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Kelley worked with our Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company's Board of Directors in a multiple-day retreat which brought great progress. Along with the great progress of the organization - Kelley's ability to provide opportunity, open space, and strategy to sincere discussion is a great strength! It was a pleasure to work with Kelley, on multiple fronts, and I don't expect this to be the last time we work with her! She jumps right in and adopts your passion with her knowledge and skillset to make you and your organization even better!
Nate Welch
CEO & Executive Director, Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company
I hired Kelley Ashby to provide individual coaching to help me with my personal and professional goals beginning in December 2020. When I chose to work with her, I was feeling quite stuck and unsure of myself. I also had many personal and professional goals I was contemplating and not sure where to start, but I knew I needed an accountability partner. In my first meeting with Kelley, she intently listened to me and helped organize my thoughts into small attainable goals and weekly practical exercises. Kelley is a skilled professional and strong communicator; along the way, she taught me about emotional intelligence and reminded me how I needed to stay authentic to myself. I can honestly say I am a changed person as a result of working with Kelley. My friends, colleagues, and family have made several comments about the growth they have seen in me in the past few months. I would strongly recommend Kelley Ashby Consulting, whether it be for individual coaching or any other services she provides.
Cayla VL
I've had the pleasure of working with Kelley in her roles as one on one leadership coach and as a group facilitator, and have been incredibly impressed with her organization, knowledge, and empathy in both. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to work on their skills as a leader or manager, or to organizations embarking on staff retreats, strategic planning, or emotional intelligence training.
Kelsey Collier-Wise
Director, United Way
Kelley is amazing! She held a presentation over Work Life Balance and did a great job!
Brittany DeJong
Chamber Manager
Kelley Ashby understands well the neuroscience of emotions and how we can improve ourselves to be better leaders, to have better relationships, to be our real, authentic self in any context. I am a strong believer in investing in yourself and would recommend learning more about the GENOS model and yourself by consulting with Kelley! It is an investment you will not regret!
Tolulope Adetayo
I have had a great experience with Kelley doing the EQ Survey and Leadership Coaching. I highly recommend to ANYONE wanting to step up their game with Leadership, EQ, and more. Kelley is also great for first timers hiring a leadership coach, like I was. Cannot wait to bring her in for my entire staff training this spring!
Bekki Engquist-Schroeder
Wynie Mae’s Salon & Spa
Kelley is a dynamic leader with extensive experience and success in teaching the fundamentals of leadership to the next generation of leaders. I had the privilege of learning from Kelley, and by applying the concepts and approaches to leadership that she taught and displayed, I was able to significantly accelerate my personal and professional development. Kelley has a robust understanding of what it takes to be a multi-dimensional leader in today’s society, and Kelley’s teaching style allows for one’s full leadership potential to be realized.
Taylor Hilderbrand
Revenue Cycle/Finance Manager at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
I witnessed Kelley’s drive and passion for leadership development while she provided intentional instruction that engaged my classmates and I in meaningful learning experiences. She is an attention-grabbing, inspirational speaker who delivers quality professionalism, inspiration, and inclusiveness simultaneously. She can engage participants in discussions both one on one as well as in groups. No matter whether she is teaching, presenting, or mentoring she does it with genuine care, positive energy, and intelligent insights that will stay with you forever.
Sarah Purcell
Career Services Advisor College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Kelley leaves a lasting positive impression and impact with those she teaches. She holds herself and others to high standards and elevates the programs and individuals with whom she works.
Lynne Sebille-White
Senior Director, Career Advancement at the University of Iowa’s Pomerantz Career Center
As a business professor at the University of Iowa, I have seen firsthand the impact that Kelley’s approach to leadership development had on our students. She meets everyone where they are and helps them become better leaders. Her approach to leadership development is always practical. She’ll ensure that you leave with specific insights and skills that you can apply in many areas of your life. If you or your team works with Kelley, you’ll benefit from a tailored approach to leadership development with clear outcomes. And I’d be willing to bet that you’ll enjoy the process as well.
Dr. Amy Colbert
Chair, Department of Management & Organizations at the Tippie College of Business, the University of Iowa