KARIN FORSEKE
Past Deputy Chairman
British Financial Services Authority (FSA); Advisor to Swedish Financial Minister

I have consistently valued the counsel offered by KC as we have navigated the complexities of technological, social and systemic change… More >

“As I have advanced, grown and transitioned between roles, organizations, nations and sectors, I have consistently valued the insights and counsel offered by Katzman Consulting as we have navigated the challenges and complexities of technological, social and systemic change. Adapting to dislocation in any landscape, personal, professional or organizational, is never easy; Katzman Consulting has helped me not only to profit and prosper through turbulence, but to be energized by the experience. At every inflection point, Melanie and her colleagues have been there, confidentially providing an empathetic, analytical, creative perspective on the obstacles and opportunities ahead.”

ADAM GRANT
Author: "Give and Take," "Originals" and "Option B."
Podcast host: WorkLife with Adam Grant
Wharton Professor

Seeing convergence across disparate people, ideas, and industries — Melanie and her team challenge clients to achieve marked improvements in their business results and their relationships… More >

“There isn’t anything that Melanie does that isn’t informed by everything that Melanie does. She is an integrative, synthetic thinker who is able to see the points of convergence across disparate people, ideas, geographies, and industries. She has a gift for supporting others while challenging them to raise their aspirations and achieve marked improvements in their business results as well as their relationships.”

ANDREA OLSHAN
CEO
Olshan Properties

Our firm redefined our corporate mission and vision, coalesced as an executive team and truly became one unified company… More >

“With Katzman Consulting’s help, our firm redefined our corporate mission and vision, coalesced as an executive team and truly became one unified company across many divisions and offices. KC helped us to identify and harness the talents of our entire team and to use them to guide us into our company’s next stage of growth”

LT. COL. JOSEPH KNOTT
US Army National Guard, US Pentagon; Director, Military Partnerships at Compatible Lands Foundation

Melanie’s passion for life, knowledge of business and ethics, and her drive to help others succeed is truly awe-inspiring… More >

“Having traveled with Melanie on several continents, spending countless hours with her she facilitated meetings with people from all walks of life, focused on generating novel solutions to interconnected global issues, I can state that Melanie’s many experiences have made her an invaluable colleague. Her passion for life, knowledge of business and ethics, and her drive to help others succeed, are truly awe-inspiring. I am honored to call her a trusted friend and confidante.”

JAYNE JAMISON
Publisher, Chief Revenue Officer at O, The Oprah Magazine; Past Publisher of Seventeen Magazine & Redbook

KC helped quickly identified key business and interpersonal challenges and offered practical solutions that were invaluable to our success… More >

“Katzman Consulting helped our management group come together as a team by quickly identifying key business and interpersonal challenges and offering practical solutions to overcome them. Her insight was invaluable to our success.”

STEVEN TALLMAN
COO
Bain and Co.

If you are trying to make significant life choices, get on a plane, get on Melanie’s calendar… More >

“Melanie is able to read the language and mood of a room, picking up subtleties that unlock stuck discussions. She listens very deeply and has a unique ability to get to the heart of things very quickly, to simplify the complex in real time. She has a gift for explaining concepts; her thinking is often ahead of the organization. If you are trying to make significant life choices, get on a plane, get on Melanie’s calendar and be prepared to come out with clarity and a sense of calm.”

SHERICE TORRES
Marketing Director
Brand Studio at Google

KC helped me to view my life holistically; to seek a bigger life in addition to a bigger job… More >

“Katzman Consulting has been an invaluable resource at many points in my career — from gaining my footing as a newly appointed vice president to re-framing my definition of success at mid career. Our work has not only helped me to become a better executive, but has helped me to become a better wife, mother and friend by teaching me to view my life holistically; to seek a bigger life in addition to a bigger job.”

