Performance By Design

Focus. Powerful questions. Accountability. Results.

These are the hallmark of Performing By Design, founded and managed by Kathy Vizachero. We believe in individual human performance and also deeply understand the organizational context in which it occurs.

Kathy Vizachero possesses a track record of 17 years' experience, in corporate and nonprofit settings, spent aiding clients in human performance development. She blends knowledge of change management with strong experience in adult learning, communication, and career development.

Believing that the things we do make us who we are, Kathy's strength is in co-designing with clients-whether that be organizational HR systems or personal development paths-and then sticking with them to drive change.

Before beginning her own firm, Kathy led learning strategy at Booz Allen and Hamilton, a large management and strategy consulting firm. She has also worked in health care, for nonprofit trade and charitable organizations, and academia Kathy's career includes work as a director of human resources, training manager, developer of career resource centers, and speaker at more than 10 national conferences.

Kathy is a certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West. She possesses a Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). She also has an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and coursework from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. She is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), FIRO-B, Interact's Interact and Performance, and has experience using many human behavior assessment instruments.

Kathy lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with husband Vince and three young children.