Kate Wilkes

Executive Assistant & Chief People Officer

I’m the Chief People Officer. I love to help career changers figure out how we can help, and I also love supporting our clients along the way!


I grew up in a family run business, where customer service was always the focus. I started my assisting career working in physicians’ offices, then spent 10 years as an executive assistant, and gained experience in HR as well. Most recently, I spent five years in academia, supporting department heads, and managing a variety of projects, before coming to HTYC.

During my time at HTYC I have worn many hats, but most recently I have enjoyed working as part of the client success team where we figure out how to very best help people through their career change journey.


  • The Leader Assistant by Jeremy Burrows
  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  • Culture Driven Recruiting by Lee-Anne Edwards
  • Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown


I love to bake and decorate cakes and cookies for friends and family. I have even done a couple of wedding cakes, including my own.


Strengths finder 2.0 – My top strengths are: 

  • Empathy
  • Responsibility
  • Input
  • Achiever
  • Developer


Why I work with HTYC:  

Because I love to help people, and that’s what HTYC does best!

I have always been a helper. Working with a team of helpers is very fulfilling to me. HTYC works so hard as a team to identify what the individual person needs, and then does our best to help them, and I love that.


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