Sandbridge Consulting, LLC was founded in 2006 by Kathleen Gause. It is a small, woman-owned business specializing in leadership coaching, consulting and training. Focuses on government, diversity, change, restructuring and outplacement. Sandbridge Consulting, LLC is based in Virginia, and operates from both the Northern Virginia and Virginia Beach areas.
My coaching philosophy is focusing as a bridge between one's strengths and one's possibilities. By asking powerful questions, I encourage leaders or teams to focus on the future and set goals that will work for them. My approach is flexible, easy going, and empathetic. As I have many years experience in the federal government, I am able to connect quickly to leaders, earn their trust and be attentive. I believe leaders know where they want to be. As a coach, I focus their energy on what they need to do get there.
Kathleen M. Gause
President and Founder, Sandbridge Consulting, LLC
International Coach Federation Certified since 2005 - Professional Level Coach
Certified in Assessments: Myers Briggs, Emotional Intelligence, DiSC
Master of Business Administration with Human Resource Management concentration at Saint Leo University - August 2014
Master of Public Administration, George Mason University
Northern Virginia, Public Policy
Bachelor in Commerce (Business), Organization Development major, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
MBA course work, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate course work in International Studies, Old Dominion University, VA, e.g. Energy and Global Interdependence, Middle Eastern Relations, Mandarian Chinese
Associate Degree, Bucks County Community College, Bucks County, PA
Leadership Coaching Certification, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
American Society of Training and Development Awards Examiner
Online Design and Training Expertise, Certified in TOPS, Quality Matters, and Quality Matters Reviewer.
Six years USDA Forest Service Civil Rights Director, Senior Executive Service (SES). Program Manager, responsible for $9M budget and supervising 50 people.
Six years Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Architect of the Capitol, US Capitol, Washington, DC. Implemented the first ever Human Resources Act covering Legislative employees.
Over twenty five years civilian service with Department of the Navy, DC metro area and Bucks County, PA. Primarily in Civil Rights, Conciliation and Human Capital. Responsible for Navy Prevention of Sexual Harassment training post-Tailhook.
Detailed to NASA, DC, EEO Office to design nation-wide diversity training.
Six years as Vice Chair and Secretary of DC Metro Area Council for EEO and Civil Rights Executives.
More than twenty-five years in management and supervision.
Eight years as Adjunct Associate Professor in Business, Tidewater Community College (TCC), VA.
Awarded TCC Adjunct of the Year, 2014-2015 out of 1,726 adjuncts.
Sample of recent courses taught/designed on line and face to face: Business, Human Resources, Business in Global Cultures, Principles of Supervision, Writing Business Plans for Entrepreneurs, Motivating Leaders, Sustaining Organizational Change; Cultural and Leadership topics to delegations from China and from Taiwan; Generational Differences.
Created video modules on international topics using Camtasia: Japan, China, Collective/Individualism Cultural Dimensions, and Senegal.
Married with three adult children and one grandson.
Enjoys photography, driving my Chevy Volt electric car and the ocean.