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Kelli Wingo

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

warrior, orator, workplace entrepreneurial culture evangelist, leadership development strategist,

fire-starter, lover of laughter

Kelli has a passion and calling to help people excavate the greatness that lies within. She serves as the Founder/Chief Vision and Strategy Officer of KMW Catalyst, a leadership development company dedicated to transforming the business experience into the human experience through entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial culture, employee experience, vision, and strategy. 

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 is featured in Forbes, CEO World, Thrive Global, Addicted 2 Success, Medium, The Good Men Project, and LinkedIn.


Being a business junkie, 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!). She serves as a Business Advisor for high school girls and college women at E(entrepreneurship) School 4 Girls and a leader of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of Ellevate Network. Kelli is a life 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). She is also certified in Predictive Index, a talent optimization solution.

...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?

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