Portrait of Katherine Kott

About Katherine

Current interests:

Two years ago, I closed my consulting practice after decades of working as a librarian and then an organization development consultant with a focus on libraries and allied organizations. At that time, I imagined transforming this web site into a resource for people who are considering retirement or preparing for it with information about the travel I planned–some with my husband, Joe and some with friends.

Then, life happened. Joe died suddenly in February, 2019–less than a year after my retirement. So, the past year has been one of adjustment to that loss. Some travel plans changed and I have added other activities to my portfolio. Now seems like a good time to dust off the web site repurposing idea with blog posts on current topics and activities.

Although I am no longer working, I remain engaged in organization development and technology through board service to Programs in Bowen Theory. In addition, I am collaborating with other researchers on a paper on Bowen theory and accounting and hope to present about it at the 3rd International Conference on Bowen Theory in Swedish Lapland in June.

Personal background:

I live in Oakland, California with my dogs Gabby and Hazel. I am fortunate that both of my adult children live nearby. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, Aqua Zumba! and restorative yoga, reading, watching movies, hiking, camping with friends (and sometimes with the dogs), and travel, as well as being a tourist in the beautiful area I call home.