Meetings Research


Speaker: Kathryn Heath, founding partner at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership
Hosted by Weaving Influence

Your performance in meetings matters more than you think.


During decades of leadership coaching, the advisers at Flynn Heath Holt have consistently heard executive women say that they feel less effective in meetings than they do in other business situations. Some say that their voices are ignored or drowned out. In 2012, Kathryn Heath, Jill Flynn, and Mary Davis Holt decided to take a systematic look at the issue.


On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Kathryn Heath, founding partner at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership, discussed their findings (which were published in the June Issue of the Harvard Business Review) and shared advice on what women, and men, can do to step up their performance at the next meeting. Hosted by Becky Robinson, founder and CEO of Weaving Influence, this hour-long event provides insight on how to make your ideas heard, and ideas on what organizations and leaders can do to host a safe environment where others can speak.

About the Speaker

kathryn-headshotKathryn Heath is a founding partner at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership whose goal is to move women leaders forward faster. She serves as a developer of leadership programs, researcher, coach, and training designer. One of the hallmarks of Kathryn’s work is addressing organizations’ specific business targets through customized programs that move women forward faster.

Before she co-founded FHHL, Kathryn was Senior Vice President and Director of First University at the nation’s fourth-largest bank, First Union (now Wells Fargo), where her inventive and results-focused approach won her numerous awards in the field of learning and development. She created highly successful leadership development programs for high-potential employees – many of whom became the company’s top-most leaders. Additionally, during a period of explosive growth, Kathryn centralized training, expanded the tools and channels both onsite and remotely, and increased the training hours per person exponentially.