Lily Kelly-Radford

Lily Kelly-Radford
Atlanta, GA


Dr. Lily Kelly-Radford has a wonderful warm, friendly manner that's very professional, and to the point at the same time. She helped me identify my strengths and worked with me to get to the successful point I am now in a new career that I love.Charita Johnson, ESPN Vice President - Production Performance Division

Areas of Expertise

  • 360-degree Feedback
  • CEO and Executive Transitions
  • Executive Development
  • Executive Poise & Presence
  • Global Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Vision


  • General
  • Board Members
  • C-Level: CEO COO CFO SVP
  • Executives

Services & Delivery Methods

  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Facilitation
  • Keynote Speaking
  • Workshops

Professional Profile

Lily Kelly-Radford, Ph.D. is Founder and President of LEAP Leadership, a Coaching, Consulting and Training organization that designs, customizes and delivers leadership development services to organizations, executives, high profile figures—including those in the sports and entertainment industries—as well as individuals seeking these types of services. After receiving her Ph.D., Kelly-Radford launched her professional career as a psychology professor at Howard University. She worked at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, and later the federal government. Since that time, she has owned her own private practice and consulting business, served as an adjunct full professor at the school of public health for the University of North Carolina, and served as Executive Vice President, Global Leadership Development for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) - one of world's top leadership development organizations. At CCL, she was second in command and responsible for design, customization and delivery of leadership services for global organizations around the world. During her tenure at CCL, Kelly-Radford was responsible for significant market penetration into Europe and Asia, increasing revenues by 69% and 96% respectively. As a result of Kelly-Radford's innovative approach to developing client solutions, she was able to increase overall organizational revenue by 20% over a two-year period. Kelly-Radford has engaged at the highest levels of business and government both in the United States and abroad. She has networked with and actively engaged in collaboration with thought-leaders from around the globe. She is a practitioner who has also served in executive business roles for 18 years and who has taken time to advance the field through publishing. Kelly-Radford is a sought after presenter on topics relating to talent, leadership development and human capacity, and has presented in such locations as France, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland, Venezuela, Thailand, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. Skilled in international protocol, Kelly-Radford has served as host to international dignitaries from Egypt, Kuwait, Spain, India—in the U.S. and abroad.

Education, Certifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Undergraduate degree from The University of Pittsburgh
  • Master's and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Georgia
  • A clinical psychologist licensed in four states

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