Founding Partner

Kathryn Heath, PhD, M Ed

KATHRYN HEATH, Ph.D., is a founding partner at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership (FHHL) whose goal is to move women leaders forward faster.  She serves as a coach, developer of leadership programs, and training designer. One of the hallmarks of Kathryn’s work is addressing organizations’ specific business targets through customized programs that move women leaders forward faster.  Her various clients include executives and high-potential leaders at Fortune 500 companies including Deloitte, AIG, Booz Allen Hamilton, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.

Before she co-founded FHHL, Kathryn was Senior Vice President and Director of First University at the nation’s fourth-largest bank, First Union (now Wells Fargo), where her inventive and results-focused approach won her numerous awards in the field of learning and development. There, during a period of explosive growth, Kathryn led not only the training organization but she also worked to grow high-potential leadership talent as the head of Leadership Development.

Kathryn is the co-author of two books: The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders (Berrett-Koehler, 2017), and Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking That Block Women’s Path to Power (Jossey-Bass, 2011), which landed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Washington Post. Kathryn also co-authored the article “Women, Find Your Voice!” for the Harvard Business Review (June 2014).

Kathryn received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Kathryn is based in Charlotte, NC. For more information, follow Kathryn on Twitter @FlynnHeathHolt and on LinkedIn at

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