Catherine Allen

Co-Founder & CEO

Catherine Allen is Co-Founder and CEO of the Allen Offterdinger Group (AO). She is passionately dedicated to helping leaders and organizations lean into the power of developing the full potential of people to drive business success and meaningful social contribution. Catherine brings over 25 years working as an Organizational Development practitioner and executive coach with business, government, and non-profit organizations to address strategic, systems and people challenges and opportunities. As AO’s CEO, her focus is on building the full suite of capabilities to help leaders re-imagine and create the culture, structure, systems and incentives that make investing in deliberate people development a more integrated and holistic way to foster the capabilities people and business need to grow and thrive in the 21st century.


Education, Certifications and Affiliations


  • George Mason University, MS, Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Boston University, BA, English
  • Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • International Coach Federation (ICF), ACC
  • Leadership Circle 360, Certified Practitioner
  • Facilitator, The Coaching Clinic: Coaching skills for managers, leaders and coaches
  • Certificate in Collective Leadership, Presence at Work (PAW)
  • Certificate in Professional Facilitation, Interaction Associates
  • Certification in Mediation, ADR Associates