The corporate acquisition had barely been finalized when the divisional CEO – my boss – called to discuss moving one of the operating units from the new company into the company I ran. “Kathi,” he argued, “it makes perfect sense. Most of their clients are media companies, like your clients. But their profits have been slowly and steadily declining over the past few years. I think this move could energize the employees and benefit the products they offer by reexamining them from a syndicated research mindset. Think about it. But I firmly believe it is the right move.” I was new. I had much to learn about the business I was running and I needed to give him an answer quickly….
Motherwell Resources is a management consulting and executive coaching firm started by Kathi Love. Ms. Love’s passion is bringing an executive perspective to coaching and consulting. She spent 13 years as the CEO of a mid-sized research company and a total of 25 years in management and executive functions. Ms. Love has answered to a Board of Directors, had P & L responsibility, addressed the financial markets, dealt with a changing industry and changing clients needs, introduced products and developed strategies around disruptive technology in her industry. These experiences shaped how she coaches and trains executives in the leadership skills necessary for today’s business and organizational environments. Motherwell is the town in Scotland where her grandmother was born, and she chose it as a business name to honor the strong, capable woman from whom she has learned much.