"Trust your instincts."
Kaitlin Klimosko BCom
Connector. Continuous Learner. Convivialist.
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Kaitlin is a Consultant at Berlineaton. She brings with her a diverse background in project analysis, project management, and human resource management, with a keen interest in effective communication and maintaining sight of the big picture.

In 2006, Kaitlin left the prairies to complete her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Victoria.  Although she enjoyed her early work in accounting and the high tech sector, management consulting caught Kaitlin’s attention as a place to learn and grow while serving others.  Berlineaton offered her a place to develop her management consulting craft alongside seasoned experts, explore her passions, and balance this with other important aspects of her life.

Kaitlin got her start with Berlineaton in 2012, and has been part of numerous Continuous Improvement, Strategy, and Leadership development projects with clients in the federal government, BC provincial government, private sector, and independent school sector. 

She currently spends part of the year in Tofino, B.C. where she is actively involved in the community through volunteer work with the Tofino Hospice Society, and various environmental stewardship initiatives. Kaitlin is an avid surfer and yogi, with a deep connection to and love of nature. She is a 200 Hr Level Certified Yoga Teacher with experience instructing in Canada, New Zealand, and Indonesia. When away from consulting, Kaitlin usually can be found on her surfboard or yoga mat, reading, or creative writing.


Q and A with Kaitlin Klimosko

Q. As a child, what did you “want to be” when you grew up? 

Growing up, I remember aspiring to be a gym teacher. I lived for gym class and recess, as well as played on as many school sports teams as humanly possible. I had great relationships with my gym teachers growing up and saw it as a way of getting paid to ‘play.’

Q. What is your favourite client success story?

My favourite client success story is the Alberta Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development flood recovery project. Shortly after the Southern Alberta floods of 2013, ESRD engaged Berlineaton to help create a “one window” process to help the Ministry expedite hundreds of flood recovery applications.

I worked with the ESRD team for over a year, and helped  leaders develop solutions and address this mammoth challenge that affected thousands of people in Alberta. 
 
I was proud to see this the ESRD team recognized with a bronze award for innovative management from the Institute of Public Administration at its national conference in June 2013. 
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Q and A with Kaitlin Klimosko

Q. As a child, what did you “want to be” when you grew up? 

Growing up, I remember aspiring to be a gym teacher. I lived for gym class and recess, as well as played on as many school sports teams as humanly possible. I had great relationships with my gym teachers growing up and saw it as a way of getting paid to ‘play.’

Q. What is your favourite client success story?

My favourite client success story is the Alberta Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development flood recovery project. Shortly after the Southern Alberta floods of 2013, ESRD engaged Berlineaton to help create a “one window” process to help the Ministry expedite hundreds of flood recovery applications.

I worked with the ESRD team for over a year, and helped  leaders develop solutions and address this mammoth challenge that affected thousands of people in Alberta. 
 
I was proud to see this the ESRD team recognized with a bronze award for innovative management from the Institute of Public Administration at its national conference in June 2013. 

Q. What does it mean to “be bold” in a workplace?

To me, “being bold” means many things – It means holding true to your beliefs, ideas, and vision for the future, regardless of the obstacles that are placed in your path. It means trying things that have never been done before. 

It means saying “yes” to as much as you can handle, and having the guts to say “no” to whatever you can’t.  It means placing your ego aside, and believing in something or someone outside of yourself.

Q. What is your favourite book and/or movie and why?

I like too many books to pick a favourite, but one that really stood out for me was Istanbul: Memories of a City by Orhan Pamuk. I read it while living in Istanbul in 2009 and found that it was very accurate and true in its depiction of the city’s mood, feeling, and culture. I was already in love with Istanbul when I picked it up, but that love had grown considerably by the time I put it down.

Q. Milkshake, protein shake, Red Bull or something completely different? 

Kombucha!

Q. What is your favourite quote?

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.”
Rumi

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