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Kathleen Wood

Kathleen Wood Enterprises
CEO and Founder
Kathleen is the founder of Kathleen Wood Partners, an innovative growth strategy firm, specializing in transforming visions into reality through strategy brand optimization and leadership development. She specializes in developing acceleration strategies to transform small companies into national brands. The scope of Kathleen Wood Partners spans from hospitality, healthcare, service, manufacturing and retail clients. Her firm consistently works with Founder, Entrepreneur and Family-led businesses.

Kathleen is a nationally recognized growth strategist, motivational speaker and author, and a proven leader in business and non-profits. She blends her corporate sensibility and rigor with entrepreneurial vigor and innovation to deliver sustainable solutions. In 2010 she published her first book, The BEST Shift of Your Life –  The Restaurant Manager’s Guide for Success Outside the Restaurant.
Kathleen’s successful career experience features extensive strategic and executive leadership in operations, franchising, sales and marketing.
 
Kathleen is the co-founder of Foodservice Council for Women. Kathleen is a past president and board member of Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, an Executive Committee Member and Board Member for Women’s Foodservice Forum.

Kathleen has never left her operational roots and is a founder and business partner in Suzy’s Swirl, a frozen dessert concept founded by herself, her sister Sue and niece Jen Tierno.  Their vision is to re-ignite the American Dream through swirling frozen goodness, swirling greatness and swirling gratitude with their innovative frozen dessert concept. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in hotel restaurant and management from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and Master in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, March 25
 

3:00pm