Master of Counselling Student, Monash University, Hong Kong
Kelly is a corporate executive by background, with 20+ years working in senior Human Resources roles across a range of industries around the world. Most recently, she has been focused on helping people navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and, having witnessed the significant mental health toll it has taken on people all over the world, she is now following her passion for helping others and is completing the Masters in Counselling program at Monash University.
Kelly enjoys working with clients to discover their inner voice, to get clear on what is working for them and what is not, and to chart a course toward the changes they wish to make in their lives. She believes that resilience and adaptability are key to navigating life’s challenges and coping with the pace of change we face today, and works with her clients to ‘build muscle’ in these areas. She has a wide range of interests including healthy ageing, men’s mental health, trauma, adolescent development, and women’s leadership. She also enjoys working in underserved communities such as refugees and adults with special needs.
In her free time, Kelly is likely to be found in, on, or under the water – swimming, paddleboarding or scuba diving, or on one of Hong Kong’s many beautiful hiking trails. She also loves world travel, music, her husband and 3 step-children, and her 2 very naughty border collies. Born and raised in the US, she is also an Australian citizen and a Hong Kong Permanent Resident. To Kelly, “home” is wherever she happens to be with the people she loves.
- Master of Counselling, Monash University, Melbourne Australia (course in progress)
- Master of Applied Science (Innovation & Service Management, Organisation Dynamics), RMIT University, Melbourne Australia
- Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts/Music), Florida State University, USA
- Executive Coaching – Level Two Coach, Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership, Australia