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what I've studied

Master of Science: Sociology

Bachelor of Art: Sociology and Studio Art

Certificate in Design Thinking

ICF credentialed Executive Coach (ACC)

work I've done

President & CEO, DePaul Community Resources

Owner/Consultant, TwoChair Solutions

CSA Coordinator, City of Roanoke

Various public social work roles

how I have fun

writing - poems, essays, stories

trail running

cooking and baking

designing handmade greeting cards

reading - novels, essays, nonfiction, poetry

rearranging furniture...lots. 


Minor in art. Major in people.

Amanda helps organizations build and sustain thriving cultures. An artist at heart with twenty years experience ranging from front-line social work to the CEO chair, she works with companies and their leaders to design their todays and tomorrows with care. 

She approaches her practice with a designer’s mindset, asking questions and uncovering insights in service to a better tomorrow. Helping her clients identify intrinsic values and strengths, she partners with them in judgement-free space to discover new possibilities. Amanda has a unique ability to see beyond today’s constraints to lead others beyond what is true and into what is possible.​

Learn more about Amanda's education, work experience, and connections at her LinkedIn profile.

what I do:


Managing consultant  

for culture and strategy

Kate joins The Artisan Leader after working primarily in the nonprofit sector. Her roles - Chief of Staff, Interim CEO, and directors of programs and quality - have given her the chance to support and grow every part of a company: from client services to finance, technology, and human resources. The thread throughout all has been a focus on major strategic projects aimed at culture change.


Her formal education is in social work - she earned her MSW from the University of Chicago. She sees significant overlap in the practice of social work and the work of culture and strategy: Uncovering core human need and ensuring sustainable support for the future are essential elements of workplace health - whether the focus is on customers, partners, or employees.


In addition to providing leadership development training, Kate's early work will focus on facilitation of team retreats, strategic planning, and consulting projects for companies that are creating compassionate workplace cultures.

Learn more about Kate's education, work experience, and connections at her LinkedIn profile.

what I do:

what I've studied

Master of Art: Social Service Administration (MSW equiv.)

Bachelor of Art: Anthropology and Music Performance

Certificate in Professional Coaching

work I've done

Chief Engagement Officer, DePaul Community Res.

Chief of Staff, DePaul Community Resources

Director of Foster Care, DePaul Community Res.

Director of Quality, DePaul Community Resources

CASA Supervisor, Piedmont CASA

Board Chair, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley

various other social service roles

how I have fun

collecting and building Lego sets

crafting and coloring

reading - mainly cozy mysteries and nonfiction

listening to podcasts

keeping up with my three boys

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