Kelley Kosow is an author, motivational speaker, and the Chief Executive Officer of the highly acclaimed Ford Institute. She continues the legacy of the late Debbie Ford, New York Times bestselling author and creator of The Shadow Process, and leads the development and teachings of The Ford Institute’s transformational programs to tens of thousands of people across the globe.
Her book The Integrity Advantage: Step into Your Truth, Love Your Life, and Claim Your Magnificence is praised as a “brand of brave insight and authentic wisdom [to] be who you want to be” and an “inspiration and catalyst to create the future of your dreams.” Author Panache Desai says, “Kelley has the ability to elevate everyone that she meets into their highest expression. Her work transforms limitation in all forms and introduces people to the limitless power within them."
Known as a “kick-ass” coach to high-level executives, change makers, celebrities and dynamic, motivated individuals committed to personal transformation, Kelley blends her quick wit, laser sharp insight, and ruthless compassion to help people upgrade their lives on a cellular level.
While her gifts are many, she is remarkably skilled at awakening people to their limiting patterns, beliefs, and self-sabotaging behaviors and presenting the path of what is possible. Her coaching elevates the relationship her clients and students not only have with others but also with themselves.
Kelley is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Miami Law School and was formerly a practicing attorney and family law mediator. Though she achieved great success in her career, she felt “stuck” and was seeking more meaningful work when she discovered The Ford Institute. After Kelley began working with Debbie, she knew that a new path had opened up for her and became a staff member in 2007.
Prior to that, Kelley founded the company Go Goddess!™ Inc., which created games, books, and seminars to empower, inspire, and entertain women and girls. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine as someone who could “Dream it, Do it,” as well as In Style, People, Working Mother, Latina, NY Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and LA Times. Kelley has also appeared on “The Balancing Act” and Better.tv.
Today, Kelley splits her time in Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles with family, friends, and her personal development community.
Every day, we make promises to ourselves, break them, and then beat ourselves up for doing so! But it doesn’t have to be that way.
If you’re ready to stop fighting with yourself and, instead start trusting and loving yourself… then start right here, right now.
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"Kelley is a passionate teacher, leader, and mentor. If you are ready to show up and BE THE CHANGE Kelley is your mentor. ~ Renie, Nevada
"Kelley is an amazing teacher and mentor. She is fiercely devoted to the work and to your transformation. She has a deep understanding of transformational concepts and this shows as soon as she steps on the stage. I feel extremely grateful to call her a mentor and teacher." ~ James, California
"Kelley is a very engaging speaker. Her extensive knowledge of the teaching tools and materials gave me a clear understanding of the work I'll be doing to help others in their quest to improve their lives and find their own paths. Kelley teaches with her whole self, using her heart as well as her intellect." ~ Patricia, Texas
"Kelley is funny, tender, diamond bright and fearless in demanding the best from us." ~ Ruth, United Kingdom
"Kelley is a gifted teacher. She offers a beautiful blend of genuineness, honesty, and compassion, and is totally committed to the work. She has an amazing ability to be of high intellect as well as human spirit." ~ Brian, New York
"An amazing role model, leader and coach, Kelley believes, lives, and breathes what she teaches and is an example of the impeccable standards and expectations of The Ford Institute." ~ Deborah, Ohio