About Jackie Kelm

TO CONTACT JACKIE for consulting, coaching, or speaking, please email admin@AppreciativeLiving.com or call  (704) 799-0975.


  • MBA, Organization Behavior Concentration, Case Western Reserve University (4.0 GPA)
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Kettering Institute of Technology.


  • ICF ACC (International Coach Federation, Associate Certified Coach)
  • Board Certified Coach (Center for Credentialing & Education)
  • HeartMath Certified Coach
  • Thrive Global Certified Executive Coach
  • TRACOM Certified SOCIAL STYLE & Versatility Instructor
  • Emotional First Aid Certification & QPR Gatekeeper Certification  (Suicide Prevention)

Previous Experience

  • Manager, Ernst & Young LLP, Leadership & Organization Change Group
  • Bearing Application Engineer, The Timken Company
  • Senior HVAC Development Engineer, General Motors (GM)
  • Five-year engineering rotation at GM including production control and manufacturing supervision.

Download bio here:   J Kelm Bio 2023 (PDF doc)

Organizations Jackie has Worked with:

Radio Interviews with Jackie Kelm as Guest Expert

      • Sirius Satellite Radio XM: Pathways to Learning with Sister Marie Pappas
      • KSFR-FM Santa Fe Public Radio: The Journey Home with Diego Mulligan.
      • WPYB 1130AM, Benson NC: The Senior Citizen’s Corner.
      • Sirius Satellite XM Radio: The Fully Alive Show with Dr. Greg & Lisa Popcak
      • WCBQ Paradise Radio: Dr. Alvin Jones
      • WJJG AM 1530 Chicago: Job Talk Radio

Television and Print Interviews

      • Guideposts Magazine: Three Steps to Joy Through Appreciative Living
      • Dr. Hightower’s Health Space, Cable Channel 110: The Power of Appreciative Living.
      • Axiom News, Engaging Movements: AI Catayst to Creating Peace, Expert Says.

Published Books

      • Kelm, J. “The Joy of Appreciative Living: Your 28 Day Plan to Greater Happiness in Three Incredibly Easy Steps.” Tarcher, NY. 2009.
      • Kelm, J. “Appreciative Living: The Principles of Appreciative Inquiry in Personal Life. Wake Forest, NC: Venet Publishers. 2005.
      • [1 Chapter] Watkins, J., Mohr, B., & Kelly, R. “Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination.”  Pfieffer, San Francisco, CA. 2011. Case Study: Appreciative Living. Pgs. 175 – 184.
      • [1 Chapter] Hammond, S. & Royal, C. “Lessons From the Field: Applying Appreciative Inquiry.” Plano, TX. Practical Press Inc, 1998. Chapter 10: Introducing the Appreciative Inquiry Philosophy: A How-to for Consultants Who Are New to the Process. By Jacqueline Kelm. Pg. 161-172.

Published Articles:

      • “Unlocking the Door to Happiness.” Innerchange Magazine.
      • “Six Steps to Finding Your Dream Job.” Savvy Miss.
      • “Looking for Love? The Right Way to Find Mr. Right.” Savvy Miss.
      • “Finding What’s Right with Your Child.” The Appreciative Parenting Newsletter.
      • “Walk the Talk: The Principles of AI in Daily Living” The AI Practioner: The International Journal of AI Best Practice.