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Kathy Gamboa
Kathy Gamboa
People Leader / Performance Driver
Phoenix, Arizona Area

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers
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Level: LEVEL 03

12 month points: 587 ptsView details

Total points: 587 pts

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PROFILE

Summary

An experienced operational leader I am skilled at managing people, navigating and creating organizational change strategies, and developing and integrating strategy. Known for the ability to lead teams, develop creative solutions, through effective data utilization, and development of innovative tactics to help organizations exceed their goals.

DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE = SUCCESS IN OPERATIONAL MGMT

I’ve appreciated the diversity of operational experience afforded by my career pathway from telecommunications to education. Progression into increasingly complex roles has allowed me to hone leadership skills from the unique challenges of each position, with experience driving complex change management, process re-engineering, ROI, employee engagement, and market transformation.

APPROACH TO PROBLEM-SOLVING

I’ve found success by marrying both conventional and nonconventional approaches to problem-solving. Utilizing Design Thinking with my projects to engage all levels of the organization has provided robust solutions to the most difficult tasks. Equally important, the use of both case study and qualitative/quantitative analysis to determine the best path forward and arrive at innovative solutions to complex problems.

ENGAGING TEAMS

I’m interested in learning what makes people tick and trying different approaches to see what clicks. I am fascinated by the generational mix in the workplace and believe our most important role as leaders is to create a workspace that leverages talent and fosters idea generation.

CORE COMPETENCIES
✦ Strategic Planning
✦ Multi-Unit Leadership
✦ Cultural Awareness
✦ Market/Needs Analysis
✦ Financial Performance
✦ Customer Experience
✦ Integrating Technology
✦ Team Development
✦ Performance Improvement

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Experience

Sr. Operations Executive

Business Transformation Leadership

November 1999 - Present

Kathy Gamboa is a senior operations executive with over 20 years of experience leading operations across diverse industries. Throughout her career, she has successfully led teams through complex change initiatives and turned around struggling organizations, delivering revenue and profit growth in even the most challenging situations.

Kathy has a passion for understanding, developing, and implementing programs that drive employee engagement to achieve optimal results. Inspired by leaders like Zappos Tony Hsieh, events like Burning Man, and organizations like Southwest Airlines, Kathy recognizes the importance of the generational influence on employee satisfaction.

Throughout her career, she has earned respect for her ability to engage, inspire and motivate top-performing teams and to create positive employment cultures in which all team members are involved in driving results. She has consistently assumed responsibility for tackling tough challenges and thrives in such situations. Her impact has always been both immediate and sustainable, and the foundation of her success is understanding the generational mix.

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