Coach and Strategic Advisor, Love X Freedom
Funders Together Board Member
Kelli King-Jackson is a coach and strategic advisor committed to freedom for Black folx. As a coach, she prioritizes working with Black women and other women of color leading in white spaces. In her consulting work, she works to make the nonprofit, philanthropic, government, and corporate sectors safer for Black women.
Kelli is a deep listener and consistent champion for my clients. She believes we must all do the work of freedom at the personal, interpersonal, or organizational levels. As such, her work centers on liberating material, spiritual, and other resources needed for leaders of color to dream, strategize and create a just world. Kelli does this by asking expansive and incisive questions to understand and shake what holds us back. By connecting to the wisdom and talent embodied within us, she helps individuals and organizations to navigate complex systems and structures in ways that are rooted in wholeness, healing, and possibility.
Kelli is an ACC level coach with the International Coaching Federation and a 21/64 certified philanthropy advisor. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over twenty years. Kelli currently serves on the boards of Funders Together to End Homelessness, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Bethel Houston UCC. Most recently Kelli was Vice President of Programs and Community Engagement at The Simmons Foundation (Houston, TX). Prior to joining the Foundation, she led a nationally recognized school-based health outreach initiative in Texas and consulted with BIPOC-led small nonprofits across the country.
Kelli is actively engaged in my local community often hosting discussions on upcoming elections, leadership, and ways to support local, Black-led organizations. She is a speaker, avid writer, and occasional crafter. As an introvert, time alone is her love language. Her favorite job is loving on my people.