Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters. – John Green
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Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters. – John Green
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. – William Shakespeare
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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. – William Shakespeare
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it. – Mark Twain
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Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it. – Mark Twain
I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. – Jimi Hendrix
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I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. – Jimi Hendrix
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. – Joseph Campbell
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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. – Joseph Campbell
The word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung
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The word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung
Life can be a process of observing what we are interfering with, rather than interfering with what we are observing. – Lujan Matus
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Life can be a process of observing what we are interfering with, rather than interfering with what we are observing. – Lujan Matus
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. – Janis Joplin
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Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. – Janis Joplin
I don’t want to be famous or popular or know for anything other that that I was deep and wise and had a soul that was wildly beautiful, full of mercy and light. – Jen Lemen
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I don’t want to be famous or popular or know for anything other that that I was deep and wise and had a soul that was wildly beautiful, full of mercy and light. – Jen Lemen
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard
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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard
You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic. – Alice in Wonderland
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You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic. – Alice in Wonderland
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living? – Bob Marley
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Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living? – Bob Marley
People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. – Rebecca West
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People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. – Rebecca West
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are – Anais Nin
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We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are – Anais Nin
Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life. – Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life. – Isaac Bashevis Singer
Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R Tolkien
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Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R Tolkien
Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. – Adrienne Rich
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Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. – Adrienne Rich
Have patience with all things but first of all with yourself. – Saint Frances de Sales
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Have patience with all things but first of all with yourself. – Saint Frances de Sales
Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. – Miguel Ruiz
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Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. – Miguel Ruiz
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. – Winston Churchill
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You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. – Winston Churchill
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. – Pablo Neruda
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I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. – Pablo Neruda
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. – Charles Dickens
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There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. – Charles Dickens

About Dr. Connolly

Kathleen M. Connolly, PhD - Professional PhotoDr. Connolly is a licensed as a professional counselor supervisor (LPCS) and has national certifications in counseling and supervision (National Board for Certified Counselors, Approved Clinical Supervisor). Her career in psychology, mental health, and counseling has spanned over 25 years.

Her approach to counseling is influenced by cognitive, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic theories with an emphasis on mindfulness. She believes that good outcomes can be achieved in a meaningful therapeutic alliance that is conducive to challenging, supporting, and healing.

In addition to her work as a professional counselor, her university teaching experience dates back to 2000 when she began teaching Ethics & Professional Issues in Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She taught practicum and internship classes there, providing clinical supervision and instruction to masters and doctoral students for fourteen years.

In 2011, Dr. Connolly joined the faculty in the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte as an adjunct professor. Currently, she teaches Introduction to Coaching Theories and Application, Advanced Coaching Theories and Application, and Applied Assessments & Measurement.

Dr. Connolly’s approach to executive coaching is informed by positive psychology, cognitive and psychodynamic theories, as well as an interest in emotional intelligence, particularly as it relates to leadership. She currently works with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and often seeks out to employ psychometric assessments in her consulting and coaching engagements. Those engagements have been in a variety of industries including manufacturing, engineering, human services, and small business.

Education

  • Ph.D. Counseling and Counselor Education; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000
  • M.A. Human Services and Counseling; DePaul University, 1996
  • B.A. Psychology; Loyola University Chicago, 1992

Publications

  • Connolly, K.M. (2019). Coaching and Providing Feedback for Improved Performance. In de Janasz S., Dowd, K., & Schneider, B (Eds). Interpersonal Skills in Organizations 6th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
  • Connolly, K.M. (2012) Using a Narrative Approach to Facilitate Career Transition. Career Developments. Summer 2012.
  • Connolly, K.M. (2008). Empowering the client. Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 36(2), 191-192.
  • Connolly, K.M. (2008). Exploring an Underlying Discourse: The Mattering Narrative. Career Developments. Winter 2008
  • Connolly, K.M. (2005). Wellness counseling in business and industry. In J.E. Myers and T.J. Sweeney (Eds.) Counseling for Wellness. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Connolly, K.M. & Myers, J.E. (2003). Wellness and mattering: The role of holistic factors in job satisfaction. Journal of Employment Counseling, 40, 152-160.
  • Connolly, K.M. (2002) Work: Meaning, mattering, & job satisfaction. In D. Sandhu (Ed.), Counseling the employees: A multifaceted approach. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Connolly, K.M. (2002). Do You Feel That You Matter? American Counseling Association: Counseling Corner.
  • Connolly, K.M. (2002). Understanding the Benefits of Clinical Hypnosis. American Counseling Association: Counseling Corner.