Martha Kathryn (MK) Key, Ph.D

President and Founder

Key Associates, LLC

M. K., a clinical psychologist, has over 28 years experience in healthcare and human/organization development. Currently she leads the work of Key Associates, LLC. This follows a career as a VP of a major healthcare firm, where she headed up a national seminar/consulting business; prior to that she held several management positions in non-profit, state government and private, for-profit settings. She has published widely and is a nationally recognized speaker on topics such as leadership, managing change, creativity, CQI, and customer-mindedness. Her most recent book is Managing Change in Healthcare: Innovative Solutions for People-Based Organizations (McGraw Hill, 1999). She also co-authored Corporate Celebration: Play, Purpose and Profit at Work, The Manual for Designing Change in Healthcare, and Thought Packages That Produce Results: Just-in-Time Modules for Continuous Improvement.

M. K earned her doctorate, masters and undergraduate degrees (Phi Beta Kappa) at Vanderbilt University, where she maintains adjunct faculty status.


Founded on the principles of continuous improvement, M. K. Key offers seminars and consultation in:

  • Leadership Development
  • Mediation of Differences
  • Use of Creative Tools for Innovation
  • Retreat Design and Management
  • Corporate Celebration
  • Collective Visioning Events and Future Search Conferences
  • Personal Coaching
  • Tutonals in Rapid Improvement and Redesign of Work Processes
  • Change Management Techniques
  • Team Development and Facilitation
  • Working with Difficult People (including Threat of Violence)

Customer Comments

"This Presentation stirred the 'spirit' and mind for creating a culture of greatness where 'play pays.'"

"A valuable learning experience, packed with information, tools and wisdom necessary for today's (and tomorrow's) leaders."

"M. K. is wonderful!She has a very comfortable style that works well with group facilitation."

"I am very excited... people left the sessions pumped up and ready to make things happen... Thanks, M. K."

"We have encountered numerous consultants in our tenure at Memorial, but we have never had the pleasure of engaging one who professionally and personally has a driving compassion for willingly sharing her experiences and knowledge."

"Every CEO and leader is missing a significant opportunity if they fail to attend this course. . .the ability to evaluate your leadership from inside-out is a must for dealing with today's challenges."

"I came to this very reluctantly because of all the work I have to do, but again, M. K. has filled my head and heart with many wonderful ideas to help me every day in both my personal and professional life."

"M. K. Key was exceptional--her enthusiasm, knowledge and teaching techniques were appreciated... She is very receptive to participant thoughts and suggestions and made them feela part..."

"This was a delightful departure from traditional non-value-added turn-key prescriptive 'consulting.'. . . (she) helped us answer our own questions and led us into some of the most productive self-evaluation discussions we have ever conducted... M. K. also has the unique ability to make it fun."

This is the best learning experience I have ever had."

Seminar Topics

*Corporate Celebration *Conflict and Artful Practice of Meditation
*Changing The Game: Defensive Strategies for Offensive People
*Architecting Culture * The Art of Facilitating Teams *Keeping
Customers for Life
*Creative tools And Methods for Innovation
*Leading Process Improvement Teams  *The New Look Of
*Co-Creating a Future Together *


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