Katherine Tyler Scott

Katherine Tyler Scott, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Ki ThoughtBridge

Managing Principal

Indiana University, Masters in Social Work
Ball State University, B.S.

Katherine Tyler Scott is the Managing Principal of Ki ThoughtBridge, a company specializing in an integrated adaptive approach to leadership development through change management, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Ki ThoughtBridge’s mission is the transformation of individuals, organizations and communities. Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University, and an honorary doctorate in Public Service from Christian Theological Seminary. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, has completed post graduate work in supervision and organizational development. Katherine is certified in conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation by The Harvard Negotiation Project and is licensed to administer and interpret the MBTI. Following her career as a clinical social worker and administrator, Katherine was a consultant to the Lilly Endowment and developed and directed the Lilly Endowment Leadership Education Program, a statewide leadership education initiative for professionals in the youth service field. She has developed leadership curricula and training programs and resources for the Community Leadership Association, and several state and national institutions.

  • Awards & Accolades
    • Sagamore of the Wabash - an honor the Governor of Indiana bestows on citizens who have contributed to their community
    • Indiana Youth Institute’s Pathfinder Award – she received the very first award for her work in leadership education
    • Edna B. Lacy Service Award - for her contribution and service to the Indianapolis community and the Stanley K. Lacy Alumni Association]
    • Distinguished Leadership Award - from the National Association for Community Leadership
    • “Woman in the Forefront” - by the Indianapolis Business Journal and Indiana Lawyer publications in 1998
    • Woman of Achievement & Phyllis Wheatley Award – by the Indianapolis YMCA for her work in race relations and received the Hoosier Heritage award for leadership
  • Leadership Involvement & Organizations
    • Trustee Leadership Development (TLD), Founding Director - a program that worked with over 50,000 leaders and consultants; and 1,000 organizations across the country.
    • International Leadership Association Board (ILA), Chair
    • Panel of Leaders, Representative for ILA – a congregation of scholars and practitioners selected to write on issues related to leadership for the Washington Post and the New York Times.
    • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Race Relations History Project, Former Chair - she helped develop a training curriculum, Finding Common Ground, for community-wide dissemination
    • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Program, Graduate
    • SKLA Board, Former President - served on the Commission for Downtown and on the boards of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee
    • Coalition of 100 Black Woman, Indianapolis chapter, a Founding Member
    • Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, Past President of the board
    • The House of Deputies, Counsel to the president
    • Church Pension Fund of the Episcopal Church, Former Trustee
  • Publications

    Katherine has written extensively on the topics of leadership, governance, organizational development, and change management.