As a Motivational Coach and Speaker, my goal is “to empower people move to the next level of success in their lives.” Many people have asked for more information about me and why I am qualified to motivate others. So here’s a little bit about me and how I got here.
It all started back in Fresno, CA where I was born and raised. As a child I knew I had a calling to help people be happier and live better lives. I knew this because I was keenly observant of people. I observed people and how they lived their lives. At age 10 a friend’s family invited me to a musical show called “Up With People!” This show had a major impact on me, and brought up my passion to help people be happier.
Although my parents didn’t care about my grades, I received all A’s in school except I always failed Oral English. I couldn’t get up in front of the class and speak. What kept me going in school was my desire for a career in the helping/teaching profession, so I could help others become more successful.
The females in my family were discouraged from going to college, so higher education became my way of rebelling. I earned my B.A. in Education from CSU Fresno. During college I had some wonderful professors who took me under their wing and encouraged me to speak in class. I learned that I enjoyed teaching and actually had a gift that had previously been repressed. I went on to get my teaching credential and taught Jr. and Sr. High School for 7 years. I went from a shy little girl who couldn’t speak in front of the class to a big girl who couldn’t STOP speaking in front of the class!
Teaching adolescents was an amazing experience! I found that I wanted to work with them more one-on-one, so I went back to college to become a counselor. I received my M.S. in Counseling/Psychology from the University of Miami and became licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist. Initially I set out to get a wide range of experience. I worked in a children’s psych hospital in dual diagnosis, managed a residential treatment program for severely emotionally disturbed teenage girls, did biofeedback therapy for a pain management center, and worked in social services in the areas of foster care, child abuse and family reunification.
Once I became licensed I worked in a private counseling practice for 7 years. I specialized in relationship counseling. During this time I realized that coaching, writing and teaching were what I really loved to do, so I started writing books for healthcare professionals and teaching continuing education courses. I became particularly interested in the field of motivation and coaching and worked on this as a specialty. I founded GROW Training Institute, Inc. which is a coach training organization, and became a Certified Professional Coach. I then coached myself through my Doctoral Program and earned my Ph.D. in Health Science through a correspondence program.
I can now freely pursue my true passions of writing, speaking, coaching and consulting! I have published 26 books and am working on my next one now.
Many people have asked me what has most motivated me during my life? I believe that we all have internal motivation when we find our gift. My strong desire to help people become higher functioning, happier and more successful must have initially come from my internal desire to grow, learn, and improve my life and the world around me. It also came from my deep appreciation for my mentors and teachers who helped me overcome my anxieties and fears about success. It came from reading books by great self help/spiritual authors such as Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Barbara DeAngelis and Tony Robbins. I have learned that it is fear that stops us most. We sabotage our own success due to our own fear of our own light. I want to help others overcome their obstacles and shine their light brightly, just as my mentors did for me.
I now do business, relationship and life coaching. As a Business Coach, I conduct trainings for businesses, entrepreneurs, corporations and organizations all over the world. I do practice building consulting for mental health and medical providers. As a relationship coach I help people stop sabotaging themselves and create their ideal relationships. I work by telephone, Internet and face-to-face. If you are interested in receiving coaching or need a motivational speaker, please contact me! I wish you much success.
See my YouTube video: The Biggest Mistake Women Make in Dating and Love Relationships
-Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., LMFT, CPC
Where to find Lyn Kelley online
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VideosThe Biggest Mistake Women Make in Dating and Love Relationships
The Biggest Mistake taken from my book The 12 Biggest Mistakes Women Make in Dating and Love Relationships.Bad Dick, Good Jane
How Good Girls Get Bad Boys to Behave, Fall in Love and Commit.Is He a Commitment Phobic?
Exerpt from my book "How to Cure a Commitment Phobic"How to Become a Certified Professional Coach
Become a Certified Coach through GROW Training Institute!
The Magic of Detachment: How to Let Go of Other People and their Problems
Dr. Lyn finally got fed up with OPP’s (other people’s problems)! She shares with you exactly how to detach with compassion, what to say to yourself, what to say aloud, and how to pull out of the situation while avoiding conflict and the emotional rollercoaster. You’ll learn how to protect yourself with spiritual empowerment and create space for your OWN best life. This book is a must-read!
Online Marketing for Non-Techies: The Easiest Way to Turn Your Website Into a Sales Machine
Finally! A basic, introductory, easy to understand and follow instruction guide on how to implement and succeed with your online marketing. Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., Certified Professional Coach has led hundreds of marketing seminars for people who despise marketing and technology. She shares with you everything you need to know about how to market your business online -- the easiest possible way.
