Kathleen Haeg

Executive Coach

A business partner at heart, Kathleen’s passion and deep commitment is to enable leaders at all levels achieve their highest potential by identifying their goals and challenges, and co-creating a learning plan that results in lasting change and business impact.

Kathleen believes that through our experiences, we all create stories about our strengths and weaknesses. Some of these stories are empowering, some are not, and most are unconscious. It’s just the human condition. Through coaching, she guides clients to identify those stories, distinguish between what is “true” (often the disempowering stories we’ve made up) and what the is the real “truth” about their often-hidden potential and ability to achieve their goals. Leadership is a learned skill. Through coaching, clients build muscle around self-awareness, aligning actions with values and outcomes, and staying open to what’s next.

Kathleen specializes in coaching leaders through personal transitions and business transformation. Specifically: achievement of first-year results for leaders transitioning to newly promoted roles either in existing or new company, creating sustained fulfillment outside and inside of work for women executives managing their careers while experiencing personal challenges, and supporting success in the new corporate environment for Human Resources leaders on the front line of these ever-changing times.

Kathleen has built a reputation as a trusted advisor with over 20 years of guiding executives from multiple disciplines and industries. Her expertise was developed through senior, global HR leadership roles at Motorola (mobile devices), Walgreens (retail, eCommerce, digital marketing) and Lundbeck (pharmaceuticals). She has ensured business continuity through high growth, acquisitions, divestitures and downsizing by providing strategic and pragmatic guidance.

A certified executive coach, Kathleen is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She holds a BA from the University of Minnesota, Certificate in Organizational Strategy from DePaul University and Certificate of Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR).

Raised in Minnesota, Kathleen is most energized and at peace at the lake, which makes her current residence near Lake Michigan in Evanston, IL the perfect place. She takes great pride in having renovated her 1955 bungalow back to its glory. She loves international travel with her most recent journey to Athens. She’s the humble and grateful mom to two college age daughters.