JUDAH C. SOMMER
Former Head of Government Affairs, United Health Group; Chair of Public Policy Group, Crowell & Moring LLP

At major inflection points during my leadership, KC has provided critical insights that have helped me make tough decisions.… More >

“When I was asked to move from Goldman Sachs to United Health Group (a Fortune 21 company with over 87 billion in revenue) part of my transition plan was to bring Melanie with me.  She has continued to work with me and my team at major inflection points during my leadership. Melanie worked with me on formulating and communicating my vision, structuring my team, defining roles and creating examples of best practices—all this with a group of relatively autonomous lobbyists working in different locations, many of whom had never met each other in person!”

KRISTIN FRANK
Board of Directors and Comp Committee Chair, Gaia Inc.; Board Director, Comp Committee Member, Brightcove; Past EVP, Strategy, Revenue & Operations, MTVN

Over the last decade, KC has been my North Star, offering valued council on interpersonal dynamics, best practices in restructuring teams… More >

“Over the last decade and across four positions of increasing responsibility, Katzman Consulting has been my North Star.  They have provided perspective, clarity and a deep appreciation of my personal strengths, offering valued council on interpersonal dynamics, best practices in restructuring teams to respond to changing market demands and providing an important sounding board while I sought to inspire larger and larger groups within and outside of Viacom. On an individual level, knowing I had a true advocate and honest mirror increased my confidence and impact. For my team, KC’s advice has been critical in achieving our strategic imperatives, adapting our people to seismic change, and evolving new ways of thinking and conducting our business to succeed in the connected content age.”

Shannon Totten
Excess Casualty Practice Leader & Chairperson at the Bermuda Insurance Institute; Sompo International Insurance

It never ceases to amaze me how impactful Melanie can be in 24 hours on the ground!… More >

It never ceases to amaze me how impactful Melanie can be in 24 hours on the ground!

AMY WIGLER
Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Music Networks at Viacom

I have been to many offsites and I never left one with more empathy for the group I thought needed fixing.… More >

I have been to many offsites and I never left one with more empathy for the group I thought needed fixing.

ALANNA GREGORY
Entrepreneur and Product Strategist; Nonpareil Partners

As I navigated the inevitable entrepreneurial challenges, Melanie has been an invaluable sounding board and source of support… More >

“Melanie has been a trusted mentor, advisor and confidante over the past years as I transitioned from a traditional banking job to launching a new business booking blow-dry appointments at pre-vetted salons . As I navigated the inevitable entrepreneurial challenges, she’s been an invaluable sounding board and source of support.”

CHRIS COLABELLA
President
Construction Information Systems (CIS)

From our bottom line to our personal happiness to our professional expectations, we look forward to continuing our advisory relationship… More >

“Our work with Katzman Consulting on building, growing and transforming our business while smoothly resolving any and all outstanding family and generational transition concerns has paid off for us in multiple dimensions. From our bottom line to our personal happiness to our professional expectations for the future, we look forward to continuing our advisory and consulting relationship with KC as we evolve our agenda to become a uniquely credible and knowledgeable voice in our industry.”

DANIEL HODSON
Former CEO
London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE)

Melanie’s contribution was enormous and her ability to deal with a very complex and engrained problem was highly impressive… More >

“Melanie’s professionalism, intelligence, sensitivity, patience and calm — as well as an ability to quickly see the fault lines — resulted in a significantly more motivated, mutually respectful and therefore effective group. Her contribution was enormous and her ability to deal with a very complex and engrained problem was highly impressive.”

JEAN-PIERRE BOISSONNAS
CEO
Partimoine Network Switzerland

KC offers invaluable insights into leadership & values-driven philanthropy generating a global perspective for clients about themselves and… More >

“Melanie has been a trusted advisor of mine for over 15 years. Her ability to facilitate complicated conversations so that people from diverse perspectives converge on a shared solution is quite impressive. She and her team have valuable insights into leadership, values-driven philanthropy and assisting individuals to obtain a more global perspective about themselves and their companies.”

VIVIAN POLAK
Co-Founder
Red Thread Good

Melanie has been the most insightful advisor… helping me define and express my mission, and tie together what I had previously experienced as disparate interests… More >

“As I strive to live a life examined, and have greater focus on what is meaningful to me, Melanie has been the most insightful advisor. She is a fellow traveler on the road to changing the world for the better, and has been invaluable in helping me define and express my mission, and tie together what I had previously experienced as disparate interests. At a time of career transition and personal loss, she enabled me to shift my mindset from upheaval to possibility. As a result of our work, I am integrating my capacities as an attorney, artist, activist, philosopher and entrepreneur to model new ways of doing business , promoting possibilities for many while pursuing a profit and changing the perspective of people.”

