jim-kellyJim Kelly, M.S., ACC, is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. Jim is the founder of Real Leaders Lead Executive Coaching, based in the San Francisco Bay area. He spent over 35 years in business, working his way from receiving room clerk to President & CEO. He has hired, trained and led over 500 people during his career and has also lobbied successfully in the US Senate. He has started two companies, one of which grew to 40 retail stores.

Jim left the business world to establish his own coaching company in 2006. He has a Masters’ degree in Human Development and has taught at the University of Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the certified professional coach training at iPEC, is certified as an emotional intelligence coach by EQ@Work, and is a professional certified coach by the International Coach Federation.