Kathryn Heath Ph.D. is a founding partner at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership, whose goal is to move women leaders forward, faster. Heath serves as a developer of leadership programs, coach and training designer. She is co-author of The New York Times best-selling book Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women's Paths to Power. Previously, Heath served as senior vice president and director of First University at the nation’s fourth-largest bank, First Union (now Wells Fargo), where her inventive and results-focused approach won her numerous awards in the field of learning and development. During a period of rapid growth, Heath centralized training, expanded tools and channels both onsite and remotely, and increased the training hours per person exponentially. She also created programs for high-potential employees – many of whom became the company’s top most leaders. Heath received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her master’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and her doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards.