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About Kiana Laurin Tralongo

Kiana is a forthright, energetic, growth-minded truth-teller with over 16 years of experience leading, facilitating, and coaching effective humans through planning, development and execution.

Kiana offers a unique and challenging perspective in her coaching, while utilizing effective communication and collaboration strategies, focused on connecting needs to solutions. Kiana implements a results-focused approach to co-create growth and culture development with emerging leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives. She relies on her ability to build and facilitate strong relationships based on trust and candor. 


Kiana co-created and licensed the Leader Operating System - an inside-out human-centered approach that emboldens leaders to maximize an organization's capacity to succeed, by first focusing on its opportunity and the people who make the organization possible: its leaders.


Kiana also spent over a decade developing creative finance solutions for government-funded infrastructure projects and public utilities and utilizes this project management experience to bridge the gap between differing perspectives and priorities to ultimately strengthen interpersonal relationships and performance within any organization.


Kiana is a trained Facilitator and Coach (Center for Executive Coaching) and a Breakthrough Coaching Practitioner. She earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Penn State University, along with dual Bachelor degrees in Finance and Management. 

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When we acknowledge that we play a part in any difficult situation, we become empowered to change it. We are all in choice, all ways and always. I am passionate about fostering creativity, continuous improvement, challenging the status quo, and turning extraordinary thoughts and ideas into implementable action.


  • ​Master Coach, Born to Lead

  • Founder/Creator, Connect Live Lead Coaching and Consulting

  • Master of Business Administration, Penn State University, 2008

  • Dual Bachelor of Science Degrees, Finance & Management, 2006

  • Leader Operating System Pro (Co-Creator and Licensee)

  • Center for Executive Coaching Trained

  • Breakthrough Coaching Practitioner (Marcia Reynolds)

  • Executive Leader & Group/Team Facilitator Trained

  • Chair of IMPACT by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh

  • 26.2 Marathon Runner & Youth Soccer Coach


  • Impact Driven Strategist, Curious Thought Partner, Change Agent, Maximizer and Outlaw

  • Forthright, energetic, growth-mindset truth-teller with over 16 years experience facilitating and coaching successful humans through planning, development and execution. 

  • Offering a unique and sometimes challenging perspective, while utilizing effective communication, collaboration, connecting needs to solutions, developing strategic finance resolutions, and building strong relationships. 

  • Mentoring and mirroring for personal growth and development by encouraging others to show up as their real and raw self. 

  • Uncomfortably inquisitive, capitalizing upon the opportunity to build G.R.I.T. (gratitude, resilience, integrity, and transformation). 

Client Impact

  • Coach and mentor 6, 7, and 8-figure entrepreneurs on their leadership, brand and product for increased impact and income; results-focused.

  • Co-created and licensed the Leader Operating System™ - an inside out human-centered approach that emboldens leaders to maximize an organization’s capacity to succeed, by first focusing on its opportunity and the people who make the organization possible: its leaders.

  • Facilitated five-year strategic plan for 8-figure public utility.

  • Developed and implemented a creative infrastructure funding program for Butler County, Pennsylvania.

  • Strategic thought partner and project manager for community and economic development initiatives, including subsidized funding plans, project management, and holistic concept development and execution.

  • Published Co-Author: Is Strategic Human Resource Management Socially Responsible? The Case of Wegmans Food Markets. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 18(4).

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