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Leadership Series Facilitators

Leadership Breakfast & Retreat

Riding the Waves of Change


Kat Baker

Katharine Baker, PhD, is principal of Lodestar Guidance and an adjunct faculty member at Bellarmine University, where she teaches in the department of Theology and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Katharine does her best to follow the vocation of fostering human development, personal and professional. As a teacher and mentor, she assists people in accessing their own inner wisdom through mindful self-reflection in order to create new understandings and possibilities for action. Previously, Katharine taught at Vanderbilt University, in the department of Religious Studies and the Divinity School, where she focused on religion and human development, spirituality and pastoral care. At Vanderbilt, she also served as the Assistant Director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, specializing in contemplative pedagogy. Prior to her academic career, Katharine worked as a professional in nonprofit and corporate settings, providing expertise in corporate communications and both public and employee relations. She received her PhD in Religion, Psychology and Culture from Vanderbilt University. 



Tracy Puett

Tracy Puett, M.A., is principal of Corvus Leadership. He has worked both internally and externally with a variety of organizations from non-profits to large corporations and government agencies. With a background in environmental science and organizational development, Tracy possesses a unique body of knowledge and skill that is trans-disciplinary and integrative. Known for his accessibility and warmth, he also brings a discriminating eye to the processes of individual and organizational change. As a coach, facilitator, advisor, curriculum designer, and mentor – Tracy finds his passion in helping individuals and organizations grow to their fullest expression of purpose. He has spoken at regional and national conferences including the Organizational Development Network, the American Medical Group Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Care About Your Care Summit. Tracy received his M.A. in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University Seattle.