I am a sociologist, communicator and a coach. That means I love working with groups, understanding how they connect and influence each other. I have spent most of my life helping brands, companies and families communicate, express themselves and find connections with their people.
Coaching allows me to help companies, individuals and families connect better, communicate authentically and grow.
I am also a wife, mom and step-mom, an entrepreneur and consultant.
I have won international awards, lead multi-cultural teams in more than 20 countries and created business impact that changed those organisations fundamentally. I have also failed, chosen the wrong partners, felt stuck and out of control. That’s the amazing classroom called life.
My top 5 Gallup Strengths are Responsibility | Achiever | Futuristic | Activator | Connectedness.
This means I am a coach that takes personal responsibility for what we have set out to achieve and will not rest until I feel we have completed it. My futuristic strength gives me the ability to visualise the end state, the potential you have and to help others see it too. My activator strength means I am quick to get started on new things and enjoy finding innovative new solutions. Connectedness gives me the skill of not only being able to connect to people but also to see the connections between ideas, strategies and how we all engage as a greater whole.
On a more personal note, after experiencing divorce as a child, and as an adult I have worked through the experience of being a single mom, a step mom and a wife in a blended family; I am passionate about working with people who are struggling with the effects of divorce and recovering from it. My husband, Jed, and I are facilitators of two different 13 week courses, DivorceCare and Single&Parenting. Contact me for more details.
What my clients say...
"I worked with Keli for a limited period (three months) while she consulted at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). We worked in the same office, offering communication counselling to executive leadership. But where Keli impressed me was, apart from her communication skill set, writing, editing, converting highly technical reports into simple and easy to read/understand report for any layperson, was her mentorship ability. Besides, Keli invests her time in strategic planning and people. In the short time she spent at NHLS, she has initiated and driven great work in the people development space and has a holistic view, strategic insight and idealistic vision and an understanding of contextual realities. I would have loved to work with for an extended period and could have a gained a lot from her."
Mzi Gcukumana | Senior Manager: Communication, Marketing and Public Relations - National Health Laboratory Service