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We are a consulting and coaching business on the shores of Lake Michigan. With more than two decades of experience in climate, sustainability, and equity initiatives, we work to create a more just and sustainable world by helping organizations and leaders make a bigger impact. 

Kate Madigan

Principal & Founder


Kate Madigan brings 20 years experience as a professional advocate, climate and sustainability policy expert, organizational leader, facilitator, and coach. Kate has launched many successful campaigns, organized dozens of events, managed coalitions and teams, and engaged thousands of people to take action. 

Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, and a master’s degree from the School for International Training in Vermont where she was trained in sustainable development, policy advocacy, intercultural communications, leadership development, and the foundations of coaching. 


  • State of Michigan Catalyst Communities, Consultant on Federal Funding 

  • 5 Lakes Energy, Contract Consultant

  • PowerSwitch Action, Event Planning Consultant

  • REAMP Network, Executive Director Peer Learning Circle Presenter

  • City of Traverse City, Grant Writer & Climate Policy Advisor

  • Michigan Climate Action Network, Founder and Executive Director

  • Biden-Harris 2020 Climate, Energy & Environmental Domestic Policy Committee

  • Michigan Communities Leading on Climate, Report Author

  • Speaking of Resilience: Climate Solutions Podcast Host

  • Michigan Climate Action Summit, Lead Event Planner and Facilitator

  • Traverse City Green Team Appointed Member

  • TC100 Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Campaign Lead

  • Oil & Water Don't Mix Steering Committee

  • Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Team 

  • Michigan Environmental Council, Climate Policy Advocate & Deputy Policy Director

  • Environment Michigan, Clean Water and Energy Program Advocate

  • State of Michigan Power Plant Mercury Reduction Workgroup

  • Michigan Water Withdrawal Campaign Coordinator

  • Environment America, National Safe Foods Campaign Coordinator

  • Fund for Public Interest Research, Pasadena and Los Angeles Office Director

  • Venture Out, Rocky Mountain Youth Trip Leader

  • Galapagos National Park, Youth Outreach Program Leader



  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - B.S., School for Natural Resources and Environment

  • School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT - M.A., Program in International Management 

  • Institute for Central American Development Studies, Costa Rica - Field Course in Sustainable Development

  • Institute for Coaching Excellence, Coach Certification Course

  • XCHANGE Facilitation Training

  • The Coaches Mastermind with Kelsey Murphy

  • Systems Thinking Academy, RE-AMP Network 

  • Executive Coaching Program, Rotary Charities

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