Guiding you to create the impact you’re meant to achieve
Kathryn R. Martin is an expert Interim Leader and Transition Strategist; working with non-profit boards and executives to create empowered and strategic transitions; leveraging moments of change into opportunities of growth and success. With more than 25 years’ experience leading arts and culture organizations and mentoring leaders, Kathryn creates the possibility of transformation by revealing clarity in organizational and individual purpose. Increases in earned and contributed revenue, stakeholder engagement and organizational confidence are achieved through a blend of industry best practices, encouragement, strong messaging and positioning, a proven process, intuition and insight.
Kathryn’s leadership coaching clients are following their passion in theaters, symphony orchestras, operas, dance companies, foundations, arts and culture departments, universities and social service agencies around the world.
Kathryn 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. She has consulted with over 100 arts and culture organizations, and has supervised, trained and coached professional Interim leaders placed in arts and culture organizations across the United States. Kathryn was Vice President at Arts Consulting Group (ACG) from 2003-2015, and in 2009, she led the successful merger creating the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus.
Prior to joining ACG, Kathryn was Managing Director and SummerFest General Manager at the La Jolla Music Society from 1998 to 2003, managing the internationally acclaimed chamber music festival. During her tenure, she provided strong leadership, increasing contributed income by 160% in four years and earned income increases of 103% over the same period. Previously, she oversaw capital improvement projects and the production of more than 250 events annually as the Production and Facilities Manager at the Department of Music, University of California San Diego.
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 Executive Directors.
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, presents workshops, seminars and conference sessions on planning for, leveraging and executing smooth leadership transitions, and how to create your dream career (and life!).