About Kathleen

Kathleen Redmond is the Founder of the Centre for Character Leadership.

Our goal is to work towards transforming your workplace to be a respected, engaged, high trust culture of character through coaching, training and assessments.

She is one of only 20 Master Certified Coach's (MCC) in Ontario (International Coach Federation), an author and Sessional Professor of the University of Guelph’s MA (Leadership) Program

With a passion for leadership communication and over 25 years of management experience, Kathleen works in the heart of industry. From Istanbul to Honolulu, to factories in the southern United States, and to the oil fields of Alberta, Kathleen has worked with leaders to strengthen engagement and results through authentic communication.

Her first book, Rules of Engagement for Communicating at Work: 5 Strategies for Decreasing Conflict and Increasing Collaboration was published in 2004. Her second book, Leadership by Engagement: Leading Through Authentic Character to Attract, Retain and Energize was launched in 2008.

Her newest publication is the series La Maison du Parc  -  Building a Character Culture for Trust and Results in the Workplace and Communicating in a Character Culture with Tact, Integrity and Courage in the Workplace and the newest release -  Coaching in a Character Culture for Purpose, Potential and Performance in the Workplace is now available.Character Community Foundation of York Region.

She has been published in the Globe and Mail, Municipal World and other periodicals.

In 2016 she was honoured with the Donald Cousens Award by the Character Community Foundation of York Region. This award is presented to an individual or organization that has shown sustained support to and advocated for good Character development in our community of York Region.

Facilitating sessions in English and French, Kathleen has successfully worked with leaders in these organizations:

University of Guelph, MA (Leadership) Program

Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support and the College of Business & Economics

Kathleen Redmond teaches Coaching and Developing Others to MA (Leadership) and MBA students.


Josh LeBlanc and Kathleen attending the PRME Conference. (Principles for Responsible Management Education)

Partial Client list.


  • Cassels Brock Lawyers
  • Cara Operations Limited
  • Coca Cola Enterprises
  • Delta Hotels
  • General Motors
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Irving Pulp and Paper
  • Johnston & Johnston
  • Labatt Breweries
  • Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc.
  • National Bank of Canada North American Construction Group
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Prime Restaurants Inc.
  • SIR Corp Restaurants

Government & Educational

  • George Brown College
  • Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority
  • Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • North Bay and District Health Unit
  • Region of York Community Living Royal Canadian Mint
  • Town of Aurora
  • Town of East Gwillimbury
  • Town of Parry Sound
  • Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • The Regional Municipality of York

Kathleen holds an MA in Adult Education, has served as a master trainer for Development Dimensions International, and is certified to administer Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorTM, True Colors®, Bar-On EQ-i®, Personality DimensionsTM and 360 degree leadership assessments.

She has received her MCC certification with the International Coach Federation.

She has completed mediation training through Osgoode Hall Law School.

Kathleen is an active member of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists, International Coaching Federation, previously on the Advisory Council of N6 Training and Conference Planning Committee (BKI), and past President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Toronto Chapter.

Community Giveback

Kathleen believes in giving back to her community and does so by mentoring others.

She currently is doing so through the Coaches Forum where Kathleen coaches, pro bono, Executive Directors of Not-for-Profit organizations.

She also serves as a Mentor to students in the Ivey School of Business MBA program.


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