We had the good fortune of connecting with Kelly Bryant and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kelly, what principle do you value most?
Curiosity. Being deeply curious, and constantly in pursuit of new learning and growth experiences, has pushed me beyond my comfort zone into a life of conscious choice. By being curious with others, with the world, and mostly with yourself, the old stories that drive discord and interrupt our higher calling start to fade away. Professionally, this curiosity initially led me through a variety of industries, roles, types of organizations, and business disciplines in the corporate world. I leaned into my personal curiosity much further when I left the corporate world in 2017 and started working as a solo-entrepreneur, consulting for healthcare tech startups. I created new opportunities for myself, and awakened to my own creativity, capabilities, and direction, independent from a boss telling me what I should do next. Over the past several years, by getting off the hamster wheel and starting to listen deeply to my intuition, I’ve been inspired to return to one of the most fulfilling aspects of my professional life – coaching and mentoring others. As a coach, I get to be intensely curious about my clients. What is here for them now, what is sabotaging their success, and who they can be when they also tune in more deeply to their own dreams and aspirations.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Resilience Remedy is professional development platform that provides 1:1 coaching and group learning experiences. I created Resilience Remedy to connect with, empower, and inspire heart-forward individuals who know life is meant to be about something big and incredible. My clients come from a variety of industries and career stages. Most of them are women, and many of them are somewhere on the path of their own entrepreneurial journey (ideating, starting their business, growing their business). I am uniquely positioned to support aspiring and evolving female business leaders and owners because I have lived both experiences myself. Together, we identify, confront, call forth, challenge, traverse, and emerge stronger from the many twists and turns of doing meaningful work. I primarily serve as a Co-Active coach, focusing on asking powerful questions and providing championing and acknowledgement to help my clients move bravely forward with their dreams. I also support my clients as a business growth coach when desired. Coaching helps my clients build confidence, find more meaning in their work, and lead from a place of authenticity. Many unique paths and circumstances bring us to coaching – and we cannot always see the next clear step forward. We may only hear a whisper of conviction to take action towards a more-fulfilling future. I didn’t fully realize or accept coaching as my calling for many years. It was through profound professional experiences as well as personal setbacks and failures that I felt the undeniable urge to step fully into my calling to help others in this capacity. Surrounding everything we do, and everything I offer my clients, is a revealing of our own resilience. Corporate life requests and requires us to suppress the stories that make us who we really are. We often hide and perform to people-please and get ahead. These inauthentic expectations create dissonance and limit us from sharing our own creativity and most meaningful expression with the world. These experiences of hiding build up over time and eventually create an internal tension that leads many of us to courageously confront this reality and call in our own power to change it. Sometimes that is to make waves within an organization and decide to create a better reality for our colleagues or teams. Sometimes it is to boldly step forward onto a different path that involves building, launching, and nurturing a new business. Both circumstances are extremely tough to navigate alone. I know because I have lived in each, and, at times, experienced the deep loneliness of each. I also have experienced the gift of being coached. Being seen, being held up as valuable, important, impactful, inspiring, and needed by the world. I know the difference it makes to have a partner and a cheerleader and someone who can hold you accountable to your own higher self. That is why I coach and why I continue to get coached. That is why I dig deep into my own stories of resilience to bring this work into the world. We cannot do this alone.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a mom of a toddler, so I don’t get out to the most exciting spots very often anymore! When I do, I usually opt for some self-care spots like getting a facial at Alchemy Face Bar, or taking a yoga class at Ohana Yoga and Barre, both off Tennyson street in Berkeley. A float at Samana Float Center in Rino is also an indulgent and relaxing experience. A brand new spot that has a ton to offer in terms of self-care and body work options, along with a great cafe for working or spending time with someone in a 1:1 environment is Nurture located at Federal and 29th. And if you are brave and willing to really detox, Denver Bikram Yoga is another great option. I’ve also ventured up the hill recently to Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs (about 45 minutes from Denver). I was a big fan of the caves and the meditation area. Every couple weeks I need a sushi fix, and head over to Sakana Sushi and Ramen in Westminster. It’s an unlikely location for amazing sushi, however, the owner sources excellent products from Japan and delivers beautiful, flavorful, and authentic sushi without the stress of the trendier downtown options. Another favorite for both food and atmosphere is Sherpa House in Golden. It’s a Nepalese restaurant and cultural center serving delicious food and displaying beautiful and unique art and artifacts. They have a peaceful garden patio for when it is warmer out. Beyond food, drink, and spa, I love all the hikes in the foothills and the many parks and paths to wander into Colorado nature without dealing with 1-70. I get outside with my 2 dogs to recharge and to share the beauty of this state with friends and visitors.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Having someone see you and believe in you is paramount to speaking truth to your dreams and putting your creations out into the world. We are all leaders and creators in our own unique ways – but we don’t have to do everything by ourselves. I met my Creative Director, Amy Davis, by finally listening to what I needed and asking for help with my design, website, and branding as I launched Resilience Remedy earlier this year. After starting and never finishing site after site for idea after idea, I woke up to the fact that I needed to operate from my highest and best use – and let others better-support me along the way. Amy owns a digital marketing business, Pancake Social, and is a brilliant designer and storyteller. She has helped me bring my ideas to life and drive clarity in my messaging and intentions. She has become a dear friend and soul sister, and I look forward to our continued business partnership.