Kate Schaefers, PHD

Executive Coach and Consultant

“Successful leaders blend business skills with the ability to bring out the best in others. They build trust, and engage and inspire teams around a shared vision. I partner with leaders to bring their best selves to work – to build on their strengths, to manage blind spots, and to find ways to be effective while also being authentic.”

-Kate Schaefers

Meet Kate

Kate Schaefers brings unique experience and specialties to The Bailey Group. She coaches clients who are in transition, whether it be to a new role, a new organization, or a new career entirely. In fact, Kate is a founding member of a local nonprofit that helps people transition into new careers in the second half of their lives. She also specializes in the higher education and nonprofit sectors and helps organizations maximize today’s multigenerational employee demographics for success.

Executive Coaching, Pre-Hire Assessment
Non-profit, Health Care, Financial Services, Professional Services, Technology

• The Bailey Group, Consultant and Executive Coach
• University of Minnesota, Executive Director, UMN Advanced Careers Initiative
• Encore Life Planning, Owner
• AARP, Volunteer State President, Minnesota
• University of St. Thomas, Adjunct Faculty
• University of Minnesota, Adjunct Faculty
• SHIFT, Consultant/Advisor
• University of Minnesota, Associate Director – Center for Human Resource Development


• Iowa State University – PhD, Counseling Psychology
• University of Minnesota – MA, Counseling Psychology
• Loyola University of Chicago – BS, Mathematics and Psychology
• Competency in interpretation of multiple assessments including Hogan, Myers Briggs, and Strong Interest Inventory

Personal Interests
Prairie conservation and restoration (we have restored our family farm to native prairie), hiking, and spending time outdoors. I also love being part of community building and volunteering, especially around food. I am fascinated by history, and read a lot of biographies.

Contact Kate Directly


Phone: 763-545-5997
M–F: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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4800 Olson Memorial Highway
Suite #225
Minneapolis, MN 55422
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