Kathleen Harnish McKune

CEO and Co-founder of TeamTech, Kathleen’s professional passion is to help organizations move their people and ideas into action. She helps groups get unstuck by customizing TeamTech’s proven methods to fit their needs, goals – and culture. An expert facilitator, Kathleen has been helping groups big and small identify and reach their goals for 29 years. She interned with Dr. W. Edwards Deming, widely acknowledged as the architect of the quality management movement.

Kathleen follows Dr. Deming’s core philosophy that the way organizations become high-performing is through their people. At the core of TeamTech’s work is a fundamental belief that people want to lead – and can lead – if they’re empowered and prepared to do so. Her particular expertise is helping organizations leverage diverse opinions to move forward. Instead of seeing divisions among people, Kathleen sees opportunities to connect, align and leverage efforts – and emerge even stronger. Facilitating strategic plans that move into action is another area of expertise.

Among her accomplishments:

  • Co-created and facilitated The Kansas Collaborative whose Pharmaceutical Collaborative project won the Council of State Government’s Innovation Award and saved over $7 million annually for state and local governments.
  • Facilitated former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius’ BEST (Budget Efficiency Savings Teams) efforts to reap nearly $1 billion in savings for the state.
  • Is well known in the Kansas City community as an organizational coach and strategic facilitator that is “not like a consultant” but is a partner who stays with the project until the outcomes are reached.
  • Recently facilitated cross-organization initiatives in Johnson County (JoCo) including the JoCo Juvenile Cross-System Collaboration with over 100 people and 50 organizations participating working toward the common aim of moving systems toward prevention and the JoCo Corrections ARC 2020 Initiative which brought together corrections, law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office, public defender’s office, Sheriff’s Office, jail personnel, and non-profit partner organizations to create a re-entry program for the inmate population with the common aim of reducing recidivism by addressing root causes for incarceration.

Kathleen coauthored the 1993 top-selling video, Implementing Total Quality Management, which was produced and marketed by CareerTrack® and was a coauthor of the 2003 book, The Facilitative Way: Leadership That Makes the Difference. Kathleen is also the coauthor of the 2006 booklet, Making Dollars & Sense: The Kansas Collaborative. Most recently Kathleen rewrote TeamTech’s Everyone A Leader®: Lead Where You Are curriculum – teaching facilitative leadership skills to leaders at all levels of organizations and is co-author of the book Remarkably Resilient: Community Matters.

Contact Kathleen at kathleen@teamtechinc.com or 913-706-8797.

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