Kathleen M. Molloy, MBA, MA
Organization Design and Development Practice Leader & Executive Coach
Kathy Molloy has more than twenty-five years of experience building high performance domestic and global organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She focuses on aligning culture, leadership, and structure with strategy and includes organization design, global executive coaching and development, culture alignment, strategic planning, cross-cultural management, and management systems design. She is the co-developer of Coaching for Global Advantage, a global executive coaching approach. She has worked extensively with leaders in Europe and the U.S. on virtual team performance, career development, and culturally calibrated leadership. Kathy has consulted extensively with a wide variety of both for profit and non-profit organizations including Beiersdorf, N.A., Creative BioMolecules, Deloitte & Touche, Genzyme Pharmaceuticals, Girl Scouts USA, Habitat for Humanity, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Hartford, HSBC Equator plc, Johnson & Johnson, LEGO Systems, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Merrill Lynch Insurance Group, Neopost, Inc., Northeast Utilities, Oak Hill, Providence College, Richemont plc, The Stanley Works, Towers Perrin, Withers Bergman, LLP, and Wyeth Consumer Healthcare.
Prior to consulting, Kathy led corporate and line of business, strategic human resource initiatives at Aetna Life and Casualty including succession planning, organization design, performance management, and business planning. Working with the Chairman and CEO, she played a key role in the whole company redesign of 1991. She held positions as the Director of Performance Planning and Development for Aetna, Manager of Executive Development & Organizational Effectiveness for Aetna Personal Lines, and later for Aetna International. She began her career as a Management Consultant for Social Development Corporation, where she did organization development consulting both for profit and for non-profit organizations, including North American Indian tribes.
She earned her MBA in International Business from UCONN and her Masters in Social/Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. Her certifications include International Institute for Human Resource Management, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Corporate Development Group’s Cultural Diagnostic Process, Cultural Adaptability Profile, Center for Creative Leadership’s Leadership Architect, Grovewell Cross-Cultural Values Inventory, Future Search, Innovation Styles Profile (William Bridges/DeSai Learning), and the ChangeGrid. Kathy’s writing on organization change, globalization, organization design and leadership has appeared in a number of well-known journals. She served on the Editorial Board of People & Strategy, co-editing the HRPS People & Strategy Journal special edition (January, 2011) Leading in a Time of Uncertainty. Kathy also has served as an Organization Design Forum Board officer leading strategic initiatives for over 12 years and continues to play an active role in ODF. Kathy has co-designed and co-facilitated the Designing for Agility workshop for various ODF venues, as part of an effort to expand the field of effective organization design practitioners. She co-authored and was published in National Productivity Review, “How the Learning Organization Manages Change” and most recently co-authored “Getting Results through Organization Design.” She has presented at several national conferences on organization design, change management, global teams, competency modeling, and metrics development and application. As Past President of the Organization Design Forum, she organized and implemented two successful international conferences and co-designed their 7-Step ProcessTM and co‐authored “Gaining a Critical Edge in Mastering Globalization” for Leadership in Action, published by Center for Creative Leadership, May/June 2007.