The ALA coaches are a diverse and dynamic group of authentic leadership coaches that challenge their clients to transform into the leaders they were meant to be.

Areas of Expertise

  • Authentic Leadership
  • Executive Presence
  • Leaders at all Levels
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • High Potential Growth
  • New Manager & Promotions
  • New Hire On-boarding
  • Bridging Generation Gaps
  • Diversity in Leadership
  • Cultural Impact Strategy
  • Reorganization
  • Change Management
  • New Team Establishment
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Board Retreat Observation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Training & Workshops
  • Leadership Coaching Certification
  • Authentic Leadership Development
  • Culture Transformation
  • Performance Feedback
  • Team Building
  • Recruiment and Retention
  • Brand Reputation
  • Annual Review Process
  • Communication Strategy
Leadership Assessments
  • Authentic Leadership Career Baseline Assessment
  • Tilt 365: Positive Influence Predictor
  • Tilt 365: Team Climate Predictor
  • EQ-i and EQ-i 360 Emotional Intelligence Assessments
  • Fascination Advantage
  • iPEC: Energy Leadership Index
  • DISC

Legacy of Innovation

Executive Coaching Model

The scope and complexity of executive leadership is constantly expanding. The world is facing rapid and intensifying changes to the global economy, environment, technology, health, safety, and so much more. ALA’s signature Legacy of Innovation Executive Coaching Model is designed to develop grounded and agile leaders.

I completed coursework to become a Certified Authentic Leadership Coach through Authentic Leadership Advisors Academy’s incredible coach training program. The experience has transformed me from the inside out and completely changed how I see myself and interact with the world. Kathleen has created a coach training program that is truly ground-breaking, and she and the ALA Academy faculty lovingly encourage participants to face the internal voices that hold us back from reaching our full potential – and act as our biggest cheerleaders when we come back stronger on the other side. Kathleen, thank you for loving people for a living. You turned me up a notch, and it feels amazing to move joyfully and authentically through the world again. The work you’re doing is game changing. Please don’t ever stop! I hope that everyone gets the chance to experience your miracles.

 Claire Jefferies

My experience as a participant in the ALA Academy Authentic Leadership Training Program has been invaluable, both personally and professionally. To enhance the education process you are provided with numerous opportunities to engage in developing personal self-awareness, which is crucial to being an effective coach. I learned so much about myself, what is necessary to best serve my clients and how to offer my services at the highest level of consciousness. Kathleen provides a safe, nurturing and inspiring environment and her insight, experience and passion are “icing on the cake”! There are other certification programs available, but none provide the level of connectedness that you receive at ALA Academy. Finally, one of the most important points is that Kathleen and her faculty walk the talk; they represent all of the concepts, characteristics and traits they teach that are paramount to effective leadership and coaching!

 Dina Maloney

Authentic Leadership Advisors Academy was a life-changing experience for me. Kathleen has a very unique and special gift for identifying talent in others and bringing those talents to the surface even if we are kicking and screaming the entire way ? No doubt I was a stubborn student but she still got me where I needed to be and frankly, I probably still haven’t realized how much I’ve grown personally and professionally from this experience. I am honored to be an alumni of ALA Academy and even more privileged to call Kathleen a friend and colleague. To say she’s amazing is an understatement. I’m blessed beyond measure to have her in my tribe and to have ALA Academy as a support system. I highly recommend anyone who is contemplating life coaching as a career to contact ALA Academy. It’s a tough program so be ready to work hard but the outcome is extraordinary and worth every minute!

 Jill Ripper

ALA Academy and Kathleen far exceeded my expectations. I came into the program not knowing what to expect but by the conclusion I was blown away by the curriculum and delivery. Kathleen and her associates create a safe space where each student can learn and grow at their own pace. This program changed me immensely and will remain at the center of my personal and business growth plan for the rest of my life. Kathleen’s ability to deliver the material at such a high emotional intelligence level is nothing short of amazing. If you are looking for a life changing coaching program, look no further, you found it.

 Keith Crowder

Kathleen O’Grady and the Authentic Leadership Advisors Academy helped me to create the life of my dreams. After many years of checking boxes and climbing ladders, I was fortunate enough to not only gain the skills needed to pursue my new career, I experienced a life change that was totally unexpected. Through Kathleen’s coaching curriculum, her training format, personal approach, and the team she has developed, I learned more about myself and my gifts than I could have ever imagined. Her authentic inside/out approach to developing coaches is a tremendous gift to the profession.

Mildred Edwards, PhD