Chair Bio

Kate Marshall

Northern Ireland, Vistage Chair since March 2013

Kate is a highly experienced Facilitator and Executive Coach with over 20 years of working at senior levels in a variety of blue chip organisations and SME’s. In the last 18 months Kate has worked as a Facilitator, Coach and Mentor to Executives, Boards and Leadership teams in Ireland, UK and North America. Kate has just recently stepped down from her role as Partner in MaST Ireland to focus on working with executives here and in UK.

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Earlier in her career, Kate gained experience as a leader through various senior executive and Director roles, with particular responsibility for sales, development and business growth. Her passion is building “Business Athletes” – taking executives and teams to the top of their game.

Kate is a speaker for Vistage which is a global executive development organisation. She regularly speaks at Leadership conferences and events on Leadership and achieving personal success. She is passionate about developing young people and acts as mentor for a number of young professionals in Ireland on a voluntary basis.

Relevant Qualifications and Memberships

Over 20 years of working in leadership teams

• Certified Facilitator for The Leadership Circle Culture Survey and 360 Feedback Tool.
• MSc in Coaching and Leadership Development
• Certified Facilitator Insights Discovery psychometric profiling system
• Post Grad Diploma in the Management of Training and Development
• Member Institute of Directors Professional Development committee
• Chair of Women in Business – a network of over 850 Business Women in N Ireland

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Types of Group run by this Chair

Successful leaders combine good business sense with inspiration, guidance and unwavering authority. Connect with up to 16 peers from a diverse range of non-competitive businesses and backgrounds in this one-of-a-kind peer advisory and executive leadership development program.

The Vistage Chief Executive Program creates a unique environment that provides each member with individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills to help you make better decisions and achieve better results for your company. Harness the power of a group of fellow executives all driven to do the best for themselves and their peers.

We tailor each Vistage private advisory group to ensure that each member get the maximum benefit possible.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings

Taking elements from both the Key Executive and Small Business programs, Hybrid Coaching groups are designed to support both leaders of smaller SME businesses as well as key executives reporting to CEOs to develop their skills, tackle obstacles, develop innovative strategies and actively move their businesses forward.

Join up to 16 successful executives from a diverse range of businesses and backgrounds and build your skills through challenging discussions, fresh perspectives on the key executive role, strategies to help your business grow, and expert guidance, learning and coaching from Vistage speakers.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings