About Katherine Ann Byam

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My name is Katherine Ann Byam, and I’m a best-selling author, sustainability activist, coach and consultant for business resilience and sustainable change, partnering with leaders committed to a shared future for life on our planet.”

A professional with 20+years change leadership experience in the FTSE Top 10, I started my consulting firm in 2019 to support sustainable development within SMEs. 

I hold an MBA with distinction, specialising in Innovation Management as well as certificates in ESG, digital strategy, and sustainability management from established universities. She’s also a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

I’m the host of the internationally acclaimed Where Ideas Launch – Sustainable Innovation Podcast, ranked among the top 5% globally, achieving the top spot in 5 countries, and the top 10 in 21 separate charts.

As an ESG Consultant, I work with firms on their net zero transitions, evaluating materiality, developing a strategy, and then delivering key projects that realise long term net-positive goals.

As a sought-after leadership career coach, ESG practitioner and keynote speaker, I facilitate workshops and learning sessions for communities within global brands such as Amazon, Women Tech Global, ACCA, Stryker, Speak Up, Mind Channel and more.

To relax, I love spending my spare time in nature, walking the coasts of the UK, France, Tobago, and Trinidad with my partner Christophe.

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Katherine is the real deal. Her drive, energy, support and guidance are incredible. I feel more able to tackle the challenges my business faces with her cheering me on. Her advice is invaluable and she genuinely cares about me as well as as my business, which is hugely important as a self-employed person. Katherine helps problem solve as well as helping steer me in new directions...and even pushes me to get out of my comfort zone!

Cathy Mears Martin

Author of the Eco Protection Squad and Founder of Sustainable Ideas

I invited Katherine as a panelist to support the event organized by the Amsterdam Stryker Women's Network to celebrate the International Women’s Day on the topic #Breaking the Bias. I was very excited to have her participating in this mixed panel, which was a huge success! Katherine was well prepared, insightful and gave us and our participants much to ponder on understanding bias and neurodiversity.

Lupina Valdes

Senior Manager – Risk at Stryker

Over the summer at Mind Channel we worked with Katherine to develop our first Microlearning for Sustainability. Katherine has deep knowledge in this subject area and was able to bring out a clear easy to digest story of the evolution of sustainability over history to today, and what the future can be, leveraging a wide tool kit of references, integrating the concepts with what we experience in our every day lives, and creating great story arcs for our learners to follow.

Claudia McFarlane

Director at Mind Channel

Our Amazon DACH Women's Affinity Group decided to launch a mini series of podcasts, to amplify the message of purpose and social impact and the role of both in our leadership today. We hired Katherine as an external consultant to help us shape the project, source insightful guests, plan and design the content, and conduct the interviews. Katherine took complete ownership of the project, delivering incredibly vulnerable and insightful interviews from prominent leaders in Europe!

Anna Derinova-Hartmann

CSR and Humanitarian Aid at Amazon

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