Kelley Wolf, a globally-recognized certified life and personal development coach, author, public speaker, and thought leader, has woven a remarkable tapestry of experiences, from her days on MTV’s groundbreaking series to her transformative work in the realm of personal development.
Early Life and Television Stardom
Born on an auspicious November 18, 1969, Kelley’s early years were shaped by a childhood as the well-traveled daughter of an archeologist, residing in the picturesque hills of Northwest Arkansas. Later, she continued her high school education in Cambridge, England. After high school, Kelley’s journey took an unexpected turn when she was cast in the groundbreaking hit MTV series, “The Real World: New Orleans.” Winning the subsequent “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” set the stage for her move to New York City, where she would eventually meet and marry actor Scott Wolf.
Educational Pursuits and Transition to Coaching
In 2007, Kelley’s adventurous spirit led her to Utah, where she pursued a B.S. in Clinical Psychology from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Her innate curiosity about the human condition evolved into a passion for personal development coaching. After graduating, she enrolled in Martha Beck’s program, emerging as a certified life coach.
Over the following decade, Kelley Wolf became a sought-after coach, working with a diverse clientele, including leaders of Fortune 100 companies, C-level executives, small business owners, stay-at-home moms, and nonprofits. Her coaching journey laid the foundation for her unique approach to personal development.
The Emergence of FLOW
Kelley’s coaching experience, coupled with her exploration of the human “flow state,” led her to a groundbreaking realization. The moments people referred to as being “in flow” consistently involved choosing love over worry or fear. This revelation became the cornerstone of her trademarked concept, FLOW – Finding Love Over Worry(TM).
In her own life, Kelley applied FLOW to navigate challenges, finding solace in overcoming postpartum depression and dealing with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). For the next five years, she meticulously developed, taught, and examined FLOW as a replicable methodology, transforming the lives of countless individuals and companies.
Podcast and Book Release
In 2020, Kelley expanded her reach by launching the podcast “FLOW: Finding Love Over Worry.” The podcast offers strategies and interviews, delving into methods to help individuals live in a state of FLOW more often. Her debut book, “FLOW: Finding Love Over Worry: A Recipe for Living Joyfully,” serves as a comprehensive guide to the self-developmental process encapsulated in the FLOW framework.
Philanthropy and “The Circles of Service”
Together with her husband Scott, Kelley Wolf has dedicated substantial time to philanthropy. A key component of the FLOW method is outlined in her tool, “The Circles of Service,” which emphasizes the power of a service-driven life. Kelley believes that pursuing growth should be intertwined with opening oneself to the impact of service.
Deeply connected to Africa, Kelley co-created The Chier Foundation in 2005, funding education for Sudanese refugees. Her charitable efforts extend globally, including HIV intervention and malaria support in various African nations. Kelley regularly collaborates with organizations such as Feeding America, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.