Kelly Leonard

Catalyst Compass Connector

I am an author, award-winning TV show and podcast host, and former Fortune 100 Executive.  Through Kelly Leonard Consulting, I have successfully helped thousands of individuals and organization launch new businesses, increase revenue, build profitable strategic partnerships, land dream jobs, and more using my signature B.O.O.S.T.® methodology for LinkedIn optimization. Currently, I serve as Director of Client Services at Cook Ross, a nationally recognized, certified woman-owned training and strategy consultancy whose mission is to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) in organizations, communities, and the world.

In commitment to the local community, I am proud member of Leadership Montgomery, serve on the board of the Council for Advocacy and Policy Solutions, and Co-Founder of Rise and Run; a candidate training program with a mission to support Black individuals to secure elected positions in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Let’s rewind a bit …

I studied Accounting in college and became a CPA [thanks to my good test-taking ability], but quickly figured out I didn’t have the personality of a typical accountant. That realization along with the gruesome hours resulted in an eventual career shift to corporate training. In the world of training, I discovered that I had an innate ability to connect with people at all levels of an organization so for 20+ years I had the privilege to serve in government, non-profit, private and public industries [including Fortune 100].

Over time, I’ve learned that cultivating relationships and helping others achieve what they want in life and business is my purpose. People are my passion!

What else fuels me?

Faith. Family. Finance.

A few fun facts …

  • Married to a real-life superhero. No, really. If you know him, you’d agree!
  • Parent two amazing teenagers who keep me grounded; reminding me that I’m not as cool as I think I am.
  • I love acronyms, like A.L.I.V.E.® and B.O.O.S.T.® both of which I trademarked.
  • Helped T-LC [a company I co-founded with my husband] generate $500,000+ in new consulting revenue in its core business (CRM) in a 24-month period through LinkedIn leads.
  • Taught B.O.O.S.T.® methodology to more than 6,500 super smart people in a short, 5-year period. Among them were Lawyers and Teachers and Business owners. Oh my!
  • To feed my inner Oprah, I launched an award-winning television program to help business leaders to connect, collaborate, and spur economic development in Metro Washington, DC.

What frustrates me?

Mean people!

My life’s purpose?

To add value to people’s lives…
People like YOU [assuming you’re not mean]!