Coach Kelly & Associates

Coaching International Executives to Scale Strategic Impact with Authenticity and Purpose.

I have had the pleasure of working with Kelly for six years, both individually, and with my team. As my Executive Coach, Kelly has provided me with sanity when I needed it the most. Most importantly, though, she pushed me hard on what I can do differently, and that has helped me tremendously. A true talent!

CEO, International Technology Company

Kelly is exceptional. Her foundation in business and leadership gives richness to her skills. She exemplifies questioning and guides higher level and creative thought from her clients. She keeps me grounded and I am a better leader because of her.

Region President, Healthcare Organization

Kelly has been my coach since 2017, and she has been what I look for in an exec coach, and more. She is not just an advisor, but a sounding board, as well as someone who challenges me to think differently and creatively. Kelly has helped me to scale my leadership effectiveness across two different roles, and to scale from an director with deep software expertise to a cross-functional VP with responsibility for product and engineering across multiple functions and multiple geographies. I highly recommend her.

VP, Product & Engineering, Fortune 50 Company

I’ve had the opportunity to hire and recommend executive coaches for many years. The reason I continue to hire and refer Coach Kelly is that she has the perfect background and credentials to impact leader development and I’ve seen demonstrated results in the leaders that have worked with her. She’s a thought leader developing thought leaders.

SVP, Global Technology-based Travel Company

I wholeheartedly recommend working with Kelly to anyone wishing to accelerate their growth. Her ability to deliver extremely effective coaching in an empathic manner is remarkable. She is a great listener and asks insightful questions, but also offers original, useful advice based on her own knowledge and experience. She will help you reflect on the bigger picture, while ensuring you have an actionable, step-by-step plan to achieve your specific goals. I have found her coaching invaluable to navigate successfully key changes in my professional life.

C-Suite Leader, Startup Incubator

I’ve worked with a number of coaches over the years and Kelly was the best. Kelly is in a different category from the beginning. From her customer-obsessed humility, to the depth of listening, to the frugality of words (the ratio of words spoken to impact). Kelly reminds me of that Einstein quote … you have to know something really well to say it briefly. Kelly is now one of those people on my personal “hall of fame” for having such a lasting positive impact on my professional life.

GM, Business Division, Fortune 50 Company

I retained Kelly as my executive coach for multiple terms. She makes it easy for a busy executive to work with her. I've also preferred working with Kelly in comparison to other coaches because of her laser sharp questions and ability to lead from behind. I've never had a session that didn't result in an invaluable Ah-ha moment and a vision for clear next steps. Kelly brings a very calm and attentive presence to every session. I'll add that as a person of color, I've valued Kelly's respectful and non-judgmental stance. Her empathy and openness to go on the learning journey with her clients makes this work a true partnership. I would not hesitate to recommend her, and I have!

Founder, DEI Consulting Firm & New York Times Best-Selling Author

You have a gift for putting things into words that speak to both people's hearts and minds. To me you are that 'level 5 leader' Jim Collins speaks about in 'Good to Great' -- so humble and focused on serving others, yet so determined to perform at the highest levels. Thank you for challenging me to be better and to do better.

SVP, Global Coffee Retailer

Kelly has personally coached over 135 of our demographically and functionally diverse high potential and senior leaders from over 12 countries. She has also coached 12 geographically diverse peer learning groups since we added this component to our program in 2014. Kelly's coaching has continued to receive high ratings, and leaders have regularly returned to her as they have rotated to new challenges, business units and/or geographies after participating in our programs. Kelly has also been an active and valued contributor to our program reviews as we refine our program content and delivery strategies each year. I highly recommend Kelly as a strategic thought partner, trusted advisor, and executive leadership coach.

Executive Development Principal, Fortune 50 Company

We have worked with Kelly in various capacities since 2002. In 2008 I engaged her as our Executive Leadership Coach to partner with me in my role as CEO to support my own continued development. Kelly has played a key role in my continued development as I have scaled to lead an organization that has more than tripled in size, in addition to helping me to continually raise the bar to assess and develop my executive team, and through them, our organization. I highly recommend her.

CEO, Multi-generational Family-owned Manufacturing Company
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    I have had the pleasure of working with Kelly for six years, both individually, and with my team. As my Executive Coach, Kelly has provided me with sanity when I needed it the most. Most importantly, though, she pushed me hard on what I can do differently, and that has helped me tremendously. A true talent!

    CEO, International Technology Company

    Kelly is exceptional. Her foundation in business and leadership gives richness to her skills. She exemplifies questioning and guides higher level and creative thought from her clients. She keeps me grounded and I am a better leader because of her.

