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

Kathleen O’Grady, founder of the Authentic Intelligence™ Framework and Coaching Model, has nearly 20 years of experience in coaching. She has guided top executives, nonprofit leaders, and entrepreneurs to embrace authentic leadership and express their distinctive strengths. Known for her confident humility and tailored “tough love” approach, Kathleen helps individuals overcome personal and professional barriers.

It’s practically impossible to have a surface level conversation with Kathleen. Chatting with Kathleen 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, while contributing to the evolution of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) ethical standards and core competencies. As a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, 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.

Kathleen’s hobbies include: creating Spotify playlists, scrolling TikTok videos, binge-watching streaming series, coming up with playful emoji combinations, and buying domain addresses from GoDaddy that “may come in handy someday”.

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Kathleen O’Grady, MCC, CALC 

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

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