As a horticulture major with a love for design, Kelly started a landscape firm right out of L.S.U.. After winning awards in residential design, he become a key player in the booming Atlanta apartment market, partnering with commercial developers such as Trammel Crow.
With a passion for people and a gift to communicate, Kelly left landscaping to train at Triaxia Partners, an Atlanta based consulting firm, where he learned valuable team building skills and mastery of the DISC Profile. In 1995 he launched a consulting boutique that focused on personal leadership development and keynote speaking.
Kelly has served clients such as Aflac, Bayer, Bell South, Coca-Cola, Deluxe Checks, Kohler Corp, Russell Jerseys, Verizon Wireless and many others. When asked how he landed such great clients his answer was simple. “I did the little job well and the phone kept ringing.” Kelly now invests his time writing, teaching, speaking, and coaching leaders.
In 2000, he founded Men Step Up, a non-profit that has helped thousands of men live life, lead families, and run their businesses - through the lens of truth. Today he is expanding that reach through his blog and podcast called The Truth About Lies.
I know what it’s like to live with bottled up passion and to face the reality of starting over. It’s never easy making personal or professional changes. But it’s all but impossible to make them alone. My mission is to help clients identify their purpose, tap into their passion, and chart a course for a preferable future.Kelly Talamo