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.
Founder, Certified Authentic Leadership Coach, Mentor & Speaker
Raleigh Coaching is an authentic leadership development company that offers coaching, training, mentoring and consulting to a wide variety of individual and corporate clients. It has the charm of a community based business, with a global reach. My mission is to develop leaders and companies that honor individual creativity and innovation.
Before recognizing my calling to be a professional coach, I spent years wondering who I was and where I belonged. I looked to others to tell me…and was continuously misled and disappointed. When I started listening to my own inner authentic voice, it was music to my ears. Now I make a living helping others to listen to their own inner music. Coaching is not simply my profession, it is my life’s purpose. I was fortunate to have discovered this at a younger age than most, and I am therefore inspired to help others find theirs.
As an Authentic Leadership Coach, I act as a catalyst for people to discover, rediscover, and embrace their unique genius. I always try to lead by example to show others that they can be whomever they choose to be, at any given moment. I believe that we all possess unlimited potential, and that it is our individual responsibility to do what we love and find ways to be financially rewarded in the process.
WebPrint: Featured in NY Times Wall Street section on Authentic Leadership
WebPrint: Featured in eFinancialCareers.com on Authentic Interviewing
Radio: Interviewed on WCOM-FM’s The Sound Effect (based in Carrboro, NC) on coaching with music
North Carolina Central University – Guest Lecturer for School of Business Sales Management & Professional Selling
Meredith College – Presented to undergraduate American Marketing Association Group on Authentic Networking
North Carolina State University, Graduate Program – Guest Lecturer Life Coaching and Communication Course
SAS – Interviewed as authentic leadership expert for internal leadership development podcast
Living Arts College at the School for Communication Arts – Graduation Commencement Speaker
University of North Carolina Wellness Center – ‘Authenticity in Social Media’, ‘Energy Leadership’
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham – Guest Lectured on Authentic Branding, Marketing and Sales
International Coach Federation, Raleigh Area Chapter – Coaching Skills, Energy Leadership
Black MBA Association, Raleigh-Durham Chapter – Leaders of Tomorrow Annual Gala Keynote Speech (2012)
Raleigh Host Lions Club – The Power of Living Authentically
A full narrative of how and why Kathleen became a coach is included in the global book collaboration, A Coach’s Story: Revealing Insights into Life as a Professional Coach. It follows the journeys of 20 diverse coaches, offering a peak into the world of coaching from a variety of perspectives. Kathleen’s story is just one of them. Her chapter is titled: The Administrative Duckling.