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I’m Kelly, creator of Rising Up. I’m a certified professional coach that specializes in mental wellness and I'm on a mission to empower women to thrive in their roles as mothers. My passion for this calling is rooted in both my professional life and the many hard-won lessons I’ve learned while raising two daughters of my own.


I’ve always had a deep interest in the “whys” behind behaviors. This curiosity was so strong that it led me to a career in psychology more than twenty years ago. Shortly after receiving my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, I was hired as a psychology professor. This was a totally new thing for me; being a teacher had never been on my radar as something I wanted to do when I grew up. But it seemed like a good fit for my life at the time, and thought I’d give it a try. Needless to say, I fell in love with teaching, and before I knew it more than a decade had passed!


Another giant transformation occurred during those early teaching years: I became a mom, twice over. As it is for many women, motherhood was an eye-opening and life-changing new role for me. I have to admit that it took me many years to adjust. But eventually I figured out how to take the information I was teaching in the classroom and apply it to motherhood. This helps me to be more of the calm, compassionate, and patient parent that I want to be. It also helps me to enjoy and appreciate my kids through the challenges of motherhood.


I truly want this for all mamas!


That’s the driving force behind Rising Up. I cherish the opportunity to share information I feel so passionate about, but even more than that, I love watching women like you become empowered through that knowledge.


I can’t wait to help you on your journey of rising up and becoming the mother – and person – you are meant to be!

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