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Kelly McGlothlin-Zendejas, Psy.D.

Kelly McGlothlin-Zendejas, Psy.D. Senior Consultant

Phone: +1 612.332.8182

An inspirational, engaging, and effective communicator, Kelly McGlothlin-Zendejas has an extraordinary track record of achievements with 20+ years of experience in key global geographies across multiple industries, sectors, functions, and divisions. Trusted and consistently sought out by clients for expertise on talent assessment and development, Kelly has strong knowledge and experience in hiring, coaching, training, succession planning, engagement, and talent management. Kelly possesses strong multicultural people skills, compassion, and the ability to build interpersonal relationships based on trust and understanding.


  • Leads executive assessments for selection, succession, and development; expertise includes behavioral interviewing, assessment interpretation, data integration, and individual and organizational feedback
  • Facilitates learner-focused development programs for early career managers and emerging leaders
  • Creates programs designed to build a culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Coaches individuals to develop new capabilities and skills as well as reach career goals


  • Drove individual and organizational performance at Fortune 100 and global organizations through the creation of robust talent management programs
  • Helped organizations make critical talent decisions through insightful data analysis
  • Advised leaders on strategies for developing, coaching and motivating and engaging individuals and teams to achieve desired goals


  • Psy.D., Doctorate in Psychology, Michigan School of Professional Psychology, MSPP
  • Psy.S., Specialist Degree in Clinical Psychology & Education, MSPP
  • M.S.A., Masters in Science of Business Administration, Central Michigan University
  • B.A., Bachelors in Communications & Marketing, Eastern Michigan University

Kelly grew up in Southern Indiana before relocating with her family to Michigan. She has always lived on a lake and enjoys boating, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. Kelly loves to spend time with her family, exploring the US where they hike, camp and enjoy the outdoors, even white water rafting in the Grand Canyon. Passionate about travel, she has been to India, the Middle East, Africa, South America and all over Europe. She is also an advocate for animal welfare.

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