Executive Bio

Kathleen Brown, PhD is an educator, trainer, leadership coach and recognized expert in the training, group development, social justice, personal growth and organizational leadership and development fields. She is an advocate for personal empowerment and is skilled in refining and defining individual and group values aligned with team and organizational results. Kathleen served as a manager and leader for 13 years at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has over 25 years’ experience in Organizational Development & Transformation as a coach, consultant, and group facilitator.

She is a champion of, and for, the marginal voice in collective efforts and is committed to examining and advancing the leadership potential of all peoples, in particular Black women and other women of color.

As an intuitive coach, author, spiritual teacher and guide, Kathleen is dedicated to helping people embody who they truly are. She loves witnessing the growth and development of her clients and is fiercely and passionately committed to the success of those with whom she works.

Kathleen is a highly recognized and skilled group process consultant and has facilitated Training Groups (T-groups) since 1999 in the Graduate School of Business (GSB) at Stanford University. 

She currently serves as a guest trainer for the Facilitators Training Program in Stanford’s GSB, is a senior trainer in the National Training Laboratories’ (NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science/ NTL) Human Interaction Laboratory and is qualified to participate as a trainer of trainers for Human Interaction Labs.

Passionate about self-development, self­ empowerment, and leadership, Kathleen has been instrumental in founding  programs such as the Women’s Leadership Program, Strategies for Success for Women of Color, and the Facilitators Training Program, all three at UCSF. In April of 2001, she received the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women in recognition for her work with women.

Kathleen is an adjunct Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, where she has taught Group Dynamics, Group Intervention, and Ways of Relating for Leaders. At Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, California she taught Leadership Theory, Practice of Building a Learning Community, and Building Cross-Cultural Capacity in the Masters in Leadership Program.

Kathleen has a B.A. in Social Work, a B.S. in Physical Therapy, an M.A. in Organizational Development & Transformation, and a PhD in Humanities, with a concentration in Transformative Learning and Change.

Founder & CEO

Kathleen Brown has taught or facilitated at the following colleges, and is a member of the International Coach Federation.

Partners & Associates

Amber Mayes
President and Founder
Amber Mayes Consulting
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Insights & Inspiration
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