the resumE story

Kathy Schissler resides in Denver, Colorado and is the sole owner of Destination Breakthrough, LLC.  Today she

focuses on working with leaders and teams who are interested in improving performance by focusing on the foundations of Emotional Intelligence. 


Kathy comes alongside leaders to help them optimize their strengths, identify and work through their barriers, using values that ensure they stay aligned to a purpose driven journey.   Leaders and teams begin by taking the scientifically validated CORE Multi-Dimensional Awareness Profile to target developed, and undeveloped skills and drivers. The result is often saved time and money in restructuring, hiring, promoting, and retaining the best employees for the jobs at hand.


Kathy serves clients through the delivery of the following services:

- Personal Leadership Coaching

- Workshop Facilitation of CORE Multi-Awareness Profile for Teams

- Keynote Speaking

- Breakout Speaking

- Offsite/Retreat Facilitation




Her background


Kathy Schissler earned her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of South Florida in 1998 and has a minor concentration on Vocal Performance at Florida State University.  

Upon leaving college, she discovered the career of high-ropes course team-building.  This unique career path blended her love of the outdoors and adventure with the couseling skills of facilitating deep connections for a purpose.  As  contractor, she supplemented income as a recruiter for a small staffing agency and hung-out at Barnes & Noble in the Self-Help and Management sections, studying the emerging trend of 'corporate coaching'.  At 23, while in the midst of a conversation with a fellow B&N patron, her coaching practice/business began.  Not soon after she was recruited to bring experiential learning and adult learning theory into the Organization Development & Learning Department at The Home Shopping Network.  


During her 10 years climbing the corporate career path within HSN, Kathy oversaw strategic direction for in-house leadership & interpersonal skills training for 3900+ employees,  created/maintained blended learning platforms, including oversight of web-based learning (online courses, simulations, books, etc.), directed OD Consultation to the Organization, oversaw New Employee Orientation & New Leader On-boarding, supported development/execution of Talent Strategy for top/critical positions across the organization, oversaw/supported consultation of customized team peformance/alignment efforts in support of strategic goals, and oversaw/supported strategic goal setting/role clarity/process improvement to drive accountability/performance improvment across the organization.

In 2010 Kathy took the leap into business ownership, launching her coaching and consulting practice. As a professional speaker, coach, and leadership consultant she got involved in her community serving as the Dean of the Academy, VP of Programs, and President for the National Speakers Association of Central Florida. She led the Oldsmar Top of the Morning Toastmaster Club as President, helping to grow the club from 7 to 30+ members.  She served as a leadership expert for The University of Tampa's Fast Start MBA Program and Master's Leadership Course.  

In 2014, Kathy followed her heart to Denver settling into a new community where she gained yet another set of leadership skills through the oversight of Cool Beans Cafe Ministry. 


Today, Kathy runs Destination Breakthrough,LLC, she co-leads Christian Women Business Organization Denver West, she and her husban Dave run a church out of her home, and she runs an outreach ministry, Gracie's Angels Network (a program from single women who are pregnant).  


Her certifications inlcude:

 - Marshall Goldsmith Coaching

 - CORE Multi-Awareness Profile Facilitator

 - Meyrs Briggs Type Indicator Facilitator

 - Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument Facilitator

 - PDI 360 Degree Profilor Feedback Facilitator

 - Situational Leadership 




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