About Us

Fringe Transformation Group embraces the challenges and demands of cultivating and molding the leaders of tomorrow. Learning to lead from character and a space of sensitivity and perceptiveness can contribute to fantastic relationships with staff and executives alike. Leading through this lens, in combination with the technical knowledge and skills already present within leaders, will transform both leaders and organizations. And this is the fundamental core where Fringe Transformation Group excels. Nina Guilford and Kathryn Harness’ comprehensive qualifications have provided clients with proven innovative programs to maintain their pacesetter status within their respective organization by developing their leaders.

Both Nina Guilford and Kathryn Harness have extensive and all-encompassing backgrounds within the healthcare sector, which they incorporate into the daily workings of Fringe Transformation Group. Leading multi-billion providers versed in the inner-workings of Patient Financial Services, Nina Guilford’s experience leading teams in various functions of the revenue cycle is unprecedented. While her partner Kathryn Harness has harnessed her expertise through research and analysis by evaluating inputs and outputs in health care to optimize profits. Both of their weighted and invaluable experiences bring incredible insight and wisdom to the core of the organization.

Honing in on the human aspect of leadership development to make decisions based outside of the box is a key component in management. Bringing together an understanding of how to harness and strengthen those qualities and implementing them accordingly to emerge as the best leader possible is what united the partners in giving birth to Fringe Transformation Group.

From executives to partners, Fringe Transformation Group seeks to find immeasurable opportunities that remain dormant within. Through business coaching and leadership development, we continue to help organizations and executives maximize their revenue cycle, recognize their potential for growth and be successful. We strive to continue to assist clients in finding their inner chieftain and clearing their path to a more empowering career in leadership.

Meet the Founders

Kathryn Harness

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Kathryn Harness is a healthcare consultant and entrepreneur who has dedicated herself to the mission of building communities of highly emotionally intelligent leaders. A partner with Fringe Transformation Group, Harness utilizes her finely-honed skill set to improve the wellness, retention, and leadership capacities of employees in the healthcare space.

Harness began her career in healthcare as an intern at a 4,000+ bed healthcare facility, and in only seven years, reached senior management level as a director. She is the definition of a compassionate professional, always finding ways to acknowledge and appreciate others wholeheartedly, communicating with empathy and kindness, and serving based on principle.

Fringe Transformation Group’s mission is to “innovate, redefine, and inspire professionals with the keys to unlock the full potential of their leadership, influence, and impact” — and Harness’ innate foresight, compassion for others, and career experience allow her to guide other leaders on how to shape more productive and positive environments for themselves and their employees.

Harness’ proven ability to implement and bring a vision to life has not only benefited her but also the people and organizations she works with. Her drive and commitment to achieving successful outcomes, regardless of the obstacles in the way, were seeds planted by her hardworking father — and have since blossomed into a career path set on creating the best leaders.

Nina Guilford

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Nina Guilford is a seasoned professional who has transformed many leaders and teams within the health sector and has carved a unique niche for herself as an expert in leadership and personal development. As the founding partner and Chief Transformation Officer of Fringe Transformation Group, Guilford now uses her exclusive arsenal of skills and gifts to build the next generation of great leaders — helping others to discover themselves personally and professionally. Her ability to connect with others as a bold, nurturing, and spirit-directed woman, has enabled Guilford to carve a successful path for herself and others throughout her career.

Guilford’s career began at a major American healthcare facility, and over the next 20 years, she honed her skill set through a progression of roles, eventually transitioning to Executive Leadership. Being an innovator and trailblazer comes naturally to Guilford. She is a leader who challenges professionals to extend beyond their capacity and reach their full leadership potential while holding space for people to be vulnerable and feel safe in their authentic being.

She is on a mission to help leaders across the country build strong connections with their teams by helping them tell their story with their whole heart. Leadership through emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of what Guilford offers via Fringe Transformation Group and achieving new levels of excellence for both herself and her clients remains a lifelong goal.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to innovate, redefine and empower professionals with the keys to unlock the full potential of their leadership, influence and impact. We inspire, transform and elevate careers and lives to new pinnacles.

Our vision is to become a global leader in Leadership Development and deliver a program that provides services in coaching, strategy and innovation across industries.