JOY JACOBS
Founder
Joy Jacobs Photography

In less than a year, KC helped me to structure a purely creative endeavor into a profitable business servicing multiple luxury brands… More >

“In less than a year, Katzman Consulting helped me to structure a purely creative endeavor into a working business, allowing my team and I to graphically memorialize authentic happiness while turning a profit—and being invited to spend summer weekends in the Hamptons as the go-to photographer when StyleCaster takes a house in Southampton/Water Mill to host bloggers, press, CEOs, marketing execs and more.”

SUBI RANGAN
Professor of Strategy and Management, INSEAD

Dr. Melanie Katzman supports multinational executives working to achieve transformation by shifting mindsets and improving group dynamics.… More >

“Business leaders understand the importance of unlocking individual and organizational potential.  As an experienced psychologist studying and advising business leaders worldwide, Dr. Melanie Katzman supports multinational executives working to achieve transformation by shifting mindsets and improving group dynamics.”

KIMBERLY YORIO
President
YC Media

I’ve bought out my business partner and expanded the enterprise 30% in both revenue and profitability – more than I ever expected… More >

“Since working with Katzman Consulting I’ve bought out my business partner and expanded the enterprise 30% in both revenue and profitability. By focusing on the tough questions, and tough solutions, we were able to grow both as a team and individually.  Today, we are meeting our targets while enjoying our work more – an outcome much beyond the scope of the initial engagement and more than I ever expected.”

MICHELLE FRANCIS
Founder
The Francis Company: past Deputy General Counsel, News Corporation

I might not have made the leap in the first place – much less survived and succeeded at creating the professional and personal life I hoped for… More >

“Without the business acumen, psychological insight and entrepreneurial expertise that Melanie Katzman of Katzman Consulting delivered in support of my personal and professional transition from corporate lawyer to successful small business owner, I might never have made the leap in the first place – much less survived and succeeded at creating the professional and personal life I’d hoped for years, but never thought practical or attainable.”

DANIELA NASCIMENTO FAINBERG
Family Philanthropy Advisor; Founder of Instituto Geração, Brazil

Melanie has an impressive ability to facilitate discussion among diverse people addressing the core values of leadership in a modern world… More >

“Melanie has an impressive ability to facilitate discussion among diverse people addressing the core values of leadership in a modern world. She does this with humility I felt connected to Melanie from the first time we met in Brazil six years ago… She has helped me over the years, asking hard questions and helping me envision the big picture as I make my decisions.”

SING LEE
Professor
Chinese University, Hong Kong

Cross cultural research and cross national consulting enables KC to straddle paradigms and provide abundant new concepts and… More >

“Given her synergistic experience in clinical treatment, cross cultural research and cross national consulting work, Dr. Katzman has been able to straddle paradigms and approach research with abundant new concepts, integrated methods and insightful interpretations. She is a great psychologist and half an anthropologist! That binocular capacity continues to enrich her work and benefits researchers who have the opportunity to collaborate with her.”

DAVE PIOTROWSKI
Past CEO, Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund: past CEO, Sunstreet Corporation (John Mack family office)

KC blends a fundamental understanding of individual behavior and group dynamics with the ability to teach in a highly effective way… More >

“Katzman Consulting provides an extremely professional level of coaching competency – blending a fundamental understanding of individual behavior and group dynamics with the ability to teach in a highly effective way. The result for me has been lasting change, on both an individual and organizational level.”

LINDA OKOWITA
SVP
Cogentrix Energy Power Management

Our team gained a greater sense of their individual strengths and how to apply them more successfully… More >

“Working together, participants came away from the Katzman Consulting offsite with a greater sense of their individual strengths and how to apply them more successfully to our organization going forward.”

