Kathleen Marie O'Brien

  • Faculty, Organization Behavior


  • Managing Director, Red Shoe Communications Pte Ltd., Singapore


Professional Experience

        Kathy coaches corporate leaders in communications skills. Executives come to her to
strengthen their delivery in important moments such as presentations and media

        Her clients include American Express, Hay Group, Oracle, Sony and the Singapore
Exchange. She is also Visiting Professor, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business
Administration, Chulalongkorn University.

        She was awarded Outstanding PR Mentor by the Institute of Public Relations of
Singapore in 2012.

        Kathy has more than 25 years‟ experience spanning Asia, Europe and the US. Before
founding Red Shoe Communications in 2001, she was the managing director of Ogilvy
Public Relations‟ regional broadcast practice in Asia. She was Director of Branding &
Communications for SESAMi Inc. She has also worked in communications for JP
Morgan Chase and MasterCard International.

Kathy’s professional qualifications include:

  • BSc in Management, University of Massachusetts
  • Certified Solution Focused Coach (CCPC)
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Neuro-Semantics
  • Associate Certified Meta-Coach
  • Institute of Public Relations of Singapore Accredited Member
  • Her many professional associations include:
  • Marketing Institute of Singapore
  • Foreign Correspondents Association
  • International Listening Association
  • Adult Educators‟ Network
  • Investor Relations Professionals Association Singapore
  • Wheelock College Advisory Board


  • BSc in Management, University of Massachusetts