management consulting for complex areas:

Globalization and Women-in-Leadership

Consultant, Educator, Speaker and Author

Books from Kathleen

Reparations for All or None

The book counters current social narratives, and tells the unique story of how America built a racially, ethnically, religiously, and socially diverse peaceful and prosperous nation.

Discrimination Circus

What is driving the circus surrounding discrimination in America? Spoiler alert: It's not discrimination. Systemic racism and white supremacy are gone. White privilege is now white un-privilege.

Racism and anti-Racism in the World: before and after 1945

Nineteen-forty-five was a global tipping point. Instead of nations being routinely racist, they were to be anti-racist. The long era of laissez faire attitudes toward discrimination was officially ending.

A Brief History of
International Relations

An examination of some essential areas of history including "start-up" nations that didn't exist before 1945; how history repeats itself and leaders often fail their people.

Areas of Focus

Women in Leadership

Women suffer from delusions of grandeur. They actually believe they can be whatever they want to be. CEO of a Fortune 500 company, president of a country, or a Nobel laureate. It’s not that they can’t, but all factors being equal, a woman’s chances of success are about 1/20th of a man. It’s not because women are not equally qualified, because they are. The biggest deterrent for women is silent sexism, also called unconscious bias. Women must gain an awareness to silent sexism, and just as importantly learn how to neutralize it.  With those skills in hand, women will greatly increase their chances of being senior leaders.

If you want help preparing women to become successful leaders, we should talk. Click here to contact me.


It’s a kill or be killed world. Most companies have to expand internationally because the comforts of home can be easily upset by foreign competitors arriving on their doorstep. If a company doesn’t have to reach into overseas markets, there are so many lucrative opportunities it would seem like an obligation in pursuit of maximizing stakeholder value for decades to come. Minimally expanding beyond one’s borders is a defensive move: it’s kill or be killed.

International business is very different from doing business at home. Countries have different political systems, economic and religious systems. National leaders can be geopolitically friendly one minute and not the next.

Have you made up your mind to get in on growing markets overseas, but find it so complex you’re thinking about rolling the dice on opening an office in Amsterdam, Lagos, Buenos Aires, Riyadh, or Beijing? Let's talk.