Kathryn Santana Goldman


EpiBiome Technologies
FivePrime, Pharmaceuticals
Portola, Pharmaceuticals
Roche Pharmaceuticals


MS | San Francisco State University


Accelerated Change Management
Business Transformation (IBM)
Organizational Transitions (Bridges)
Grove Strategic Visioning
Grove Team Performance
Organizational Systems Coaching
Conversational Intelligence
Myers-Briggs (MBTI)
TK Conflict Assessment
CCL 360


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Kathryn Santana Goldman

Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

San Francisco, CA


Kathryn Santana Goldman, BSN, MS, provides professional development services to help leaders in business reach their full potential, increase their productivity and enhance their performance. She applies her skill as an accomplished coach, facilitator, and trainer to assess and meet the needs of her clients to take them to a higher level of skill and professional satisfaction. Over the past two decades, Kathryn has worked with leaders and leadership teams in a variety of organizations. She applies her scientific background to expand a leader’s knowledge of human behavior to enhance self-awareness and the understanding of those they lead.

Her signature is helping leaders:

  • Prepare for, and transition into, higher levels of leadership
  • Modify behavioral patterns that are barriers to success
  • Assess and enhance the performance of their teams
  • Apply the understanding of neuroscience to expand influencing skills
  • Build alignment and mutual understanding of organizational strategy and goals
  • Develop new conversational patterns to repair damaged or challenging relationships


Kathryn’s professional career includes over 20 years of managerial positions. As Vice President of Clinical Services for Health Resource Management in San Francisco, Kathryn managed 150 staff and gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges that leaders face in building a business and creating a high performing team. Her corporate experience includes leading enterprise level change management projects. She led national teams for the implementation of the Electronic Medical Record at Kaiser Permanente and provided program management of strategic process improvement initiatives and three national sales force launch readiness teams at Genentech.

Kathryn volunteers as a Career Advisor for Dress For Success in San Francisco and leads a mentor circle for the Healthcare Business Women Association. She is passionate about supporting our next generation and serves as a mentor working with under privileged children for the SMART organization. She continues to maintain her Active CA Nursing License.


Kathryn is an accomplished professional with a real talent for leadership and team coaching. She has excellent judgment and a deep understanding of organizational dynamics. In addition, her meeting design and facilitation skills are very strong. Kathryn is one of the people that I turn to when I want to discuss a complex organizational, leadership or learning issue.
– CEO, OncoCyte Corporation

Kathryn is a valued, insightful and resourceful colleague. She guides teams and team leaders to work through organizational challenges, find their emotional intelligence and strive to reach beyond their goals.
– Vice President & Head, US Medical at Bristol-Myers Squibb