Kelley is CEO and Program Leader of The Ford Institute. Experts in the shadow, The Ford Institute teaches life-altering tools, skills and concepts, which empower people to see through new eyes, act in new ways, step into new possibilities and create a life beyond their wildest dreams.

The Ford Institute’s mission is to liberate people from the prison of their past and the confines of their negative thoughts, limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors so that they can bask in a life of authenticity, abundance and unprecedented feelings of confidence, gratitude and love…for others and most importantly for themselves.

Founded by New York Times best-selling author Debbie Ford in 2000, The Ford Institute has helped tens of thousands of people to transform their lives in fulfilling and enriching ways. Employing a highly effective, leading-edge approach based on integrity, authenticity, and clear, direct communication, The Ford Institute offers a variety of personal development courses, professional coaching training, and corporate programs. To find out more about The Ford Institute go to

The Shadow Process and The Shadow Experience

As Program Leader of The Ford Institute, Kelley leads The Shadow Process and The Shadow Experience workshops

The Shadow Process and The Shadow Experience are evolutionary 3-day in-person workshops that leave you basking in the light of your magnificence and dancing in the delight of liberation and possibilities!

It is a proven process designed to support you in releasing what’s been holding you back so you can reclaim your self-confidence, joy, and energy and live a life of purpose, passion and potential.

Described by participants as: “The last workshop you will ever need.” “The greatest gift I’ve ever given myself,” or “The BEST choice you will ever make for the investment of YOU!The Shadow Process delivers life-changing results! Providing a safe and loving environment for self-exploration, you will be guided every step of the way to:

  • Uncover the shadows that keep you joyless, stuck, and berating yourself with negative self-talk and doubt
  • Heal your shame and guilt, experience profound self-forgiveness and reclaim your worthiness and right to have an amazing life
  • Heal your heart from painful relationships
  • Own the parts of yourself that continue to rob you of love, intimacy, and success
  • Embrace the power of your authentic self
  • Learn to unconditionally love and accept all that you can be
  • Make peace with your past and the issues that keep you from experiencing your brilliance and take a quantum leap forward
  • Connect with your highest self and stand powerfully in a future fueled by your love, your confidence, your passion, and your truth.
  • Unlock the door to that “something more” you have been yearning for… more abundance, health, intimacy, fulfillment, passion, and success in your life.

You have the power and we have the tools, teachings, and techniques to shift your consciousness, patterns and behaviors and to revolutionize the way in which you love and live your life!

This truly is the beginning of anything you want!

Dates and Locations

The Shadow Experience
June 30th – July 2nd, 2017
Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, New York
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The Shadow Process
September 15th – 17th
Miami, Florida
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“After attending The Shadow Process I had the courage to change my life completely. I quit my job, rented my house, and signed up to be a traveling speech therapist. This was HUGE! I was just so clear about my path after the workshop and even though I was scared, I pushed through and have done things I never thought possible.” ~ Ann, West Virginia

“NOTHING by any stretch of imagination could have prepared me for the incredibly profound and personal healing experience. Truly, this is a weekend designed to change your life forever. The work is BRILLIANT, the personal transformation process is like nothing I’ve ever encountered, and the people who show up alongside you are of the highest quality human beings you’ll ever find.” ~ Rosa, Connecticut

“It is like the door of the cage is open, it is a BIG BIG change. I didn’t expect it and I can never say thank you enough.” ~ Diana, California

“I peeled back so many layers of unresolved issues that years of therapy and support groups didn’t resolve. The biggest thing I gained was finding forgiveness for family members who have passed and even for myself. I never thought I would be able to gain that in one weekend. Knowing it is one thing, but doing it and feeling it – a weight is completely lifted off your shoulders.” ~ Karen, Pennsylvania

“I was constantly judgmental, angry and unhappy, but now I am really blown away by the workshop. It’s just extraordinary. I’m a lot calmer, and I have better self-talk. I am not beating myself up. And when I talk with people, I am not afraid – I am assertive. I’m still in awe, it’s so amazing.” ~ Maureen, Ontario

“You have changed my life. My wildest dreams are coming true. I thank The Shadow Process for changing my life. I didn’t know I could feel this good!” – Jean, Rhode Island

This is the Most Amazing 3 Day Workshop! If you can only make one workshop this year, this is the one to attend! You and the way you experience your life will be powerfully shifted. Do it – you are so worth it! ~ Michael, Florida

Shadow Work

One of the most important principles that you will ever learn is this: The way you feel about yourself on the inside determines what you will create for yourself on the outside.

In other words, your external world is a direct reflection of your internal world. The way you feel about yourself in the privacy of your own thoughts will show up in the quality of your relationships, the level of financial success you can attain, and the amount of love health, vitality, laughter and joy you will experience in your daily life.

The key to unlocking your true authentic power, opening up your heart deeply to love, and finding the confidence to go after everything you want in your life lies hidden in your shadow.

So what is the shadow?

Our shadow is made up of all the parts of ourselves that we hide, deny, suppress, and don’t see in ourselves – both the positive and the negative. Our shadow is all the aspects that we reject out of shame, fear or, disapproval. It is made up of any part of ourselves that we believe is unacceptable, will be met with disapproval by others, or that annoys, horrifies or disgusts us about other people or about ourselves. As the great Swiss psychologist C.G. Jung said, “Our shadow is the person we would rather not be.”

From its invisible home deep within our psyche, the shadow wields enormous power over our lives. It determines what we can and cannot do, what we will be irresistibly drawn toward and what we will do almost anything to avoid. It dictates our attractions and our repulsions and it determines what we will love and what we will judge and criticize. Our shadow controls how much success, love, joy, and abundance we will create or how much failure we’re doomed to experience. Our shadow is an oracle that predicts all of our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors, driving the way we treat those around us — and how we treat ourselves.

People often want to run away from their shadows. They don’t want anyone to see their shadow. But running away from our shadows is what trips us up. It is what causes us to self-sabotage. It is what has us not go after our dreams and stay stuck in fear. If we want to radically reinvent our lives, be all that we can be, and turn the tide on mediocrity, playing it safe, and settling, then we must run toward the aspects of ourselves that we fear and have shame around instead of running away. It is only when we have the courage to face ourselves exactly as we are, right now, without any self-deception or illusion, that we will have the ability to give ourselves everything that we desire and deserve in this lifetime.

So the shadow is really a friend, a friend that is whispering (and sometimes screaming) to wake us up. It is inviting us to tell ourselves the truth and to come out of denial. The shadow is really just a part of us that needs love, a part of us that has been wounded, ignored, and denied. For us to be the fullest expression of ourselves and to manifest all we want in the outer world, it’s vital to find love and compassion for the totality of our humanity — our light and our dark aspects, the selfish and the selfless parts of ourselves, the kind and the angry, the brilliant and the stupid — not just parts of it. We must learn to love the totality of our humanity if we want to embrace the fullness of our human experience.

This is why we love the shadow. This is the promise of shadow work. It’s the beginning of a journey, a journey of knowing yourself, creating your life at a whole new level, loving your humanity, and allowing your divinity to be fully expressed.