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Kelley Holland

Kelley Holland

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

I'm Kelley Holland. I'm a financial empowerment coach for women, and my book You Are Worthy: Change Your Money Mindset, Build Your Wealth & Fund Your Future will be published in September 2022.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

Ellevate's mission aligns perfectly with mine - it's all about connecting and empowering women, and helping us help each other.

How would you define your professional mission?

Both with my book You Are Worthy and with my coaching programs, I am on a mission to help women become confident and capable taking care of their money so they can use it to achieve their goals.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

Any entrepreneur needs to be able to look hard at what's working and what is not, and and then have the flexibility to adapt and adjust. To be a writer about money and personal finance, it's important to be vigilant about communicating clearly and giving readers support and encouragement as well as action steps.

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

Writing a book has been a life goal for me for as long as I can remember! I am also proud of starting and running a business. And in my previous life as a business and financial journalist, one of my cover stories helped Business Week win a National Magazine Award. In truth, any time I feel my work helps a woman be better equipped to live the life she wants, that's memorable.

What are some career challenges on your radar?

I want to successfully launch my book You Are Worthy into the world and help it reach as many readers as possible.

What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?

I am proud of my book. The early reviews have been great and readers seem to really connect with the empathy and warmth of You Are Worthy, in addition to the practical skills it teaches.

What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?

I want my book and my coaching work to reach as many women as possible. All of us deserve a healthy relationship with money and the know-how to use our money to achieve our goals. The more women I can help, the better I will feel about my legacy.

What is your morning ritual?

Coffee first (of course). I give myself five minutes with The New York Times Spelling Bee for those first few sips. Then my husband and I review our plans for the day. After that, I read the news, stretch, exercise, shower, and get to work.

What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?

Be kind to yourself. There are so many false narratives about working moms, but they are .. false. Recognize that you are showing your kids what a well-rounded life looks like. And remember, this is temporary!

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