Ann Houston Kelley
Ann Houston Kelley enables senior international executives in global organizations to act on the 'things that matter' with authenticity, integrity and passion. She leads a successful executive development firm which is based in the Netherlands and operates across EMEA, Asia and the Americas. She has coached and consulted with corporate leaders (Exco -1 -2 and top high potentials) from 57 countries across 6 sectors (pharma, financial services, fast moving consumer goods, energy & petrochemical, consultancy, UN & European agencies).
She specializes in:
- High impact strategic focus and change management
- Top performing executive teams
- Unleashing creativity and innovation
- Building resilience
- Expatriate excellence and cross-cultural effectiveness
Her international background (American-Dutch in NL 22 years), her diverse professional background (economist and family systems psychotherapist) and work experience (marketing analyst, IT manager, HR specialist, psychotherapist for international executives) all help her to relate more effectively to her clients and their situations.
She is a senior associate of the Insead Global Leadership Center and the Center for Creative Leadership. She is the author of the chapter "Coaching Executives across Cultures" in Coach and Couch The Psychology of Making Better Leaders (Kets-deVries, 2007). She has a BA in Economics and Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark.