Ask HC Alumni: Channeling Your Inner Leader



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Join fellow alumni, parents and HC community members for a call focused on finding your inner light in order to lead effectively during this national crisis. We’ll take your questions, and alumni experts will help us discover best practices for displaying flexible, authentic and transformative leadership.

This session is led by Kelly Meerbott, a respected thought leader, author, facilitator, speaker, and leadership coach, and Joe Morgan, a CEO and Member of the Board for several organizations who brings a wealth of experience as a demonstrated leader.

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College of the Holy Cross, alumni, career development, mentoring, coaching


Alumni Career Development Webinar sponsored by The Office of Alumni Relations.

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About Kelly Meerbott '98: Kelly Meerbott is a respected thought leader, author, facilitator, speaker, and leadership coach to successful leaders. Early in her corporate career, Kelly found her calling to coaching and training while working for a Fortune 500 company. Recognizing her natural aptitude for mentoring and educating others, she was given roles where she could have the most significant impact coaching her peers and supervisors. In 2009, at the height of the recession, Ms. Meerbott found herself caught up in a round of 30,000 layoffs -- a defining moment in her career.

As Kelly explored what was next, she hired a coach who subsequently changed her life. The support and guidance of a personal coach helped her realize her passion for helping others and desire to make it a career. More importantly, she recognized how impactful and life-changing a great coach can be. This is what inspires and motivates her to share her talents to make a difference in the world. Over the last ten years, YOU - Loud & Clear, Inc. has worked with a diverse portfolio of clients. Specializing in senior executives and members of the C-suite, Kelly discovered that no matter how experienced these humans are running their businesses, everyone still has obstacles (real or perceived) that prevents them from fully executing their vision.

Ms. Meerbott is a Leadership Philadelphia Fellow (2019 Core Class). She is a guest columnist for the Philadelphia Business Journal & Forbes, the host of the “Hidden Human: The Stories Behind the Business Leader” podcast and a featured speaker for Philly Tech in Color. Kelly has been showcased on Inside Business, A Band of Wives,, and HearSay with Cathy Lewis. Recognized as one of LinkedIn’s top recommended professionals, she is a contributing expert on and She was named 2018’s best person to get your life and business together by Philly Current Magazine. Ms. Meerbott earned a B.A. in English literature from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and has completed post-graduate work in emotional intelligence from Case Western Reserve University, modern psychology from Princeton University, and leadership development from the University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she launching a virtual group for women and people who identify as women called Transforming Your Internal Narrative: From Burnt out to Bliss.

About Joe Morgan '81: Joe believes that if you are relentless in building the right environment for people, then extraordinary outcomes can result. People and curiosity are always at the core of his leadership approach. Having spent his career serving as a CEO or Member of the Board for large public as well as start-up and growth companies, Joe brings a wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership in transformational business environments. Joe has held executive leadership and board positions at well-known companies such as Standard Register and Sony Chemical Corporation. Additionally, Joe is on the Executive Advisory Board for NexPhase Capital, a private equity investment firm focused on middle-market companies. He also serves on the boards of Lion Group, OmniSYS, Heapy Engineering, JBM Envelope Company and Mary Queen of Angels Eldercare. He serves in an advisory role at CURA Homecare, and is on the advisory board for WPI Life Sciences. Joe earned an MBA from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Arts from College of the Holy Cross.

Ask HC Alumni: Channeling Your Inner Leader