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Kathleen helps many-hats-wearing people better understand themselves and the world around them.

A former opera singer and acoustical engineer, Kathleen made her career bringing people together at the intersection of arts, science, and business. She founded a funded arts/tech startup while getting her MBA at MIT and co-founded MIT's Hacking Arts – the world's first arts+tech festival and hackathon, now in its seventh year – before consulting for startups and arts institutions, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The depression she experienced during and after her first company’s failure – coupled with a constant low-level migraine she has had since 2010 – spurred her extensive research into wellness, meditation, and mindfulness, which has culminated in the methodology she uses to help clients across the country.

Her self-awareness program for MIT’s delta v accelerator produced the first statistically significant data showing the benefit of self-awareness techniques for entrepreneurs. The program is now in its second year, and has expanded to serving MIT's entrepreneurship staff as well.

Kathleen holds a BA from Harvard, an MM from New England Conservatory of Music, an MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

"When I was straddling two possible paths, Kathleen was instrumental in helping me make the right decision for my career. She guided me through a line of questioning to help clarify my goals, and we came up with a plan that worked for me as an individual with contrasting interests and passions."

– Molly

 

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