Dr. Katherine Curran

dr-katherine-curranDr. Katherine Curran
Resources For Creative Change, Inc.


Katherine Curran, Ph.D., is leading the redesign of the Leadership Institute at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.  A strategic change consultant, executive coach and leadership development expert with a 22-year track record of success, Dr. Curran brings to bear these three disciplines to help her mid- to senior-management-level coaching and consulting clients achieve and exceed their deeply held goals. She assists high-achieving women in making their mark while living their authentic selves, executives in leading organization change in complex political environments, and well-accomplished senior managers in rounding out flat spots in how they affect stakeholders around them.

She has special expertise in developing political savvy, understanding and transforming gender dynamics at work, one-on-one leadership development, leading and managing organization change, and coaching teams as well as individuals.  Selected clients include 3M Company, Land O’ Lakes, Inc., Cargill, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., US Bank, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Minnesota Public Radio, Boston Scientific, Delta Air Lines, agencies and departments of federal, state and local government, University of Wisconsin-Stout, emerging high technology businesses, non-profits, and European corporations.

Communicating Between Women and Men: What’s the Difference That Makes a Difference?

Talk Overview: There are unwritten rules that govern how men and women typically communicate in the workplace.  We all feel ‘em; we just can’t always identify exactly what they are.   And they often get in the way of us effectively influencing to get done what we need to get done. In this workshop, we’ll bring these rules to light, show their basis in brain chemistry and neuroscience, frame them as cultural rules, and then show how it’s possible, necessary and even fun to turn them (the rules, not the guys!) on their heads and find ways to communicate that build better relationships, leave us feeling more powerful and get more done.