Originally from Cape Cod, MA, Joe Kelley has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where he was also an All-American collegiate football player. Joe has been passionate about working to better the lives of others since he was a boy, leading him into the public sector as a law enforcement officer for 9 years (K-9, Emergency Response Team and Interview Interrogation) and as a Adolescence social worker for the Massachusetts Department Of Family And Children.
But Joe Kelley’s story isn’t just a highlights reel. After an on-the-job injury as a Police Officer, he developed an addiction, which led to him being incarcerated for 2 years in a state penitentiary. This experience didn’t destroy Kelley, it just delayed him.
After he emerged, clean and determined, he re-engaged with his commitment to better the lives of others through working in the private sector, first as a clinician in the substance abuse field and for the past 11 years a business developer. Working in addictions facilities for a number of years, Joe knows that the issues go deeper than drugs and alcohol and his unique experience helps him get to the core of the individual. Now, the “why” no longer being a mystery, it’s know surprise that Joe’s senior thesis explored the stigma of addiction while at Hartwick College.
Joe’s core principles are hard work, perseverance, and determination. On or off the field, in or out of the office, at home or at the playground Joe is truly an inspiration to all of those in his life. Joe is a father of 5 with the ages ranging from 17 to 3 years. Kelley has continued to further his education, he is certified in children’s yoga, a Trainer of Hypnotherapy, Trainer of NLP, Trainer of time techniques and EFT. He is also a high in demand Trainer of Life Coaching.