Amy Kohut has been skillfully leading groups and individuals towards their professional goals for over 25 years.  She has deep experience in many facets of professional realms:  for-profit, non-profit and higher education.  For 10 years she has served as the Director of Cornell University’s Team & Leadership Center.  In that role, she worked with thousands of clients in undergraduate, graduate, post doc, staff and administration, and faculty positions.  She also served the area's non-profit and for-profit sector in engaging trainings custom designed to meet their needs in Leadership Development and Team Performance. 


Now as the owner of 1 Step Coaching and Consulting, she offers Leadership Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, and Team Development workshops.  She leads workshops and coaches using DiSC, MBTI, EQi2.0 (Emotional Intelligence), Leadership Profile Inventory, Strengthsfinder, the Leadership Wheel, Firo B, Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), and is a certified coach with both the International Coach Federation and Presence-Based Coaching.


She continues to work for Cornell in the SC Johnson College of Business as a Team Coach with the Executive MBA program; she teaches 2 leadership classes for undergraduates; and is a Sr. Facilitator with the Cornell Team & Leadership Center.  She has studied with Daniel Goleman at the Omega Institute, is a member of The International Coach Federation, and is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Experiential Training and Development Alliance. 


She’s served as a manager and a trainer for the international training organization Project Adventure, and is an independent consultant to large and small organizations focusing on leadership and team dynamics.  She is a certified facilitator of Emotional Intelligence, and has recently joined the faculty of Presence-Based Coaching.  Amy’s workshops and trainings are both engaging and insightful.  She lives outside of Ithaca, NY.

Amy is joined by dynamic colleagues who share her passion for helping take the 1 Step of bringing out the best in teams and individuals and in bringing insight to action.

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“A crisis of confidence was looming over me.  In steps Amy Kohut who armed me the tools I needed to forge ahead with confidence.  She helped remind me of what I know, who I am and all I have to offer professionally.  Fast forward to today. I still hear Amy's voice reminding me how to lean into that success when facing new challenges.  Don't rest on your laurels, rest on the experiences that brought you here today.”