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Kelly Harmon Schmitt, CPC, ELI-MP
Kelly is an approachable and empowering Professional Life and Leadership Coach helping people to grow both professionally and personally based on their goals. Kelly works with individuals to become more self-aware, to identify and unblock the obstacles in their path, and to leverage their unique strengths and abilities to allow them to experience more rewarding careers and joyful lives.
Kelly works with people to optimize the work or life experience to feel engaged and motivated, to overcome old belief patterns to be more confident and successful, to manage unhelpful emotional reactions and shift them to constructive emotions and actions. Kelly is a great partner who works with her clients to develop a plan, hold them accountable, and help them grow to be their best selves.
Prior to becoming a Coach, Kelly was an advertising executive with 25+ years of agency experience in marketing communications at agencies including Ogilvy and Mather Direct, Fallon, MRM McCann, and Colle McVoy. Kelly worked on U.S. and global brands of companies including AT&T, BMW, General Mills, Nestle Purina, Elanco, and USA Swimming. Kelly thrived on being a champion for her clients’ brands, being a strategic partner, and bringing together integrated agency teams to create great work that delivered results. One of her passions was growing and developing her highly effective teams. Kelly feels that she helped her clients’ brands’ make millions and now it is time to help individuals achieve their successes.
Kelly is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) from iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), one of the world’s largest and most rigorous coaching schools accredited by the International Coach Federation. She leverages the iPEC Energy Leadership methodology — a strategic approach that is proven effective. She is also a member of the International Coaching Federation.
Kelly grew up in New Jersey, received a BA from Lafayette College and started her career in New York City, before moving to Minneapolis over 20 years ago. She now resides in Saint Paul, MN with her husband and two sons. A quiet moment is a walk with her dog, Monroe.
“Kelly is a natural-born coach who has inspired clients to do their best work through listening, coaching, and sharing experiences from her decades long advertising career. She’s able to quickly identify and illuminate the crux of the issue and lead a client to look at it differently even when solutions have evaded them for a while. Her approach is as respectful and friendly as it is laser-focused and determined to guide her clients to being their best selves, in work as well as in relationships with themselves and others. I couldn’t recommend her more enthusiastically.”
“Working with Kelly, she held space for me to process out my thoughts, think through any blocks or stories I was telling myself that held me back, and always offered up new tools to use to help me have amazing breakthroughs. I was truly fortunate to have been able to work with Kelly.”
“Kelly is incredibly authentic not only as a coach but as a human being. She holds me accountable at every level and is extremely supportive at the same time. Our partnership as coach and client has allowed me to see deeply inside myself giving me the ability to take my personal power back and explore other potential opportunities for myself.”