Arden Executive Coaching | Ann O’Connor

Ann O’Connor


Ann O’Connor, MS, PCC

Executive Coach/Facilitator

Focus: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Navigating Complexity, Professional and Personal Transitions

Education and Certification

International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

MS, Organizational Development and Change, Case Western Reserve University

Certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Executive Coaching – Case Western
Reserve University

Certified Hudson Institute Coach, Individual and Organizational Coaching

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology

Appreciative Inquiry Certificate in Positive Business and Societal Change

Certification in multiple assessments: EQ-i 2.0, EQ-i 360, Leadership Circle Profile, and MBTI

“Ann’s ability to ask thought provoking questions has provided me with many “ah ha” moments in my quest to be a better leader.”

— A.S., Business Process Officer/Interim CFO; Manufacturing

Ann O’Connor is a certified and credentialed business and leadership coach with over 25 years in leadership roles and 16 years of leadership development coaching. Ann’s work with leaders focuses on emotional intelligence, communication skills, global collaborations, balancing relationships with business results, and navigating complex professional roles. She also facilitates group programs utilizing Appreciative Inquiry as a positive approach to leadership, organizational change and strategic innovation and alignment.

Ann has worked, collaborated, and coached individuals and teams in a variety of services including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, higher education, nonprofits, and technology. Ann’s previous roles have included Vice President of Strategic Business Units, Vice President of Sales, and National Accounts and Sales Development Manager.

Ann earned certification as an Executive Coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching, where she is on faculty as an External Mentor Coach and serves as a facilitator on the Corporate Training Team. In addition, she is a Certified Coaching Supervisor through the Coaching Supervision Academy, Ltd.

Ann is an avid cyclist and loves spending time with her family and friends on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan..

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