Kate O'Sullivan Washington, District of Columbia
Career Coach, Leadership Coach, Executive Coach
BA, MBA, Coach U Core Essentials Program
I'm an experienced coach, facilitator, and manager. I use a strengths-based coaching approach, starting from what my clients care about and what they do well. I have three main services:
Leadership coaching: I work with emerging leaders who are looking to accelerate their learning and growth as a manager. Leading other people requires entirely new and different approaches. While most of us know what good leadership feels like intuitively, there is a lot that can be done to make your progression into leadership smoother, faster, and more successful. I cover topics such as: finding your leadership style, communication, motivating others, and giving feedback.
Career Coaching: If you feel stuck and you know that there is something you’d rather be doing, but you don’t know what that is or how to get there, I can help you devise a new path and coach you through the job search process. I have years of experience as a recruiter, so I know what top employers are looking for in a candidate. I can help you narrow down your possible paths, create a polished cover letter and resume, and develop compelling stories so you ace your interviews. I take my clients through the full lifecycle starting with thinking through what is important to you and where your strengths are, and ending with the practical aspects of landing your new role.
Group Leadership Training: I have led group leadership skills training classes around the country for organization of all sizes, ranging from small startups to the Fortune 50. I design my training classes to be interactive, practical, and grounded in research. The group training format allows me to share industry best practices and case studies with participants, while also giving them valuable time for reflection and peer coaching. This combination of my own experience, my research, and facilitated discussion amongst peers creates a fun and effective learning environment.
I am also a certified DISC facilitator.
3 reviews (0 verified) (5.0)
?Simon, Risk Management Analyst. Toronto, Canada.
"My work experiences, while strong & diverse, lacked a coherent message in my resume and a focused strategy in interviews. After just one session, Kate was able to understand my strengths and help my resume project a clear vision of who I was and what I wanted. We continued to work through interview strategies and I saw the effort payoff immediately. With the focused strategy that Kate had me employing, I was turning 1st round interviews into 2nd & 3rd rounds, eventually landing the exact job I was looking for after just a few weeks. Kate’s personally-tailored interviewing advice gave me a confidence and calmness that allowed me to thrive in the interview process".
Tim, MBA student, Washington DC
I got my dream internship as a result of working with Kate. I wasn't sure which industry I wanted to pursue, I just knew I was horribly unhappy with what I had been doing prior to business school. I knew that my summer internship was a great opportunity to try something new, but I wasn't sure how to narrow down my possible choices. By asking me thorough questions and learning about my strengths and preferences, Kate helped me develop a plan to pursue a job in the Hospitality industry. With her input on my resume and her help preparing for my interviews, I landed the first job I applied for. Without a doubt, I would not have gotten that job without her help. After 10 years in the workforce, I can finally say that I love my job!
Courtney, Consultant, Washington DC
In working with Kate over the past 5 months, I have come to look forward to our weekly meetings. When I first came to Kate I had 3 goals in mind – learn how to create an impactful resume, develop competitive interview skills, and assess my own strengths that I could then use in leadership positions. Kate was patient and thoughtful as she listened to my experiences, asked thought-provoking questions, and made insightful recommendations that helped me work towards my goals. I appreciate that, through Kate’s planned approach for each meeting, my goals built off of one another. This made the path forward comprehensive and fluid. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with a coach as incredibly helpful as Kate!