Kathleen Blair’s diverse background has led her to use all her gifts and talents and direct them into helping others. Starting her career as an intern at Xerox Corporation, she succeeded in sales in spite of being the only woman on her sales team, because she wasn’t scared of the word “no”. You see, Kathleen’s strict father was from Italy and “no” was a word she was accustomed to. She would just rephrase what she wanted and present it again. It worked with her dad, and it worked on her customer’s as well. In fact, she was promoted three times in her five years with Xerox and then was recruited by Honeywell to be sell computers to the automotive industry, something unheard of at the time. She laughs about the time she entered a conference room to give a presentation to the executives at Ford Motor Company and they gave her their coffee order.
From copiers, to computers, to recruiting, to home design, Kathleen excelled and then her world took a nose dive when she lost her husband, her company and more. With the many setbacks, Kathleen learned to use all her talents and strong faith to create a new life for herself. Through her journey through grief, more than once, others were inspired and would ask her for help. In 2012, Kathleen became certified as a Grief and Loss Coach, writing courses and holding workshops and retreats, she has been able to help others redirect their focus from hopeless to hopeful.