About Us

Kathleen Taylor-Gadsby


As President of KTG Leadership Solutions, LLC and Chief Inspirer, I work with leaders to make the most of change and transition in their careers, allowing them to work with clear purpose and resiliency to achieve their goals. As a certified leadership coach, speaker and trainer, I help leaders discover and define their personal values and life purpose, as well as develop skills and a positive mindset to help them weather and maximize the change in their lives.

Prior to getting my coaching certification, I was Vice President, Human Resources with TGI Fridays where I created opportunities, tools and programs to recognize and maximize employee contributions. I am a veteran of the hospitality industry with over 25 years in small, medium and large privately-held restaurant brands.

My specialties include coaching, facilitation, training, team building and talent management. Former positions include Vice President Human Resources of Franchising; Vice President of Corporate HR; Diversity and Recruiting; Senior Director Field HR; and Director Training. I have also been a speaker and facilitator for conferences such as the Institute of Management Accountants, Texas Environmental Health Association, Ebby Halliday Realtors, Texas Diversity Council, National Restaurant Show, and Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.

I enjoy time with my family, singing, reading a great novel and laughter.

I also enjoy writing and am the author of the handbook “The 180 Rule for Newly Promoted Leaders” and the article “Five Ways to Truly Conquer Your Stress” at forbes.com.

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I began working with Kathleen at a time when I was uncertain of my direction both personally and professionally. Throughout our work together, her guidance helped me recognize my strengths and gain tools to strengthen my weaknesses. She is honest, positive, and non-judgmental. She helped me find strategies that worked for me and my personality to assist my growth. I am now in a place where I feel comfortable looking forward to the next steps in my career as well as myself. Thank you, Kathleen!                                

Pamela M, Teacher

Kathleen is a joy to work with — she excels as much at giving concrete advice about the day to day aspects of a job search as at providing insight and thought-provoking questions about the big picture. She was exactly what I needed!

Emily H, Recent Masters Graduate, Now a Replevins Specialist

It has been said that switching careers, in terms of stress, is second only to the loss of a loved one. Kathleen has an innate talent for helping one navigate such a confusing, complicated time in their life. I went to her having little more than a nebulous idea of what life was “supposed to” look like, and she expertly guided me into what is now the most fulfilling career I’ve ever had. She is a true partner in introspection, and I could not have ended up where I am without her.


The best way to see if coaching is for you is to schedule a complimentary 30-minute sample session. This gives you an opportunity to experience a typical coaching session and get to know our coaching style, allowing you to make a more informed decision.

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