Kelly Richey


Kelly Richey is not only an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter and guitar teacher; she is also a life coach, writing facilitator, spiritual director, and inspirational speaker. She has made and continues to make her mark on the world through the power of her voice – both figuratively and literally. After a lifetime spent sharing the power of her musical artistry, Kelly’s journey and personal transformation, lead her to the healing arts. Now with over a decade of experience, she is committed to supporting clients on their path towards wholeness.

In 2009, Kelly officially began her journey as a life coach with certifications as a Dream Coach and True Purpose Coach. This is where she was finally able to start on a path that had been calling her for so long – coaching and the healing arts. Over the past ten years she has worked to expand her training and deepen her experience in these fields.

In 2015, she graduated the WWf(a)C Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy and began to weave creative writing practices into her coaching and healing arts practice. Expanding on her years of experience as a touring artist, Kelly founded Women Writing for (a) Change + Mobile, an affiliate school that takes the WWf(a)C circle practices wherever she goes. Kelly’s unique writing programs will help you to strengthen your spiritual core while exploring the power of self-care. These programs invite you on a journey to a greater sense of purpose and self-worth. Using Women Writing for (a) Change® practices, you will focus on writing both during and outside of class as a means of discovery and affirmation of who we, as individuals, truly are.

In 2019, Kelly completed her training in the Art of Spiritual Direction at Wellstreams, through the Spirituality Network in Columbus, OH.  Through this work, she practices the deep, healing art of listening and reflection. She is present with directees as they “travel” on the inner journey to explore and deepen their relationship with the divine. It was through this work that inspired Kelly to become a Health and Wellness Professional; a program Kelly credits with reviving her own journey to self-care and balance. Certified Wellness 360 Coach, and a member of the International Association for Wellness Professionals. Kelly works with clients, using the Wellness 360 approach, to help them achieve a balanced, holistic life.

Fast forward to today, after two years of development, Kelly has teamed up with Tamara White and established Self-Care Providers as a home for her Healing Arts practices.  Self-Care Providers offer programs that foster professional development, motivation, and mindfulness practices for groups and individuals alike. Kelly incorporates elements of her life coaching, spiritual direction, and her own inspirational journey.

Developed and delivered with the support of Nurse Practitioner and Registered Yoga Teacher Tamara White, the Power of Self-Care Lunch & Learn program is CEU-eligible and offers simple, healthy, compassionate practices for busy, burnt-out and stressed employees.

Today Kelly continues enjoying her first passion of teaching, playing, and recording music, in addition to her well-established work in the Healing-Arts. A passionate performer, presenter, facilitator, and one-on-one coach, please visit Kelly’s website to find out more about how you can work with her and enjoy her music.


Kelly holds several life-coaching, personal, and spiritual development certifications, including:

  • Certified True Purpose Coach™ and True Purpose Coach Group Leader™
  • Certified Dream Coach™ and Dream Coach Group Leader™
  • Certified Facilitator, å Writing for (a) Change®
  • Graduate of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA)
  • Trained in Parts Work, Voice Dialogue, and Shadow Work
  • Spiritual Director, trained at Wellstreams Spirituality Network, in Columbus, OH, and a member of Spiritual Directors International (SDI)
  • Certified Wellness 360 Coach, and a member of the International Association for Wellness Professionals


“I am truly honored to have served as Kelly Richey’s mentor coach in the True Purpose™ Coaching Certification Program. In my several years of mentoring True Purpose™ coaches, I can honestly say that Kelly is one of the most skilled and dedicated professionals I have had the pleasure to work with.

From day one of her training program, Kelly set out to gain complete mastery of the unique True Purpose™ process for discovering one’s authentic purpose. She took this stance first and foremost because she is an incredibly caring coach who is completely dedicated to helping her clients unlock the secret of their purpose and live it with full consciousness.

I was genuinely impressed with how Kelly delved into every aspect of the process – no matter how small or precise – asking me questions, requesting my candid feedback, and constantly working to deepen her understanding of purpose, because she was also on a personal quest to really understand and live her own purpose full-out. That’s not a small thing! It takes courage, authenticity, tenacity, and vision. And she has all those qualities in abundance. It was so inspiring for me to witness Kelly’s understanding of her own purpose grow and deepen, while her coaching mastery grew right along with it.

As part of her training and development, I had the pleasure of interviewing many of her True Purpose™ clients after they had found their purpose with Kelly. All of them verified that Kelly is a consummate coach. All of them told me that they were inspired on their quest to find their own purpose by Kelly’s authentic passion for the True Purpose™ process and by her honest sharing from her own journey to live a purposeful life.

