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Hello! I’m Shannon Kelly.

I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree from Boston University, and a Professional Certified Coach trained by the Coaches Training Institute.

My first specialty is working individually with people to evoke transformation, healing, and growth. It is an incredible privilege.

I have an office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and I also do work via phone and Skype serving clients from all over the globe. My clientele ranges from teenage girls to CEOs, artists to software engineers, and everything in between.

What all my clients have in common is a sense that the life they are currently living is not fulfilling them.

They want less pain and more joy. They long for the ability be present and to relax into the moment. They want to forgive and love themselves more. They want to let go of what no longer serves them and to step into the highest expression of themselves. They believe that they have been put on Earth for a purpose, and they want to fulfill their potential while enjoying the ride.

My second specialty is designing and leading powerful and transformational workshops for individuals, groups, and organizations.

Some are as a Bigger Game Trainer, some are in my work for CTI, and others I design specifically for groups and organizations. I call these “Circles of Belonging that Grow People,” and creating and leading them is one of the greatest joys of my life. In the public workshops I lead, a group of strangers come together and leave with an experience of intimacy so profound, I hear things from my participants like “my life will never be the same after this.” In the workshops I lead for intact teams and organizations, people are able to see and hear one another in new ways, and communicate more powerfully and effectively.

I am a voracious reader of spiritual and personal/leadership growth books and am hard at work writing my first book.

After spending my first 28 years as a chubby, chain-smoking couch potato, I became a late-blooming athlete (running a marathon, weightlifting, dancing, yoga, even working as a personal trainer for a period while I obtained my coaching certification).

After a childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood characterized by depression, nihilism, and feelings that I didn’t belong, I had a spiritual awakening that has rendered me a seeker and “spiritual mutt.” I am drawn to the teachings of Yoga, Buddhism, mystical Christianity, Paganism, Native American teachings, and New Thought, seeing that all paths lead to Universal Truths. Every day, I re-commit to living a life awake, present, open, and in awe of the magnificence of our shared existence.

I am grateful every day for the transformation of my life, health, and wellbeing, and am deeply committed to the idea that it is possible for anyone and everyone.

I am powerfully drawn to spending time in nature (even though I run when I see bugs) yet have happily lived in an urban environment, car-free for 15 years.

I am a life-long learner with a long list of trainings and classes that I am eager to attend. Next on my list is probably Yoga Teacher Training, but that could change!

The things that make me happy are many.

Joys include iced coffee season, sunflowers, savasana, wagging tails, travel, walking for hours, singing without caring how I sound, dancing without caring how I look, clients making big breakthroughs or little steps forward, my cozy office in Central Square, Life Alive, my beloved, laughing until my stomach hurts, lying in the grass, helping a group transform from a bunch of “me’s” to a collective “we.”

I’d love to work with you to help you create the life you want.

Please feel free to contact me today, and let’s get started creating your own journey to a happier, more fulfilling life!


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