Kathy Bermingham

Kathy Bermingham

Culture Consultant

“It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” — David Steindl-Rast

Achiever, Discipline, Learner, Empathy, Individualization

There is much I am grateful for.

I am grateful to have been the second of five children in an Irish Catholic family where I learned to work hard and play hard.

I am grateful to have been born and raised in Oshkosh where I walked to school and rode my bike to the library and YMCA.

I am grateful to have spent the first decade of my professional career with a Fortune 500 company working with a wide variety of customers and colleagues to drive results and motivate others to high performance.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be an at-home mom to our two children, Margaret and Jack.

I am grateful to have shared my love of Oshkosh through 13 years at the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, where I developed community leaders as Director of the Leadership Oshkosh and Youth Leadership Oshkosh programs (including a few of my Blue Door Consulting colleagues) and through volunteer involvement and engagement with the Oshkosh Public Library Board of Trustees, Oshkosh Community YMCA Board of Directors, Oshkosh4Education Commission and various committees at the Paine Art Center and Gardens.

And now, I am extremely grateful to be a part of Blue Door Consulting, promoting our vision of “seize the day. share the love” with team members, clients and the community.

I crave being creative....in the kitchen, on a canvas, repurposing an object, arranging flowers or digging in the garden. On the weekends, my husband John and I enjoy spending time at our little cabin in Saxeville where we tube down the Pine River, read by the fireplace or enjoy a good, roaring campfire.

FAVORITE BEVERAGE

Without hesitation, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

FAVORITE BOARD/CARD GAMES

Uecker and Catch Phrase

GUILTY PLEASURE

Leon's vanilla custard

STYLE MANTRA

Keep it simple

I CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY

Books and shoes

WHAT I WANT TO BE IN ANOTHER LIFETIME

Artist or Shoe Designer

TRAIT MOST ADMIRED IN ANOTHER PERSON

Kindness and a great sense of humor

PERFECT WAY TO START THE DAY

Tea, sunrise over Miller's Bay and yoga or fitness class at the Y