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How I use #Candor: My team would say that the “Red Pen” is a beautiful example of candor at Assemble. It’s our way of sharing direct and honest feedback in order to make our work the best it can be all the time. I have my very own red pen – one of my favorite gifts!

How I use #Courage: I believe that going first and being brave is considered an act of leadership.

How I use #Care: My goal is for every person to feel seen.

#whatmattersmost to me: Raising a daughter and son that are confident, happy, and healthy.

Meet Jill Katz

Founder, Chief CandorCourageAndCare™ Officer

Jill Katz is an Influencer, Speaker and Strategy Coach that is passionate about shifting the workplace to be more #PeopleFocused. She is the Founder and Chief Candor, Courage & Care Officer of Assemble HR, a Talent Strategy firm that focuses Culture, Communication, Conflict, and Change in the workplace.

Jill brings candid insights, brave questions, humor and empathy to her advisory practice. She is a seasoned human capital expert, facilitator, and executive coach with more than 20 years of success in the fashion, retail, digital technology, media, and banking industries. Jill is best known for her #CandorCourageAndCare™ Feedback Model, which changes the way teams communicate, and allows for more honest and productive relationships.

Jill has held senior HR/Talent leadership roles at USA Networks/IAC, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein Inc./PVH, Elie Tahari, and Macy’s. In leading the human resources functions, Jill has worked closely with senior executive teams to build leadership capability, drive performance strategies, and focus on employee culture and experience. She has extensive knowledge in large-scale organizational design projects, including the selection and placement of top talent, along with the communication and rollout strategies to manage effective change.

Jill works closely with executives to help them see the value in relationships; and how taking accountability and focusing on authentic communication can result in better business results for teams and organizations. She is certified in assessments including the Gallup StrengthsFinder, Hogan Suite of Assessments, Change Style Indicator, Enneagram, and several 360 degree feedback methods. Jill earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communications from the University of Michigan. Most important of all, she is a very proud Mom, a devoted wife, a Broadway fanatic, and a dog lover.