Kelly Ross, MS, PCC

Executive Coach

Focus: Learning and Talent Strategy, Organizational Change, Team Coaching


Kelly Ross is a coach, learning and talent strategist and facilitator with global experience. Kelly’s work is in leadership development and talent management.  She works with individuals in one-on-one 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: a leader in a new position or trying to decide how you want to lead others, in a new role or leading a different part of your business, considering or during a career or personal change and struggling to make new behaviors stick. 

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 global work experience brings an array of resources and ideas to support you on your journey.   

Kelly loves being outside hiking, cycling, and skiing. Travelling and photography are passions of Kelly’s. Ask her about the 47 countries she has visited.  Kelly co-wrote Fearless Feedback for leadership coaches to leverage stakeholder feedback interviews in coaching engagements: both the how (see the 7-step framework) and thoughts on navigating emotions. Leaders or those working with leaders will find this book helpful in supporting you giving and receiving feedback.  More at:

 Education and Certifications

  • MS Learning and Organizational Change, Northwestern University
  • Coaching certification, Hudson Institute
  • Master Coach certification, Hudson Institute
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accreditation, International Coach Federation
  • Certification in several assessments: Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Steps I and II, Hogan Assessment System: Lead Series, Creatrix (innovation assessment), Conflict Dynamics Profile, VOICES 360, PDI Profilor 360 and Team Coaching International’s Team Diagnostic and Emotional Intelligence EQ-I 2.0.


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