Loretta K. Cate, D. Ph., CPCC
Dr. Loretta Cate is a leadership development professional and certified executive coach who brings over 30 years of proven ability to work with all levels of senior management to analyze performance needs, develop strategic solutions, and build support and alignment among diverse stakeholders to WLH Consulting, Inc. (“WLH”).
During her 23 years working in the Pharmaceutical industry, most recently serving as Director, Leadership Development for Pfizer, Inc., Loretta held leadership positions in sales training, front-line management, leadership development, HR and talent management, and senior sales management. Her leadership resulted in being sought out by Senior Leadership representing a variety of business units to lead and consult on critical business, leadership, and change initiatives.
As a Senior Consultant with WLH, Loretta’s primary area of focus is Leadership Development. Clients value her diagnostic skills and ability to build learning strategies that increase learning transfer, application, and sustainability. Loretta blends her background as a sales leader and learning professional to design and facilitate fully integrated leadership development programs for sales leadership and targeted high- potential emerging leaders. Her areas of interest include designing talent architecture, succession planning processes, and selection criteria that produce a diverse pool of ready now candidates for leaders at all levels.
As a certified executive coach, Loretta supports leaders at all levels with how to lead through change, develop strengths, and create high performing teams. She brings her passion as a consultant, coach, and mentor to women as the co-founder and lead designer for the Women In Leadership Now Initiative, (“WILNow ® ). Loretta has designed and implemented several regional and national women in leadership initiatives for Global Pharmaceutical companies. She helps organizations identify systemic challenges and address unconscious gender bias to become a company where high female talent want to work.
Loretta holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee. She earned her executive coaching degree from The Coaches Training Institute, an affiliate of the International Coaches Federation.