Kathleen O'Grady, CALC, MCC

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Kathleen O'Grady has devoted the last 20 years of her career to helping a diverse range of professionals from top executives at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit and academic leaders, as well as independent entrepreneurs to tap into their own brand of authentic leadership and find their voice in the world. She is known for her confident humility and tailored “tough love” coaching that helps people do get out of their own way, both personally and professionally.

It’s practically impossible to have a surface level conversation with Kathleen. Chatting with her is like diving headfirst into the deep end. She's always eager to explore the more profound aspects of life, balancing her assertive honesty with a warm, caring nature to help individuals understand what truly counts: making a real, long-lasting impact.

Kathleen is more than a coach – she is a leader in the field of coaching, playing an active role in shaping the future of the coaching profession. For over a decade, she has trained and mentored emerging coaches in her signature Authentic Intelligence Coaching Methodology as part of her ICF and SHRM accredited Authentic Leadership Coaching Certification. She’s also known for contributing to the evolution of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) training standard standards of ethics and core competencies.

As an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), Kathleen is among the top 4% of over 50,000 credentialed coaches across 143 countries. She has earned global recognition for her distinctive disarming approach to transforming individuals and organizational cultures, ranking#1 in USA Today’s Top 10 International Coaches in 2022, and the Top 15 Coaches in Raleigh, NC for 2022 and 2023.