“I witnessed first hand the patience, resourcefulness and attention that was given to supporting our YMCA through some very challenging years. Kellie was always available to coach, mentor and consult on difficult situations we found ourselves in. She expertly navigated and facilitated the Strategic Planning of our YMCA as we struggled to define our goals mission and values as an organization coming out of financial crisis toward building a new culture of accountability. Our YMCA is in much better shape today I personally know this was in part to her leadership and compassion as our resource director. I highly recommend Kellie for any coaching, mentoring or consultation that involves a desire to change strategy and culture. "

—Peter S., former YMCA leader


“I had the privilege of collaborating with Kellie on international assignments with the YMCAs of Colombia and Brazil, as well as on national projects of YMCA of the USA. Kellie volunteered with the boards of YMCA Sao Paulo-Brazil and the national board of YMCA Colombia. In both cases, Kellie designed and delivered customized governance and board development advice to YMCAs in diverse operating, legal, cultural and economic contexts. Kellie prepared for both projects asking questions and learning about the context of the two YMCAs. She quickly gained the trust of the CEOs of both YMCAs to discuss sensitive issues with their boards. She also demonstrated cultural competence to work with diverse groups and settings. Thanks to Kellie, both YMCAs implemented change strategies that are resulting in stronger boards and governance. I strongly recommend Kellie for anything that requires high quality facilitation of organizational strategies, visioning exercises, and change management. “

—Renata Ferrari, Senior Director for Global Advancement, YMCA of the USA


“Kellie is an extraordinarily skillful leader, facilitator and proponent of lifelong learning. I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Kellie in multiple settings, and watching her as she designs and delivers moving and transformational learning and development experiences. She's smart, insightful, ethical, and caring – and a great partner and leader. “

—Tom Lowery, Leadership Development and Change Management Leader


“Kellie is one of the most effective, impactful, strategic and visionary leaders, coaches and executives I’ve had the privilege of working with. Over the past six years, we’ve partnered together in support of countless institutions, individuals and organizations where her unique abilities to connect with people of all walks of life and bring people together to find effective ways forward in the midst of complex organizational dynamics and societal challenges has been transformative. She is truly one of the best people I know and would be a tremendous asset to any organization or individual. “

—Chad Nico Hiu, Specialist, Diversity and Inclusion, YMCA of the USA