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Ginny O'Brien, MS, PCC

Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Faculty

Ginny O'Brien, MS, PCC, is an executive coach, specializing in leadership development with a special emphasis on women’s leadership. In 1998, she founded The Columbia Consultancy, a leadership-development coaching firm. In 2007, she was named one of Boston’s Top 10 Coaches by Women’s Business Journal. Ginny’s “Integrated Leadership” coaching model encompasses five core areas of development: authenticity, vision and strategic thinking, emotional intelligence, assertive communication, and the ability to build and nurture relationships. Using her knowledge of neuroscience, she coaches her clients on how to literally use their brains to lead and using her knowledge of gender differences she helps leaders understand and value masculine and feminine strengths. Ginny has coached hundreds of leaders in a broad range of industries from around the world. In addition to coaching, Ginny is a skilled facilitator and workshop leader. She has led leadership development workshops for over 100 organizations, including professional conferences and Fortune 500 companies.

Ginny is the author of three books: Coaching Yourself to Leadership: Five Key Strategies for Becoming an Integrated Leader, (HRD Press, 2006); Success on Our Own Terms: Tales of Extraordinary, Ordinary Business Women (John Wiley, 1998); and, The Fast Forward MBA in Business (John  Wiley, 1996). In addition, she was a contributing author to Winning in the New Europe: Taking Advantage of the Single Market (Prentice Hall, 1992).

Ginny holds a summa cum laude BA in psychology and an MS from Boston University's College of Communication. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She teaches Advanced Skills In Executive Coaching.