Kelley Barton Newkirk is currently pursuing an Masters in Social Work at the University of Southern Maine. She holds a B.A. in Economics and a M.B.A in Marketing and Finance from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is a certified Bikram and trained Vinyasa yoga teacher, and completed The Coaches Training Institute certification program. Throughout her career, she has mentored and worked with individual contributors and managers, to identify their unique strengths and how to focus these strengths on furthering their individual and team goals.
Since 2018, she has worked with Stephen Andrew at the Health Educaton and Training Institute to enhance her skills in Motivational Interviewing (MI). She works with invidivuals, groups and assists in training others in the use of MI with the goal of having compassionate conversations that elicit clients’ intrinsic motivation to change.
Kelley has balanced her professional interests with a passion for the healing arts including yoga, meditation and wellness through nutrition. She is a certified Bikram Yoga Teacher and previously owned and operated a successful yoga studio in downtown Chicago. Kelley successfully coached her students to apply what they learned “on the mat” to find greater balance in their lives “off the mat.”
Kelley lives with her two children, husband and loveable dog in Falmouth, Maine.