Gates McKibbin

Gates McKibbin, Ph.D. has exceptional experience as a consultant in strategic planning, leadership development, organizational effectiveness and change management. Her superior coaching, communication, team building and interpersonal skills are central to the services she provides to business and nonprofit clients alike.

Gates has been engaged in corporate consulting since 1982, when she joined McKinsey & Company as a Research Consultant in the firm's San Francisco-based Organization Effectiveness Practice. Her recent client work has included:

  • Identifying first-curve and second-curve strategies that ensure short-term
        profitability and long-term business growth
  • Helping launch an e-commerce division
  • Developing an integrated multi-channel marketing strategy
  • Assisting in the turnaround of a major brand
  • Determining how to balance core customer needs with new customer acquisition
  • Defining a game plan to enhance customer service during the holiday season
  • Formulating an executive education initiative to reconsider a company's strategic
        trajectory and integrate diverse businesses
  • Designing and facilitating innovative leadership development programs to involve
        and retain promising managers
  • Providing ongoing executive coaching for organizational leaders
  • Since 2001 Gates has served as a member of the Board of Directors of TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE).

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