Recovering executive Speaker & Executive Coach
Dare to Lead Facilitator - Brené Brown
Corporate Director & Governance Consultant
I'm an experienced executive coach, speaker and consultant on all things leadership. I call myself a recovering executive because I know all about the perils and perks that come with powerful positions. Most of us who become senior leaders land there with very good intentions, but the crushing pressure and inevitable politics often strain our ability to show up as our best self every day. It takes persistence and hard work to address this. I am fascinated by the inner work of leadership. The hardest person you'll ever lead is you :)
Whether I'm on stage delivering a speech, working one-on-one with a coaching client, facilitating the Dare to Lead program created by Brené Brown, helping an executive team surface trust issues or hammer out strategy, my goal is the same: to create a safe container that helps you show up as your best self. The world needs each and every one of us to contribute our talents. It takes courage to look in the mirror but the rewards are immense.
I am driven to help others get out of their own way so they can shine.
Brenda Wallace, Principal, Wallace Insights
Kellie Garrett exemplifies the concept of ‘coach’. Oxford dictionary synonyms for coach include ‘teacher’, ‘mentor’ and ‘guru’; all words that aptly describe the value Kellie provided as my Executive Coach. I found her lived experience as an executive leader, her deeply reflective approach as a life-long learner and gardener, and her genuine interest in others were the perfect resources for a positive, insightful and helpful coaching experience. I would recommend her to anyone interested in their next level of contribution and performance. Oh, and she is a lot of fun to be around! Her down-to-earth, practical nature removed any anxiety from the experience of having a mirror held up to help you see yourself and your potential through new eyes. Her kind nudges and sharp questions stay with me today!