Excellence In Leadership
When it comes to the achievements and the accomplishments she is most proud of at this point of her career, A.T. Kearney’s Kate Maheu says she is most proud of the deep relationships and trust she has built with clients and within A.T. Kearney. “I enjoy the ‘in it together mindset’ we have when tackling a problem and appreciate the opportunity to co-create initiatives that transform the way clients run their business,” she says.
It’s not surprising then, that she credits the “team around her” as the biggest factor to her success so far. “The apprenticeship I have experienced from the firm, from my practice, and from my clients has been critical to my career,” Maheu says. “At the same time, I am fortunate to work with highly driven and talented teams—this is what makes consulting so much fun.” Another aspect of consulting that she enjoys, she says, is her role in a rapidly changing, and critical, healthcare sector.
“I am excited to continue to play a role in the rapidly evolving healthcare environment,” she says. “Consultants play a leading role in contributing to the future direction of healthcare and the ways it impacts the lives of people around the world.”
Maheu says the best advice she’s ever received is to take feedback seriously. “There is always something to learn from those around us and it is important to take the time to collect the information, reflect on improvement opportunities, and assess the impact of the changes you make,” Maheu says.
And when it comes to being named one of the Rising Stars of the Profession, Maheu says “winning this award is a reflection of those around me—I am extraordinarily grateful to work with a high-performing team and each individual has played a key role in my success.”