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Kelly Ross

Kelly Ross

  • Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program
  • Coach, Ross Associates


Kelly Ross is a MSLOC Coach and Coaching Fieldwork Supervising Coach, and teaches Coaching Fieldwork (MSLOC 454). In her independent practice, Kelly is a coach, learning strategist and facilitator with global experience. Kelly’s work is in leadership development and talent management. She works with individuals in one-on-one leadership coaching engagements, with teams to clarify goals and increase effectiveness, and with organizations to build and implement learning strategies. Kelly brings experience working in more than 20 countries, with individuals and organizations across industries and sectors, and nearly a decade of experience at McKinsey & Company.

Kelly’s work as a coach is to help individuals make a change of some sort. Are you a leader in a new position or trying to decide how you want to lead others? Are you in a new role or leading a different part of your business? Perhaps you are considering or are in the midst of a career or personal change and struggling to make new behavior stick? Career changers or professionals in search of the right next step may work with Kelly as they navigate the path of deciding what is next. Expatriates often value a thought partner like Kelly, who “gets” the complexity of living and working abroad.

Kelly’s work as a facilitator seeks to hear all the voices in the room. Typically, the participants of a training, workshop or strategic planning session come to the conversation with experience and questions; Kelly believes in tapping into the curiosity and authenticity of participants and accomplishes this through dialogue, purposeful examples, and interactive exercises.

Kelly’s work as a learning strategist helps organizations and teams to articulate the skills and behaviors needed to be successful, and then to determine the best way to build those skills or manage through the change while retaining their star talent.

However you engage with Kelly, you will find her to be invested in your journey. You can expect a keen listener who is non-judgmental while challenging you to be the best version of yourself. Kelly wants the best for her clients and herself, and shows up honoring her values of authenticity, curiosity, integrity and self-development.

Kelly’s broad understanding of business needs, cultural differences, and the global marketplace aid her in developing great leaders and teams. Her MS (Learning and Organizational Change, Northwestern University), coaching and Master Coach certifications (Hudson Institute) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accreditation (International Coach Federation), certification in several assessments (Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Hogan, Creatrix, Conflict Dynamics Profile, and, VOICES 360 and PDI Profilor 360) and global work experience bring an array of resources and ideas to support you on your journey.

Kelly loves being outside hiking, cycling, and skiing. Traveling and photography are passions of Kelly’s.