Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Heartland Dental
Ross Dress for Less
Russell Reynolds Associates


B.S. | CU Boulder
M.S. | UH


Master Certified Coach, ICF
Professional Coaching : Hudson Institute
Certified Coaching Supervisor: Ashridge U
Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology


Extraordinary Leader 360
Extraordinary Performer 360
Extraordinary Coach 360
Hogan Assessments
Integrative Enneagram (IEQ)
Personal Directions (MRG)
Social Styles (Tracom)


Music & Art
My fur son, Mocha

Kathleen Stinnett

Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

Santa Barbara, CA


Kathleen brings over 25 years of diverse working with individuals and organizations with a core focus on improving performance and fulfillment. Clients describe her as a playful, focused catalyst and role model. Fascinated by humans, human behavior, and the systems in which we work and live, Kathleen applies positive psychology principles with a pragmatic approach to help clients create meaningful changes. Taking a strengths-based approach to development, she works with leaders to create environments in which people flourish. She also trains leaders how to be better coaches, drawing upon a proven model she co-created with Jack Zenger (The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow, McGraw Hill). In addition to coaching, a key aspect of Kathleen’s work is to facilitate team effectiveness through offsite retreats and authentic conversations.


  • Being an Extraordinary Leader
  • Creating Environments for Full Engagement
  • Coaching and Providing Feedback to Others
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Leading Self and Others Through Change
  • Positive Psychology


Kathleen founded her own professional services organization in 2000, focused on professional coaching, learning and organizational development. She has served on faculty for 17 years at the Hudson Institute of Coaching, guiding coaches in training to complete their professional certifications. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Coaches Collective International, a non-profit organization. Kathleen has worked globally across a diverse range of industries, including financial services, professional services, manufacturing, retail, hospitality and has also worked in government and non-profit sectors.

Kathleen received the Master Certified Coach credential in 2005, the highest designation awarded to professional coaches by the International Coach Federation. She currently certifies individuals on Zenger Folkman’s 360 suite of assessments, and she also teaches and certifies professionals on the Integrative Enneagram IEQ assessment.


The combination of her charismatic personality, straightforward powerful questions, and ability to create a safe & supportive space made our coaching one of the most powerful & effective experiences of my adult life!
– Retired CPO of Applebee’s International

Kathleen is an outstanding consultant and business partner. For over 13 years I’ve experienced the quality work that Kathleen brings to the client interface, her flexibility, and ability to solve complex business issues. She is a sharp business woman with limitless knowledge around leadership and emotional intelligence. She is people-focused and highly effective working with individual contributors and executives alike.
– CEO, Spectra Learning Group