For nearly three decades, Kathleen Frank has focused on leadership and organizational development. She has served as a trusted strategic talent management advisor to small, medium and Fortune 500 size companies, as well as non-profit and educational organizations.
Kathy’s expertise and service offerings include C-Suite, Team and Individual Coaching, Talent Acquisition and Management, Management Consulting, Workgroup Consultation, Training Development and Delivery. She listens and provides actionable insights and tactics that assist individuals, groups and organizations in achieving sustainable high performance.
Kathleen graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University with a BS in Accounting. She then worked for CPA firms Price Waterhouse and Corbett Alford & Company. While working as a CPA, she became interested by the impact people and group dynamics had on the performance and profitability of client organizations.
In 1990, as a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accounting Human Resource Committee, Kathy was introduced to the Predictive Index® (PI) and Arnold Daniels, the creator and publisher of the PI. She was the first woman PI licenseehired by Mr. Daniels.
Arnold Daniels was a visionary who saw the need for simplicity and objectivity in assessing human behavior for the workplace. Kathy had the opportunity to work with Arnold on a daily basis for six years before starting Augur Inc. in 1996. Since that time, she has passed on her knowledge and expertise to her team of Consultants and to the many PI Analysts she has trained at Client companies.
Augur Inc. became a million dollar plus consulting practice dedicated to bringing an objective understanding of human behavior to employers so they can more effectively hire, manage, motivate, retain and develop the human capital responsible for the success of their organizations. Kathy is a PI Teaching Fellow elected by her peers in the worldwide PI network in 2011. In 2012, Kathleen attended, on a full scholarship, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Executive Management Program conducted by Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. In 2014, she won the NJ Biz Top 50 Women Business Leaders in New Jersey and in 2015 she received the Daniels Family Foundation Award from PI Worldwide, the owner and publisher of the Predictive Index, for her many contributions to her PI partners across the globe.
Augur Inc. was certified annually for many years by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) which provides the most widely recognized and respected certification in the United States for women’s business enterprises (WBE).
Kathy is a popular speaker at business forums including The Vistage Group, The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities High Potential Leadership Conferences, The New Jersey Bankers Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. In 2015, she was invited to be guest speaker at the Association of Medical Media on the topic: “Harnessing Personality to Drive Company Performance.” Later that year, she, the CEO and the Chief Administrative Officer of Suburban Propane (an Augur client) were panelists for the Association of Corporate Growth (New Jersey Chapter). The topic for that event was “Successful Post-Merger & Acquisitions, Succession Planning and Corporate Growth.”
She has authored white papers and published a book, “Breakdancing On A Balance Beam: How To Be A Business Person And An Everything Else That You Are Too Person.”
Kathy has served on several Advisory Boards and has done extensive pro bono work as a Member of the Board of Trustees for a private high school in New York City and for the Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to heal, educate and empower victims of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence.
Kathleen’s experiences, education, and professional work have shaped and informed her ability to provide positive, actionable advice and facilitate the achievement of goals at all levels within an organization.
Over the years, Kathy has authored many newsletters and white papers. She has now published a book titled “Breakdancing On A Balance Beam: How To Be A Business Person And An Everything Else That You Are Too Person.” This is a collection of stories based on her life experiences – both successes and challenges – intended to encourage others in their journeys of self-development and career creation.
As Kathy transitions out of her business career, she wants to continue talking with and encouraging others, particularly women, to purposefully plan their own lives and careers for success.