Kelly Poulson.

Let's make work awesome.

Coach. Career Navigator. Ass Kicker.



Change is possible. Do the work. 

Here’s the thing. People spend most of their lives at work. Often feeling stuck, frustrated and stressed out. They don’t understand why they’re doing what they’re doing or what impact it has. And all of that leaves them feeling drained. And their employers don’t get why the biz isn’t booming. Or why people are leaving. Most of us want to stop this insanity but are stuck on where to begin. It starts with remembering that we’re human. I work with businesses (& the human beings they employ) who are looking to change the game and define success not only by the numbers but by developing and enhancing lives.


Work doesn’t have to be a four letter word.

In need of inspiration? Look no further. 



  • I have always been skeptical of career coaches, but I took a chance and reached out to Kelly at a pivotal point in my career. It was truly one of those life-changing moments. Kelly helped me discover what was staring me right in the face, and provided guidance to achieve my goals. She did this with humor and grace; she makes it all look so easy. I'd gladly recommend Kelly to anyone who is looking to examine their career path and/or goals.
    Christine T, Marketing/Technology Lead - 2018
  • I knew that I was ready for a career change but had absolutely no idea how to go about it. I hadn’t looked for a new job in over 20 years. The rules had changed, and I was going to need help to navigate today’s job market. More daunting – I was trying to switch industries at the same time. I was looking for a coach to help me with my job search. I thought that I just needed help sprucing up my resume or editing my LinkedIn profile. What I found in Kelly went far beyond. Kelly not only helped me to understand the new rules, she helped me to truly understand what was most important to me and what I really wanted in a new role. She embodies the best that a coach can be – she is a sounding board, cheerleader, mentor, and that person that you need to hold up the mirror. More than simply providing me a road map, Kelly became a guide star. By keeping me pointed in the right direction, she helped me to land my ideal role.
    Rhonda, Communications & Marketing Manager - 2018
  • I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, some encouragement, a mentor, a therapist, but over the next six months Kelly became all those things, plus so much more. I left our first meeting with a clear head and feeling that a weight had been lifted. Since then Kelly has been by my side through a job change, a health scare, and the recent launch of my own business. She has become a sounding board, a voice of reason, an unbiased opinion, a friend. She has challenged me to think differently. She has talked me off the ledge more than once. She’s lifted me up in an industry that at times can be very thankless and depleting. She has helped reinstate my confidence in my abilities, skills & experience, and pushed me to pursue new opportunities to challenge myself both personally and professionally, all the while cheering me on. I would highly recommend seeking her out as a coach. You will gain so much more than that. I know I did.
    Emily M, Talent Acquisition/HR Professional - 2017
  • Kelly was the first person to give me what I really needed: permission to take charge of my fate, to let go of my misery and to move on to the future I secretly wanted but didn’t believe I could have. I credit her for seeing me, hearing me, and helping me break free. I credit her for helping me discover and take the tangible (yet admittedly scary) steps to do what I really wanted. And I will always thank her for her patience and unrelenting support during the time it took me to push through my fear and self-doubt. I personally believe that Kelly’s coaching skills border on sorcery. She never tells you what to do. She listens to what you are and aren’t saying, and asks very effective questions that somehow magically guide you to figure out where you want to go and what you need to do to get there. I can’t count of all the “ah ha!” moments talking with her produced for me. She is compassionate and non-judgemental, while always maintaining the realistic, tough love approach one requires in order to get his/her ass moving in the right direction.
    Abby M, Brand Strategist - 2017
  • Kelly is a gift to career changers, business owners, and anyone who wants to figure out what they're passionate about and start doing whatever that is as much of the time as possible. I approached Kelly about coaching because I felt stuck in a career that I didn't enjoy, and I had some very limiting beliefs about what was possible in my life. Kelly gave me the framework to experiment and explore new avenues, and the tools to recognize and defang automatic thoughts that kept me from taking healthy risks and building the life I wanted. When it comes to working with Kelly, personally I would make do with any lifestyle downgrading I needed to, to be able to work with her. I would stop shopping at Whole Foods or wouldn’t take a vacation. Kelly is worth her weight in gold.
    Liz F, Entrepreneur - 2018