Kore Koubourlis

Kore Koubourlis, Founder, The Essential Group, LLC

Kore is a leadership coach focused on identifying and creating the habits, systems, and frameworks that support humans living at their greatest potential. As founder of The Essential Group, Kore’s purpose and passion is to help individuals and organizations discover and act from what really matters – the essentials – so that they can truly thrive while achieving remarkable results.

Kore brings over 18 years’ experience with top law firms and technology companies to her coaching practice. With clients, Kore leverages her track record of high-impact results resolving leadership issues and leading through far-reaching change to serve as a collaborative partner and insightful champion. Kore’s clients find her approach to be relevant and motivating, and experience new found mastery in some of the toughest areas of professional life: navigating complexity, transforming negative dynamics, crafting smart stakeholder strategies, developing executive presence, and cultivating self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

Kore is certified in Integral Coaching, having achieved the Professional Coach Certification designation from New Ventures West. She is also an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. Kore has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Washington State University. Before founding The Essential Group, Kore held several leadership roles, including an executive role at Microsoft, roles leading the design and implementation of worldwide information security programs, and serving as legal counsel to many of North America’s top companies.


“Kore has helped me unlock and maximize my impact as a leader.”

“Kore helped me achieve tangible results. Working with her enabled me to see possibilities that weren’t previously in my realm of vision. I’ve been able to harness strengths and find solutions that I hadn’t considered before.”

“Working with Kore left me feeling energized and excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and [I] have grown tremendously in a short amount of time.”

“Kore has helped me learn to be kind to myself while driving at full speed towards my goals. She is wisdom, smarts, corporate savvy and great sense of humor all in one package. She has amazingly sharp assessments - she has given me lots of tools to deal with various hurdles that we (women or men) have to jump through in the corporate world. It definitely helps that Kore has been there and achieved senior leadership positions prior to her coaching role. She is the best career investment I have ever made.”