R ev. 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 and is certified in Spiral Dynamics Integral, Integral Theory, Polarity Management and hosts her own Unity Online Radio show, “Spiraling Consciousness.” She also co-hosts a BlogTalkRadio show “The Minister and the Mother” with Rima Bonario. Kelly is also a Certified Spiritual Intelligence Assessment coach with Deep Change, and an Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Facilitator. She is an adjunct faculty at Unity Institute and Seminary and is a certified Q Process Facilitator and a member of The Q Effect Associate’s Team.
As a Certified Peaceworker and Transitional Consultant she partners with individuals, organizations and spiritual communities to help them understand their past, make peace with it, and co-create a shared vision for their future. Through her continued education and training with the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, Nonviolent Communication and other peacemaking and mediation skills and trainings, she continues to learn to embody the spiritual practice of conflict transformation.
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.
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:
Kelly is a masterful storyteller with a rare gift for making the invisible visible.
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.
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