General: Kate Link has worked with national and international organizations including the United Nations Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (an initiative of the Clinton Foundation in partnership with the American Heart Association), and the Peace Corps. She has held leadership positions in the corporate, government and non-profit arenas. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University, a Master’s from Queens College and studies towards a doctorate from New York University. In 2015, Kate was the only American of her cohort in the international Co-Active Leadership Program held in Spain. She spent this year-long professional development initiative with peers from 16 other countries.

About Kate

Personally: Kate is an adventurer and continuous learner. In 2015, she walked the 500-mile El Camino from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. In 2016, she walked the Portuguese route. And in 2017, she walked the Primitivo Route. In 2018, Kate spent time on the Inca Trail in Peru and will walk a part of the Camino in Germany! Kate presents to audiences on Reflections of the El Camino and its transformative lessons.

Kate's personal Leadership Quest is to increase the number of people using walking - literally and metaphorically - to implement change. She is co-founder of Leadership 'N Motion, a movement Movement which trains others to claim greater leadership in their lives including training on coaching and facilitation skills and personal leadership development retreats, aWALKening to Personal Leadership. You can also check out her co-created Motion Activated Fit Cards and Learning Guide.


  • Professional Co-Active Coach - Coaches Training Institute (CTI) 
  • Associate Certified Coach - International Coach Federation
  • International Co-Active Leadership Program (in Spain) - CTI
  • Dialogue Education Practitioner - Global Learning Partners
  • Personal Trainer - National Exercise Training Association

Coaching: Kate had been integrating coaching into her work for decades before getting officially certified by the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation. She launched, in 2014, an internal coaching program at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation where she continues to coach senior leaders and supervisors in their leadership skills, Emotional Intelligence and aligning goals to organizational outcomes. She also coaches other staff during times of transition. Kate is guiding the Alliance’s implementation of Situational Leadership II to improve employee engagement and supervisor-to-direct report communication. Additionally, Kate has a robust private coaching practice where she supports clients (in person, by phone and via videoconferencing) to move from here to there. She also serves as a cadre member of the Justice Coaching Center helping employers build just, fair and civil workplaces.