    Region President, Healthcare Organization

    Kelly has been my coach since 2017, and she has been what I look for in an exec coach, and more. She is not just an advisor, but a sounding board, as well as someone who challenges me to think differently and creatively. Kelly has helped me to scale my leadership effectiveness across two different roles, and to scale from an director with deep software expertise to a cross-functional VP with responsibility for product and engineering across multiple functions and multiple geographies. I highly recommend her.

    VP, Product & Engineering, Fortune 50 Company

    I’ve had the opportunity to hire and recommend executive coaches for many years. The reason I continue to hire and refer Coach Kelly is that she has the perfect background and credentials to impact leader development and I’ve seen demonstrated results in the leaders that have worked with her. She’s a thought leader developing thought leaders.

    SVP, Global Technology-based Travel Company

    I wholeheartedly recommend working with Kelly to anyone wishing to accelerate their growth. Her ability to deliver extremely effective coaching in an empathic manner is remarkable. She is a great listener and asks insightful questions, but also offers original, useful advice based on her own knowledge and experience. She will help you reflect on the bigger picture, while ensuring you have an actionable, step-by-step plan to achieve your specific goals. I have found her coaching invaluable to navigate successfully key changes in my professional life.

    C-Suite Leader, Startup Incubator

    I’ve worked with a number of coaches over the years and Kelly was the best. Kelly is in a different category from the beginning. From her customer-obsessed humility, to the depth of listening, to the frugality of words (the ratio of words spoken to impact). Kelly reminds me of that Einstein quote … you have to know something really well to say it briefly. Kelly is now one of those people on my personal “hall of fame” for having such a lasting positive impact on my professional life.

    GM, Business Division, Fortune 50 Company

    I retained Kelly as my executive coach for multiple terms. She makes it easy for a busy executive to work with her. I've also preferred working with Kelly in comparison to other coaches because of her laser sharp questions and ability to lead from behind. I've never had a session that didn't result in an invaluable Ah-ha moment and a vision for clear next steps. Kelly brings a very calm and attentive presence to every session. I'll add that as a person of color, I've valued Kelly's respectful and non-judgmental stance. Her empathy and openness to go on the learning journey with her clients makes this work a true partnership. I would not hesitate to recommend her, and I have!

    Founder, DEI Consulting Firm & New York Times Best-Selling Author

    You have a gift for putting things into words that speak to both people's hearts and minds. To me you are that 'level 5 leader' Jim Collins speaks about in 'Good to Great' -- so humble and focused on serving others, yet so determined to perform at the highest levels. Thank you for challenging me to be better and to do better.

    SVP, Global Coffee Retailer

    Kelly has personally coached over 135 of our demographically and functionally diverse high potential and senior leaders from over 12 countries. She has also coached 12 geographically diverse peer learning groups since we added this component to our program in 2014. Kelly's coaching has continued to receive high ratings, and leaders have regularly returned to her as they have rotated to new challenges, business units and/or geographies after participating in our programs. Kelly has also been an active and valued contributor to our program reviews as we refine our program content and delivery strategies each year. I highly recommend Kelly as a strategic thought partner, trusted advisor, and executive leadership coach.

    Executive Development Principal, Fortune 50 Company

    We have worked with Kelly in various capacities since 2002. In 2008 I engaged her as our Executive Leadership Coach to partner with me in my role as CEO to support my own continued development. Kelly has played a key role in my continued development as I have scaled to lead an organization that has more than tripled in size, in addition to helping me to continually raise the bar to assess and develop my executive team, and through them, our organization. I highly recommend her.

    CEO, Multi-generational Family-owned Manufacturing Company
      We are a boutique executive leadership coaching firm with a global impact. Our specialty is helping driven, visionary leaders to scale strategic impact with authenticity and purpose while making a beneficial difference in our world. Our clients span start-up, to family-owned, to the “Fortune 50”, and we’ve had the honor of working with international executives from six continents and 30 sectors, many of whom return to us time and again as their roles and organizations continue to grow.

      Top 5%

      of professionally certified ICF coaches worldwide (source: ICF).

      Former C-Suite Executive

      and “Forty under 40” Leadership Honoree.

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      Serving diverse executives across 6 continents.

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      We believe “authenticity” is defined from the inside-out, and “effectiveness” from the outside-in. Our holistic coaching approach builds strength across both domains, resulting in a sustainable foundation to support your growth over time. Our executive coaching programs include:

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