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Kathy Cowan Sahadath | Project Research Institute

Kathy Cowan Sahadath

Kathy is a Program Manager at Hydro One Networks Inc. in Toronto, Ontario Canada and is responsible for planning and facilitating transformational change with large project implementations. During the past twenty-nine years, her responsibilities have focused on strategy development for major organizational change initiatives, advising senior executives and change leaders on change strategies. She and many of the organizational leaders she works with, have established themselves as pushing the envelope of leading transformation, and changing organizational mindset and culture as drivers of conscious transformation.


 Kathy’s professional education includes an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo in Psychology, an MBA in Project Management from Athabasca University, a Masters of Arts degree in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and she has just completed a PhD in the area of organizational change and leadership at Fielding Graduate University.


Throughout her career in senior management positions, she has managed complex business initiatives, and achieved exceptional results with business challenges. 


Her PhD dissertation entitled Leading Change One Conversation at a Time: A Phenomenographic Study of Senior Leadership Conversations extends our understanding of the organizational change process by focusing on the conversations that senior leaders use to create and sustain business transformation.  Utilizing a qualitative methodology referred to as phenomenography, Kathy investigated variation in experiences amongst senior leaders and their leadership conversations with direct reports. Senior leader meaning varies from an individual perspective, to process oriented perspective to a transformation perspective as opportunities for creating the greatest organizational change. 

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