Guiding you to create the impact you’re meant to achieve

Kathryn R. Martin

When you “show up” as your best self, firing on all cylinders and feeling joy, your impact ripples throughout your family, business, community, and beyond.

What you do and BE matters.

Kathryn’s mission is to help you unlock and speak your impact so that you can live in your unique purpose. Join her in creating a movement of leaders making a difference in the world. 


Named “Top Leadership Coach of the Year” in 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals, Kathryn R. Martin coaches non-profit boards, founders and purpose-driven executives to create empowered momentum and leverage moments of change into opportunities for growth, revenue-generation, engagement and meaningful success. 

Kathryn’s hands-on and intuitive approach reveals a client’s purpose, impact and true value, which causes transformational breakthroughs and big shifts.  She is known for helping clients at a crossroads quickly get unstuck and create the mindset, language and strategies to move from their “Point A” into their extraordinary “Point B.”

As one of the top non-profit Interim Leaders and Transition Strategists in the United States, Kathryn has consulted with over 150 arts and culture organizations, and has supervised, trained and coached professional Interim leaders placed in organizations throughout the country. Additionally, she has led nine arts and culture organizations through transition as a professional interim Executive Director – most recently serving as Interim Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, Interim President & CEO of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Milwaukee, and Executive Director of the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio.

Kathryn’s leadership coaching clients are following their passion in theaters, symphony orchestras, operas, dance companies, foundations, arts and culture departments, corporations and businessess, universities and social service agencies around the world. Kathryn’s clients experience an integrated hands-on consulting approach with intuitive transformational leadership coaching, in a unique format that creates the possibilities for results – quickly.  For some that means making big decisions on career trajectory and leadership strategies, launching a new business, catapulting (and monetizing) existing talents.

Before launching her business in 2016, Kathryn served as Vice President at Arts Consulting Group (ACG) for 12 years, Managing Director and SummerFest General Manager at the La Jolla Music Society from 1998 to 2003, increasing contributed income by 160% and earned income by 103% over the four years, and oversaw capital improvement projects and more than 250 events annually as the Production and Facilities Manager at the Department of Music, University of California San Diego.

Helping individuals and organizations have the impact they are meant to have, makes Kathryn’s heart sing, and she facilitates board and staff visioning summits, is a frequent guest speaker, and works with successful leaders in 1:1 coaching, small group leadership Masterminds, and in her signature program: the “Create Your Dream Career (Life!) Impact Intensive” TM.   Kathryn is partnering with the City of San Antonio and launched a six-month multi-organization Arts Leadership Development & Strategy Mastermind for Board Presidents and Excutive Directors.

Kathryn serves on the Boards of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras and Santa Barbara Symphony.