• Founder of Kennedy Institute for Leadership

  • 40,000+ leaders trained

  • phd. in human and organization development



Dr. Ruth Kennedy helps build foundations for organizational culture and creates functional excellence in leaders based on specific core competencies and organizational values.

Alongside the Kennedy Institute Board, she specializes in organization development, executive coaching, leadership development, facilitation, curriculum development and delivery.

Professional profile

Ruth has a wealth of experience growing the value of organizations by building, equipping, and developing employee equity via organization development and learning. She has led significant change initiatives in multi-cultural and international environments in North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Over 40,000 employees around the world have been impacted by her leadership development systems.Companies she has done this work for include:

  • VF Corporation
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • RJRNabisco
  • And many more.

Certifications and Affiliations

  • International Coach Federation (ICF)

  • Organization Development Network (ODN)

  • Evidence Based Coaching (EBC)

  • Workplace Big 5 Profile (NEOAC)

  • DDI: Master Trainer: Facilitation Skills Workshop

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

  • Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)

  • Center for Creative Leadership (CCL): 360 By Design

  • The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP)

  • Insights®