Katty is a forum and team facilitator who brings 20+ years of "people and culture" experience, helping groups grow, adopt best practices and create a safe space for communication. Combining her business acumen with her facilitation skills, Katty helps forums, boards, and teams maximize their personal and professional potential.
Katty is currently the MyEO Committee Chair for the Entrepreneurs' Organization and a member of EO San Francisco. Previous volunteer roles include EO Forum Trainer Sub-Committee member and chair for the EO Global Spousal Forum Sub-Committee. Katty's EO journey started in an SLP forum, and she joined EO as a member in 2016.
Katty is an author, speaker, a podcast host and currently working on her first TEDx talk about growth, hope, and resilience.
Katty believes we all have a story to tell and that our greatest journey is through self-discovery. Her first book, The Butterfly Years, chronicles her personal journey through grief toward hope. Her second project, The Butterfly Years Journal, is a 12-week daily journal filled with prompts and guided explorations.
She is president of Artisan Creative, a digital, creative, and marketing recruitment agency focusing on creative, marketing, and design talent, and the founder of Inspiring Hiring, a resume and job portal for creative and marketing talent.
Raised in San Francisco, England, and Iran, Katty brings a multi-cultural perspective to her interactions. She earned a BA in English Literature from UC Santa Cruz and a Merchandising Degree from FIDM in San Francisco. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 27 years, Jamie.
Create relationships based on trust, so that others can become stronger versions of themselves.
Deliver on my commitments
Change is a good thing
See the bright side