Kelli Wingo, CPC, ELI-MP

Kelli [Kel -ee]    Origin: Gaelic, Irish     Meaning: warrior

warrior, orator, strategist, coach, content creator, fire-starter and lover of laughter

Kelli has a passion and calling to help people realize the greatness that lies within. She serves as the Founder/Chief Vision and Strategy Officer of KMW Catalyst LLC, a leadership development company focusing on entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial culture, employee experience, vision, and strategy. Her mission is to transform the business experience into the human experience.

She is also the Founder/Chief Orator of Spiryt In Motion, a movement dedicated to dismantling the oppression of limiting beliefs one talk at a time.


As the creator and host of the YouTube channel, The War Room with Jael, Kelli energetically shares motivation, inspiration, insight, and strategy on business and life with a broader audience. Her writing can be seen in Forbes, CEO World, Thrive Global, Addicted 2 Success, Medium, The Good Men Project, and LinkedIn.


Business junkie that she is, what intrigues Kelli most is the stories about the people behind the business. From corner bakery store owners to recent college grads entering into the workforce to CEOs of trillion-dollar companies. Everyone has a unique journey worth knowing.

Recovering imperfect perfectionist that she is, her own road to realizing her vision has been a varied and textured journey, having spent much of her career in the financial services industry at Merrill Lynch, BlackRock, and Oppenheimer & Co. However, it was when she jumped ship without a lifejacket into the unchartered waters of entrepreneurship, she found the intersection of fear and fearlessness, failures and successes...and has never felt more empowered.


Although based on the East Coast, Kelli still celebrates her Midwestern roots. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan - Residential College (Hail to the Victors!) and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an international public service organization. She received her CPC and ELI-MP from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and holds membership in the International Coach Federation as well as the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

...and we are pleased to present Ms. Kelli Wingo...isn't that what they say after reading a long life story bio?

Now, what's your story?

Accolades and Testimonials

Kelli Wingo is a warrior, orator, writer, coach and fire-starter. These are her words, but I agree whole-heartedly. Kelli Wingo is a natural leader and powerful speaker. She takes the stage to win. And by win, I mean be heard, share truth and inspire action. She believes deeply in everyone's uniquness and shared it so eloquently from the stage at The Speaker Salon. - Tricia Brouk, International Award Winning Filmmaker, Executive Producer of Speakers Who Dare, TEDx

I had such an amazing time working with Kelli when I launched my webinar series for The Best Friend Circle. Not only did she help me brainstorm the topic of conversation and the content, but she did a phenomenal job facilitating my first webinar. She was empowering, enlightening, and energetic. I'm looking forward to working with her on my future events and would absolutely recommend her to anyone who's looking for a life coach and/or speaker. She's got the fire!!! - Lenier Thomas, Founder of the Best Friend Circle

I really enjoyed the positivity and energy. I though all of Kelli's Sales tips were very helpful and I was interested the whole time. - Demetria Camus, Real Estate Salesperson

Kelli is so approachable and willing to share her wealth of knowledge in an easy to understand way! - Deborah Javier, Interior Designer

Kelli is a star! I have pages of notes from her talk and was reading tidbits to my deskmates to try to pump everyone up! This was a perfect want to kick off the new year. - J. Stewart

Kelli is very engaging from start to end in regard to learning new information. - M. Isgard

Kelli's session allow you to explore your genuine values and to create a detailed action plan to achieve your vision. - J. Chan

Kelli inspired me to take ownership, seize opportunities and build authentic relationships in my career. - V. Scott.

I really enjoyed Kelli's talk and all the information I will use to better myself for 2020! Thank you! - H. Brennan

Very motivational and encouraging. I would have never guessed Kelli was an introvert if she didn't say it! - C. Colom

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