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Pamela O'Leary

Pamela O'Leary is a Principal for Korn Ferry, based in the Firm’s San Francisco office.

Ms. O’Leary is a faculty member and coach for a long-standing custom program for a top-five global strategic consulting firm.

She has coached senior leaders, middle managers and frontline supervisors as well as individual contributors in corporate, tech, nonprofit, and higher education settings across the U.S. and internationally. She focuses in coaching changemakers, diversity champions and professionals from underrepresented groups (people of color, Millennials, women, LGBTQ) to enhanced efficacy and personal fulfilment.

While committed to results and accountability, she is also highly empathic, humorous and intuitive in getting to the heart of a growth opportunity. 

She is a Women in Management (WIM) Facilitator at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Previously, she served as the talent acquisition, global diversity lead at Ericsson.  She has also been a nonprofit executive director, university adjunct instructor, and appointed commissioner. She has worked with the United Nations and U.S. House of Representatives.

Ms. O’Leary’s diversity and inclusion thought leadership has appeared in The Washington Post, The National Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Korn Ferry Briefings Magazine.

She is especially skilled at career coaching and transition coaching. 

Ms. O’Leary holds a master of applied women’s studies degree from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor of art degree in environmental science from UC Berkeley. She was a Social Impact Fellow with Singularity University and has participated in US State Department programs such as TechWomen and Young Turkey, Young America. Ms. O’Leary was recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with the Women of Influence Award in 2018. 

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