texas Business Women, Women of Visionary Influence, Metro Area Professional Saleswomen, National Association of Women Business Owners, Business and Professional Women, WorldWIT International Conference and IABC and PRSA, on branding and leadership topics. Kathy creates unique experiences for women at all levels to ignite their imaginations to envision a new future.

Before starting her business, Kathy developed a track record of generating innovation and results. While Vice President of a nationally known design firm in Minneapolis, she led sales, marketing and the development of new markets and services for the company, resulting in nearly 1000% revenue growth. Kathy’s keen understanding of branding and market trends as well as her ability to develop new markets and services contributed to her success in leading company growth.

She supervised the account team that served the leading cruise line Royal Caribbean International, bringing ideas and strategies to them to manage their brand. Kathy also worked with the 3M identity team to strengthen the 3M brand and consulted with Northwest Airlines to build their reputation in the Pacific and the U. S.

Kathy offers pro-bono brand consulting to one non-profit per year. Her professional affiliations include the World Future Society, American Society of Training and Development, eWomenNetwork and Speaker Coop.

Whenever she is not working or spending time with her family and friends, Kathy takes Haidong Gumdo lessons, a Korean sword art. She is currently developing a speech on taking a big leap in business and life by using lessons she’s learned from Haidong Gumdo.

Take a moment to read Kathy Garland’s insightful article on Personal Branding and how it can bring you success!

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