Unparalleled Experience.

General Experience and Background

T C Kelly was featured by The Conference Board for excellence in executive development. He is the Managing Partner of Kelly Associates. Recent and existing clients include the Chairman and board of Groupe Danone, the global heads of Danone Waters (Evian/Volvic/Bonafont) and Danone Dairy, Dannon and Stonyfield USA, the head of Kraft Biscuits China, USA & Canada, the CEO’s and senior partners of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Clifford Chance Eastern Europe, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Presidents of AXA Investment and Levi Strauss & Co. Europe, the MD’s of Saatchi and Saatchi, Selfridges, National Australia Bank Europe and Commerz Banks, members of the board of WHSmith, senior executives at Shell, senior diplomats at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Chairman of Unilever Russia, British Petroleum’s Head of Global Learning, the Director of Executive Development at Lloyds TSB, the Director of Learning at NatWest Bank, a BBC Trustee, the Permanent Secretary heading the UK’s Department of Employment and Learning and the Chairman of Jubilee 2000. Transforming the effectiveness of individuals, teams, departments and whole organizations is his primary focus. He was a co-founder and Director of Sheppard Moscow Ltd, a leading consultancy in Organization and Leadership Development. He lectured in the departments of clinical psychology at Hebrew University, Jerusalem and Gothenburg University, Sweden whilst training professionals in personal and group development.

Specific Focus

Work with top executives is strategic, behavioural and personal, enhancing performance, leadership style, balance of life and well being. Within two coaching sessions executives report positive change that is confirmed by colleagues. For example, he recently helped a global FMCG company grow exponentially within two years by diagnosing the organization and coaching the top executives to respond to its needs. And he helped an investment bank improve performance by diagnosing the needs of the financial analysts as well as their clients while coaching the executives to react appropriately. A 50% increase in the bank’s European ranking (Extel survey) from 12th, a position held for seven years, to 6th place occurred after one year of coaching and organization development interventions. Combining coaching with team development has been a feature of his work. For example, coaching key members of the board of Kraft China during a team development intervention helped improve effectiveness and camaraderie while quadrupling growth.


He trained with Dr Colin Sheppard, founder of the first Organization Development departments at Royal Dutch Shell in assessing markets, growing revenues, enhancing customer satisfaction, cost and time reduction, managing change and resistance, network building, diagnostic surveying, open systems theory, action learning, consulting skills, positive power and influence, negotiation and presentation skills. His MA in Psychology concentrated on humanistic education, coaching and experiential learning. He trained with Dr. Laura Perls the founder of the Gestalt school of personal development and Dr. William Schutz the founder of team dynamic and Firo-B psychometric approaches. He co-authored the The Complete Guide to Fitness and Well Being (Viking/Penguin, New York) after research on well being which he applies in treating executive stress. He contributed to Blackwells Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychology (Basil Blackwell, Oxford) after research on building effective relationships.

Approach to Coaching, Team, Departmental and Organizational Development

“I enjoy the work because it is personal yet pragmatic combining a depth of focus with a breadth of practical and strategic options that get results. Some clients describe the work as the most important development opportunity of their careers having enhanced overall satisfaction and effectiveness. Others say they are able to influence and motivate staff far more effectively; that skilled feedback and work on strengths and weaknesses is crucial; or stepping “out of the box” of old assumptions and taking a fresh approach to work and life is the key. Through an authentic relationship, individuals, teams and departments are helped to fully understand where they are now and what will further their development. It is a privilege to support extremely capable people and organisations to develop more quickly and exceed their growth targets.”