RUTH H. STRIEGEL-WEISSMAN
Professor of Psychology, Emerita
Wesleyan University

Dr. Katzman has been a catalyst bringing together scholars from around the world to consider cultural influences on individual behavior… More >

“I have followed Dr. Katzman’s work closely over the years. I also have had the pleasure of hearing her speak at a number of national and international conferences. She has been a catalyst in bringing together scholars from around the world to consider cultural influences on individual behavior.”

DIPALI CHAKRAVARTI
Exec Director, Talent & Leadership, JP Morgan; Former VP of Talent & Leadership
Deutsche Bank

The KC team are serious professionals with wonderful senses of humor. When working with them, everyone wins… More >

“Katzman Consulting is committed to ensuring that everyone they encounter is inspired to expand their capacity and explore their own potential just a bit more. They are serious professionals with wonderful senses of humor. When working with them, everyone wins.”

VALERIE YANNI
People Management
Point72 Hedge Fund

KC offers a rare mix of compassionate listening, strong strategic thinking, academic grounding and good humor… More >

“Melanie Katzman offers a rare mix of compassionate listening, strong strategic thinking, academic grounding and good humor. She adds special value for women’s leadership issues as she readily understands the tensions and can relate to the needs of many prominent and successful women.”

CHRIS UNDERHILL
President and Co-Lead
citiesRISE

Talking with Melanie dissolves the “noise in the room” and enables one to find his or her own voice.… More >

“Talking with Melanie dissolves the “noise in the room” and enables one to find his or her own voice.”

KAREN DRISCOLL
President, KD Consulting and Entertainment
Former Advisor to WitStream LLC, (then Sesame Workshop)

The invaluable experience provided me with tools and perspectives that will stay with me throughout my professional life… More >

“Katzman Consulting helped me distill and benefit from feedback and develop a better understanding of my role and impact on the organization. The invaluable experience provided me with tools and perspectives that will stay with me throughout my professional life.”

YAEL LATZER
Professor
Haifa University, Israel

Melanie has a unique ability to work across cultures and deliver data to drive social policy. She is empowering leaders around the world… More >

“I have seen Melanie in action for over 20 years across multiple continents. Her energy is boundless as she relentlessly expands the application of her expertise and thus her intellectual, personal and social impact. I have admired her as a speaker, pioneering researcher, and facilitator in some of the most remote and complex situations. Melanie has a unique ability to work across cultures and deliver data to drive social policy. She is empowering people around the world to be leaders as she is gifted in highlighting the best in each person individually and is able to connect and create groups that magnify results. I admire Melanie’s significant contributions in the world of women’s health, and global goals for quality and self-esteem.”

LAURIE MALKIN
Partner
Weinberg Zareh Malkin Price, LLP

KC has a remarkable network of relationships with for-profit and non-profit organizations and a keen ability to know the shifts to maximize success… More >

“Katzman Consulting offered me the confidence and road map to think outside the box, dream big, literally go global and grow so much personally. I learned that I had the power to create a much more soul-satisfying career and a far healthier work-life balance.  KC has a remarkable network of relationships with for-profit and non-profit organizations and a keen ability to know the shifts I needed to make in how I see and talk to myself to maximize my success.”

Pam Kaufman
President, Consumer Products and Chief Marketing Officer, Branding Specialist
Nickelodeon

Through her patience, humor and relentless quest for clear communication Melanie assures that each member of the senior team is inspired… More >

“The value of Melanie’s coaching goes beyond the identified individual. Through her patience, humor and relentless quest for clear communication Melanie assures that each member of the senior team is inspired to be a better manager.”

Chris Strudwick-Turner
Marketing and Communications
Los Angeles Urban League

Many high profile stake holders joined our novel program to bridge the LA African American and Asian American communities. Melanie executed our vision and exceeded expectations… More >

“Melanie began her work with us in Los Angeles and continued it deep into China. There were individual, team, logistical and political demands to juggle and many high profile stake holders to satisfy as we delivered a novel program to bridge the LA African American and Asian American communities. Melanie was professional, compassionate and able to execute our vision and exceed our expectations.”