Kate Ludeman, Ph.D.
Founder, Worth Ethic Corporation
A widely recognized executive coach and author, Kate has coached about 1,000 senior executives in a wide range of industries in the US, in all major Asian and European countries, and in many South American countries.
She coached CEOs at Dell, WellPoint, Brinker, eBay, Gap, Monsanto, Sysco and Sequoia Capital. She uses a highly customized in-depth 360 feedback process to break through tendencies to rationalize problems and adhere too long to the status quo. She uses a one-year executive coaching process to significantly improve a CEO’s approach to change management, innovation, executive team effectiveness, and Board communications. She also developed a business coaching approach to help newly promoted CEOs successfully step into their roles and take on significantly expanded responsibilities.
She designed and validated the Alpha Assessment to provide coaching tips to particularly driven and aggressive leaders; this assessment has been taken by 15,000 leaders in over 35 countries.
A BS in engineering and Ph.D. in psychology give Kate a unique approach when executive coaching analytical, data-oriented CEOs who want to expand their emotional intelligence but who do not fully value some of the softer leadership capabilities.
Prior to consulting she was an executive at KLA-Tencor in Silicon Valley.
She has published five books which have been translated into 20 languages. Her books include Alpha Male Syndrome; Radical Change, Radical Results; Corporate Mystic; Earn What You’re Worth; and The Worth Ethic. She is also the author of over 50 articles, including “Coaching the Alpha-Male” (Harvard Business Review, 2004). Her consulting and her books have been discussed in such publications as Financial Times, Baron’s, The New York Times, LA Times, and London Times.