Bethany Kurbis is the Founder and CEO of Integrative Coaching, LLC, a boutique consultancy specializing in individual, group, and institutional coaching. With 15 years of experience in coaching, human resource strategy, organizational effectiveness, and talent development, Bethany is uniquely positioned to develop leaders’ skills, knowledge, and abilities to excel in their work for the purpose of achieving strategic goals, aligning with core values, and executing on vision and mission.
Prior to founding Integrative Coaching, Bethany was the Vice President and Chief People Officer at Winrock International. In this role, she transformed Winrock’s Human Resources team to become the People and Culture unit, launched the first DEI task force in Winrock’s history, and designed and implemented new performance management practices across all global offices to ensure all employees receive substantive, insightful, unbiased feedback on their performance on an ongoing basis. Before joining Winrock International, Bethany spent nearly seven years working in talent development and organizational effectiveness, first at the American Red Cross and later at The Advisory Board Company. In these roles, she focused on creating structures, processes, and guidance to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of each organization’s workforce, elevate staff experiences and career opportunities, and provide development opportunities that resulted in long term engagement, retention, and growth.
Bethany’s career in Human Resources is rooted in humanitarian aid. From 2007 until 2010, she was a humanitarian aid worker in Southern Sudan, Sudan, and Iraq initially focused on developing curriculum and implementing conflict resolution techniques for local communities. She later shifted to a role charged with coaching staff in a high-stress environment, designing staff training and performance management practices, and aligning country programs with organizational missions and strategic goals.
Bethany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Crown College and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management from The Catholic University of America. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council, and holds multiple industry certifications, including Korn Ferry’s competency modeling and 360 tools, and Prosci’s change management pilot professional.