Kathy Kelley


Kathy KelleyGeneral Partner

Kathy is very passionate about the people side of business. She learned early in her career the importance of building a team. When she was first promoted to manager, she tried the “kick butt, take names” approach to people. She says it worked for awhile; however, not over the long term. She decided there had to be a better way to treat people while being accountable for results.

Today, she believes that how we “show up” and interact with others determines our success or failure. She says “every interaction is an opportunity to influence — whether at work or at home.” During her corporate experience, she excelled in sales, sales management, corporate marketing and training for Fortune 100 companies. As an entrepreneur, she was President of a very successful training and consulting company for twelve years.

Her education includes a B.A. in Political Science from Mansfield University and a certificate from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She says her real education has come from family, friends, clients, business experience and life. She enjoys hiking, golfing, funny movies and spending time with friends and family. She has published articles and received numerous awards, including selection in Oxford’s Who’s Who – The Elite Registry of Extraordinary Professionals.

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