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About the Author: Kathleen Kurke View all Authors »

Well known for her 30 year history of high dollar production and growth-oriented leadership, Kathleen has worked extensively with companies and individuals to leverage learning as a business success strategy.

Clients ask Kathleen to work with them on increasing Production, Profitability and building high-performing recruiting teams in the Executive Search, Perm and Staffing industries.

Having served as Chief Learning Advocate with Global Recruiters Network, Inc (GRN), Kathleen worked with the almost 200 franchised offices to implement a learning strategy that increased system-wide and individual office revenues by launching over 1000 hours of annual learning content. While National Practice Leader with StarbridgeGroup, Inc. Kathleen worked with training and consulting companies around the world to recruit and hire executive talent to convert their business goals into reality.

Her tenure in the learning business has included highs and lows in her various roles as practitioner, search team leader, building and managing a 15 person search firm, as a franchise owner and a franchise consultant and learning leader. Kathleen now works with a variety of recruiting and human capital companies as a speaker, trainer, coach and business consultant.

Kathleen began her professional career in 1980 when she traveled around the country teaching sales effectiveness to thousands of fund raising executives on behalf of a national non-profit organization. After several years, Kathleen shifted into sales, starting with opening new territories and moving up to Vice President of Sales for an educational software firm. Moving into recruiting provided Kathleen with a powerful way to leverage her sales and executive experiences, and her long history of helping executives build organizations and struggle with career decisions established her as a trusted advisor and coach.  Kathleen has remained a leader in the executive search industry for the last 20 years of her recruiting career, and was selected in 1995 for membership in the Pinnacle Society, a recruiting industry honor society recognizing 75 of the top executive recruiters in North America. Kathleen was honored to serve as President of this prestigious organization for 4 consecutive years, and has now returned to the organization as an honored member Emeritus.

Kathleen’s core expertise is in helping others learn and get things done. Working with others as coach and consultant, she is known for helping her clients build dreams, make plans and execute to create results. Often that means laying out a roadmap, identifying roadblocks and building a detour so the journey is productive.

Kathleen Kurke specializes in Productivity and Profitability Coaching in the Recruiting Industry. If you or your team would like to make better choices on working Job Orders to increase your production and pro tability, reach out to Kathleen at kathleentkurke@gmail.com


kathleentkurke@gmail.com

Articles by Kathleen Kurke

The ONLY Absolutely, Single Most Important Question for 2019 planning.

Creating your 2019 strategic plan is probably one of the things on your very long “should” list. You “should” plan for 2019. You “should&rdq ... more »

The ONLY Absolutely, Single Most Important Question for 2019 planning.

Creating your 2019 strategic plan is probably one of the things on your very long “should” list. You “should” plan for 2019. You “should&rdq ... more »

Four Hot Topics your Client Prospects WILL Want to Talk About

If you’re calling prospects and telling them “I’ve got a guy for you” or, it’s likely they’re not answering the phone or returning you ... more »

10 Sample Will-Get-Opened E-Mail Subject Lines

Is most of your day spent reading/sending emails? Or, staring at your inbox hoping something important will fly into your inbox? Shame on you, because we both know that e ... more »

Remember Your ABCs

When it’s first thing in the morning and the entire day stretches before you, your day is filled with possibility. You’re the one to make that happen, and the ... more »

Shift Happens – Now What?

If doesn’t matter when you got into this business, there’s one thing we can all say for sure: Things have changed since you started.  • Maybe you s ... more »

OUT WITH PERISTANCE. IN WITH CONSISTENCY.

Many of us were raised in this business hearing some version of “persistence pays off” ringing in our ears. Maybe it was “persistence shows them you&rsq ... more »

Look beyond the Resume: 4 Secret Attributes that Predict Success when Hiring Recruiters

There’s endless debate whether we should look to hire recruiters with recruiting experience. Or, not.  I’ve made many hires in each category with mixed ... more »

You and your +1: A Date with Possibility

If you’re currently or have recently been single, you’ve likely received an invitation addressed to you and a +1, giving you permission to bring a significant ... more »

Review/Preview: The Conversation Bookend of Progress

Too often, we ghost out of conversation with clients or candidates. We end with lame, say-nothing phrases like “ok, we’ll talk soon” or “stay in ... more »

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