Connecting Business to Opportunity

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Connecting Business to Opportunity


Consultant for Entrepreneurs and Executives, Activist for Women and Diversity, a Builder of the Austin Creative Class since 1991. 

Headquartered in Austin, Texas with strategic partnerships worldwide Kelso strategically connects companies to the resources, tools, partners, and capital necessary to reach personal and corporate growth goals.

Barbara Kelso is a succesful entrepreneur and proven business leader leveraging over 30 years of experience through her diverse and global career as a Founder, Board Member, Advisor, Investor, and Director for operational and executive management roles in corporate, non-profit and startup/small business sectors which has allowed her to develop keen insights into legacy building strategies, provide problem-solving responses, identify valuable funding sources and build relationship networks that support her clients, and drive vision that manifests into reaching client goals, which in turn creates successes that delivers enduring and measurable results.  

Kelso works with a select a number of start-up companies, mid-market and enterprise to create social impact, architect strategy to reach personal and corporate goals. Whether through life coaching, acting as a fractional C-Level, Advisor, Mentor or Partner, Barbara brings extensive experience and professionalism to every project and customizes strategies to individual needs. 

Connect to Kelso and discover how to create a legacy from success to significance. My promise is give you exceptional advice that will last for generations to come.

Connect to Kelso to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.




3805 Tonkawa Street, A1
Austin, Texas 78756



Areas of Expertise 

Coaching - Advisory                     

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." 
Albert Einstein

The way people engage in the world is a sum total of their thoughts, feelings, words, and actions. The laws that govern the world around us are dynamic and fluid and ever changing and one must become self aware and learn to adopt. Barbara Kelso acts as an Advisor or Coach so you can focus more on creating the performance of a lifetime.

Executive Coaching is a great tool for professionals that are good at what they do and want to be better or for those that are looking for change. Usually taking the form of regular one-on-one individual meetings (over the phone or in-person) over a specified period of time, the coaching engagement is a thought-provoking experience that brings heightened clarity, focus, organization, and results to your performance in both work and life. Through action and insights, executive coaching leverages your
potential and improves your thinking to help you get what you want.


Barbara's postgraduate training covered neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, and longevity.

Science of Success - through proven scientific methods, it has been revealed there are laws to success. What we have learned presently that success once obtained has the opportunity to create generational and social impact in significant ways. 





leave a mark 

The world is ever growing and evolving beyond trends.  This cycle is on full tilt - Kelso strives to anticipate these changes so you can focus more on creating the performance of a lifetime.

incubation - ACCELERATOR - mentorship 

The startup and small business marketplace is a new frontier that requires experience in best practices, understanding of legal and financial planning, venture financing, succession planning, brand development and placement, media management, go to market strategy, building networks, cultural alignment and functional design Kelso has an holistic approach to your process to design strategies that work. 

Demystifying processes is a creative practice.  At the end of the day, our work and its worth are profoundly personal. That’s why we advise long term and short term planning sessions before stepping into the marketplace.

events - production - curation

Private Events, curated guests lists, interesting conversations, engaging opportunities, interactive experiences. Business Forums, informative, transformative and high level connectivity. Network building, strategic brand placement, business expansion. 

art of NEGOTIATION - strategic alliances

Great negotiation techniques require finesse, strategic deal structuring, and in many ways, empathy to build the momentum toward agreement. 

Kelso designs processes that foster agreement and allows for conflict management. Barbara has a keen ability to anticipate and manage conflict. To be an effective negotiator one must be equipped to craft strategies to overcome barriers, by reframing issues or setting up confidence-building mechanisms. A negotiator must be skilled at developing trust backed by a seriousness of purpose and unwavering adherence to the principles they must protect. 

Great negotiators channel the flow and pace of the process -- developing attractive visions of a desirable future; proposing a formula or framework or face-saving compromise; and, erecting barriers to backsliding that impel the process forward.

It is important to build credibility and productive working relationships externally while advancing the interests of the client. As a negotiator Barbara pays close attention to how the other side makes decisions, and use this insight to tailor the next moves helping counterparts to come to agreement. 






“People of vision see the invisible, hear the inaudible, think the unthinkable, & do the impossible,”
— Unknown


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