About Lois Kelly
Author, Possibility Hunter, Creative Strategist.
Lois Kelly has been a creative rebel throughout her career, helping some of the most respected companies in the world, including HP, FedEx and SAP, create new ways to launch products, influence public opinion, deal with crises, adopt innovative business practices, and occasionally try to move mountains.
She co-founded one of the first digital marketing agencies, positioned high-tech companies for IPOs, and led Fortune 500 companies into the strategic potential of digital and social marketing.
During this journey, Lois has become a student of change, learning what it takes to get people to embrace new ideas, adapt to change, shift perceptions, and be more comfortable in taking risks. Five years ago she co-founded the Rebels at Work movement to help people advocate for positive change at work, which led to the publication of the best-selling book “Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change,” which she co-authored with Carmen Medina.
Over the past three years Lois has led leadership development workshops for thousands of people around the world on how to lead change, from healthcare professionals and corporate attorneys to government managers and university administrators. Participants say her programs are “inspirational, not-to-be-missed, mind-shifting.” (Here is a link to her recent talk to 3,000 people at the 2016 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Gothenburg, Sweden.)
Lois tweets under @LoisKelly and @RebelsatWork, blogs at RebelsAtWork.com, Foghound.com and LinkedIn, and lives in Rhode Island, the smallest and perhaps most creative state in the United States.
Lois earned certificates in positive psychology from the Wholebeing Institute, and in management from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from University of New Hampshire.