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Katja Pempelfort

Principal Consultant


Katja is an interculturally savvy, commercially astute and emotionally compelling executive coach and people-developer with 20 years’ experience. She specialises in executive development and assessment as well as team effectiveness.

Prior to Kiddy, Katja was a Managing Consultant for YSC, where she was responsible for managing key client relationships and leading global and pan-European engagements for FTSE100 multinationals across different industries. In recent years, she focused on supporting PE companies enhancing the effectiveness of their portfolio company executive teams.

Before joining YSC, she spent ten years in HR leadership roles with blue chip companies in financial services, high-tech/electronics and manufacturing. German by nationality, Katja has significant international experience gained working in the Netherlands and the UK and travelling extensively leading global projects. Katja speaks fluent German and English and conversational French and Dutch.

Katja graduated from the University of Cologne, where she studied Clinical and Organisational Psychology, and holds a post graduate diploma in Systemic Consulting. She is an ICF accredited Executive Coach.

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