KAT Management Group, LLC

Business Coaching
Thomasville Georgia 31792

229-289-6606

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Contact Information

Name KAT Management Group, LLC
Logo KAT Management Group, LLC Company Logo by KAT Management Group, LLC in Thomasville GA
Position Principal
Website
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Phone Number 229-289-6606
Location
200 Oak Trace Dr
Thomasville, GA 31792
United States

Coach Details

  • Leadership Skills, Life/Work Balance, Strategic Planning, Business Plan, Setting Goals
  • Year Established
  • 1991
  • Coach U Status
  • Core Essentials Program Graduate
  • ICF Certification
  • None
  • Background/Education
  • Don Thriffiley, a principal in KAT Management Group, an executive coaching firm, has over 39 years of extensive business experience including many years as the top Human Resources/Operations executive for Flowers Foods
    As a certified executive coach Don has been working with senior leaders to develop measurable strategies to improve performance that have a positive impact on enhancing team productivity and the bottom line. He received his coaching certification from Coach U and advanced assessment certification from Hogan. Don has a proven approach to successful coaching by providing the framework for executives to excel in their current position and prepare for future opportunities by identifying critical barriers to success to better capitalizing on business opportunities.
    Don has presented and has been on panels at various conferences on leadership and talent management. He is the past chairperson of AIB International and earned his BS in Business from the University of New Orleans.
  • Mission
  • Assist the client to:
    Keep focused on the right areas to achieve goals
    Implement a plan of action while maintaining a life/work balance
    Feel comfortable with the coaching experience
  • Honors & Awards
  • See Background/Education and testimonials below:

    I had the privilege of working with Don on a weekly basis for approximately 6 months and walked away with a better understanding of my own strengths and how to use those to become a better manager, leader, motivator and colleague. Don's extensive business experience combined with his command and use of the Hogan Assessment helped me to achieve my goals over the six month period. Our weekly sessions were interactive, well-prepared by Don and to the point. Don uses his extensive experience as a retired executive at a fortune 500 company and combines that with meticulous preparation and genuine interest to make each session relevant. I would recommend his services to any executive that is looking to increase efficiency, job satisfaction and has the desire to be a better leader! Professional Athlete and Business Director

    My executive coaching experience with Don Thriffiley (KAT Management Group) has proven invaluable to my leadership growth and development. We began with an assessment of my strengths and challenges. This enabled productive discussions of how to change or enhance my leadership approach. Our consistent meetings enabled the synergy I needed to immediately practice new approaches. I found myself applying new and effective approaches in my personal and professional life. Although our formal sessions have ended, Don (my coach) always lends a listening ear and provides feedback and encouragement when needed. I highly recommend his (KAT Management) executive coaching services for anyone seeking to evolve and develop as a person and professional. Business Executive and EdD

    During the meeting with my manager to review my final leadership action plan he noticed my improvement and the team’s improvement and was wondering the reason for the changes. My response was our management team is now fully staffed and in the past we were short handed and some of the management staff was weak. Working with Don Thriffiley and going through this learning experience helped me and the team. I have been delegating more and preparing the team to better perform their jobs as well as having them prepare their staff to perform their jobs. My manager and I discussed the leadership program for other managers and maybe the entire management team at a facility. Also, I recommended Don as a guest speaker at our GM meeting. Don is excellent in his craft. Manufacturing Executive
  • Fees & Format

  • Fee Range
  • $375/hour plus business/travel expenses and flat fee six to nine month programs plus travel expenses
  • Methods of Coaching
  • In-Person, Telephone, Internet (i.e. Skype or Email)
  • Languages
  • English
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Invoice/Check

More About KAT Management Group, LLC


Don Thriffiley is a principal in KAT Management Group, a management consulting company providing solutions in organizational effectiveness with bottom line results.  Don is an experienced executive adviser working with senior leaders and board members providing assistance and counseling on business and personal outcomes.

Don has over 39 years of extensive experience in manufacturing, sales, finance, distribution, human resources, communications and service related fields most recently as the top Human Resources/Operations executive for Flowers Foods, Inc. the second largest baking company in North America.  In this capacity he served as a key member and consultant to the executive team and three board committees in all areas of the business, most notably in acquisition analysis/integration, strategic planning, executive compensation and benefits, retirement plans, performance management, organizational design, career paths, succession planning, and employee/labor relations.

As a certified executive coach Don has been working with senior leaders to develop measurable strategies to improve performance that have a positive impact on enhancing team productivity and the bottom line.  He received his coaching certification from Coach U and advanced assessment certification from Hogan.  Don has a proven approach to a successful coaching engagement by providing the framework for executives to excel in their current position and/or prepare for future opportunities.  This approach provides a thorough assessment of the engagement to determine critical barriers to success to better capitalizing on business opportunities.  Don has had a positive impact to many executives including having a better work/life balance.  He brings to the table a wealth of experience and valuable perspectives in diverse fields, functions and industries.

Throughout his career Don has given presentations and participated on panels at various organizational meetings and conferences on leadership, talent management, human resource operations, and acquisitions.  He is the current chairperson of the board of AIB, an international food safety, auditing and research company with offices on all continents.  He earned his BS degree in Business Administration at the University of New Orleans, is a licensed benefits consultant and has completed various executive business, coaching, leadership and finance courses throughout his career.  Don currently resides in Thomasville, GA and is married with two adult children.  He is very active in business, community and charity organizations and enjoys golf, baseball and travel.

How I coach


My coaching style is one of full involvement with the client as I limit myself to no more than four different clients during the same time frame. I have worked with corporate executives at various levels, young executives, PhD level professors in university settings and professional athletes turned business directors. 

I maintain ethical standards of behavior and confidentially and expect to work with the client to:

Have involvement and commitment from the executive team,

Set goals and implement a sustainable plan of action (linked to the goals of the organization),

Maintain a life/work balance,

Keep focused in the right areas,

Devote the time from the client as well as from the coach to make the client feel comfortable with the coaching experience.

 

I enjoy working with


I enjoy working with clients that embrace the coaching experience as an opportunity to grow both in their careers as well as their personal life.  I want to make coaching rewarding for them and at the same time coaching helps me grow as a coach. 

Personal Message to You


Coaching is:

1. Rewarding

2. Enlightening

and most of all

3. Enjoyable

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