Our Vision

We believe that discovering a person’s strengths and teaching them how to apply them will result in a more satisfying life and career. Using an assessment that has a 50-year track record of identifying an individual’s natural strengths is the cornerstone of our approach. We combine the results with personalized coaching to develop a roadmap for success. We have helped individuals, organizations and students thrive using this proven method. We want to help you.

Kelli M. Gift, Founder

Striving 2 Thrive

My Story

I’ve always had a passion for helping people be their best. I’m a business owner, mom and volunteer who believes that everyone has the potential to be happy. I call this finding your wow. I started asking my new employees what their wow was. Answers ranged from the insightful to the amusing to the totally unexpected. But they all had one thing in common – people’s faces would light up when they talked about them. From asking this simple question and getting such passionate responses, I determined to help people not only find their wow, but help them grasp it and apply it to thrive in career and life. Striving 2 Thrive is my dream of helping people find and realize their potential.

More About the Founder

Kelli Gift is an accomplished business woman and corporate trainer. Her accomplishments include serving as a managing partner in a successful small business, providing consulting and coaching services to help organizations find success, volunteering in her community and being a mom to four sons (and recently “Ona” to her first grandson!). Her calling is to help people realize their strengths and understand how to use them to find success and fulfillment.

  • Certified Kolbe Consultant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Managing Partner, PaySmart Payroll Services
  • Strategic Coach Multiplier
  • Junior Achievement Instructor
  • Women of Influence Award Recipient, 2017
  • Luminary Awards Nominee, 2017