The founder


Founder, Kathleen MacKinnon

Kathleen is the founder and CEO of Nine Rising. For the better part of the past decade she has taken up space in industries from tech, anti-oppression work, youth and mental health work.

What she’d highlight on the resume is leading tech companies on their corporate responsibility and community engagement, working with large corporations on  their corporate culture and inclusive education, and her extensive consulting and implementation of emotional literacy and character education programs for middle and high school students across Canada. Now you can find her at Nine Rising merging her diverse background in behavioural psychology, gender studies, corporate responsibility, community outreach and youth work  — to bring you all the goods. 

Disclaimer: if these were buzzwords to you, same. Kathleen is the spice they sing about in Spice Up Your Life by The Spice Girls, with the tenacity of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the professionalism of a Jim Pattison Group board exec.


A few people I’ve worked with