Kelly Melear-Hough is a Certified Life, Spiritual, and Energy Coach, Shamanic Practitioner, and Reiki Master. She is trauma-informed, anti-racist, and actively working on decolonizing her mind and holding a safer space for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, place of origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic group, disability, neurodiversity, and any differentiators that have traditionally held stigma or been discriminated against.
Kelly recognizes that being a white woman has afforded her certain priveliges within society that have helped her achieve the successes she has experienced. She has a genuine desire to help others and to hold space for people who have not had the same privileges she has had.
In addition, she acknowledges that much of the wisdom she has gained comes from sources such as indigenous peoples of the world including North, Central, and South American indigenous people and people of Asia. This includes shamanic practices and meditative practices she has learned from various sources and concepts of energy/healing that she learned through the study of Reiki, a Japanese modality, and other Eastern traditions.
Kelly has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Tennessee, with a concentration in Community Health Education. She also holds a B.A. from Lafayette College in Anthropology and Sociology with a minor in Spanish. Kelly worked in the Healthcare industry for 25 years, serving in various roles from medical Spanish interpreter, outreach worker, and Migrant Program Director to principal grant writer and Chief Operating Officer.
Kelly studied with Diana Adkins and HeatherAsh Amara and completed her training at the Artist of the Spirit Coach Training program. Both Diana and HeatherAsh apprenticed with Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements and Toltec teacher. Through the Artist of the Spirit Coach Training program, Kelly learned life coaching methods, energy tools, and shamanic healing and is certified as a Life, Energetic and Spiritual Coach. Kelly is also certified as a Warrior Goddess Training Facilitator with HeatherAsh Amara and she has studied core shamanism with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. In addition, Kelly completed a year-long course of study with the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy which is approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and she is a Level III Reiki Master. Kelly is a member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and the Society for Shamanic Practice.
She has undergone a healing journey of her own and is passionate about helping others to do the same.