Katie McCleary, MFA,
is a public speaker, expert facilitator, and coauthor of Bridge the Gap: Breakthrough Communication Tools to Transform Work Relationships from Challenging to Collaborative
(McGraw-Hill, 2022). Her work with corporations, schools, nonprofits, and communities has been featured by Inc., Forbes, PBS, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Shondaland, New York Post, Mashable,
and more. She is the host of NPR CapRadio’s leadership podcast, “The Drive.” She the founder of 916 Ink, a nonprofit that transforms vulnerable youth into confident authors. Katie serves on the board of Visions in Education and nonprofit boards in her beloved city of Sacramento, Calif. She also teaches
in the Pacific University Master of Nonprofit Leadership program.