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Dr. Kathy Obear


For over three decades, Kathy Obear, Ed. D., has been skillfully bridging chasms of inequity and disparity in organizations and businesses. Currently president of the Center for Transformation and Change, Dr. Kathy Obear is a nationally recognized leader and expert in deepening the capacity of all members to create more equitable, inclusive environments where everyone feels valued and respected.

Her expertise has put her in front of hundreds of higher education groups, human service and K-12 organizations, and corporations across the United States and internationally to increase the passion, competence, and commitment necessary to create ... Read more

For over three decades, Kathy Obear, Ed. D., has been skillfully bridging chasms of inequity and disparity in organizations and businesses. Currently president of the Center for Transformation and Change, Dr. Kathy Obear is a nationally recognized leader and expert in deepening the capacity of all members to create more equitable, inclusive environments where everyone feels valued and respected.

Her expertise has put her in front of hundreds of higher education groups, human service and K-12 organizations, and corporations across the United States and internationally to increase the passion, competence, and commitment necessary to create inclusive, socially-just environments for all members of the organization as well as those they serve.

Through leadership development, staff training, organizational consulting, and executive coaching, Kathy supports leaders and staff to develop the competencies and determination essential for lasting organizational transformation.

In addition to her speaking, coaching, and training, Kathy is a best-selling author, recently publishing several books: Turn the Tide: Rise Above Toxic, Difficult Situations in the Workplace, But I’m NOT Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites, and It For the Long Haul: Overcoming Burnout and Passion Fatigue as a Social Justice Agent.

Kathy makes it her mission to support leaders and change agents to continuously deepen their capacity to infuse issues of equity and inclusion into everything they do.

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