Katherine Gilliland, ACC

Generative Wholeness Practitioner

Katherine believes in the power of possibility.  Drawing on her consulting background, Katherine focuses on improving business performance through individuals’ potential. She believes that removing barriers and providing targeted support helps people be – and achieve – their best. As a Certified Business Coach, she helps her clients find their own leadership voice and increase their positive influence. Her clients include people who are new to an organization and its culture, have been newly promoted, are seeking a change in their current professional trajectory, or simply desire to increase their effectiveness and flourish in their current role.



Katherine started her career with Accenture (then Andersen Consulting) first as a computer programmer and then as a Change Management consultant; she continued her Change Management consulting with The Structure Group. In these roles, she worked for a variety of clients in the manufacturing, financial, healthcare and utilities industries, integrating strategic and technology-driven change. She left the management consulting business to join a family-owned wholesale wine distributor to establish and run their Human Resources department. In that role, Katherine oversaw all traditional Human Resources roles and established employee engagement and executive team communication processes. After getting certified as a business coach, she joined Tilt 365 to certify practitioners in Tilt 365 tools, conduct Tilt 365 workshops, and coach using the Tilt 365 suite of tools.


Katherine graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a double major in English and Psychology.

Katherine is an International Coach Federation, Associate Certified Coach.  She received her initial business coaching certification from North Carolina State University and has enhanced her coaching acumen through the Generative Wholeness work of inviteCHANGE. Katherine is a certified Tilt 365 practitioner, coach and facilitator.

Success stories

  • Senior Director at a crossroads in his technology career, feeling the need to either be promoted or leave the organization. After discerning his values focused on being an individual contributor, he set up a succession plan, left the company and is now thrilled to be consulting back to the company in a way he feels valued. His previous department is thriving under the new leadership – a true Win-Win-Win solution for himself, the company and his successor.
  • New Principal of a public elementary school, focusing on confidence and personal leadership voice. Coaching continues with a shift in focus to culture change at the school.
  • President of a non-profit volunteer organization, focusing on developing her leadership voice, making necessary tough decisions, work-life balance and self-fulfillment