In fact, one of the most outstanding features of Kelly’s coaching is that she never gives up on anyone. Some of her clients reported that if ever they got bogged down in their process by a challenge going on in their personal life, she never let them “fall off the wagon,” or give up their purpose quest. Kelly’s rock-solid belief in and commitment to her clients is one of the most inspiring and touching things for me, as a mentor coach, to witness. That’s not a skill you can teach – it is an innate quality that Kelly has in spades. “I give her all the credit and acknowledge her for not letting me loose,” was the way one of her clients put it.

Kelly is one of only a handful of trained purpose coaches who is certified by the True Purpose Institute ™ in the world thus far. Her achievement is a very special distinction, much like having a PhD in the academic world. Moreover, her coaching skill reflects and compliments her own ongoing purposeful evolution.

I knew Kelly when she first began her journey to attain certification and I know Kelly now and they are very different; she has grown and deepened in wisdom, understanding, compassion and commitment — both as a coach and as a uniquely talented artist who is walking her talk by endeavoring to live a truly purposeful life on a grand scale!

In short, I feel blessed and honored to know Kelly Richey and happy for any individuals who are blessed to work with her to find their purpose and fulfill their dreams!”

Caroll Michael Schwartz / True Purpose Institute / Mentor Coach

“Kelly Richey is one amazing woman. I met Kelly through her inquiry about working with me as a weight-loss coach. Once we began our work together, I surprised her with an honest assessment which challenged her in ways she had not expected. In fact, she thought she came to coaching for a simple matter of 25 pounds. What she learned and took on was the challenge of solid personal growth and life transformation. Kelly took this all on like a new career! She gave it her all and hasn’t stopped. She set herself on a path of rising to the challenges of life in a new, healthier way which, believe me, wasn’t easy.

Kelly completed a solid year of coaching work with me and I can honestly say that the depth of her commitment to herself, her growth, her health and her professional performance is nothing short of stellar. Not many people have the inner strength for self-examination and personal transformation. Quite often as people begin to look within themselves, they find it too painful or too difficult and then ‘run’ from fear of what it will take to change.

Often clients realize how stuck in old patterns they may be, or how powerful their family and social network is entrenched in behaviors, attitudes, and habits that are destructive. Change may mean it will create stress within those relationships and social groups. Not everyone is willing to ‘rock’ the proverbial ‘boat.’

Kelly did not hesitate. She carefully navigated this very difficult aspect of the path of personal growth and recovery. She paid attention to her mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects, as well as respectfully improving environments and relationships in a much healthier way. My respect for Kelly as her coach, mentor, and now colleague is immense!”

Dr. Christina Winsey / The “I Can” Doctor / Mentor

“A coach takes what you have to offer and builds you up enough to believe that you can accomplish more than you ever thought possible, then shows you how to do it. In a rapidly changing world that I didn’t exactly know how to navigate, I had the pleasure to learn from Kelly the things I required to make sense out of my life and establish a game plan. Kelly has wonderful insight, humor, and a warehouse of experiences from which to pull the most poignant lessons week by week. Now that I know the techniques and I’m suited up, all I can say is, ‘Put me in, Coach!’ Thanks for everything.”

Richard Russell / Client

“Kelly is passionate in her efforts to help change the lives of others through being a True Purpose CoachTM. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Kelly, as she is genuinely interested in my personal growth and happiness. She is a wonderful coach and a lifetime friend. Thanks, Kelly!”

Katie Wittekind / Client

“Kelly Richey has the innate ability to facilitate ideas into action and helps to create a vision and viable goals for her clients. She uses her professional skills, abundant energy and enthusiasm along with her caring, thoughtful demeanor to encourage her clients to find clarity in their life.”

Cynthia Sutton / Client

“When I was 16 years old, Kelly Richey gave me the tools that enabled me to be the guitar player that I always wanted to be. Now, 20 years later, I am a professional musician and she is giving me the tools and framework that are helping me to access and awaken my true power to realize my dreams. I love her style; she is loving and firm, funny and straightforward, supportive and encouraging, optimistic and realistic. With Kelly’s guidance and support, I have been able to make serious progress and gain strong confidence in a short period of time. She is the most effective teacher I have ever had. She is the teacher who gives the most useful information you need to know, and I would recommend her to anyone without reservation.”

Yani Vozos / Client


Kelly Richey
Phone: 513.404.1820

Tamara White
Phone: 513-608-4411

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