Hi! Keli Conci here.
Because I detest small talk (well, unless we’re on a train or airplane together, then I want to know everything about you
Take your pick or if you have all day (I want to know who you are if you’re that person – perhaps you can teach me a thing or two) — go crazy with all the versions!
THE GIST VERSION:
(Because sometimes we just need the down and dirty edition)
Being curious. Hearing other people’s life stories. When my husband kisses my forehead. Hearing my daughter’s belly laugh. That my dad still recognizes me (Dementia’s a real dick). Seeing a random feather because it makes me think of my mama up in the sky. A properly placed f-bomb.
AND BELIEVE THAT…
Humor heals. Soul-Sisters save lives. Life is an experiment. It’s never too late. You are your own damn guru. And life is better when you grow a pair and keep showing up.
I WRITE ABOUT…
Courage. Creativity. Surviving a dysfunctional childhood (mother-daughter relationships, mental illness, substance abuse, and emotional trauma). Alzheimer’s/Dementia and caregiving. Entrepreneurship. Marriage, relationships, and parenting. Digital Marketing. Authenticity.
I TRY MY DAMNEDEST TO HELP PEOPLE…
Think about life differently (and hopefully for the better). Launch their creative and/or business projects into the world. And laugh their ass off (I hope).
THE TIMELINE VERSION:
Student of Life. Qualifications. (And for those who dig the chronological process).
- That Dorm Life – (2001)
Studied Mass Communications + a new town for one semester. Said “peace out” once I saw a commercial for a television and radio broadcasting school.
- 15-Minutes of Fame – (2002)
Spent an entire year immersed in radio and television broadcasting school; met cool instructors, new friends and interned at KCNC Channel 4 in Denver. I truly thought this was where I was where, upon graduation, go and jump into my “purpose” (whatever the hell that really is?) Life was about to show me some forks in the road…
- Is This Thing On? – (2003)
KCNC/Channel 4 – Denver, Production Assistant/Teleprompter
Graduated Broadcasting School and Channel 4 offered me a Production Assistant and Teleprompter job. I was beyond ecstatic and thought I was on my way up, living my dream. Then one day at 20 years old and seeing some of the reporters there miserable, divorced and chasing the next story…I promptly moved back home and questioned what the hell I really wanted to do with my life.
- Received The “Survived Working with Family” Badge – (2003 – 2005)
Pueblo West Total Fitness
While I tried to figure out that whole “life purpose” thing…my brother needed help with his gym. Since I had worked there all throughout high school and we were family and all, I ended up General Managing the gym and received a crash course in managing and business; two totally different things turns out. What female, 20-year-old doesn’t love handling employees twice her age, new ownership and a wicked case of Winging It? I dug it all…until I didn’t anymore.
- Eureka — I’m Kinda, Pretty Sure, I Know What I Want to Do with My Life…Maybe?! – (2005 – 2007)
Pueblo Community College, Licensed Psychiatric Technician
Thought the world of psychology was fascinating, so I dove in. Little did I know when I started school for being a Psychiatric Technician, it was basically nursing school (and I have a full-on physical reaction to blood and needles). I sure am adorable sometimes.
- One Flew Over MY Cuckoo Nest – (2007 – 2012)
Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo
Passed my Psychiatric Technician boards and got me an official license and began a career in forensic nursing. What a ride that was! My adrenals were officially shot by 2012 and I decided my soul was worth more than the money, so I jumped out of nursing and into the next adventure…
- Green Smoothie Nation – (2011 – 2012)
Went full on in and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach. This not only fueled the lifestyle I was experimenting
- Comfort Zone Crashing Camp – (2012 – Current)
KeliConci.com (runnin’ my own damn business)
Launching and running your own business – whether it be large and in charge, or sole proprietorship like mine – you have to have some balls to keep that baby going and showing up over and over again.
I’ve launched, re-launched, re-branded, lost and found (and lost and found) my focus
- Bangin’ B-School – (2015)
What is the online equivalent of an MBA for doing business in the online world? Marie Forleo’s B-School that is. I mean…who doesn’t love a good up-level in their life and business? I sure as hell do and that is exactly what I received.
- Going Higher (Education That Is) – (2016 – 2018)
Southern New Hampshire University (Bachelor of Arts — Communications/New Media/Social Media Marketing)
Finishing my formal college education was tugging at my heart the last few years. I kept pushing it away saying I didn’t need it for what I was doing and telling myself that college was a waste of money. But, when something keeps knocking at your soul, you have to check under the hood and see what’s up. I enrolled and was in love with every class I took. Who knows the big “why” behind it (I don’t even know yet), but instead of a tugging at my heart, it’s a big high-five. Go, team, go!
THE AWKWARD 3RD PERSON BIO VERSION:
(Because I have to give something to the people at “Live with Kelly and Ryan” so they can introduce me on their show).
Keli dreams of a world where time travel is real, people are more authentic than not, kindness prevails, and every coffee shop can make a decent flat white.
Keli works with creatives and entrepreneurs to help them get their work in the world through digital marketing, blogs, newsletters and any place they feel stuck or overwhelmed in their creative and/or business endeavor.
When Keli isn’t experimenting with using her kitchen products as her facial products or reading three books at a time that she can barely finish, you can find her writing, trying to take deep breaths, cooking and traveling.
Keli’s next project is launching her very own podcast — hitting the airwaves in 2019.
Keli lives in the mile-high state of Colorado with her husband and daughter and enjoys eating her words because she said she would never get married or have children.
Read more about her inspiring and funny take on life at www.KeliConci.com.