Katherine Porter. J.D.

Katherine is a speaker, writer, consultant, and coach with 20+ years of experience as a practicing attorney and business consultant. Leaving her corporate life behind, Katherine now leverages her knowledge and insights to advocate for human-centered workplaces. She believes that the systems and structures of most companies today focus too much on short-term profitability at the expense of attracting and retaining diverse talent. With her business partner and fellow design-thinker, Katherine is leading workshops for companies that see the value in a diverse and inclusive culture. Katherine is also an executive coach, primarily focused on helping women design a life that fits their unique strengths, talents, and priorities. Katherine’s coaching and consulting is grounded in three main disciplines: design thinking, positive psychology, and mindfulness. She writes about women in the workplace, workplace culture, and what she calls “work-life peace.” Katherine holds a B.A., cum laude from Connecticut College, a J.D. from UCLA School of Law, and is a certified life coach. She recently completed a professional Certificate in Design Thinking from the University of California, Riverside. She’s a proud introvert, an avid reader, and a dedicated lifelong learner.