Working first as a counselor and later spending 15 years in high-tech., I constantly observed and analyzed people's and organizations' activities: what worked, what didn't, how time was spent, and the underlying factors of success and failure across organizations. People spend a surprising amount of time communicating and small differences between what was intended and heard in their communication is responsible for most corporate frustration and problems. Poor communication wastes millions of dollars annually and often stunts or halts the careers of fine professionals. It has been demonstrated this is avoidable through knowledgeable feedback and training to improve communication skills.


I bring a combination of extensive industry experience and education. Working in biotech, banking, non-profit, and high-tech (corporate and start-up) with companies such as: Apple, SGI, MIRC, Chevron, GenticXchange, and United Bank of Denver, I have held positions as crisis counselor, technical and management trainer, project manager, international marketing manager, and management and organizational development consultant. My M.A. is in Psychology, from University of Colorado at Boulder, and my M.B.A. is from Cambridge University, UK, specializing in International Management and Organizational Development. I am a certified Instructional Designer.


Because communication is critical to all aspects of personal and professional success, I work within a network of experienced professionals to bring you a broader range of services. I can refer you to services including public relations, speech and language training, psychology, psychiatry, and human resources. All network members are highly regarded professionals with a minimum of 10 years experience in their respective fields.

    Contact Information
Phone: (650) 218-7922
Fax: (866) 665-2698
Email: Katherine Yagel

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Product Manager, biotech

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Project Manger, Finance, international nonprofit

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