Meet Kathleen

Founder & CEO, Raleigh Coaching

"When what you do for a living goes from being a means to earn an income, to an absolute moral imperative, you have found your life’s calling."

–Kathleen O'Grady

Kathleen O’Grady, MCC, CALC

Founder & CEO

Throughout her 15 years of coaching, Kathleen O'Grady has helped a diverse range of professionals from top executives at Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit leaders and independent entrepreneurs tap into their own brand of authentic leadership. She is known for her 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 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".

What is Authenticity is Contagious?

Authentic Leadership Coach, Kathleen O’Grady, talks about choosing your authentic self to live a calmer life, by becoming a more heart-centered person, leader, partner, and friend.

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