Founder & CEO- Empower Strategies
Kate Sours founded Empower Strategies after experiencing first-hand the need for effective recruiting, people operations, and leadership development within politics and many other D.C.-based industries.
Kate spent the first part of her career leading innovative digital marketing strategies for political campaigns and organizations before founding Empower Strategies Consulting. Because political organizations are powered by its people, she found many opportunities to help teams grow, transform, and work effectively together.
In her career as a strategic recruiter and people operations leader, Kate has grown and hired the largest digital team in Republican politics, led people operations and recruiting for a team of 185, and trained more than 225 individuals and leaders.
She holds an Executive Certificate from Georgetown University in Organizational Consulting & Change Leadership and is a Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths Coach, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner, and Society of Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), as well as a B.A. from American University.
Her greatest value is in aligning an organization’s people and processes to support its strategic goals. She is a proven trainer, efficient recruiter, experienced problem solver, and effective coach.