Kelley Kosow is a Master Integrative Life Coach and Chief Executive Officer & Program Leader of The Ford Institute, where she is a leader and teacher of emotional education, shadow work, and personal mastery.
Kelley leads all of the trainings and workshops, creates all of the new content and teachings, and works with individuals, groups and corporations world-wide. Known as a “coach’s coach,” and a “kick-ass” coach, she uses her quick wit, laser sharp insight, genuine examples, and ruthlessly compassionate style to transform people’s lives. Truly gifted in supporting people to realize their limiting patterns and beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors, Kelley is a relationship expert who specializes in improving people’s relationship with others and themselves so that they can begin to create the life they’ve always wanted.
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 something more when she discovered Debbie Ford’s powerful work through 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. She was hand-picked and personally trained by the late Debbie Ford to lead her programs and continue the legacy of her life-changing work. Kelley is the only person authorized by Debbie to lead her ground-breaking Shadow Process Workshop in English.
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, and LA Times. Kelley has also appeared on “The Balancing Act” and Better.tv.
In 2013, Conde Nast Traveler “The Spa Guide 2013,” published a feature entitled “Spotlight On Miami,” which lists Miami’s “hottest feel good trends.” The article featuring Kelley is entitled “Miracle Therapy” and reads, “She’s ridiculously pretty and glamorous and if you can forgive her this then life coach Kelley Kosow is a powerhouse. Smart, slightly neurotic locals can’t stop chattering about how she has transformed their lives. She is incredibly inspiring and seems to have the experience, empathy, and energy to encourage you to take the first small steps of change towards the life you crave.”
Kelley's first book, The Integrity Advantage: Step into Your Truth, Love Your Life, and Claim Your Magnificence, will be published by Sounds True in November, 2017.
"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