Meet Kit

Katherine (Kit) Prendergast is the founder (2003) and owner of Career Connections of Sierra Nevada, a well-established executive career leadership coaching & training company located in the beautiful Northern Nevada/Lake Tahoe area.

Kit brings you a wealth of experience and expertise as well as a wonderful spirit, tremendous energy, and a gift for inspiring others to create the life they truly want to have. Kit does this through individual coaching, team coaching and speaking & training opportunities.

Kit’s Professional Experience & Areas of Expertise:

  • 35 years professional employment working in personal and career transitions
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) (International Coach Federation)
  • Certified Social & Emotional Intelligence (SEI) Coach (Institute of Social & Emotional Intelligence)
  • Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach (CELDC) (The Academies)
  • Certified Brain-Based Success Coach (CBBSC) (The Academies)
  • Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) (Career Coach Academy)
  • Certified Life Coach (Institute for Life Coach Training)
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Instructor (Type Resources)
  • Mentor Coach for professional coaches in advanced coaching skills and business development
  • Experienced corporate trainer in developing & delivering customized high-impact training programs
  • Substitute on-line instructor for Executive Coaching & Advanced Coaching curriculum (The Academies)
  • International cross-cultural work while living and working in Norway for six years
  • Prior Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Nevada, Virginia and California
  • Previous psychotherapist for Kaiser Permanente HMO (East & West coasts) with extensive expertise in working with adults, families and children in transition

Kit’s Current Professional Associations:

  • International Coach Federation (ICF) National & State Member
  • American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) National & Local Member
  • Northern Nevada Center for Entrepreneur Technology (NCET)
  • Lean In Circle Tahoe Reno Chapter Co-Founder 2014 & 2015
  • Western Industrial Network (WIN)

Kit’s Commitment to Life-Long Learning:

  • Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence (ISEI) – Denver, CO
  • The Academies – Fresno, California
  • Institute for Life Coach Training, Colorado Springs, CO
  • JFK University, School of Management, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), California State University, Fresno, CA
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

Powerful Partnerships for Powerful Results!

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