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My work with you is designed for YOU!

Which of the following might benefit you, your team, or system?

  • individual coaching

  • team coaching

  • Foundation Seminar of Cognitive CoachingSM

  • custom-designed learning sessions

  • virtual sessions

  • face to face sessions

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“Thank you! That might have been the most powerful 20 minutes of coaching I've ever experienced, and that's saying something!”

Alicia Moore, 
Coordinator of Learning Development


Need to be coached?  I can support your thinking during a 1-on-1 coaching session, or a group coaching session with your team.  I am a Training Associate in Cognitive CoachingSM, part of Thinking Collaborative.  I provide the Foundation Seminar of Cognitive CoachingSM for groups interested in developing their own coaching identity.  If you are a coach who hasn't yet had this training, pursue it!


If you host a Foundation Seminar of Cognitive CoachingSM, all who participate in the eight day training will learn about the power of coaching.  Applying concepts of trust and choosing our words carefully help us personally and professionally. As coaching has gained popularity, I've learned that not all coaching is equal. I'm proud to assure you that the model of coaching I use and promote shows ultimate respect to the person being coached and has powerful results. 

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Experienced. Certified. Supportive.


"I always knew that if I was attending a "Kathy Gross" training, I was going to enjoy my learning and grow as a teacher and as a person.  I could always feel it in the room that you not only cared deeply about what you were teaching - and believed in what you were doing - but that we mattered to you." 

Carrie Aho, Teacher at Field Elementary, Springfield, MO

“I always love attending any learning opportunity led by Kathy! She exudes professionalism, great knowledge, and provides the information and processing time in the perfect manner.”

Angie Carder, Principal of Gray Elementary, Springfield, MO



Passionate Professional in Coaching & Education

Kathy Gross began Engrossed in Service, LLC in 2018 with a desire to continue serving others after her retirement from 28 years of service in public schools.  She is a Training Associate of Cognitive CoachingSM, and became a Consultant for Learning Forward in 2019.  Kathy is a respected educational leader who loves learning, presenting, facilitating and coaching. Her favorite categories of work are Cognitive CoachingSM, Kagan Cooperative Learning, Whole Faculty Study Groups, and Collective Efficacy.  She has experience with induction and a wide range of professional learning for teachers and leaders. She also loves teaching and helping students who are struggling, especially those who need help with behavior. She can provide support to teachers, guardians and parents.  

During her 28 years of service to Springfield Public Schools she enjoyed being a teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal, coach to teachers new to the career, Coordinator of Teacher and Leader Development, and Director of Professional Learning.  Kathy knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was a kindergartner and still believes that teaching is the most important profession. This belief led to acceptance of additional duties in roles that support and empower teachers and leaders.

Kathy graduated from the Learning Forward Academy in 2013.  She received her Specialist and M.S. degrees in Educational Administration from Missouri State University and her  B.A. in Education from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.


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