Jim Kelly,Professional,Certified,Coach,PCC,ICF,ClientWise

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Professional Certified Coach (PCC, ICF)    

Jim Kelly coaches clients at the C-suite, Executive and senior leadership levels.

As a global leader himself, Jim decided to become a coach in 2006 after a successful career as a corporate executive. His experience includes being CEO of a $130 million distribution service business; starting a retail chain and growing it to 40 locations. He was instrumental in lobbying his US Senator (the Majority Leader at the time) to co-sponsor a bill which was passed and funded.

Throughout his career, as he mentored fellow executives, young colleagues and friends, Jim came to realize his greatest satisfaction came from helping others find success. He has worked directly with clients and been hired by global companies to coach their executives. His clients have been located in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and across the USA. He has also coached leaders at the world’s largest technology company.

Jim collaborates with leaders helping them identify and build upon their core strengths to create confident and passionate Real Leaders. Some of his areas of focus include: Authenticity Training, Executive Presence, Leadership Contract and Successful Career Transition. 


Coaching/Consulting Experience:

8+ years coaching and consulting experience in the follow sectors:
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Law
  • Medical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Software
  • Technology


Education and Professional Certifications:

  • M.S. Human Development – Purdue University
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, EQ at Work
  • Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) Energy
  • Instructor, Human Development – University of Wisconsin


Testimonials reinforcing the power of Jim’s coaching: 

Luke Iorio, PCC, AELC | President & CEO at iPEC

"Jim Kelly is the consummate professional. His background in business -- as an executive and an entrepreneur, and from large corporations to small business -- provides his clients with keen insights and well rounded perspective. His coaching ability and use of Energy Leadership rival his business background, setting his clients up for success to fullest extent possible. Any individual that can run as many marathons as Jim has knows a thing or two about focus, determination, persistence, and getting the most out of one's self. That's a coach that you want in your corner." 

Rick McCallister, CFP, CFS | Certified Financial Planner

"One of the big reasons I started working with Jim was to have him help me see my business from a perspective different from my own. I've worked with him for almost two years now and he's done a truly outstanding job in helping me to step-up to the next level in providing value to my clients. With Jim's help I've seen my business grow and staff flourish over the course of our relationship. I highly recommend him."