Right and Wrong Methods of Collecting Money People Owe You
Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., Certified Professional Coach has 100's of collection seminars and collected on 100's of past due accounts. She shares with you everything you need to know about collecting money tactfully--without offending people. Specifically for service professionals and entrepreneurs. The exact scripts, forms & letters that virtually guarantee immediate payment by phone, mail, or other.
The 10 Biggest Mistakes Men Make in Dating and Love Relationships
Dr. Kelley, Relationship Coach, has years of experience (her own, her friends and hundreds of clients) and has discovered the 10 biggest (and most common) mistakes men make. If you haven’t been successful in love, you’re self-sabotaging. It doesn't matter if you're straight or gay, all of Dr. Lyn’s suggestions have been proven to work over and over again. She wants you to know them and use them!
How to Motivate Yourself: Secrets of the Success Superstars!
The truth about what really motivates you! We are all born with internal motivation, but life has a way of repressing our deepest desires and highest selves. Motivational Speaker and Certified Coach, Dr. Lyn Kelley, takes you through the step-by-step process to get yourself motivated once and for all!
Dr. Kelley gives you the best-kept success secrets of all the biggest motivational superstars.
Stalking 101: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe
Over 3 million people a year are stalked. Not all live through it. This book is for everyone, it doesn’t matter if you’re male/female, gay/straight, young/old, large/small. Being stalked by someone you know (or even a stranger) can happen to anyone – and it’s probably already happened to you. Our goal is to make you aware of what's happening and empower you with strategies to keep yourself safe.
The Romantic Terrorist: Protect Yourself from Stalkers, Bullies, Harassment and Threats
This book is written for everyone, it doesn’t matter if you’re male/female, gay/straight, young/old, large/small. Bullying, stalking, harassment, revenge and threatening behaviors by someone you know (or even a stranger) can happen to anyone – and it’s probably already happened to you. Our goal is to make you aware of what's happening and empower you to respond in ways that will protect you.
7 Secrets of Highly Successful Coaches
Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., Certified Professional Coach with over 20 years experience consulting and training coaches, gives you the proven success strategies from Master Life and Business Coaches. She tells you how to be successful in this growing and exciting career. The best specialties, best ways to promote your coaching practice, how to create your business plan, and the best coaching strategies.
How to Break Up, Survive and Thrive
Dr. Lyn tells you the right and wrong ways to break up. It is vital to your well-being that you know the stages of pain and grieving, how to heal in the best way, and how it affects you if you don’t heal in this way. How to break up with someone you’re not really into, or you’ve lost your feelings for. How to break up with someone you are still in love with, survive and thrive!
10 Secrets to Getting Any Man You Want to Want You
This book is for women who want to be in committed, monogamous, satisfying relationships; however, the principles apply to ALL relationships. The most important decision a woman will ever make in her lifetime is choosing a life mate. And if she’s already chosen one, the next most important decision a woman can make is use my strategies to get him to want her! Tried, true and tested over time!
Bad Dick, Good Jane: How Good Girls Get Bad Boys to Behave, Fall in Love and Commit
Dr. Lyn tells you what specific traits make a man bad for relationships, how to measure his severity of “badness," how to know if he’s workable and if so, how to be a “Good Jane” and get him to behave the way you want him to. You’ll be able to spot the 9 types of Bad Dicks and know exactly what to do and say: FloppyDick, StiffDick, SelfishDick, PlayerDick, SlickDick, ClosedDick,and more!
Self Coaching: Become Your Own Life Coach in 12 Easy Steps
Yes, you can become your own Life Coach! This book gives you the proven methods of goal achievement from all the world's top coaches. Everything you need to create your dream life plan and put it into action. The fun and easy 12 step workbook exercises give you your step-by-step process, structure, guidance, motivation and support you need to achieve any goal. Start your new, best life today!
How to Become a Life Coach
New, updated edition 2012! Everything you always wanted to know about becoming a Life or Personal Coach by Certified Professional Coach, Lyn Kelley, Ph.D. Most frequently asked questions about coaching, how to become a coach, how to promote your coaching practice and the simple, 3-step coaching process that motivates your clients to their success! Legal, ethical and regulatory information.
Emotionally Unavailable Men: How to Spot Them and Handle Them
Licensed Therapist and Certified Relationship Coach Dr. Lyn Kelley gives you the real lowdown on closed men. Rate your man on the “emotional unavailability scale.” Why he shuts down emotionally, how to get him to open up, how to connect with him, how to create more intimacy, and how to make him fall deeply in love with you. She will help you understand his psyche and how to draw him out.
