I’m Kate O’Sullivan, a career and leadership coach based in Washington, D.C. I believe life is too short to feel just okay about your career. I help people navigate career transitions and accelerate their leadership skills through coaching and training.
Kate O'Sullivan

Career & Leadership Coach, KO Coaching

Services Offered


Individual coaching focused on creating your ideal career transition. I work with clients to help them identify their ideal role, prepare them for the transition, and guide them through the entire job application and onboarding process. If you are find the job search frustrating and confusing, I will share with you my proven tactics for marketing yourself effectively. If you aren’t sure which career path to pursue, I will help you evaluate options and explore your interests. For more details, please see the career coaching page.


For leaders who want 1:1 attention on how to accelerate their leadership skills. I often find that my clients are not getting the coaching, feedback, and support necessary to excel in leadership roles. Whether you are a new manager who has never formally led a team before or an experienced manager whose role has grown in scope, having a trusted partner in your professional development can make all the difference. As a former manager and a trained leadership coach, I will help you identify your strengths as well as areas for development, and will devise a custom plan for you to help you reach your potential faster.


I have worked with a wide array of corporate clients to tackle training on topics such as: Performance Management, Personal Effectiveness, and Diversity and Inclusion. This training is conducted in a group setting ranging from 4 to 40 participants. Training has included both multi-year programs and one-time engagements for conferences or retreats.

Latest Articles

Four Steps for Effective Presentations

Four Steps for Effective Presentations

Step 1: Who is my audience and how can I add value to them? The first step is to stop thinking about yourself and start thinking about your audience. Since most people have a fear of public speaking, it’s all too easy to get caught up in our own insecurities. However,...

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Top Tips for Managing Up Effectively

Top Tips for Managing Up Effectively

This is one of the things I get asked about the most in my coaching and training work. It cuts across all industries and almost all of us have to answer to somebody! Even my executive clients often have to report to and manage up to their boards. So we all recognize...

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