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About Kelly Gerling

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I have over three decades of experience as a change agent in many roles, including as a counselor, hypnotherapist, marriage and family therapist, life coach, mediator, workshop leader, leadership facilitator and consultant, NLP trainer, public speaker, and writer.

My mission is being a change agent for others to help them become happier, more healthy, more fully developed persons, who, as leaders, can think and act effectively in the world to make a positive difference. My work is supported by applying the ideas, insights and latest advances of cognitive science, psychology, NLP, social science, and other emerging fields.

"Kelly's mission is being a change agent for others to help them become happier, more healthy, more fully developed persons, who, as leaders, can think and act effectively in the world to make a positive difference."

Starting in 1978, I began my practice as a change agent in which I worked with individuals, couples, physicians and many types of professionals as a counselor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, life-coach and workshop leader. I continue this practice today.

In 1991 I created The Leadership Project, Inc. to help organizations become healthier, more creative, and more effective.

I got my Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resources from Arizona State University in 1976, and a Master of Arts degree in Human Relations and General Counseling from Governor's State University in 1978. In 1988 I completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at American Commonwealth University in San Diego. During my doctoral work I studied with family therapists Ramon Corrales and Larry Ro-Trock; NLP co-founder John Grinder; and one of the co-founders of family therapy, Virginia Satir. My doctoral dissertation is titled Universals of Negotiation. 

I'm a co-author of the top-selling tape series and book NLP: The New Technology of Achievement (Nightingale-Conant, 1991 and William Morrow, 1994). I also contributed to a book on alternative education called Creating Learning Communities. I've published many articles about personal change, organizational change, learning, communication and healthy relationships. I was certified as an Approved Mediator in Core and Domestic Mediation in the State of Kansas by the Kansas Supreme Court Office of Judicial Administration in 2006.

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I'm a former president and board member of the Kansas City Chapter of the United Nations Association.

I live in the north Seattle Area in Lake Forest Park, and maintain an office in the historic Ballard district in Seattle.

You can see a PDF file of my résumé here.


 

 

 


 

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