Kathy Cochran

Founding Partner of Elevate2 Consulting

Kathy Cochran founded Elevate2 Consulting, an organization dedicated to accelerating business growth and organizational success for women business owners through business management coaching and advisory services.

Before starting Elevate2, Kathy held executive leadership roles at Microsoft and chief operating officer roles for several technology companies. These roles provided experience in mergers and acquisitions, global partner development, business development, internal operations, and, most importantly, team development.

But her passion for women-led businesses returned her full circle to her rural small business roots. Kathy works with small businesses to transform ‘how’ they work to create financial and organizational success. She believes the sustainable growth and success of women business owners will lead to economic parity and systemic change for our next generation of women business owners.

Kathy also teaches process leadership and project management at Moorhead State University-Moorhead and is learning the art of grandparenting.