About the Program
Purpose: To give executive leaders who are Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce Members a safe and confidential space to come together to discuss current challenges, issues and successes in a collaborative environment. The FLX Mastermind group will be a place for local leaders to share boldly, engage deeply and transform themselves and their organizations with innovation and strength.
Now is the time to invest in the human capital of member organizations and those who lead them. The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, a leader among and for the communities it serves, realizes that investing in a program like this at a time like this will be impactful for the leadership within the region and the people whom they serve.
Quotes from Michelle P and Sal Pitti
Members will be from multiple industries and will not overlap industries in order to avoid competitor challenges. They will be senior level leaders: CEOs, Executives, Cabinet Level, C-Suite, AVP/EVP. Number 2 leaders in organizations could be members in order to gain training and insight for succession planning within the organization.
Return on investment for participants:
- Connect with peers across five counties and multiple industries
- Create a strong professional executive network in the region
- Learn from others who are managing similar issues and challenges in their organizations/companies
- Engage with a professional executive coach & leadership development and training expert
- Learn new strategies to address current and future challenges
- Share experiences with a diverse group of executives
Meet our Facilitator and Executive Coach: Kate McCaffrey, Ph.D.
Recently established Paradigm Twist Executive Coaching and Consulting located in the heart of the Finger Lakes.
I am an executive coach and consultant who helps organization leaders better understand their own competencies and skills. By focusing on identifying and clarifying their current goals, I partner with clients to determine and devise strategies and specific action plans that enable them to reach their highest ambitions in leadership. I forge collaborative relationships with clients and work with them to create customized, spirited and insightful coaching experiences; provide knowledgeable, passionate thought leadership; and facilitate innovative, attainable strategies for success.
As your facilitator and coach of the inaugural FLX Mastermind Group, my approach is one which is empathic, reassuring, engaging and encouraging. I will work with you individually and collectively to create a successful and rewarding experience.
I have devoted my professional life, having spent almost 30 years in higher education, 20 of them in senior level leadership positions, to the study of improving and cultivating human and leadership potential to drive positive outcomes. My demonstrated success in developing and executing short- and long-term pathways and vision, affirm me as an expert at identifying opportunities and delivering solutions that achieve organizational excellence and improve leadership capacity. More importantly, my experience, education and training will allow me to help YOU become the best you can be by drawing on your experience and strengths both individually and as a group.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; a Master of Science in Student Affairs from Colorado State University; and a Ph.D. in Human Resources Studies/Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University. I am also certified as an executive coach via the Center for Executive Coaching.