Kate Lang

Lang, Kate

Job Title: Managing Director, Career Transition
Company: Waldron
Industry: Professional Services/Consulting
Mentor Since: Fall 2016
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Undergrad Students, Bridge MBA Students
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Job Description

As Waldron's Practice Leader for its Career Management/Transition program I am accountable for program development and quality of service delivery. I manage a team of 4 FTE direct reports and over 20 geographically dispersed career transition consultants. As both an advocate for employers and a sounding board for their employees, I work with organizations to plan and support thoughtful transitions as clients evolve and move in new directions.  In addition to the strategic program management of the department, I work with executive leaders in transition from all sectors and industries.

Company Description

Waldron helps organizations acquire, develop, retain and transition human talent. our talent management services include career transition and outplacement at all levels, retirement readiness coaching, talent and organization development, executive coaching, and retained executive search services. Our passion is helping people and organizations realize their full potential.

Employment History

2012 - Present: WALDRON, Vice President, Career Transition
2008 - 2012: THE SEATTLE TIMES COMPANY, Digital Operations Manager
2006 - 2008: THE SEATTLE TIMES COMPANY, Customer Retention Manager
2003 - 2006: THE SEATTLE TIMES COMPANY, NIE Program Manager
1999 - 2003: BLAKELY HOUSE DESIGN, MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS, Consultant
1994 - 1999: CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, High School Teacher (Orr and Best Practice High Schools)

Education

M.A, Education - Multicultural Studies, Columbia College, Chicago ILB.A., History, African-American Studies and Education, Loyola University, Chicago IL

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I'm looking forward to being a sounding board, strategist and career management coach. After many careers myself, following your passions and interests will ensure you are motivated and engaged no matter your career journey.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Late afternoon/early evening at my office in downtown Seattle or near Seattle U or on campus somewhere.