Mary Kelly is the founder and president of MARY KELLY consulting, inc. and is an expert in the development and coaching of senior executives, managers and business owners. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and brings an extensive background in management, training and development and diversity. Mary has more than twenty-five years experience delivering her programs in organizations and businesses in both the public and private sectors, and enjoys a track record of extremely satisfied customers.

Here is what she has to say about her work:

I am committed to making a profound difference in people’s lives, and doing it with as much ease and fun as possible. Investing in people—their skill, ability, happiness, power and self-expression—provides a payoff to business that is undeniable.

I grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. While my backgrounds in management, training & development, and psychology have been invaluable and have contributed greatly to my consulting work, my work ethic and deep human grounding came from growing up on a farm. Farm work has to be performed in a daily dance with nature, and nature doesn’t negotiate. You have to deliver what the day demands. Let me share some lessons from the farm that I think are relevant to an ordinary person’s workday:

  • Keep your skills sharp and your equipment ready.
  • Don’t start the tractor unless you are ready to drive.  
  • If something breaks, fix it.
  • If you don’t have the right tool, make one.
  • Follow the rules.  After that you can get creative.
  • Make sure that every year you learn some entirely new area.
  • Make hay while the sun shines.

Over the past several years many organizations have given me the opportunity to contribute to their growth, profitability and happiness. It has been a privilege to do so. It has sharpened my awareness of the beauty and vulnerability of the human being, of our drive to better ourselves, to produce, to express, to perform. What a wonderful work life I have!

Mary lives with her family in Shorewood, MN and consults to business leaders throughout the United States. She spends her free time writing poetry, landscaping, walking in nature and enjoying the ever expanding world of her beautiful daughter.