Kathy Taberner is an executive coach, focused on leadership development with senior leaders. She has also specialized for over 10 years in helping people have effective conversations and build relationships , especially in emotional or high stakes situations. Focusing on skills that we all have the ability to do, but are rarely taught, Kathy’s unique approach for handling conflict makes it easier to have conversations that hit the mark. With her daughter Kirsten Siggins, they are the founders of the Institute of Curiosity and authors of ‘The Power of Curiosity: How to Have Real Conversations That Create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding (Morgan James 2015), available in English and Japanese.
Kathy has a background in occupational therapy, a MA in Leadership and is a Certified Executive Coach, both obtained from Royal Roads University. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation(ICF) for which she sits on the Internal Review Board where she investigates ethical complaints brought against coaches. She is also a certified physician coach. Kathy is a speaker/ trainer/ executive coach/ facilitator, who recognizes curiosity is essential to personal growth, success, innovation, health, and happiness. Kathy lives in the sunny Okanagan Valley in BC where she enjoys hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, kayaking and swimming. She is an avid learner and her glass is always half full, sometimes of wine from one of the many great wineries from that region.