About


Gradient Planning is a change management and risk engineering consultancy.  Gradient Planning is founded and led by Kate Novick, professional engineer in environmental engineering and certified safety professional, with over 20 years of experience providing a vision of emergency preparedness to multiple industries and government agencies to respond to the needs of our time.

Increasing episodes of extreme weather, technological failures, and human-caused threats make it more difficult for utilities and other organizations to serve customers and communities.  Maintaining service may be impossible at times due to budget cuts, aging infrastructure, and systems not designed for current and changing conditions.

Gradient Planning provides insightful problem solving using innovative strategies with proven experience, excellence, and above all, integrity.  Gradient Planning trains and empowers leaders and future leaders to be effective in making changes that will cause more resilient systems that better serve current and future generations.

Gradient Planning has collaborated with hundreds of clients to plan and protect critical resources, manage change, perform during a crisis, and to recover with strength.  Resources, ways we connect with each other, and the environment continue to change, so our work is always evolving.

Gradient Planning Certifications

State of Connecticut Corporation, USA
Certified Small/Minority Business Enterprise with State of CT Supplier Diversity Program
Certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) with the National Woman Business Owners Corporation

Woman Business Enterprise Certification