Kelly Poulson

Kelly Poulson

VP, Talent, Allen & Gerritsen
$150/Session | 2 Reviews
  • Salary + Negotiation
  • Personal Branding
  • Leadership + Management
  • Career Transitions
  • Career Exploration
  • Industry Insight

About Me

Hey there. I’m Kelly, a human resources pro and coach who helps people find and achieve what they want career-wise and beyond. As Vice President, Talent & Operations at Allen & Gerritsen, I watch over the agency’s most important asset: our people. I am responsible for leading the HR function for A&G’s Philly offices while simultaneously spearheading talent acquisition and developing innovative agency culture programs company-wide. Coaching, training, recruiting – if you name it in the world of HR, I've done it in a variety of industries ranging from advertising to behavioral health to tourism and more. I launched my coaching practice in 2009 and have since helped numerous individuals achieve success in all areas of their lives. I’ve supported new managers in their journeys from uncertain supervisors to rock star bosses. I’ve helped newbies zero in on what they want from their careers and find their inner confidence to ask for (and receive) that promotion. I’ve enabled leaders to be more self-aware in their management styles and more skillfully interact with those around them. Going after what you want or addressing what you need can be intimidating but I believe that you don't have to go it alone. Whether you need someone to lend an ear or give you a kick in the pants, it just so happens that those are my specialties. When I’m not helping people achieve their dreams, I’m living mine with my mutt, Dexter. My hobbies include traveling far and wide, volunteering at animal shelters, listening to Ben Folds and watching horror movies, to name a few.

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Get to Know Me

Current Position
VP, Talent, Allen & Gerritsen
Previous Positions
Director of HR, Brownstein Group March 2008 - February 2013
HR Manager, Philadelphia Zoo February 2005 - March 2008
Employment Specialist, Intercommunity Action July 2002 - February 2005
Employment Specialist, Woods Services July 2001 - July 2002
BA, Psychology & English - LaSalle University


"Kelly is a godsend! After a terrible experience with another coach, I was loathe to try this again. Talking to Kelly put a lot of my worries at ease. She's easy to talk to and a talented wordsmith. We were quickly on the same page and she helped mold my scattered thoughts into coherent sentences that flowed and reflected my personality. She provided assistance on a number of fronts, including polishing my resume & LinkedIn profile, drafting cover letter language, and answering job application questions. So, in sum: Kelly is absolutely amazing! She's got you covered on all things job search!"
- Tina C. , 42 Jan. 26, 2017
"I can't really put a price on the time I spent with Kelly. I've been feeling a bit off track and not too sure of what I want to do next, and her insight -- and life in general-- has just been invaluable to me. She not only guides me and helps me manage what we've put on paper together as my clear "action steps", but she's also become a true life coach, mentor and real friend along the way. I feel confident that she's given me the skills to do this all on my own, although I'm not sure what I'll do without her!"
- Anonymous, 43 Jun. 06, 2016