Katalyst

WHO WE ARE

If you think that the solutions offered through Katalyst might be a fit with the problems you face, think carefully about what sort of person is best qualified to support your implementation of those solutions.

Katalyst offers the professional services of Kay James and trusted colleagues. Like any professional service firm, its value lies entirely in the skill and insight of the people who provide the services.

Kay James

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Kay James

What qualifies me to serve you? Like most coaches and consultants, my primary qualifications are my own experience and education.

I believe I am unlike most in the breadth and depth of experience that I bring. I have been both a corporate executive and a consulting executive with direct bottom-line accountability. I have served as a confidential adviser to a great many Boards of Directors and C-level executives as well as entrepreneurs and professionals.

My professional life began with my graduate training in clinical and social psychology, driven by my interests in both research and clinical practice. Through my work with a great many clients I found myself inspired by our human capacity to change and make our lives better -- but frustrated by the limitations of the clinical setting and paradigm.

Understanding that many of the problems people face are rooted in their organizational environments, I decided to learn more about what drove real-world organizational performance and success. I pursued graduate studies in management, becoming a CPA and receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago. I built a successful career in management consulting, becoming a partner in an international consulting practice and later the founder of my own successful firm, specializing in strategic and financial planning.

My clients were quite satisfied but I was not. Most high-level consulting addresses the client’s need for analytical decision support and is packaged in customized projects tailored to the demands of a particular decision framework. The real performance of an organization, however, is not simply a function of the strategic choices made but of the execution of those choices. And execution is all about people: selecting and hiring them, inspiring them, communicating with them, enabling them to work together effectively, and working out the challenges. For the individual leader, execution is often really about one person – the leader himself or herself – and the challenges of self-management.

I have embraced coaching as a different form of consulting in which I can work to make an organization successful by strengthening its people and their working relationships rather than only its decisions. I find that I can add more long-term value through coaching, in most cases, than through traditional consulting.

What Additional Resources Can Katalyst Bring?

Katalyst has developed collaborative relationships with other professionals whose skills and integrity are outstanding. These people have in common that they are qualified not only by their skills as coaches and communicators, but also by their own distinguished records of achievement as professionals and leaders in organizations. We are able to call on them for support in the event that an engagement requires a greater commitment of resources.

Moreen Singh

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Moreen Singh

Moreen is a professional coach and business strategist who specializes in working with executives, high potential leaders, senior management and professional business owners. She helps her clients drive innovation and change in the High Tech, Finance, Energy, Manufacturing, Engineering and Insurance Industries.

Moreen’s blend of practical leadership and business experience along with her no-nonsense style is the right combination for the results driven leader.   As an accomplished public speaker and effective facilitator she is a natural communicator.

She has over 30 years experience as a senior manager, business strategist and professional business coach. She is a former board member of the International Coach Federation, serves as a mentor to several organizations and holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Moreen is the founder of Shealon, a coaching and consulting firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Need more information? Contact us to get answers or to explore how we might work together.

     

The ancient Greeks defined happiness as the exercise of one’s vital capacities along lines of excellence in a life affording them scope.


I am a thinker. I approach business as an intellectual challenge. Kay helps me think.


I think learning is vital. Kay supports my passion for learning and helps me learn by encouraging me to explore options, alternatives.


These one-on-one sessions have been invaluable to me and have helped me greatly in my efforts to grow my business to the next level. I set the agenda for our meetings, and Kay is a careful listener and great sounding board on a broad spectrum of issues.


I have been extremely pleased with the results I have achieved thus far, and I'm looking forward to continuing my work with Kay. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to take their business to the next level.


I have found that Kay has been willing to listen to what my needs are and to work with me in finding ways to accomplish my goals. I feel very strongly that my professional life has improved dramatically in the last two years and I intend to continue our relationship…