Kathleen O'Connor

Kathleen O O'Connor

Owner, Kathleen O'Connor Coaching, LLC


Kathleen O’Connor is an independent consultant specializing in the identification and development of leadership talent. She has more than 20 years' experience in corporate education and organizational change as an external consultant and previously as an internal consultant at Hewitt and Motorola.

O'Connor has personally coached hundreds of leaders from a variety of functions, nationalities and roles. Her leadership coaching experience has been at both the individual level, especially related to 360 assessment data, and at the group level, as part of action learning team coaching. She guides leaders in identifying strengths and development opportunities, while continuously acknowledging organizational realities facing each leader. She believes in the value of continuously improving self-awareness while harnessing individual strengths and interests.

In addition to coaching individual leaders, O'Connor advises organizations on broader strategies for identifying and developing high potentials, as well as designs and facilitates programs and resources for developing targeted leadership skills.

She earned a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and holds a master’s degree in education (Organization Development and Workplace Learning) from Northwestern University. She is also certified in assessment instruments from Personnel Decisions International, the Center for Creative Leadership, Hogan Assessments and Korn Ferry Voices 360.



Year Degree Institution
1994 MS, Education and Social Policy
Organization Development & Workplace Learning
Northwestern University
1991 BBA, Marketing, Psychology University of Notre Dame


Position Responsibilities

  • Leadership Development, Talent Management, High Potential Identification and Development, Executive Coaching, Assessment, Action Learning

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