Kelly is a senior executive coach, facilitator and trainer in strategic marketing and leadership. She has over 20 years of teaching, marketing executive, and management consulting experience, with an inclusive teaching style that has led to key learning outcomes for students and leaders.
Kelly started her career in sales and marketing at IBM and then moved to business development at Monsanto. At both organizations, Kelly created strategic partnerships with customer and channel partners and consistently contributed to the bottom line. Kelly has also leveraged the management insights and thought leadership developed at Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) to roll out online leadership training programs for first time managers.
Kelly is active in the San Diego start up community as a mentor and consultant by working with emerging companies to devise partnerships and go to market strategies. At the CONNECT accelerator, Kelly launched a quarterly Lean Startup orientation program for entrepreneurs looking to get seed funding. Her training helped founders better understand how to pivot and market minimally viable products.
2015-2018 Harvard Business Publishing – Corp. Learning Facilitator Virtual • DELIVER leadership training to first-time managers for Fortune 500 clients. • DESIGN pedagogy and interactions to engage group-based learning.
2017-Pres. Genesis Advisers - First 90 Days Transition Coach Virtual • ACCELERATE leadership transitions with virtual coaching sessions. • MODERATE group-based leadership training webinars.
2000-Pres. Kaizen Leadership Training and Research – Principal San Diego, CA • DEVELOP product launch strategies for Software and Biotech clients. • CREATE training platform on kaizen.thinkific.com.
2014-2016 Springboard CONNECT – Lean Startup Trainer San Diego, CA • Mentored innovative technology and biotech companies for CONNECT. • Introduced Lean Launchpad methodology at entrepreneur orientations.
2003-2010 Mission Estancia School – VP of Technology Carlsbad, CA • Designed technology lab and curriculum for K-6 students. • Created email and social media campaigns to increase engagement.
1996-1998 R2 Technology / Hologics – VP of Business Development Palo Alto, CA • Piloted digital mammography cancer detection system to radiologists. • Assisted 510K process. ImageChecker is the Standard at most centers.
1995-1996 Monsanto – Greater China Business Development
1989-1993 IBM Consulting Group - IT Consultant and SQL Specialist Boston, MA