Management Team

Karen Mathews

Karen Matthews | Self Portriat Ms. Mathews has developed powerful one-on-one and team processes that allows even the most resistant people to open up and cooperate to improve productivity within the team. Everyone is more motivated and effective using the skills she teaches them in team working sessions and coaching. She's achieved real results for Silicon Valley corporations in over 15 years of experience as a performance consultant.


Results from Consulting Engagements:

  • Employee of the month - with a top salesperson who was bullying support staff. His style impacted productivity and demoralized everyone. Modified behavior of employee to help others be more successful and increase sales for the company over 5 weeks.
  • Retention of a key executive - retracted her resignation and worked more effectively with a startup management team from a half-day facilitation.
  • Increased productivity and quality output of engineering teams formed after a merger in 2 months after two years of tension and low productivity for Lockheed Martin.

It's no wonder Ms. Mathews is so good at what she does. She spent 29 years working as a team leader and facilitator for aerospace companies. That experience trained her to resolve engineering team challenges.

Her past accomplishments include:

  • Keeping projects on track by leading problem-solving sessions with engineering teams
  • Forming special teams to tackle manufacturing defects and keep production costs down
  • Facilitating a cooperative effort with a challenging foreign supplier and bringing them into compliance with NASA requirements
  • Building customer trust with her excellent communication and relationship building skills

Education

  • MA, Organizational Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA
  • BS, Business Management, University of Phoenix, San Jose, CA
  • Facilitating a cooperative effort with a challenging foreign supplier and bringing them into compliance with NASA requirements
  • Professional Development in behavior modifications for team and performance excellence.

Affliations

  • Certified as a WBE (Women Business Enterprise) by the WBENC (Women Business Enterprise National Council)
  • National Management Association –Santa Clara Valley
  • National Association for Women Business Owners - Silicon Valley (NAWBO-SV)
  • Vice President of Corporate Partners 2006-2008
  • South Bay Organization Development Network (SBODN)
  • Global Women's Leadership Network (GLWN)

Awards

  • 2009 Woman-Owned Business of the Year Award from Women's Initiative


Kevin Wilke

Kevin Wilke uses his enthusiasm for team building and facilitation to help Real Change Expert's clients get the positive results they need. He works with your organization creating a powerful team of positive thinkers whose collaboration will increase your success rate.

Retaining high potential employees is good business. Kevin knows that investing in individual coaching and mentoring is essential to the development of these key employees. Thanks to his decades of experience in management and sales, Kevin understands the real world and brings this knowledge when coaching and mentoring his clients.

Kevin uses his strengths in business development, marketing, proposal development and program/project management to mentor companies and individuals. He has worked with all levels of management, and mentors small businesses as well as individuals.

As a facilitator, Kevin uses team building with demonstrable and repeatable results. These facilitation skills help organizations to achieve competitive advantages both in improved long term performance and in winning bids.

Kevin's experience includes 30 years with a Fortune 500 company. Starting at an entry-level position, he worked his way up the management ladder and became a top Sales Executive. He has focused on the federal and government market place and his work includes a number of foreign assignments. He is an expert in Information Technology, Outsourcing, and Consulting Services specifically in the Defense, Federal, and Retail sectors.

Mr. Wilke has traveled extensively with assignments in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, and Australia. He holds an active secret clearance.

While in the Air Force he specialized in Avionics Electronics and attended Victor Valley College in which he majored in Computer Science. His most interesting experience in the Air Force was being apart of a Joint Military Task force in the radiation clean up of an island group in the south pacific.


Kat McDivitt

Ms. McDivitt, the Director of Enterprise Solutions assists our clients in creating organizational breakthroughs through simple changes in communication. Her revolutionary programs create new opportunities for individuals and teams to quickly form, charter their course and prioritize tasks. Her proven project process leads to improved project delivery, painless project management, and real change that is unique in the industry.

Ms. McDivitt, the Director of Enterprise Solutions assists our clients in creating organizational breakthroughs through simple changes in communication. Her revolutionary programs create new opportunities for individuals and teams to quickly form, charter their course and prioritize tasks. Her proven project process leads to improved project delivery, painless project management, and real change that is unique in the industry.

Results from Consulting Engagements:

  • Stock value increase - developed "first time ever" organizational change that immediately improved stock value for client company by over 7%.
  • Organizational alignment - facilitated key decision-makers for a Fortune 100 company to discover, define and disseminate their global marketing alignment.
  • VC Funding - mentored numerous companies seeking venture funding in defining their unique value proposition and create simple and easy-to-understand presentations that helped over 10 companies get millions of dollars in funding.

Ms. McDivitt works as a facilitator and team lead for major companies throughout the United States and South America.

Education

  • MBA, Operations Management, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • BA, Theoretical Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Affiliations

  • Rotary Club of Honolulu (1999 - 2009)
  • Rotary Club of Alameda (2009 - present)