katy
dolan

💥 people & process for healthier startups

I've stepped back from full-time consulting (for now), but I'm still available for the occasional consulting, coaching, or speaking engagement. I focus on people and process. If done well, they're an unbeatable competitive advantage in the execution of gamechanging ideas.

On the people side, I'm passionate about: high-empathy people management, hiring, culture-building, remote work, talent development, performance management, 360° reviews, and more.

Process-wise, I excel at: automations, implementing software tools, documentation, and all sorts of specifics related to marketing, sales, operations, and more.

Interested in working together? Let's chat.

👋 hey, I'm Katy.

I’m a seasoned startup generalist with experience helping 40+ companies scale, particularly around people and process optimization. Currently I’m the COO at Impactive, a leading progressive political technology startup. Before Impactive, I launched a six-figure startup consultancy, worked in VC, and as an early team member at a company that grew from Seed to Series B. I also graduated from Harvard with an AB cum laude in Sociology, a discipline that greatly informs my perspective on people and process. 

On the people side, I’ve managed talent operations for hundreds of contract staffers, overseen recruitment for C-suite executives, managed teams ranging from 1-50, and scaled cultures through seismic organizational shifts. 

Process-wise, I’ve built countless systems and workflows for marketing, sales, product, people, operations, and even engineering teams. I’ve watched some processes accommodate years of scale, watched others fail miserably, and have a strong point of view on when and how to insert process as a strategic point of leverage in business growth. 

(I’m also an experienced marketer, with almost a decade of brand building expertise. I’ve worked across the full marketing stack, from visual design and creative concepting to copywriting, content, social, email, and more.)

I live in Seattle, WA with my fiancé. Someday we’ll adopt the sphynx cat of my dreams.

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