When a childhood friend reached out to me via social media several years ago to express admiration at the successful life I’d been able to cultivate for myself, I had to laugh. I’d like to think that I’ve always had it all together, but the truth is that it took me a considerable number of years and painful lessons to wrangle my intentions and actions into a single best representation of myself: a brand that signified my highest potential. Today that brand is represented by words like ‘honest,’ ‘kind,’ and ‘generous’—as well as ‘self-regulated,’ ‘responsible,’ and ‘analytical.’ Such are the values that my actions and behaviors convey, and such are the values reflected back to me by the various personal and professional circles through which I travel. My brand is the foundation of my ongoing success and it centers me in the work that I do with my clients.”

—Kelley Russell-DuVarney


Kelley Russell-DuVarney is a coach, facilitator, speaker, and lifelong learner who believes that every individual has unique, untapped potential to leverage toward the realization of his or her own personal and professional goals. Her superpower is a genius blend of analytical thinking paired with deep listening that results in her clients’ ability to create the supportive scaffolding required to meet and exceed their desired objectives.

Kelley earned her Master's in sociology with a focus on technology, globalization and gender. Sociology provides her with a lens for considering people within their larger social context, after all, sociology is the study of human society. Kelley’s background allows her to notice both the self-imposed and societal obstacles, often referred to as 'blind spots' that can often keep her clients from the success they desire. 

Finally, Kelley is certified in positive psychology coaching and Appreciative Inquiry as well as a credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She applies leading concepts and theories from the fields of neuroscience and leadership management to assist clients in identifying and maintaining their professional edge. Kelley presently serves as President of the Greater Austin Chapter of the ICF, and sits on the ICF Regional Advisory Committee board

 Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. - Charles Lindbergh   

Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. - Charles Lindbergh