Be the Boss Over Cancer

Kathy Flora

Kathy Flora has an extensive Human Resources and Career Coaching background and is currently employed as a Global Learning and Development Strategist for a federal agency.

Prior to her current position, Kathy was Managing Partner of Pivot Point Coaching, an executive coaching firm she founded with the mission to support cancer survivors as they deal with the inevitable career issues that may arise through their treatment and recovery.   Previous to this endeavor and during her own breast cancer treatment, she held the post of Vice President of the web-based division of an industry leading Career Transition consulting firm. For Thomson/DBM she led a staff of more than 100 professionally trained career coaches and support personnel based throughout the US.  She is an award winning program designer and a visionary leader with a passion for partnering with like-minded individuals to help them discover their life's purpose and meaning, and the best vehicle to fulfill that life purpose.

Her background encompasses over 20 years experience as a career counselor, coach and executive in academia and the corporate and government settings. Her community service contributions include 6 years as an elected State Representative for the New Hampshire House of Representatives where she focused her efforts on promoting legislation addressing issues of women's health and safety.

A strong collaborator and team developer, Kathy has spearheaded the creation of numerous web-based Career Management programs for a subsidiary of the Canadian based Thomson Learning organization including Career Transition webinars and coaching programs, Entrepreneurship, Management Training and Retirement Success programs.  Kathy has provided career related coaching and training programs for many Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of industries; touching the lives of thousands of individuals during their career transitions.

Kathy joyfully counts as one of her most important life achievement surviving and eventually thriving through her breast cancer treatment, recovery and beyond.  "No achievement in my professional career beats the exhilaration of coming out the other side of the breast cancer journey!"

She invests her volunteer time with in response to her own life walk through fire that is Cancer.  Through this organization, she seeks to provide support, hope and faith in the future to professionals; assisting them to sustain and grow their careers, and regain their focus on the fulfilling life they have ahead.