Dr Katie Best
Dr Katie Best works with leaders, teams and businesses to help them to excel at their goals, develop crucial skills and solve complex problems. Katie helps organisations develop their leadership strategy at every stage. Working with individual leaders, she helps them to establish their leadership approach, confront tough challenges that they’re facing, build their prowess and cultivate their leadership excellence.
She also works with leadership teams to improve their leadership skills collectively, and to help them work together as a united, strategic asset. The great leadership teams that Katie helps to develop allow their companies to excel.
Katie takes a highly interactive approach to her work with leaders, moving between coaching, consultancy and executive education to provide the right solution for each business. She combines nearly 20 years of research and business expertise with powerful analysis and bespoke development solutions to generate meaningful change.
She has worked across the legal, accountancy, finance, consulting, cultural, tech and creative industries, with clients including KPMG, EY, Barclays, LSE, Verizon, V&A, Oxfam and NHS among many others. From start-ups to blue chips, this cross-sector experience means Katie can bring extra value, fresh insights and interesting challenges to the work she does.
Katie holds a PhD in Management, Strategy and Leadership from King’s College London Business School, where she continues as a Visiting Research Fellow. She is also a Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and is Head Tutor on their MBA Essentials programme. She was previously MBA Director at BPP, where her design and delivery of the MBA Legal Services won two significant sector awards. Her award-winning research has been published in top-ranked management and leadership journals and she continues to apply data-led insights to her work with leaders, taking the guesswork out of leadership development. Katie is regularly asked to speak at events on leadership and related topics, and is currently applying her love of creative writing to a book about solving messy leadership problems.