Lying, Cheating Men: How to Spot Them and Handle Them
New, updated edition 2013! Licensed Therapist and Certified Relationship coach Dr. Lyn Kelley tells you how to rate men on the “lying/cheating scale.” She explains why men lie and cheat, how to know if he’s lying or cheating, how to know if he can change and how to respond to it. Plus: the 10 most effective ways to handle a lying, cheating man, why men lie and cheat, how to learn to trust again.
Cheap Men: How to Spot Them and Handle Them
Licensed Therapist and Certified Relationship coach Dr. Lyn Kelley will show you how to rate men on the “cheapness scale.” She explains what cheapness really is, what causes it, and how to respond to it. Plus, the 12 most common mistakes women make that cause men to become cheap, and the only way to get any man to become more generous.
Low Achieving Men - Passives, Wimps and Dreamers: How to Spot Them and Handle Them
Dr. Lyn Kelley gives you the complete low-down on low achieving, weak, passive men. You’ll learn why they are passive-resistant, passive-aggressive, dreamers, drifters, procrastinators, lazy, wimpy, socially shy, withdrawn and uncommunicative – and what to do about it! She gives you the only strategies that will motivate him to be the partner you want!
Addicted Men: Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Porn and More
New, updated edition 2014! Lyn Kelley, Ph.D. is a licensed therapist and certified relationship coach who draws from her own experience her clients’ to give you the most practical and up-to-date information about addicted men. You’ll learn how “bad” he is on a scale from 1 – 5. You’ll know all the early warning signs, how to respond to him, how to “help” him, and what to do if he won't change.
Self Centered and Narcissistic Men: How to Spot Them and Handle Them
Newly revised in 2014! Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., a licensed therapist and certified relationship coach draws from her own and her clients' experiences to give you everything you’ll need to know about self-centered or narcissistic men. You’ll rate how “bad” he is, early warning signs, why you’re attracted to him, how to respond to selfish behavior, the 11 questions you must ask, the 3R's cure and more.
Controlling and Manipulative Men: How to Spot Them and Handle Them
Edited and revised 2014! Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., CPC, drawing from 25+ years of experience, gives you ALL the little-known secret tactics - controllers and manipulators use but DON'T want you to know! She tells you what to say to the controller to get him off his position and onto yours. How to know the severity of his case, how to know if he can change, how to get "unhooked" and get him to surrender
Get New Clients Now: The Top 10 Ways to Attract New Clients
Lyn Kelley, Ph.D, is a licensed therapist and certified coach who has been providing seminars, CE courses and consulting for thousands of healthcare providers for over 16 years. She gives you a step-by-step guide to implement the 10 best, tried-true-tested and proven methods (each costs less than $100) to promote your practice to a well-pay clientele, in the most cost-effective ways.
Ethical Issues for Coaches
New, updated edition 2014! Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., CPC provides a concise ethical guideline for Life, Personal, Career, Business Coaches and Consultants. How to protect yourself from liability issues, answers to all your most frequently asked questions, specific coaching competencies from ICF and IAC, sample intake and informed consent forms, sample contracts. Must-know ethics of virtual coaching.
Practice Angels: How to Build a Full, Self-Pay Practice from Good Referrals Alone
All medical and healthcare providers need to read this book! Practice Angels are your best referral sources. You can build your entire practice with well-pay, self-pay clients simply with a few good referral sources. Dr. Kelley gives you the most ethical and effective ways to find your best referral sources and cause them to refer to you over and over. Bonus:7 cost-free ways to double your income!
Alternative Income Sources for Therapists
New, updated edition 2012! Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., CPC, Practice Building Coach with 20+ years experience consulting thousands of therapists, offers at least 15 new and different ideas of ways therapists can expand their careers as well as avoid burnout. Psychotherapy can be an emotionally draining profession, and therapists need to protect themselves from compassion fatigue syndrome.
How to Get a Raise from Managed Care Plans and Negotiate Your Contracts
New, updated edition 2013! All medical and healthcare providers need to read this book! Your practice success depends on it. You will learn how Managed Care Plans covertly attempt to abuse you and how you can stop their unfair practices immediately. You’ll learn how to negotiate, how to investigate them, what to do when care is denied, how to appeal, how to get raises, tricky phrases to watch for.
