Kate Arms, JD, PCC, CPCC
Kate is the author of Psychological Safety at Scale
. She has been creating cultures where people thrive since 1984, when she realized she could turn the lonely outlier kids in her middle school into a group of friends.
She has learned through experience that every person has the power to improve the culture of a group with or without formal authority. Her career has taken her through law, technology, publishing, non-profits and the arts. She has seen firsthand that the same set of skills improves the culture in every industry.
As a leader, she has a reputation for getting exceptional performance out of her direct reports, delivering quality results with limited resources, and creating engaged teams that have fun through the process of working hard and delivering excellence. Since 2013, she has been helping others transform the cultures of their workplaces and families through coaching and training. She is currently an Agile Coach with ecobee.
She holds a BA from Cornell University and a JD from Harvard Law School. She is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and a graduate of the Co-Active Leadership Program.
Alyssa Dickman, MS, CPCC, ACC
Alyssa has over 20 years’ experience in Talent and Leadership Development. She brings a focus on the people-side of business to all her work, including individuals looking to grow their leadership, teams wanting to work better together, and organizations focusing on talent strategy.
Her past experience includes organizational effectiveness consulting at Slalom Consulting and other roles in recruiting, learning, and change management.
She is certified in an array of development tools, including MBTI Type Indicator, Hogan Leadership Assessment Series and DISC communication styles. She holds a BA from Brandeis University, an MS in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach accredited by the International Coach Federation.
Nitya Shekar, JD, CPCC
Driven to empower teams to function at their highest level, Nitya blends her legal background, her training as an executive coach, and her interest in neuroscience research to expand what is considered possible in corporate leadership.
At Facebook, Collibra, Better Mortgage, and AppNexus—where she has overseen learning & development, engagement, and talent management initiatives—Nitya has harnessed the full potential of a multitalented workforce to support organizations' abilities to scale rapidly.
Nitya's specialty is building agile, values-driven cultures that enable employees and leaders to grow their careers while adapting to change effectively and being their authentic selves. Her professional experience has taught her that the recruitment and development of diverse and inclusive teams—around whom a trustful communication environment is fostered by leaders—points to stronger and more sustainable business outcomes.
Nitya double majored in Psychology and Spanish at Rice University and is a proud graduate of Harvard Law School, as well as a certified executive coach from the Co-Active Training Institute.