About Ken Kilday, PCC®, CFP®

Meet Ken Kilday, PCC®, CFP®

Ken is an exceptional former executive leader who has transitioned into an acclaimed Executive Coach and Business Strategist. With his extensive leadership expertise, he empowers CEOs, Business Owners, and Executives to elevate their leadership capabilities, make sound decisions, and achieve remarkable personal and professional outcomes.

Whether implementing the groundbreaking Making the Cut™ business operating system, providing individual coaching sessions, or enhancing team effectiveness, the driving force behind Ken’s approach is unwavering awareness.

The most accomplished leaders consistently leverage keen awareness to accomplish three essential things:

  1. They purposefully step away from their daily responsibilities and immerse themselves in strategic thinking and business focus rather than getting mired in operational details.
  2. They proactively connect with fellow leaders in similar positions, actively sharing insights and lessons to facilitate informed decision-making.
  3. They continually seek fresh perspectives from external sources, embracing new and innovative ideas to invigorate and transform their businesses.

Ken possesses an innate ability to forge meaningful connections, enabling his clients to objectively reflect on their challenges and confront them with unwavering courage. As a result, positive transformations unfold in their professional and personal lives.


Ken Kilday provides leadership coaching services across the Southwest, including in Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Henderson & Boulder City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Verde Valley.

Curriculum Vitae


2018 – Present

Leader’s Cut
(Ken Kilday, LLC)

Launch of an Executive Coaching, Business Strategy, and Business Operating Systems to harness the passion and energy to inspire others to achieve leadership excellence through human connectedness.


Charles Schwab & Co.

Brought new life and growth to a technologically advanced wealth management platform: a position into which I was a recruit – given my success at two other large Wealth Management firms.

2005 – 2016

USAA Wealth Management

Served as a Senior Wealth Management Director (among other positions); I was one of the first hires within the new Wealth Management offering and was instrumental in opening new offices, hiring, and building the business.

2000 – 2005

Merrill Lynch & Co.

Used innovative thinking for success during a challenging economic cycle to build a robust book-of-business.



Professional Certified Coach®

International Coaching Federation


International Certified Executive Coach

Certified Coaches Alliance & Symbiosis Coaching, USA


Certified Organizational Development Coach

Symbiosis Coaching, USA


Certified Flow Consultant

Wealth Dynamics by Roger Hamilton



Worldwide Association of Business Coaches



Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards


Arizona State University |  Tempe, AZ

BS – Accounting

Memberships & Accreditations

WABC RCC Credential Badge
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