noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

Kate Nugent

Kate Nugent


Kate Nugent has conducted leadership development programs for a variety of organizations and is passionate about women’s leadership, virtual presence, and filing the leadership pipeline with high-potential leaders who have presence.

Training Experience

Kate has led successful trainings for clients in many industries, particularly in higher education, financial services, and consumer goods.

Examples include: Harvard Business School, Capital One, Liberty Mutual, Vertex, Procter & Gamble, Time Warner, ThyssenKrupp, AstraZeneca

Business Experience

Kate was formerly the Director of Learning for Ariel and has been a facilitator and consultant since 2003. She is a sought-after public speaker and has spoken at a number of conferences nationwide including Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute and ATD International.

Theater Experience

  • Multiple roles in Mere Mortals by David Ives with Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater
  • Main cast member in the Sleeveless Improv Troupe’s Touring Company
  • Wrote, directed, and acted in two plays for New York and Philadelphia Fringe Festivals
  • Authored a 10-minute play featured in the Women on Top Theater Festival in Boston

Education and Credentials

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Theatre Education from Emerson College
  • Certificate in Blended Learning, Association for Talent Development (ATD)