1:45pm - 2:45pm

Breakout Session 7: The Science of Gratitude

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Kathryne Gardette, MSPOD, CMP, CTA

Prestige AV & Creative Services

Kathryne Gardette, MSPOD, CMP, CTA, your positive broker, delivers resources and connections for personal wellbeing and organizational development.

Her hospitality career began and continues as a performer. She has experienced the diversity of our industry in the rooms division of Hyatt Hotels, creative roles with Encore Production Services and Prestige AV & Creative Services. A life-long learner, goal achiever, Kathryne sat for her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) the first year the test went computerized (2013), she is a CTA (Certified Tourism Ambassador) and helped develop the CTA program for Cincinnati. At fifty-four Kathryne returned to school earning a Masters of Science in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case-Western Reserve University that included an Appreciative Inquiry Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change, a Certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Executive Coaching and a license from Korn Ferry Hay Group to deliver the Emotional and Social Competencies Inventory (ESCI) 360-degree assessments.

An alumni of Leadership Cincinnati class XXI, Kathryne has been recognized for her community service receiving the Walnut Hills Area Council Vida Carson Award, The Junior League of Cincinnati, Excellence in Training Award,  the Dada Rafiki Award, The Frederic Douglass Community Center Volunteer Award, and the Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureaus Pinnacle Award. Kathryne is a 2014 Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year, one of the contemporary artists in the 2020 ArtsWave book “Imagineers, Impresarios, Inventors: Cincinnati’s Arts and the POWER OF HER” and most recently was honored with the MPI: Potomac Chapter Distinguished Leadership Award.

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