“Kelly has a unique talent for finding creative ways to engage and share mindfulness with students, teachers, and parents. She’s been wholehearted in her dedication to personal practice, to the Inner Kids program, and to sharing mindfulness and meditation in an authentic and secular way. I have faith in her work and it’s my pleasure to encourage and support her teaching.”
–Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child and founder of the Inner Kids Program.
“Kelly led a series of mindfulness workshops with our faculty and administrative team through our COVID school year. The sessions on Wednesday afternoons were reliably centering, instructional, and affirming. They provided respite from the rigors of pandemic era school days and built our collective capacity to do our best work with our students and their families.” -Virginia Palk, Head of School, Live Oak School
“Kelly came to our offices to teach mindfulness and meditation to a fairly unmindful group of attorneys and was fantastic! By the magic of Kelly, a feel-good practice for barefoot hippies was transformed into a tool professionals could use to gain more balance in their lives. Not only did Kelly teach us the science, but she also gave us enough information so we could begin to pursue meditation on our own. Amazing!
–Brett Goldblatt, partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
“Kelly’s mindfulness seminar has become an indispensable cornerstone of my UCLA screenwriting course. I sincerely wish her workshop existed when I was starting out! As a professional writer of 30 years, I can attest that the practices Kelly teaches are – and will continue to be – vital to my students’ productivity. The practices she teaches will help boost their creativity and positivity as they pursue intensely stressful, demanding careers. Kelly’s wise and confident presentation is packed with simple but insightful exercises that fully engaged my notoriously distractible students. The most valuable aspect – as reported by many of my students – is how Kelly provided practical mindfulness tools that can be put to work immediately. I will absolutely have her back.
–Michael Colleary, producer and screenwriter whose credits include Face/Off and Lara Croft Tomb Raider among others; visiting professor for UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television
Kelly is an excellent and experienced instructor. We all benefited, in many varied and different ways, from her classes. It was amazing to see the breadth of change and growth. For those of us at JCut, it also helped us bond and understand ourselves better, which definitely translated to working together more constructively. I highly recommend mindfulness classes and Kelly in specific to anyone who is looking to deepen their understanding of how to attain more inner peace, and bring more conscious awareness into their lives.
–Joey Merholz, founder J-Cut Films
“Kelly has been inspirational and instrumental in bringing mindfulness to our Wildwood elementary community in a fun, rich, and deep way. Kelly has developed innovative age-appropriate kindergarten through fifth-grade curriculum, which she generously allows me to use as we both teach our student body. She also has led several teacher and parent trainings and always leaves these audiences feeling satisfied and wanting to learn more from her. She is kind, gracious and imparts her wisdom to us all with a light touch and a playful spirit. Whenever we ask for her help, she always comes through for us. I cannot recommend Kelly’s services more highly. We are so grateful for all that she has given to our community!”
–Chris Kiefer, MA, MFT, LPCC, Wildwood School Elementary Counselor
“Kelly provided mindfulness training at a conference of employment attorneys. While a few of us knew how powerful it could be, we had no idea how many other people would appreciate it. It was so much more well attended than we anticipated. We had a room full of attorneys — a standing room only — learning about how to slow down and manage stress. Kelly provided a perfect mix of background so as to engage the audience, and exercises that provided a window into how meditation can ease stress and improve connection with others. Everyone I talked to raved about the session, and it provided continuing legal education credits into the mix. This is the wave of the future. Thanks to Kelly. We hope she comes next year!”
–Anne Richardson, Director of the Consumer Law Project at Public Counsel
“Kelly is a wonderful presenter and teacher of mindfulness. She has a deep mastery of mindfulness teachings and is committed to sharing them with others – both young and old. Her teachings are consistently accessible, informative and entertaining. She’s an eloquent speaker and she shares her insights through memorable metaphors and stories. She is smart, creative, and caring. I’m so grateful to know Kelly as a colleague and friend.”
–Gloria Kamler, M.A., instructor UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center