Kate Sutherland is a social entrepreneur and organizational development consultant and recently co-founded Emerge Collab, a consultancy dedicated to brave, bold systems change. She has consulted for 35+ years with non-profits, private-sector organizations and governments on issues as diverse as the environment, food, social cooperatives, the sharing economy, recovery, early child development and community inclusion. Often her work involves bridging mindsets, stakeholders, sectors and silos, while also creating dynamic, high trust environments that support groups to be self-organizing, generative and fun.
Kate is also founding faculty and executive coach for Simon Fraser University’s Social Innovation Certificate, SFU’s Evaluation for Social Impact and Transformational Learning Certificate, and THNK School of Creative Leadership. She has helped hundreds of leaders and organizations be more nimble, resilient, and aligned with core purpose. Her latest book, We Can Do This! 10 Tools to Unleash Our Collective Genius, makes accessible the insights from key frameworks used by professional facilitators and consultants for transforming groups, systems and self.
Kate is passionate about the potential of inner work (based in intention, perception, intuition and consciousness) to support breakthroughs in human systems, and she is dedicated to contributing to movements to unfold the collective dimensions of human potential.
Collective Impact, Policy Engagement
Be The Change Earth Alliance
BCArtscape, BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, BC Co-operative Association, BC NonProfit Housing Association, BC Parks and Recreation Association, Certified Organic Associations of BC, CIMS, Community Arts Council of Vancouver, City of Surrey (Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture), City of Vancouver (Social Planning Department), Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, Focus Accreditation, Fraser Health Authority, Gemini Project (The Roy Group), Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, Health Canada (BC Region), Health Nexus, Hospital Employees Union, Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), Huntington Society of Canada (BC Chapter), International Development Education Resources Association (IDERA), Langara College, Continuing Studies, Living Wall Garden Project, Made in BC, Modo – The Car Co-op, Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, National Homelessness Initiative (Service Canada), Nisga'a Lisims Government, Pacific Legal Education and Outreach (PLEO), Pacific Spirit Children and Family Services, Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership, PEERS Victoria Resource Society, posAbilities, Power of Hope, Provincial Health Services Authority, Public Health Association of BC, Renewing Our Response — Aboriginal AIDS Serving Organizations, Richmond Peer Support Services, Ridge Meadows Early Childhood Development Committee, School District 40 (New Westminster), School District 41 (Burnaby), Sea to Sky Community Food Action Initiative, Sea to Sky Putting Children First Initiative, Self Help Resources Association of BC (PeerNet BC), Simon Fraser University, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group, Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC), Squamish Farmers’ Market, THNK School of Creative Leadership, United Community Services Co-op, Universal Gospel Choir, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, Vancouver Coastal Health (SMART Fund and OASIS (OsteoArthritis Service Integration System)), Vancouver School Board, Volunteer Vancouver, YWCA — Crabtree Corner, West Kootenay Power and Light