Rev. Kelly Isola, MDiv, is a dynamic evolutionary leader, speaker and writer, with a passion and commitment for awakening and inspiring individuals worldwide to a greater realization of their own divinity.
She is well-known for her work and teachings of living the two-fold path of an engaged spiritual life – embracing the inner path of wisdom and spiritual healing, as well as demonstrating the outer path of compassionate service.
Kelly holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Unity Institute. She is certified in Spiral Dynamics and Integral Theory. As a Certified Peaceworker and Transitional Consultant she partners with spiritual communities and non-profit organizations to help them understand their past, make peace with it, and co-create a shared vision for their future. She works with individuals, churches, boards and youth groups using conflict coaching, mediation, Spiritual Direction as well as leadership and organizational development.
My mission: To be a creator of beauty by inspiring and awakening individuals into a greater experience of their divinity through the wholeness of the human experience.
Through her continued education and training, as well as her personal practice of meditation, she continues to learn to embody the spiritual practice of conflict transformation. Kelly is is also a BePeace Trainer, Healthy Congregations Facilitator, Spiritual Intelligence Assessment coach, and certified to present the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium. She is an adjunct faculty member for the Spiritual Enrichment & Education Program (S.E.E.) at Unity Institute. and a certified Q Process Facilitator and a member of The Q Effect Associate’s Team.
As an ordained Unity minister, she is a master at creating transformative retreats, rituals, ceremonies, alternative services using music, storytelling, laughter, tears and meditation as catalysts for spiritual transformation. She also facilitates board trainings and leadership development workshops and retreats. Kelly is sought after as a captivating, funny, inspiring and charismatic speaker and teacher. She is also the co-author of the bestselling book, “Who Have You Come Here To Be: 101 Possibilities for Contemplation.”
Kelly is a citizen of the world, having spent her life visiting and residing in many countries around the globe, in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Archaeology and draws from these rich and varied sources in her numerous forms of ministerial work. She lives with her cat Murray in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
What others say about Kelly:
You demonstrated actively the great mix between humanness and divinity. You clearly sent the message to me that I too can continue to enjoy my journey to strive for a clarity and connection between my own humanness and divinity. - Tina Bolyard
You are truly a great one. I am on your team anytime anywhere anyplace. Thanks for being such a majorly- enlightened- way- above- normal-in fact-super -sonic-human- being. – Lynne Twist
You shine God more brilliantly than any person I have ever met or ever heard of. I am so blessed that you came into my life. – Rev. Lauri Boyd
Thank you so much for coming to help to raise the consciousness at our church. You are a masterful facilitator. Keep up the wonderful work! – Susan Gallagher, Board President, Unity Columbine Church