Katie Riker Sternberg


Katie’s 25 years of professional experience is a blend of senior marketing leadership, entrepreneurship, independent consulting to business leaders, individual counseling and executive coaching. In recent years, she has focused exclusively on coaching and leadership development consultation to a wide variety of organizations. She has contributed to the success of a long list of leaders by leveraging her proven coaching skills and business acumen.

Feedback from clients indicates Katie has a strong commitment to her clients. She is passionate about their success, offering expertise through customized strategies, delivered with a direct and empathetic approach. A recent coaching client wrote: “Thank you for all of your time and effort both during and after the leadership coaching class and coaching sessions. I do appreciate the effort you put into challenging me to think of new approaches to the same issues. I’ve had a chance to put lessons into action and am experiencing the benefits.”

Katie has coached leaders in industries including automobile, energy, engineering, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, petrochemical, retail and utilities. She has supported clients from a variety of functional areas, from emerging leaders to executives, to address leadership efforts such as: performance improvement with individual contributors, clients who are transitioning from individual contributor to front-line supervision, clients transitioning from mid-level to director/executive level of leadership, and executive clients focused on team building, team development and succession planning.
Additionally, Katie has facilitated workshops and series targeting leaders at various management levels.

Prior to becoming an independent personal and executive coach, Katie worked for the coaching firm, Success Labs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has also worked as a therapist at Louisiana State University’s Mental Health Center. For more than 12 years she owned and operated a successful strategic planning consulting for firm a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout the Southeastern region of the United States. Katie began her career with the Estee Lauder Companies, in New York City, last serving as Worldwide Marketing Manager for Origins Natural Resources.

Katie is a Licensed Master of Social Work, holding two Masters’ Degrees, in Social Work and Business Administration. Katie is a member of the International Coach Federation, a Certified Behavior Analyst, a Korn FerryTM Voices 360 ̊ certified coach and is qualified to offer a variety of assessment instruments including DISC and SDI.

Katie currently serves as a board member for several organizations including Kids Orchestra, The Emerge Center and The Woodhall School. Past board experience includes Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, and Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Crest Industries
Dixie Electric Membership Corporation
Head over Heels
Kids’ Orchestra
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Optimal Field Services
Precision Cutting Specialties
Pinnacle Polymers
Price Leblanc Lexus
Millennium Galvanizing