"I support leaders for whom hard work, toughness, and the bottom line lives alongside compassion, collaboration, and a commitment to creating workplaces that embody tolerance, listening, learning, and enough shenanigans to remind them that at the end of the day it is how we connect with and treat each other that matters. - Kolleen 

Kolleen Bouchane is a life and work coach and the Founder of Pinwheel Strategies. 

Kolleen’s biggest inspiration is creative leaders who stand up for themselves and others, and speak their truth — and storytellers, strategists, wonks, geeks, and philosophers of all stripes who laugh easily and work hard. Kolleen is passionate about the environment and lifelong learning and is a leader on a mission to support other leaders to create the lives, organizations, and world they imagine. ​

For the two decades before founding Pinwheel, Kolleen’s career was in international development and social justice. She has held several senior policy and campaigning roles in Washington DC and London, including managing multi-million dollar, multi-country global advocacy campaigns as the Director of the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership. 

While supporting clients to find and create more joy and have more impact at work and in life is at the heart of Kolleen’s coaching and support philosophy, this aim is matched by deep commitment to supporting clients to use all the challenges and opportunities they are facing to build deeper, more meaningful, and more connected lives. 

Kolleen has a BA in International Studies from University of Washington, an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from Kings College London, and an Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. 


Kolleen served with the United States Army in Somalia and South Korea. She is a yoga teacher, and certified in several tools for individual and group coaching including the Polarity Approach to Continuity and Transformation (PACT), and TetraMap — a learning model designed to grow everyone's potential by valuing diversity. 

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