When we begin to realize that leadership is less about what we know, and more about how we see, we give ourselves a new access to developing leaders who can enact significant, sustainable change. "
Kari Granger, CEO & Executive Coach, brings her unique brand of transformative leadership from the battleground to the boardroom. Kari is an authentic leader and combat veteran with 20 years of experience delivering high-impact results and significant organizational change. With her characteristic curiosity and directness, she is highly sought-after by executives and their teams for her ability to cut through the noise and dive into the heart of the matter.
As Founder and CEO of The Granger Network, Kari leads a team of 15 coaches to create real transformative impacts with tangible ROI. Under her leadership, The Granger Network takes a stakeholder-centric approach to support their clients to anticipate emerging trends, navigate contingencies, surf complexity, resolve stakeholder tradeoffs, and position themselves for a changing economy and world.
While Kari has enjoyed working in a variety of industries, she has spent the last several years working primarily in the healthcare space. One of her most enjoyable challenges is supporting organizations as they navigate the “sticky wickets” that accompany big changes like reorganizations, M&A cultural integration, infrastructure rebuilds and more. Her unique approach can transform fear, resentment, distrust and disjointedness into an aligned culture with trust, collaboration, accountability and performance.
Prior to being an executive coach, Kari was a decorated military officer responsible for flight line operations of an aircraft fleet valued at over $750 million. Kari has worked in close coordination with numerous branches of the U.S. armed forces and governmental agencies to achieve breakthrough mission performance, from leading logistical operations for hurricane evacuation missions and strategic planning initiatives for Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) activities, to solving airlift logistical challenges and leading U.S. troops under enemy fire during combat duty in Iraq.
Granger studied at the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, St Petersburg, Russia, is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Behavioral Sciences, holds an M.A. in Education Leadership from the University of New Mexico, and holds the highest designation of Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.