I’m THAT coach - the one that sees and calls it, the one that’s annoying, supportive, and persistent. I weave together traditional and non-traditional approaches to teach and guide my clients through the progress they seek. My unique process is part mentor, part coach, part fan, part soul. You want to reach for the stars and be rooted and strong?

I’m THAT coach. Let’s talk.
— Kelleen Griffin

Hi! I’m Kelleen Griffin, and I’m a work mentor. I specialize in helping people work well. That could be fit, it could be role, it could be team, it could be boss, it could be no boss. I work with individuals and organizations and have been in practice for 15+ years. Originally, I started out helping my clients get things- they got the job, were awarded the promotion, re-negotiated their salary, or transitioned to a new boss or group. But it wasn’t enough.

Something was missing. It seemed we all want more from work. We want to have a better relationship with our work. We want to be connected to it and passionate about it and to work with great colleagues that respect and care for us. Probably most of all, we want the freedom and discretion to make our own decisions at work. Autonomy, great colleagues, engaging work? ! Today, this is what I help my client’s achieve.

It’s out there. Let’s go get it!



For individuals, we provide mentoring and coaching.

For Leadership Teams & Boards, we provide facilitation and professional & organizational development.

We work with individuals and progressive organizations that want to change the conversation around how they work. The goal is to inspire individuals and create high performing cultures, where profitability and passion are partners.

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The retreat was a great success thanks to Kelleen’s masterful facilitation, helping us move seamlessly into the next phase of our strategic planning. She was without a doubt one of the best facilitators I’ve worked with; I highly recommend her!
— Courtney Reeve, Executive Director, Aspire! After School Learning, March 2019

The “WHY”

It’s time to be part of the solution.

A shift has taken place at work. A healthy shift. No doubt, books like Jeffrey Pfeffer’s Dying For A Paycheck are having an influence. People are taking a hard look at what they do and who they work for. Small businesses are on the rise - companies with fewer than 500 workers now account for 64% of all new private sector jobs in the US. This is great news! It means we have more options for how we work. Smaller generally means more impact, more discretion, more innovation and creativity.

We’ve seen this up close. For the last 15 years, we’ve helped individuals figure out what works well for them at work. Over the last two years, KG Mentoring has had the privilege to work with Small Business Owners and Partnerships who are resolute in their commitment to creating healthy, enduring, and profitable businesses.

Progressive organizations are catching on!


of Owners of small businesses are 50-88 years old!

Yeah, we were surprised by that stat too! Checked it twice, Gallup and Forbes reported it. And, another 33% are 35 to 49 years old.


The number of workers actively disengaged from their work.

This from Gallup’s 2013 poll. Actively disengaged was considered a slightly more acceptable term than ‘hating’ their work.

Did You Know?



of the US Workforce, that’s 55 million people, are freelancers.

That number is expected to go to 43% by 2020! “94% of the net job growth in the past decade was in the alternative work category and 60% of that was due to the rise of independent contractors, freelancers, and contract company workers.” Forbes, January, 2018


$190 Bn

work Stress Related Health Costs

A group of Stanford professors released their research findings recently citing up to $190 billion in additional healthcare costs associated with workplace stress. $190 billion in workplace stress is probably why there are 55 million freelancers, in the first place! People aren’t going to ‘Die for A Paycheck’ anymore.



Here are a few small steps you can take to understand your relationship to work and start moving in a more satisfying, healthy and hopefully profitable direction.



We work with individuals and leadership teams & boards. We facilitate large and small events, mentor teams and individual contributors, and consult on the topic of creating great cultures.



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