Meet Kathy Reed-SBDC Business Coach

by mariah on August 11, 2011

I have worked for start-up firms, multinational consulting firms, medium-sized businesses, Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies. My strengths lie in assessing situations, developing alternative plans to reach stated goals, and developing strategic and tactical steps to implement the chosen plan.  I’m willing to help clients learn necessary skills to manage their businesses without her assistance. My experience includes activities such as developing and implementing new marketing strategies, implementing new banking plans, overseeing staff training, planning special events, writing proposals and business plans, serving as a sounding board for small business owners, and developing both Federal regulations and regulatory compliance programs. Almost everywhere I have been, I’ve created or nurtured new programs.

Currently I own a consulting business that I started in 1995. I also teach business classes at Colorado Christian University and environmental classes at Colorado Mesa University; I am an Adjunct Professor at both universities. I serve on the Mesa County Air Quality Planning Committee. In the winter, I like to volunteers as a National Ski Patroller at Powderhorn Ski Resort.

I hold both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Nicholas School of the Environment, respectively.  At the undergraduate level, I majored in biology.  I earned a second, unrecognized major in business and a minor in geology. Some of the business classes were earned through an international program I started with Kensington College in England; these classes counted for graduation credits, though not as credits towards a major.  Albion College, where I earned my undergraduate degree, I did not recognize minors when I attended it.

Why I volunteer? I enjoy helping people meet their goals, and am always excited to by all of the creative ideas for businesses that people conceive.

Motto to live by: “Try to make a positive difference everywhere you go”

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