Kathryn Martin selected for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)


Santa Barbara, CA – 09-09-2019 (PRDistribution.com) — Kathryn’s mission is to help you unlock and speak your impact so that you can live with joy in your unique purpose. Join her in creating a movement of leaders making a difference in the world.


Kathryn R. Martin, Organizational & Leadership Coach was just recently selected as Top Leadership Coach of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry. 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few women are selected for this distinction.  The Empowered Woman of the Year is an award that is given for a Woman who has excelled tremendously in a male dominated industry and has inspired other professionals by her outstanding commitment and contributions to society. IAOTP is incredibly honored to be able to recognize Kathryn for her success and dedication.  She was just recently honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala which was held at the Plaza Hotel, for her selection as Top Leadership Coach of the Year.  For her selection for the Empowered Woman Award, Kathryn will be honored at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for both distinctions.  www.iaotp.com/award-gala 


With close to three decades of professional experience as a leader in the arts and culture industry, Kathryn is known for her ability to coach non-profit boards, founders and purpose driven executives to leverage moments of change and transition into opportunities for growth, revenue-generation, engagement and meaningful success; guiding them to reveal and message their impact, value, and purpose. 


An accomplished leader, transition strategist, consultant and coach, in 2016 Kathryn launched her coaching practice, and created what is now her signature “Career (Life!) Breakthrough Academy” – a self-paced and fully-guided program helping people connect to their purpose, and curate their lives of joy and success. Whether working with clients 1:1 or in small groups, Kathryn integrates a unique hands-on consulting approach into intuitive leadership coaching; creating possibilities for transformational breakthrough’s and big shifts – quickly.


In just four years, over 200 of Kathryn’s clients have moved from being “stuck,” to now living their Dream Scenarios; following their passion in corporations and businesses, theaters, symphony orchestras, operas, dance companies, foundations, arts and culture departments, universities and social service agencies around the world. They’ve made big decisions on career trajectory, leadership strategies, launching a new business, catapulting (and monetizing) existing talents, having balance, and are all making a difference in their communities and businesses around the world.


The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Kathryn for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.She is a brilliant and talented, empowered woman who inspires professionals all over the globe.  We are honored to have her with our organization and we are looking forward to celebrating her success at this year’s gala.”


Kathryn is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success not only as an Organizational & Leadership Coach, but also as one of this country’s top professional Interim CEOs and Leadership Transition Strategists.  Her impressive repertoire of prior roles has included serving as Interim President & CEO of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Interim Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, Interim President & CEO of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Milwaukee and Executive Director of the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio.  She has consulted with over 150 arts and culture organizations facing crossroads moments, and has supervised, trained and coached professional Interim leaders placed in arts and culture organizations across the United States.  


Kathryn was Vice President at Arts Consulting Group (ACG) from 2003-2015, and in 2009 she led the successful merger creating the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus.  Prior to joining ACG, Kathryn was Managing Director and SummerFest General Manager at the La Jolla Music Society from 1998 to 2003, managing the internationally acclaimed chamber music festival. During her tenure, she provided strong leadership, increasing contributed income by 160% in four years and earned income increases of 103% over the same period. Previously, she oversaw capital improvement projects and the production of more than 250 events annually as the Production and Facilities Manager at the Department of Music, University of California San Diego. More recently, Kathryn partnered with the City of San Antonio to offer a six-month multi-organization Arts Leadership Development & Strategy Mastermind for Board Presidents and Executive Directors.


Kathryn received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts Management from Shenandoah University. Throughout her illustrious career Kathryn has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. She is a featured author in the best-selling book America’s Leading Ladies – a collaborative effort with Oprah Winfrey, Melinda Gates, Mallika Chopra and 46 other accomplished women who share personal stories and empowering tools to aim high, speak our heart’s truth, and release self-imposed limitations on what we think is possible in our lives. For 2019 she is being considered for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and was selected for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).For 2018 she was selected as Top Leadership Coach of the Year by IAOTP and she is a Board Member of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras. Kathryn is also a sought-after lecturer, speaker, published author, presenter of workshops, seminars and at conferences nationally.


Looking back, Kathryn attributes her success to having clarity that her purpose is to help others make a difference in the world, taking a leap into the unknowns of entrepreneurship, having mentors who encouraged her to find her own voice, and letting joy be her compass and litmus test for success. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. For the future, she will continue to help clients curate lives of success, impact and joy.


For more information on Kathryn please visit: https://kathrynrmartin.com 

Kathryn’s mission is to help you unlock and speak your impact so that you can live with joy in your unique purpose. Join her in creating a movement of leaders making a difference in the world.



The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 


IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For More Information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com

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