2018-09-10 19:28:25 - SAN DIEGO, CA - (PR Distribution™)

Kathryn R. Martin, Organizational & Leadership Coach was just recently selected as Top Leadership Coach of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry. 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

With close to three decades of professional experience as a non-profit leader in the arts and culture industry, Kathryn is known for her ability to help mission-driven organizations and purposeful leaders connect with their unique value and purpose, and strategically create the momentum needed to move from their “Point A” into their extraordinary “Point B.”

An accomplished professional and expert executive, consultant and coach, she is following her heart by integrating a unique hands-on consulting approach into intuitive transformational leadership coaching; creating possibilities for breakthrough’s and big shifts – quickly. Through 1:1 coaching, small group leadership masterminds, and her signature “Create Your Dream Career (Life!) virtual Impact Intensive, Kathryn helps clients have the meaningful success they are meant to achieve. 

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Kathryn for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is humble, gracious and brilliant at what she does and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization.We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this incredible woman.” 

Kathryn is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success not only as a Organizational & Leadership Coach, but also as one of this country’s top Leadership Transition Strategists and professional Interim CEOs / Executive Directors.Her impressive repertoire of prior roles has included serving as Interim Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, Interim President & CEO of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Milwaukee and Executive Director of the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio.She has consulted with over 100 arts and culture organizations, and has supervised, trained and coached professional Interim leaders placed in arts and culture organizations across the United States.Kathryn was Vice President at Arts Consulting Group (ACG) from 2003-2015, and in 2009 she led the successful merger creating the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus.Prior to joining ACG, Kathryn was Managing Director and SummerFest General Manager at the La Jolla Music Society from 1998 to 2003, managing the internationally acclaimed chamber music festival. During her tenure, she provided strong leadership, increasing contributed income by 160% in four years and earned income increases of 103% over the same period. Previously, she oversaw capital improvement projects and the production of more than 250 events annually as the Production and Facilities Manager at the Department of Music, University of California San Diego. More recently, Kathryn is partnering with the City of San Antonio and launched a six-month multi-organization Arts Leadership Development & Strategy Mastermind for Board Presidents and Executive Directors.

Kathryn received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts Management from Shenandoah University. 

Throughout her illustrious career Kathryn has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2019 she is being considered for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professional ) Magazine and for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).For 2018 she was selected as Top Leadership Coach of the Year by IAOTP and she is a Board Member of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras and the Santa Barbara Symphony. Kathryn is also a sought-after lecturer, speaker, published author, presenter of workshops, seminars and conferences nationally.

Looking back, Kathryn attributes her success to having clarity that her purpose is to help others make a difference in the world, taking a leap into the unknowns of entrepreneurship, having mentors who encouraged her to find her own voice, and letting joy be her compass and litmus test for success. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. For the future, she will continue to find ways to help clients create lives of success, impact and joy.

For more information on Kathryn please visit: https://kathrynrmartin.com


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For More Information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com

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