Kathy Jo Pollack, MA, ACC, BCC

Professional Life Coach, Motivational Speaker & Trainer

Focusing on Your Success

Specializing in Finance | Relationships | Etiquette | Confidence

Certifications & Memberships

Life Coach Certification from Coach Training Alliance

Online Networks

Kathy Jo Pollack
Independent Sales Consultant

I feel as though my coaching practice has been in the works for two decades... waiting patiently as I compiled my life experiences (which now exceed three decades).

My first passion, financial freedom, evolved from presenting over 600 educational programs to more than 15,000 people throughout Western Pennsylvania as the Training Specialist for Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS). This continued in my work at Back on Track Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and further evolved into other "life" areas through my work at UPMC Passavant Hospital, and later Washington EAP Services and other various EAPs and organizations.

I found that as I reached out to my audiences, with honesty and integrity, people began to explore their personal financial situations. They started setting goals and realized their own power not only with their finances, but in other areas of their life as well. In fact, it was a past attendee who came to me several years later to tell me what a lasting impression I made on her life and suggested that I take my passion another step further and become a life coach.

Today, my business continues to grow and flourish with the additions of relationship and etiquette coaching. My focus remains on the basics - helping my clients build a strong and lasting foundation for success in their personal and professional lives.

Some of the organizations I have worked with:

  • ABARTA - Shared Financial Services
  • Alcoa
  • Allegheny Energy
  • Bennett Supply
  • CareerLink
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ceridian/LifeWorks
  • Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA) - Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Family Services of Western PA
  • Gateway Rehabilitation Center
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Henderson Brothers Incorporated
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation - Caregiver Champions
  • Magellan Health, Incorporated
  • Mellon Bank
  • Mine Safety Appliances
  • Mountaineer Park, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania Association of Credit Management (PACM)
  • Pittsburgh Young Professionals
  • Pittsburgh Tri-State Area Conference
  • Robert Morris University
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Passavant Hospital
  • Washington Community Federal Credit Union
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

Read comments from my recent program, "Financial Basics for Your Clients". I presented this program onsite at Gateway Rehab for its highly acclaimed Mini Conference which reached an audience of over 150 attendees:

  • "Kathy Jo is an excellent presenter and engages the audience well. Audio visuals excellent."
  • "Excellent! Superb info for clients, staff—everyone! Very well presented! Great handouts to copy and share."
  • "Very good—useful professionally & personally. They don’t teach you those types of things in school. The class confirmed things I’ve learned and practiced, plus things I had never considered."
  • "Loved this training! Very informational!"
  • "Kathy Jo Rocks! This was the best mini conference I’ve gone to – very helpful information."

Also, I have given numerous radio interviews including a eleven-year run as the monthly Life Coach on Weekend Focus, WWVA News Radio 1170 from 2009 to 2020, along with writing numerous articles including contributions to the IMA, PACM, ATTC/IRETA, and SMC newsletters as well as the Wall Street Journal. I am proud to be a featured author in the book: "Life Choices: Putting the Pieces Together". Please visit my Links & Products Page to read some of my publications and listen to podcasts/recordings.

In addition to my financial and training experience, I am an experienced human resource manager and marketing specialist. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership. My coaching and professional certifications are as follows:

  • Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential from the Center for Credentialing and Education
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation
  • Life Coach Certification from the Coach Training Alliance
  • Certifed Confidence Coach from the American Confidence Institute
  • Relationship Certification for Singles from the Relationship Coaching Institute
  • Certification as a Master Etiquette Consultant from Colourworks International
  • Certified facilitator of “7 Competencies of Dignity & Respect” through UPMC's Center for Inclusion
  • Certified Behavioral Consultant - authorized for The DISC Personality System

My memberships include: International Coach Federation (ICF), Relationship Coaching Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter of International Coach Federation. and former member National Speakers Association (NSA)