7 Secrets of Highly Successful Therapists
Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., LMFT, Certified Professional Coach with over 20 years experience consulting and training therapists, gives you the proven success strategies from master therapists. You will bet more motivated to do this life-changing work and revive your spirit, passion and joy for your career. Exercises and quizzes included to assist you. Handle your burnout issues once-and-for-all!
The 7 Self-Sabotages to Your Success: Why People Sabotage Themselves and How to Stop It
New, updated edition 2014! Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., Certified Professional Coach with over 20 years experience gives you the step-by-step method to stop sabotaging your own success, stop other people from undermining your success, stop reacting to everyone else and start intending your own course of action. Includes exercises and quizes to help you get unstuck and move forward.
How to Become a Corporate or Business Coach
New, updated edition 2012! This book is for anyone who wants to become a business consultant. Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., Certified Professional Coach with over 20 yrs. experience in business coaching gives you the step-by-step method to become a corporate or business coach or consultant. Most importantly she shows you how to promote it, how to get in with big corporations, sample fee-setting & contracts.
How to Become a Virtual Coach
New, updated edition 2014! How to earn over $1,000 an hour with virtual coaching by phone or Internet! Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., is a Certified Prof. Coach & Trainer who gives you the turn-key system to set up a virtual coaching practice, promote it online, and get people to pay you over $150 per hour while you’re at home, doing what you love,sitting on your back patio in your pj’s, sipping your tea.
How to Motivate Your Clients to Change
New, updated edition 2012! For therapists, coaches, teachers, trainers, and healthcare providers – anyone who wants to assist people in moving toward their goals and success. Lyn Kelley, Ph.D, is a Certified Professional Coach with 20+ yrs experience who walks you through the stages of change so you can help people succeed. She takes you through the step-by-step process of motivation & change.
Healthcare Providers: How to Promote Your Practice to a Well-Pay, Self-Pay Clientele
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New, updated edition 2014! Lyn Kelley, Ph.D. is a licensed therapist and certified coach who has been providing seminars, CE courses and marketing consulting for thousands of healthcare providers for over 16 years. She gives you the tried-true-tested PROVEN methods to promote your practice to a well-pay clientele, in the most cost-effective ways. For all medical and healthcare providers.
Therapists: How to Promote Your Practice to a Well-Pay, Self-Pay Clientele
New, updated edition 2014! Lyn Kelley, Ph.D. is a licensed therapist and certified coach who has been providing seminars, CE courses and consulting for thousands of therapists for over 16 years. She gives you over 40 tried-true-tested, PROVEN, most cost effective methods to get new, well-pay clients and get out of managed care. For all mental health providers. No frill, no fluff, just the facts
How to Motivate People! The 3 Magic Keys to Unlock Anyone's Hidden Motivation
2nd Edition - updated 2014. The whole truth about what really motivates people! We are all born with internal motivation, but life has a way of repressing our deepest desires and highest selves. Motivational speaker and coach, Dr. Lyn Kelley takes you through the step-by-step process to get yourself (and/or others) motivated once and for all! Powerful exercises provide the force you need!
How to Stick With Your Diet and Exercise Program
New, updated edition 2014! This book is designed to motivate you to start, continue, and maintain your diet and/or fitness program. As a motivational coach and speaker, Dr. Kelley has assisted people with weight management for over two decades. There are plenty of diet plans out there. Instead, she solves the problem which millions of people face, which is sticking with their program!
The 12 Biggest Mistakes Women Make in Dating and Love Relationships
Newly updated & edited 2014. Don’t go on another date til you’ve read this book!
Dr. Kelley, Relationship Coach, has 25+ years of experience and has discovered the secrets of getting any man to fall in love with you and beg to see you again as soon as possible. If you want to “win” with men, you need to “know” the game better. Dr. Lyn has discovered the secrets of getting any man to fall in love.
How to Cure a Committment Phobic
New edition 2014. Dr. Lyn Kelley explains what a relationship commitment-phobic (CP) is and how one can be cured, or at least become committable. If there is any way to do it, this is the way! Lyn has over 20 years experience counseling and coaching couples, researching this topic, as well as her own experience and those of her friends. Lyn is to the point and tells it like it really is
How to Turn a Player into a Stayer
New, updated edition 2014!
Here are the answers to all your questions about that hard-to-pin-down man you’ve been dating! Here are the little-known secrets (all the things players DON’T want you to know) to cause any man to commit to you. If you follow these strategies, any man will beg you for a REAL relationship. Don't waste 1 more minute of your time - find out NOW if he can become a stayer!
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