Dr. Kathy Pearson is a strategist, systems thinking expert, and authority in decision making. She is also an award-winning educator who works extensively with mid-to senior-level executives, including high potentials and executive teams. Kathy works closely with Executive Education groups including the Wharton School, Duke CE, Smith College, and the Institute for Management Studies, as well as directly with global organizations. Kathy teaches on a variety of topics including Critical Thinking, Strategic Agility, Change Management and Strategic Execution.
Dr. Pearson works with executives spans a wide variety of industries and geographies, including health care and life sciences, financial and professional services, technology, consumer products, energy, aerospace and defense, and manufacturing. Her client list includes organizations as diverse as Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Federal Reserve Bank, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Heineken, Juniper, Lincoln Financial Group, Lundbeck, Microsoft, Merck, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Schneider Electric, Temasek Management Academy, University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), and the World Bank.
She is the co-author of The Perceptive Leader: A Handbook for Leading in an Environment of Uncertainty. She received her B.S. degree in theoretical mathematics from Auburn University, her M.S. degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University, and her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.