Authentic, Passionate, Inspirational
Kelly discovered her passion for leadership development while attending a leadership conference where John Maxwell was a headline speaker. That experience ignited an inner fire within her. What followed was a special and powerful time in her life where she was personally mentored by John Maxwell and learned many of his leadership lessons from him directly. From that time, she began to develop her craft with the goal of becoming a speaker and leadership coach.
As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Kelly provides a wide variety of leadership and coaching services to individuals and corporate clients. The most popular and effective programs are StrengthsFinder Team Building Workshops and Strengths-Based Leadership development programs for many types of organizations.
Prior to starting her coaching enterprise, Kelly spent twenty-one years as a regional executive with a global staffing organization where she was responsible for hiring, developing and building successful sales and operations teams. Through her own leadership journey, she discovered that the secret of success begins with hiring great talent which begins with identifying what people do best and aligning that employee with the right role to achieve maximum performance.
Kelly is an example of someone who leveraged her Gallup StrengthsFinder profile and applied that knowledge to her professional endeavors. Once aware of what her innate talents were (Futuristic, Maximizer, Belief, Arranger, Activator), she set out on a path to develop them into strengths. She began working with her internal teams to discover what their strengths were and how they could be further developed. That is where her passion for coaching developed and prompted her to start The Kelly Merbler Company.