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Kelly Will

CEO at She Will Build

Brooklyn, United States

Thought Leader on Global Talent Acquisition & Operations:
Agent of Change - Merging Ops + Talent + EI

A well-known NYC celebrity columnist for 8 years, Kelly Will dove into digital & tech with oversight of big-budget consulting projects for PepsiCo and Ford Motor Co. She created a thrilling campaign to successfully cross 50 States in 365 days, transforming her life and career as a human expert & talent acquisition leader. Blending review and oversight across operations, talent, and deeply building team/management/leadership through emotional intelligence, Kelly directly impacts the health of the bottom line through a people-first focus. Kelly, named "The Candidate Whisperer" by Leslie Hall at Iced Media, currently oversees Talent Acquisition for companies around the country, as a retained executive consultant & team leader. Kelly is a beloved candidate and employee confidante who builds real trust through listening first, honest communication and vulnerability, mentoring every team member, leading by example. Kelly is also a dedicated career coach (on Career Contessa) and personal mentor.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Brooklyn, New York
Speaking Topics: Building Emotionally Intelligent Systems Thinking for Sustainability & Growth & Profit, Mentoring & Coaching Teams & Leaders Simultaneously

Kelly Will Points
Academic 0
Author 0
Influencer 60
Speaker 10
Entrepreneur 0
Total 70

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Human Capital
Theatre: Global
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed
Media Experience: 15+ Years
Last Media Training: 07/09/2019
Last Media Interview: 05/15/2019

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.36
Change Management
Culture 30.20
Customer Experience 30.11
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation
Emerging Technology
Future of Work
HR 30.80
Innovation 30.13
Lean Startup 31.31
Risk Management
Social 30.36
Startups 30.26

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Travel & Transportation


1 Keynote
University of Phoenix - Boston
University of Phoenix
February 27, 2014
Kelly Will joins the administration at the University of Phoenix, Boston Campus to address their team.

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Tags: Agile, Culture, HR

3 Media Interviews
The Quest to Visit All 50 States
The Associated Press
October 18, 2017
How many have you seen?

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Tags: HR, Innovation, Startups

When We Connect to One, We Unite with All
The Huffington Post
October 20, 2014
Some people say that social media makes us less connected, but not Kelly Will. In 2013 and 2014, Will traveled across America for 365 days. Along the way, she personally connected with thousands of people, staying with 164 host families, while touring the 50 states in her greatest social experiment to date... The One Person, One Community, One Nation Movement.

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Tags: HR, Lean Startup, Social

I Quit My Job to Travel All 50 States
Yahoo News
June 24, 2014
We know that real-life travel isn’t what you read about in glossy magazines or see on the Travel Channel. Kelly Will sold everything she owned to spend a year traveling all 50 States, immersing in communities, businesses, and the cultures across the United States, accumulating what she calls, "My Doctorate in Human Capital."

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Tags: Customer Experience, Lean Startup, HR

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