Cathleen O'Sullivan

Cathleen O'Sullivan

Location: Leipzig, Germany

Biography

Cathleen is a seasoned Executive Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator, passionate about guiding managers towards effective leadership. Her expertise spans diverse sectors, from global multinationals to SMEs and public organizations, supporting leaders at all levels, including senior executives, middle managers, and emerging talent.

Characterized by aspiration and the pursuit of excellence, pace and constant change, Cathleen’s career has been shaped by her passion for a better understanding of what it takes to be at our best, and what it takes to help other people around us be at their best. She spent 15+ years as a leader in international, matrix-structured, ever-changing organizations, supporting leaders and teams in transition and individuals through their personal development and growth paths through coaching and leadership development. Starting her career in high-end German Retail and Leadership Development organizations, Cathleen expanded her impact to global roles across Europe, Austral-Asia, and Russia, bringing a wealth of cross-cultural understanding and leadership acumen.

Specializing in "humble leadership," she helps leaders uncover their authentic selves and maximize their influence with compassion and effectiveness. She enjoys helping leaders understand themselves and what lies behind their thinking. Cathleen's recent focus on virtual coaching initiatives has enabled her to build strong global communities while delivering impactful coaching experiences. Known for her blend of positive energy, professionalism, and empathetic coaching style, she creates a supportive environment for clients to embrace vulnerability, challenge assumptions, and drive meaningful change. She is committed to leaving individuals and organizations better equipped to achieve their highest potential.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Change Management
  • Internal Coaching Strategy
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Women & Leadership
  • C-Suite

Industry Experience

  • Advanced Electronics
  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Franchises
  • Government
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • High Tech

Languages

  • English
  • German

Education

  • University of Leipzig - Diploma, Business/Managerial Economics
  • University of Nuremberg/Erlangen - BA, International Business/Managerial Economics

Certifications

  • Hogan
  • MBTI

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