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Conde Nast Traveler “The Spa Guide 2013” featured Kelley as one of Miami’s “hottest feel good trends.”

Entitled “Miracle Therapy,” it reads, “She’s ridiculously pretty and glamorous and if you can forgive her this then life coach Kelley Kosow is a powerhouse. Smart, slightly neurotic locals can’t stop chattering about how she has transformed their lives. She is incredibly inspiring and seems to have the experience, empathy, and energy to encourage you to take the first small steps of change towards the life you crave.”





“I don’t have words about Kelley. Sometimes things she says, it feels like she is directly speaking to me. I feel like we have a lot in common, more than she has shared with me yet, and we were put together for a reason. I know I need to work on my trust, feeling safe, and control issues, and I also know she will guide me there. She is a gift to me and I am blessed to have her presence in my life.
—Manpreet Komal

Kelley is amazing. She had a beautiful balance in being vulnerable, authentic, and compassionate in sharing her own journey yet has great boundaries in holding students accountable and responsible for their thoughts, words, and actions. Master Coach indeed. She inspired me to dive deeper so that I may offer that balance to my clients in my coaching career.” —Teri Baroni

“Kelley Kosow has immersed herself in the work of Debbie Ford very deeply and carries on a beautiful legacy. She lovingly shares her vulnerability while maintaining great integrity as she skillfully guides others toward an inexplicable fullness of life that can only be attained through this integrative work.” —Lindarae Polaha

“Kelley Kosow is a strong, smart, successful and compassionate woman with a goal of inspiration that she meets and surpasses so many areas. She is calls it like she sees it; I love her tenacity and desire to help others overcome their limitations. Kelley walks the walk and talks the talk. She is authentic in her beliefs and in how she demonstrates the Shadow. She is a shadow buster extraordinaire.” —Tammy Wekerle

Kelley was born to lead this work! Her fierce confidence, ruthless compassion, and relentless insight are just a few examples of how embracing the totality of who you are can make you a force to be reckoned with when pursuing and living the life you dream of and were born to. She is an impeccable role model, teacher, mentor, coach, speaker, person and mirror for all that you are capable of as well.” —Lori Burns

Kelley is such a warrior. I felt like a soldier that she was readying for battle. I always felt she was 100% committed to guiding and leading me to uncover, understand and unburden myself so I could live at my highest. I always felt like I had her full attention if I needed it and I could always count on a straight no-chaser answer.
—Lisa Mosslinger

Kelley provides a safe container for self-transformation and growth. She shows up with confidence and humor. Her assertive and straightforwardness, skills as a facilitator and leader are remarkable. Thank you for channeling the work of Debbie. I know, as we all trust, that she is so proud.” —Jessica Magnin

Kelley is honest, full of integrity and big, big love! She listens to everyone as if for the first time, full of patience and wisdom! She is not scared to walk alongside anyone and help crack them open to their magnificence. She IS an integrity anchor. I have so much respect and admiration for her and how she shares and continues this work. Thank you so much!” —Aimée Després

Kelley is intuitive, sharp and extremely intelligent. She has the amazing ability to zoom into the real issue that lays underneath the surface fluff and get to the root of the matter. And she is able to do this without activating ego-defenses in us where we reject the information out of pride or fear.” —Mai Sirry

Kelley Kosow brilliantly leads us through a profound healing and transformation process. She teaches and guides us, coaches and supports us, and so generously shares both her knowledge and her heart. You can feel and sense that Kelley is not just teaching us this genius work; she is living it right alongside us.” —Kristina Bivins

Kelley is a powerhouse who is very articulate and lives what she teaches. She delivers the message of transformation with love, conviction, and directness. She has good listening ears and picks up on all the nuances. Kelley opens the door and welcomes you to a new world of Love, Truth and Grace by sharing her some of her stories and experiences, past and present, supporting you to recognize your story as well as your strength and willingness to shift and transform.” —Veralyn Hayes


Kelley Kosow is the author of The Integrity Advantage, a motivational speaker, and the Chief Executive Officer of the highly acclaimed Ford Institute.

She continues the legacy of the New York Times bestselling author and thought leader, the late Debbie Ford, and leads the development and teachings of The Ford Institute’s transformational programs to thousands of people across the globe. Known as a “kick-ass coach” to high-level executives, change makers, and celebrities committed to personal transformation, Kelley blends her quick wit, laser sharp insight, and relentless compassion to help people upgrade their lives on a cellular level. Throughout her impressive career as a successful lawyer turned personal growth super star, she has been featured in Oprah Magazine as someone who could “Dream it, Do it,” as well as In Style, People, Working Mother, Latina, NY Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and LA Times. Kelley has also appeared on “The Balancing Act” and