Meet Kathleen O’Grady

Founder & CEO

Kathleen O’Grady is driven to deliver high-touch coaching experiences through seamless cross-functional collaboration and high integrity consultation. She is known as a “transformational trouble-maker” who disrupts business models at every level. Whether it is revolutionizing internal communications, eliminating leadership blind spots, or building a company culture that attracts and retains top talent, she embraces all aspects of her work and truly cares about long-term partnerships that build on previous successes. She especially focuses on supporting C-suite executives, HR leaders, and trail-blazing entrepreneurs.

Kathleen’s Experience

In 2008, Kathleen capitalized on her expertise in authentic leadership coaching by launching her own strategic consultancy firm and turning it into an internationally recognized center of excellence for organizational development. Authentic Leadership Advisors (ALA) continues to push boundaries by honoring individual creativity and innovation while helping organizations get out of their own way.

For over a decade, Kathleen has collaborated with some of the world’s best companies including Epic Games, Deloitte, Cisco, BP, and Biogen. Part of her expertise lies in powerfully presenting her passion for authentic leadership in keynote speeches, commencement addresses, conference sessions, as well as custom company-sponsored educational or inspirational talks.

As a visionary in her field, Kathleen is a two-time past president of the International Coaching Federation Raleigh Chapter, and is listed as #1 in USA Today’s Top 10 International Coaches. She is a graduate of The Business Coaching Certificate Program at NC State University, and also studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through Duke Integrative Medicine.  She holds the Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential through the International Coach Federation, as well as multiple assessment certifications. Kathleen’s work has been featured in web articles by the,, and

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Kathleen O’Grady, MCC, CALC 

CEO | Master Certified Coach | Speaker | Authentic Leadership Expert | Transformational Trouble-Maker

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