Vice President HR and Safety at SaskPower
Kathy is a Creativity Cultivator who tenaciously explores the relationship between personal responsibility and up-leveled action to activate a team's full potential in a family, community or organization. She believes in non-typical interactions, creative thinking and courageous speaking to bring "More You" in life and work.
Kathy’s career has placed her squarely within seemingly serious industries such as transportation, heavy equipment, petroleum-refining, and now utilities. The common thread throughout each experience has been an opportunity to lead differently - lighter.
Rare, real, and responsible are key leadership pillars for Kathy in her volunteer, professional and parenting roles.
AT A GLANCE
What if every person in the world held a true sense of personal accountability?
“The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life.” Hal Elrod
"We likely all remember our parents trying to teach us the importance of owning up to our actions. To be truthful. I can hear my Mom now … “Kathy, are you sure you are telling the truth? You know that nobody likes liars…. You will be in far less trouble for owning up to what you did, than being untruthful.”
It is so interesting that years later this simple statement is so relevant.
Powering UP Our People!
Our next decade moves us toward cleaner energy with a more competitive environment requiring a mix of skillsets and competencies at SaskPower and within the electricity industry. Moving the dial on our Diversity and Inclusion strategy plays a significant part in our future success. SaskPower leaders will be more dynamic, innovative and inspiring!
People Power: Powering Up Your Purpose, Performance & Potential with SaskPower is our mobilization initiative that is a foundational part of our strategy and will help us accelerate our desired outcome of supporting, stretching and inspiring women at SaskPower.
Our partnership with PowHERhouse was announced at the 2019 Western Canada Leadership Accelerator.
Bringing “More You” to your leadership encourages us to stop worrying so much about the traditional norms and whether we are swimming with the current.
We will not be remembered for what we didn’t say; like Wayne Gretzky's famous advice, “You will miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
MORE ABOUT KATHY MCCRUM:
Kathy McCrum is a senior leader deeply rooted in exploring the potential of creativity to cultivate a high-functioning team culture where up-levelled personal responsibility and unleashing ‘More You’ at work are the norm.
Kathy holds both private and public sector leadership experience. Known for her active participation and strategic collaboration with stakeholders and industry peers across North America, Kathy is deeply committed to expanding awareness, growth and understanding of ‘More You’ in leadership, believing bringing our whole selves as leaders is crucial for the new age of CEO’s and senior leaders.
Kathy has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Regina in Business Administration. In 2014, she completed the Team Effectiveness Coaching Program from Concordia University. Kathy completed her PPCC Executive Coaching certification program from Concordia University (2017) and became a certified executive coach.
For the past 19 years, Kathy has held various roles as a certified fitness leader/instructor. Kathy acted as Co-Chair on a non-profit cooperative board, and currently serves as a member of the REAL Board of Directors. In addition, she is a serving member of the SafeSask Board of Directors and the Leaders Council at the Hill and Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina.
Kathy's Leadership Pillars
Kathy is currently championing a people and potential mobilization initiative at SaskPower with a goal to promote and empower women in the workplace.
“SaskPower is committed to working towards a goal of a minimum of 40 per cent diversity representation around the executive table by 2021. Just as we would with any other stated business goal or priority, we must commit to a multi-year strategy for action within a desired timeline and work with a team of dedicated mobilization and amplification professionals in order to achieve it.” ~ Mike Marsh, President and CEO of SaskPower
As a natural extension of this initiative, Kathy hopes to influence industry leaders across Canada regarding the value and importance of opening up the funnel of leadership potential to all employees to best prepare for the attraction, engagement and retention of talented, deeply fulfilled teams over the next decade.