Kate North

Kate North

Managing Director, Workplace Strategy

Colliers International


312 720 1858

For more than 25+ years, Kate’s has been helping organizations create innovative workplaces and adopt new ways of working. Her global expertise includes:  workplace strategy, change management, training, research, sustainability, design and leadership.  Her global clients include:  Cisco, AT&T, Zurich Financial, Fifth Third Bank, City of Calgary, Discover Financial, Deloitte, Manulife Financial, Lilly, General Service Administration and many other organizations.

Previously, Kate led global development for e-Work.com, helping organizations globally prepare their workforce for a new way of working using highly interactive e-learning.  She was also the Director of Global Ideation, a workplace consultancy and research group within Haworth Inc.; and VP, Strategic Business Group within Herman Miller Inc., supporting organizational workplace transformation.

Kate is passionate about workplace and community.  In 2012, Kate co-founded the “Workplace Evolutionaries” (WE), a vibrant community of practice within the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and continues to serve as the Global Chair. In 2011, she co-authored the IFMA Foundation best-selling book “Work on the Move” which is used extensively by IFMA members and associated academic institutions. In 2014, she was the proud recipient of the prestigious International Associate Award for her contributions within IFMA.  In 2016, a new version of “Work on the Move 2” was released.

Kate was also a founding leader of the CoreNet Workplace Community of Practice, the CoreNet Chapter Chair for New Zealand, served as an Advisory Board Member for New Ways of Working and the New Zealand Green Building Council.