Kathy Sage

Executive Coach
“I get to work with high achieving, high potential people who are passionate about their work in improving the health and well-being of others. Careful listening helps me ask good questions, which deepens thinking and understanding for both me and my client.”


  • TLE team member since 2014. Kathy is a seasoned coach who develops high achieving and high potential leaders seeking to take their careers to the next level. Her years of experience, calm and warm demeanor, and tremendous capacity to listen and hear the things that most people miss, make her an outstanding coach. As a result, Kathy provides the clarity to help people identify and shape their roles to play to their strengths. She is always available to our clients, supporting them any time of the day or night. She asks the right questions, offers pointed guidance and keeps the process fun with her sense of humor and gentle approach.

  • Over 30 years’ experience in leadership roles, including chief human resources officer at two major firms, chief operating officer at an 80-person consulting firm, and top sales and marketing executive for the West Division of an international human resources consulting firm

  • Coached leaders at a wide range of organizations including Halozyme, Neurocrine, Novartis Research Foundation, NuVasive, and Poseida

  • Account Management for Client Development and Marketing for Watson Wyatt, Western Division

  • VP Human Resources for Maxicare, a health maintenance organization


  • M.B.A., Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior, Arizona State University

  • Masters’ Level Certificate in Coaching, Fielding Graduate University

  • B.A., Education, Arizona State University

  • Certification, International Coaching Federation


  • Mentor, Athena’s program to promote professional growth for women executives in science and technology

  • Past President, Organization of Women Executives

  • Grant Co-Chair, Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund

  • Pro bono coach for Executive Directors of not-for-profits


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