Kate Sweetman

Business Strategist and Leadership Authority

Kate Sweetman is the Director of Leadership, Governance, and Human Capital at SEACEN in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. She works with 18 Asian Central Banks to better performance in the post-COVID business environment and new work of work.

"Companies are trying to succeed in the 4th Industrial Revolution with 1.0 cultural software."

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  • Leadership in the Digital Age
  • Leading with Purpose
  • Innovation and Creative Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Future of Work
  • Resilience and Leadership
  • Organisational Transformation


She presents in English.

How she presents

Kate's presentations are renowned for their exceptional level of engagement. By offering actionable strategies and tools, she empowers audiences to achieve tangible results in their respective domains.

Books & Media

  • Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption (with Shane Cragun)
  • Leadership Code (with Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood)


 Kate Sweetman  - Microsite

In Detail

Kate is also a founding partner at SweetmanCragun, a global management consulting and training firm. With a lifelong dedication to the field of leadership development and its practical implementation within organisations and society, she has accumulated extensive experience and expertise She is a former editor at Harvard Business Review, two-time recipient of Thinkers50 designations, and a compelling speaker, advisor, facilitator, researcher and writer about leadership and change. She conducted a global study in 40 countries and 59 different industries to answer the pressing question: "How do you lead in the Age of Disruption"?. Her invaluable first-hand experience working with world leaders, Fortune 100 companies, serves as a solid foundation for her wide-ranging insights that transcend geographical boundaries


A high energy, well-practiced, interactive, and credibly - researched answer to the key leadership question, brought alive by real-life stories, interactive exercises, compelling videos - all delivered at high energy with a quick wit. Kate's examples range around the world based on her own experience consulting in 25 countries, and can draw upon animating stories from virtually any industry - from fertilizers to LED lighting to financial services to pharmaceuticals and beyond.



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