It was at CityMatCH, working for nearly a decade on a host of wicked maternal and child health issues—infant mortality, undoing racism, unintended pregnancy, health inequities, and more—where Kathleen (Katie) Brandert realized her love for developing leaders who could take on the world’s most pressing challenges. Since 2012, Katie has directed the Great Plains Leadership Institute (a year-long leadership training program), and served as Manager of Workforce Development and Leadership Programs in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). In that capacity, she is a team coach and faculty member in the Clinical Scholars Program (funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, led by the University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill). Katie is also an adjunct faculty member at Nebraska Methodist College, and an instructor in Health Promotion at UNMC.
Katie makes an impact with her skills in leadership development, coaching, and facilitation. She is certified in a number of personal assessments and tools--including 360 assessments--focused on personality and behavior, change, conflict, organizational culture, and intercultural development. Her areas of focus include training on leadership identity, building teams, public speaking, and the journey towards equity, diversity and inclusion. She regularly provides executive coaching to leaders, and facilitates (virtual and in-person) planning processes and strategy meetings for organizations across Nebraska and the country. Katie is a sought after facilitator for difficult conversations, culture work, and organizational strategy.
Katie lives in Omaha, Nebraska, where she loves to laugh, eat savory foods from Omaha’s many chef-owned restaurants, grow tomatoes in her garden, crochet (but only in the winter), and raise her sons. She is currently completing her dissertation research in Leadership Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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