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Kathleen Cabot Smith Kathleen Cabot Smith

President | LeadersCore, a Cabot-Smith Inc Company

Kansas City, Missouri Area, KS, UNITED STATES

Founder & President, Cabot Smith Inc. Owner, LeadersCore(R)



Founder and President of LeadersCore®, Kathleen Cabot-Smith is an experienced executive coach who creates winning environments in companies by uniting individual’s values with company objectives. Known for her enthusiasm and passion for people and their ideas, she is devoted to cultivating leadership talent that is fully engaged and committed to a collective purpose of innovation for sustainable bottom-line results.

With a wide and varied executive background, from industrial engineering, auditing, sales management and operations, Kathleen's 20 years of deep experience sets her apart as a consultant in strategic leadership, organizational development, and advising C-level executives. Through training top-level leadership teams, and working in seven different countries, Kathleen has an uncommon perspective. Her Fortune 100 clients include American Express, United Telecom, General Electric, Cardinal Health, Southern Companies and Big Four accounting firms. Kathleen understands what makes organizations work so her approach to problem solving is practical and timely. She has engineered, mediated and led national, international and multi-cultural change initiatives around the world. Kathleen demonstrates how taking responsibility at the personal level ripples out to the team, the organization and beyond.

While adept in a left-brained world, Kathleen’s clients appreciate her courage, authenticity, compassion and ability to develop strong business relationships. With her genuine interest in her client’s success, they trust her to build capacity, confidence and competence within their organizations, whether in the face of tough negotiations, disruptive change or the demanding challenges of business turnarounds. To achieve this, she believes leaders must recognize and maximize their natural strengths, values, and experience.

Industry Expertise (1)

Management Consulting

Areas of Expertise (3)

Global Business Development

Change Leadership

Executive Coaching

Education (4)

Cornell University: ILR Cert, Change Leadership 2011

Emporia State University: Business, Finance, Marketing

Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara: Certificate, Adult Assessment & Intervention 1991

Emporia State University: BA, Business, Speech, Music

Affiliations (2)

  • Insights Institute 1988-90 World Future Society International Society for Performance Improvement International Coach Federation American Society of Quality National Association of Women Business Owners American Society for Training & Development Toastm
  • Directors Board National Press Publications 1991-93 Board of Directors