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SCN Change Agent Interview Series – Brian Kelly

Brian has served on multiple culturally-based nonprofit Boards focused on professional development, leadership development, and community-building. Brian served as a Faculty Coach, Coach Supervision Call, and Oral Exam Administrator with People Acuity to ensure Coach Certification Program quality. In addition to these key operational roles, Brian also served as a business development partner and lead community-builder fostering connection and strategic interdependence among hundreds of certified coaches across 30+ countries.

Brian currently serves as a Business Strategy Consultant with Overcoming Odds, a nonprofit dedicated to serving and improving the lives of adoptees. His primary role is to support the CEO with taking Overcoming Odds’ reach and impact to the next level. Brian is an ICF credentialed coach, holding coaching certifications from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership Coaching Program, Strengths Strategy, and People Acuity. Brian is a Certified Facilitator for the Strengths Strategy for Optimal Performance workshop and a Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Practitioner.

Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston College and enjoys learning about people’s stories, especially those with different backgrounds and experiences. Brian values the expanded perspective and learning opportunities this offers as part of his continuous learning and development.

Mali Phonpadithhttps://soarcommunitynetwork.com/
Mali Phonpadith is the CEO of the SOAR Community Network and Cofounder of the SOAR Community Nebula, a C3 online community of business owners and nonprofit leaders growing and scaling their organizations to create greater social impact. She is a two-time #1 International bestselling author, TEDx speaker, workshop and retreat facilitator, and Certified Talent Optimization Consultant. In 2015, Mali was selected as a Belief Team community partner through Values Partnership for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network BELIEF initiative. Mali has consulted with leaders of small to midsize organizations for more than two decades. She is passionate about helping leaders map their purpose, develop their people, and build communities of change agents. As the Founder and CEO of the SOAR Community Network and it's Chief C3 Community Architect, Mali and her team are committed to helping leaders increase employee engagement and build innovative teams. SCN does this by mapping strategic vision, optimizing talent and building compassionate, cohesive, and collaborative communities within organizations to help drive business results. She has shared her insights at The Library of Congress, Smithsonian, University of Maryland, George Mason University, SAIC, and other national venues. Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Better Business Bureau (BBB) Trusted Magazine, BBB Podcast, Advisor Today Magazine, Asian Fortune Newspaper, WJLA DC, Radio Free Asia, WHUR Radio, Voice of America, and numerous blog talk radio programs. She has been nominated for several awards including Heroines of Washington D.C. Award by the March of Dimes, twice for the Women of the Year Award by NEW – Network Executive Women and recognized as the iBoss Capital Navigator in for helping entrepreneurs and organizations grow and thrive.

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