b*free

co-creators

Kelli Doss - Leadership Coach / Consultant

CORE PROGRAM FOCUS
*relationships for your freelance foundation


Kelli Doss is a Talent specialist and a professional coach.  She has spent her career focused on serving youth, communities, and urban education systems in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and New York City.  She received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and her J.D. from Tulane Law School. Following law school, Kelli had the opportunity to work as a law clerk for two years in Minneapolis. During that time, she focused her sights on tackling critical community issues before launching her non-profit career with the Children's Defense Fund. Kelli developed and managed youth programs for the National Black Child Institute and the Harlem Community Justice Center.  She spent the next years honing her skills in recruitment and selection, human resources, and partnership development in education organizations including New Leaders for New Schools and the NYC Department of Education. 

From 2008-2013, Kelli was a staff member at Education Pioneers.  She spent her first 3 years as Managing Director of the New York/New Jersey office and then transitioned into the role of Vice President, Human Assets for the organization. For the past 3 years, Kelli has been in the role of Chief Talent Officer at iMentor.  In her current role, she is responsible for leading severalinitiatives and developing key organizational strategy focused on performance management, internal talent recruitment, diversity and inclusion, and organizational culture building.  Additionally, Kelli is currently building an executive coaching practice with a special focus on developing nonprofit/education leaders of color.  She leverages her professional experiences to help others refine and develop their leadership competencies and management practices

Nita Baum