Kathy Schulz, Ph.D., is the owner and president of Ilumia Innovation, a coaching and consulting company that delivers experiential programs for individuals and organizations looking to optimize their leadership, team and organizational performance.
As a consultant, facilitator and coach, Kathy blends over 20 years of experience into innovative and dynamic programs, combining her expertise in human behavior with a passion for facilitating others to achieve their goals. She leverages individual and team talents across multiple levels and functions in a collaborative and insightful manner, providing her clients with seamless, customized solutions that are strategic, cost-effective and inspiring.
Kathy has extensive experience in Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Mindfulness, Leadership and Team Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Coaching, and Conflict Resolution. She has worked with a wide variety of industries, including banking, health care, IT, manufacturing, and engineering. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies such as P&G, Convergys, Fifth Third Bank; government agencies, including the State of Ohio and Lean Ohio Boot Camp; educational institutions such as Xavier University, Mount St. Joseph University, and the University of Dayton; medical organizations, including the University of Cincinnati’s School of Medicine and St. Elizabeth Hospital, as well as family-owned companies and not-for-profits.
What clients love most about Kathy is her engaging and authentic style. Known for her astute insight, thought-provoking questions and interactive approach, she provides innovative training and coaching programs that challenge her clients to succeed with integrity and focus.
Her clients report experiencing:
- increased employee engagement
- enhanced emotional intelligence (EQ)
- improved morale and work satisfaction
- heightened productivity and creativity
- greater adaptive leadership capacity
- better collaboration and effective communication
In addition to her doctorate in Psychology, Kathy is also a certified Professional Development Coach and past regional board member of the Organizational Development Network (ODN). She has been an instructor at Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati and Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of the Association of Psychological Type (APT), the Experiential Training and Development Alliance (ETD) the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA). As a certified administrator of multiple leadership, team and career assessments, Kathy incorporates empirically proven techniques with hands-on, practical guidance.
Kathy believes development shouldn’t feel excessively hard. That’s why she facilitates relaxed and interactive learning experiences, engaging with people in a refreshingly open, real way. Her insightful and dynamic style combined with her innovative, experiential approach delivers powerful results for individuals, teams and organizations.