Author Archives: katie

PR RELEASE: Executive Career Coach And Speaker Launches Book On Career Courage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Author: Katie C. Kelley Books Name: Career Courage Literary Agent: Michael Snell Agency Editor: Ellen Kadin Publisher: American Management Association, New York Website: www.careercouragebook.com   Executive Career Coach And Speaker Launches Book On Career Courage   Successful executive coach and speaker Katie C. Kelley has released a book focused around ‘Career […]

The Why & The How of My Recent Career Pivot

Two months ago I accepted a freshly minted role at Fuerst Group (KEEN Footwear, Chrome Industries and other entities) as their People + Culture Development Director. Today, I wanted to share with you why and how I made this substantial career pivot in response to a flurry of inquiries around how this move came about. […]

The Conundrum of Leadership in the Information Age: Reflections from a Military Leader

Here is my abridged book interview with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Peter (Pete) L. Rooks, Director for Leadership, Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation at the University of Portland: “After 21and ½ years in the military and the past 5 years at University of Portland in academic, staff or a consulting role, I have learned […]

What Mastin Kipp of #TheDailyLove Taught Me About Grace

Last week, I accepted a casual invitation from a friend to attend Mastin Kipp of The Daily Love’s book (Growing Into Grace) launch event in Portland. I had certainly heard mention of The Daily Love due to his recent segment on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, but I had never actually consumed his work nor read […]

Leadership in the Public Sector: A #SuiteSpot Interview with CA Economic Dev’t Director Kelly Kline

On career evolution:   “I fall solidly in the middle of Generation X, and like many of my peers, I have been more affected by the grey ceiling than the glass ceiling. The grey ceiling refers to Baby Boomers who have yet to relinquish their posts and send the clear message, “this is our ground.” […]

Why Intel Executive Doug Fisher Doesn’t Have an Office

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Douglas Fisher, Vice President and General Manager of Software and Services Group at Intel to interview him for my forthcoming book, The Suite Spot. Here is an abridged version of that conversation: On confidence: “I like the scene in the Tom Cruise NASCAR movie, Days of […]

A Note to my Daughters on Chasing down a Dream at #40

Dear Girls: In honor of turning the big #40, I wanted to impart some wisdom to you that I more humbly understand today about chasing down a juicy pie in the sky vision. As you may have observed, your momma’s one of the ‘crazy dreamers’ as Steve Jobs so aptly quipped. I shoot for the […]

How NBA Ref Joe Crawford Found His #SuiteSpot

I have had the privilege of knowing ‘Joey Crawford’, one of the NBA’s most recognizable and (mostly) beloved refs ever since he moved his daughter, Amy into our freshman dorm at Boston College over twenty years ago.  Attending NBA games where he is reffing is always a ‘theatrical experience’ as surrounding fans are never lacking […]

3 Tips for Disovering Your Next (Career) Act

Most of the men and women whom I work with are struggling to understand which part of their work/life needs some tinkering in order to flow towards their realized, or sometimes unrealized, vision. The gold lies in the three gifts that I can help them uncover: clarity, influence and fortune. But the road to attain […]