About Ken Kilday

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Meet Ken Kilday

Ken is a former executive leader and current Executive Coach and Business Strategist. He uses the diversity and depth of his leadership experience to help CEOs, Business Owners, and Executives become better leaders, make better decisions, and deliver better personal and professional results.

Whether by implementing the Making the Cut™ business operating system, individual coaching, or team effectiveness work – the unifying principle is awareness. The highest-performing leaders use keen awareness to do three things consistently:

  • They step away from their day-to-day responsibilities to think about and focus *on* the business rather than *in* it.
  • They connect with other leaders in similar roles and share learnings to help each other make important, more informed decisions.
  • They constantly seek outside perspectives for new and innovative ideas to bring into their businesses.

Ken’s unique ability to connect with others, help them reflect objectively, and confront challenges with courage leads to positive results in business and at home.

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

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.



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


    (602) 820-6978 (call or text)

Memberships & Accreditations

WABC RCC Credential Badge
Leaders Cut: The Ken Kilday Coaching Experience BBB Business Review
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