Helping Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Grow, Scale, Evolve and Perform Better


Kathy Ryan, MA, PCC

Founder, Positive Outcome Coaching
Executive Coach and Organizational Development Consultant

Professional Memberships


Certifications, Instruments and Assessments

Executive Summary

Kathy is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) recognized by the International Coach Federation. She has worked extensively with individuals and teams with a focus on helping people and organizations change for positive results. Kathy has coached multiple executives and mid-level leaders around the globe and has brought leadership coaching in as a practice area at several of her internal organizations as a complement to their internal leadership development initiatives.


Kathy has over 25+ years of experience in business facing global technology and consumer products firms, focused on organization development and change management, integrated talent management, and leadership and team coaching. She has extensive experience partnering with diverse leaders around the globe to lead and support the people and organization strategy.

Most recently, Kathy was the Chief People and Talent Leader for WePay, a Global FinTech company acquired by JP Morgan Chase in December 2017. Prior to WePay, Kathy has been Human Resources Leader for the Search Business and a Leadership Coach – Google; Vice President of Global Talent Management – Intel Security; Sr. Director of Talent Management – Sony Computer Entertainment; Director, Human Resources – Sun Microsystems, Human Resources Manager – Levi Strauss & Co.

Coaching Approach

Because of Kathy’s unique internal experience in organization effectiveness, talent management and business facing HR roles, she comes to each new coaching engagement with a pragmatic approach by guiding her clients to clearly articulate their goals and by understanding the context and culture the client exists within to be successful. Kathy is also a certified Pilates Instructor and credentialed TRX instructor and understands the strong mind and body connection and connection to work-life integration.

Education and Professional Affiliations

Kathy is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation, a certified Evidence Based Coach from the Fielding Graduate University, a Social & Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach from the Institute for Social & Emotional Intelligence and a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach. She is certified in multiple instruments and tools. Kathy earned her MA in Organization Development & Leadership from Fielding and a BA in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University.


Executive Coaching

Team Coaching

Organization Development

Integrated Talent Management


Leading Global Teams

Change Management

Employee Engagement

Culture & Values Design

Diversity & Inclusion

Start-up HR

Strategic Workforce Planning

We help you focus on what’s most important and the results that matter most.

A Practical, Research-Based Approach

Certified in methods and assessments that provide you actionable insights for leadership and team building

Evidence Based Coaching

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Birkman Method

Lominger/Korn Ferry Leadership Architect

Global Leader of the Future 360

Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile (SEIP)

CustomInsight 360 & Engagement Survey

Prosci Change Management Certified

Stakeholder Centered Coaching


Workplace Big Five Profile

Lominger/Korn Ferry Voices® 360

CCL 360 Benchmarks (full suite all levels)

Enneagram for Individuals

Change Acceleration Process Certified

Internal Experience and External Clients