Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Writing & Literature, with emphases in Psychology and Music, from Burlington College, and her Master’s degree in Writing & Consciousness from the New College of California. Her writing has been published in literary and commercial magazines in the United States and Canada, including Natural Awakenings, Yoga + Life, Guernica, Tarpaulin Sky, Drunken Boat, True Blue Spirit, and many more. She’s also been featured on NPR’s The Writers’ Block, NPR’s the Word podcast, and iHeart radio. She is the author of Mastering the Dream. She’s also a contributing author to the anthologies Dreams That Change Our Lives; My Journal, My Journey; and Are You the Missing Piece?
Kelly is an exhibited and published photographer, award-winning classical pianist, and has 15 years of experience in traditional book publishing and education. She’s a co-founding editor of Immanence: The Journal of Applied Myth, Story, and Folklore and founder and owner of The Story Laboratory.
Kelly holds certifications as a Gateway Dreaming™ Coach and Life Coach. Kelly’s mentors with whom she’s worked include Rabbi Michael Shapiro, and Mary Bell, RN, and additional training in Wing Chun Kung Fu and Qi Gung. Kelly holds additional certifications as a Reiki Master, Meditation Facilitator, and in Music Therapy and Sound Healing, among others. Kelly has completed additional training and certifications through Allegra Learning Solutions, an accredited provider of continuing education for health care professionals, in Brain Health, Optimal Healing, Mindfulness, and others.
Kelly holds professional memberships with the International Association for the Study of Dreams, where she has presented her work on dream studies, and currently serves on the board of directors, and the Academy of American Poets.
In 2016, Kelly was honored with a Juno Award for women’s leadership from the internationally-renowned Omega Institute of Rhinebeck, NY, for her business Waking the Dream.
In 2017, she was awarded a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts Program.
As owner of Waking the Dream, Kelly is passionate about working with
individuals, groups, and small businesses to provide consulting services that propel people toward their ultimate dreams.
Individual creative consulting and group workshops in personal development and creative development include modalities such as dream work, meditation, time and energy management, guided visualizations, and more.
A keen understanding of the energetics that move the creative spirit from the soul, through the heart, into the mind for conceptualization and creative execution and, finally, out to the public to be received, informs the services that are offered to support the creative process.
Clients include individuals, artists, published and aspiring authors, and those who wish to awaken to their dreams of creativity and greater self awareness.
Our mission at Waking the Dream is to inspire, educate, and transform.
We look forward to growing with you.
Listen to Kelly’s interview with Debbie Weisman on Dream Power Radio, an iHeart show.
Kelly has appeared on The Dream Journal podcast with host Katherine Bell.
Listen to Kelly’s radio segment on Speak Up Talk Radio. Click here to listen.
Watch an interview with Kelly on Inner Zension Radio.
Praise for Waking the Dream