About Kelli


My passion is helping over-scheduled and over-stressed high-level professionals and business owners reclaim hours back into their day and regain control of stress so they can spend time doing more of what’s important to them, both professionally and personally. 

After spending too many years burning the candle at both ends, being distracted when around family, and feeling like everything and everyone but me had control over my life, I finally found the key to transforming everything.

It was the realization that in order to achieve my goals – from my career to my relationships to my health – I had to address my stress. My personal transformation allowed me to step into the life I had spent so many years dreaming of – more time to do what I loved doing, renewed relationships, and taking my career to the next level. My shifts were so profound in my happiness and fulfillment, I knew I had to dedicate my life to helping others do the same thing.

Now a Certified Elite Stress-Management and Mindset Coach and Master Practitioner of The Transformational Coaching Method and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, I am committed to helping you get to the root of your stress so you can do more of what you love and what’s important to you in life.

In addition to my coaching services, speaking with and educating members of organizations in the community is a key component of my work. Speaking engagements that bring awareness and strategies for healthy living have included PBS Distribution, MOCPA, BOMA, St Louis Society of Association Executive, Rockwood School District, Fort Zumwalt School District, Professional Women’s Alliance, Classic Travel Connection, Little Black Book: Women in Business, Fearless Women, Chambers, Rotary Clubs and more.

My Education and Certifications

  • Certified Life and Health Coach, Health Coach Institute
  • Master Practitioner, Transformational Coaching Method (TCM)
  • Master Practitioner, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • NLP Trainer, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Bachelors in Fine Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Masters Degree in Fine Arts, University of California at Irvine
  • Education Certification, Denver University

My Experience Working

with Kelli Risse

“Kelli has been helping me work on myself for almost a year. I was first drawn to Kelli because I was living in what I call “overwhelm”. I was not focused, my boundaries were fluid, and I was stressed. I needed a life reset! Kelli helped me to be more focused on the things that are most important to me in my personal life and my business. AND the most amazing thing that has resulted in my weekly sessions with Kelli, is that I am now living out a reality that was a lifelong dream in my business. I had wanted to create an extension of my business for many, many years, but never allowed myself to move past the dreaming stage. Kelli helped me to move past my negative self-talk and lack of confidence in myself. She helped me move forward into making those dreams a reality.I’m grateful for Kelli look forward to many more dreams, action plans and the results of those two things coming together to create the life I want.”

-Christen P., Travel Agency Owner, Business Strategist, Wife, Mother

“As a new mom who passionately loves her career, I found it hard to prioritize work, family, and taking any time for myself. I would go from a serving heart all day at work, to pouring all I have left into my family, and by every evening I was more than running on fumes. Kelli helped take my overwhelming and drowning feelings, unpack them, and create a game plan that was manageable and achievable. Now I have time in my day for me, remain calm in stressful situations, have more energy, and am free from emotional stress that was weighing me down. Working with Kelli was incredible and life changing!”

-Amy W., Chiropractor, mom, wife

“Working with Kelli has allowed me to reset from a life consumed and controlled by stress to a life where I’m learning and growing every day. The small instrumental changes I’ve made are making a HUGE impact in my everyday life. I am healthier physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Now, I am able to stay calm, manage stress in appropriate ways, be more productive, choose carefully what is worth my time and what is not, constantly complete routine tasks so my household runs more efficiently, and better care for my mind, body, and spirit. For years, my life felt like I would surface from insane stress, gasp for breath, and immediately be pulled back under into more stress. Now, I’m learning to swim with my head above water with a calm, steady and empowered stroke!”

-Amy R., Professional, mom, wife

“My breakthrough session was unlike anything I had ever experienced. Kelli’s demeanor, professionalism, and empathetic nature was so welcomed and appreciated. Her skillfulness of sitting one-on-one with me with only palpable love and her confidence in my ability to take the tools she was revealing to me and use them for my own good was so empowering. If you feel like you’ve tried everything and you want a proactive plan for growth in your life and/or your business, I would highly recommend this session.”

-Jeanette , Chiropractor, Caregiver

Rise up. Live well.