Dr. Katty Marmenout holds a PhD in Management from McGill University. She is the founder of Authenti-Q and is currently visiting Professor at Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne.
Katty acquired extensive professional experience in human capital and change management consulting with KPMG and CGEY. She was a visiting doctoral student at Chicago GSB and Kellogg School of Management, and a research assistant at the University of Geneva. During the completion of her PhD, Katty has taught organizational behavior and change management at the University of Geneva, Leicester University and Dubai School of Government. Katty has been a research fellow at INSEAD in Abu Dhabi, where she has worked on various research projects related to Women Leadership in the Middle East and delivered workshops on work-life balance and self- leadership.
Katty’s cross-cultural experience, living in Europe, the Middle East and Northern America, has made her particularly sensitive to issues of equality and diversity, and coping with uncertainty while adapting to change. In her different roles, Katty has acquired extensive teaching experience with executive in subjects such as organizational behavior, change management and women in leadership. Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Human Resource Management and the International Journal of HRM.
Katty’s work is inspired by Positive Psychology and Authentic Leadership. She focuses her consulting and coaching practices on enabling individuals and organizations to thrive. In 2012, she founded Authenti-Q based on her model of authentic development. Her experience in consulting as well as in training and coaching allows her to tap into three complementary domains to promote authentic development.
Finally, Katty is passionate about health and well-being. In 2014, she became a certified Wellcoach and she is now completing the Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell.
Drawing on her own journey through lifestyle changes and finding optimal nutrition for her family, Katty decided to create this platform to inform and guide people towards healthy living.