We are a consulting and coaching business based on the shores of Lake Michigan in Traverse City, and we work with clients around the U.S.


Kate Madigan, Principal

Kate is a professional advocate, climate change and clean energy policy expert, and organizational leader. She brings 20 years experience leading campaigns, including a national campaign based in Los Angeles, and some of the most powerful climate and environment coalitions and networks in Michigan. 

Kate is a skilled communicator and writer, with many successful research reports, articles, Op-Eds, and awarded grants under her belt. She also has developed marketing campaigns to grow a client's social media audience by 15,000 in one year. Kate is an expert facilitator and event planner, and has organized dozens of  successful meetings, strategic planning sessions, and conferences with hundreds of attendees. 

Kate earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. She holds her master’s degree from the School for International Training in Vermont, where she was trained in intercultural communications, leadership development, and the foundations of coaching. 

Current and Past Work Includes:

  • Michigan Climate Action Network, Director and Co-founder

  • 2020 Biden for President, Climate, Energy & Environmental Policy Committee 

  • Speaking of Resilience: Climate Solutions Podcast Host

  • Traverse City Green Team, Appointed Member

  • Oil & Water Don't Mix, Co-founder and Steering Committee

  • Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Diversity Equity & Inclusion team Co-founder 

  • Michigan Climate Action Summit, Organizer and Emcee

  • Michigan Sierra Club, Board Member

  • Michigan Environmental Council, Deputy Director, Development Specialist, and Regional Representative

  • Environment Michigan, Environmental Advocate

  • State of Michigan Power Plant Mercury Reduction Workgroup

  • Michigan Water Withdrawal Campaign, Coordinator

  • Environment America, National Safe Foods Advocate

  • Fund for Public Interest Research, Pasadena Office Director

  • Venture Out, Rocky Mountain Trip Leader

  • Galapagos National Park, Youth Outreach Leader