Katherine Woods


An engineering graduate with a corporate background, Katherine founded Meeting Magic in 1999, driven by a belief that people meeting effectively is a key driver for business performance.

She integrates her life experience, business leadership, group dynamics expertise and visual skills to catalyse profound results in the groups she works with, which has kept her in demand at the meeting tables and board rooms of some of the worlds most successful companies.

Katherine’s vision:

‘I want a world in which there are organisations where respect and the dignity of individuals are held in the highest values, beyond financial performance.

Shame and blame are not management styles.
There is no leading by fear.
Empathy is a valued asset, accountability is an expectation, and we nurture the primal need for belonging as we work with the strength in diversity and difference.
In this world leaders will embrace complexity, and this state of rapid and perpetual change, rather than trying to deny or work around it. They will be skilled in working with people, and believe in the importance of a human systems perspective. Standing in the truth and facing into reality, even when it is ugly, will be at the heart of leadership.’

With over 20 years experience of working with groups, Katherine has world leading expertise in group dynamics and behaviours that means she can work with all kinds of groups in any organisation

At Meeting Magic and at our sister company Scribing Magic, Katherine heads a team that offers some of the most insightful graphic facilitators and visualisers in the business.