Collaborating with subject-matter experts, clients, and suppliers, Katherine Shao has been helping teams build vision and consensus for over 20 years. A skilled meeting facilitator, she has the unique ability to communicate complicated knowledge so that everyone understands and can agree on common goals. These skills have been essential in her work developing highly effective learning and enablement programs for Oxygen’s clients.
As a senior member of the Oxygen team, Katherine leads the firm’s research, directing the creation of white papers including Working in a New Way: Modeling the Human Side of Organizational Success and From Random Acts to Results: Achieving Business Outcomes Through Role Based Enablement.
Katherine has also been responsible for a wide range of projects at Oxygen. Recently, she was instrumental in helping a Fortune 100 leader secure millions in budgetary funding to transform his learning function. For another client, she worked with the team responsible for 100 million-dollar-plus sales to create the assets they needed to achieve early stage customer engagement. For a third Oxygen client, she worked with the Vice President of Sales Operations to develop his case for completely transforming his function within a culture that was previously characterized by chaos.
Before joining Oxygen, Katherine worked for 10 years at Forrester Research where she covered the firm’s CIO Leadership Board, co-founded the Sales Enablement practice, and held positions in business development and consulting. Katherine’s diverse background also includes 15 years in Information Technology. A graduate of Bowdoin College, she has a Master’s Degree from Indiana University School of Music.