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People Behind Your Project: Siendra Kelley

Far Reach Siendra Kelley


Siendra Kelley


Team Member Experience Specialist

How do you help clients?

I help our clients by taking care of the team. Whether that’s carving out space to learn something new, time for team collaboration, or to have a little fun together—that’s where you’ll find me.

Tell us about your background or training.

My initial background is in public relations and communications/marketing. Over my career, I have found myself working with all kinds of different groups: nonprofits, volunteer groups, and small business teams. Throughout all those different opportunities, I found a passion for lifting up individuals and helping them grow their confidence and skills. My skills have evolved from helping an organization reach a business goal to working more specifically with team members, helping them work toward individual, business, and client goals. 

What is your work mantra? 

“Face it ‘til you make it.” (As opposed to “fake it ‘til you make it.”) I believe that a person can do anything if they put their mind to it. The tricky parts are having the courage to try, and making the space to learn as you go. 

What are you reading?

Reading is my escape, so fiction is my go-to. I prefer to read a book before I see the movie, and I firmly stand by the opinion that the book is often much better than the screen adaptation. I do have a collection of books I’d like to read that are admittedly collecting dust on a bookshelf. IF I could commit to reading two of those this year, they would be: “The Power of Moments” by Chip Heath & Dan Heath and “The 5AM Club” by Robin Sharma. 

Whom do you follow?

I enjoy Dr. Celina Peerman and follow the Workplace Chameleon podcast. I also appreciate the content and candidness of Hebba Youseff in “I Hate It Here: a Workweek Friend,” and the corresponding “HR Therapy” sessions. (Don’t let the title discourage you—there’s a lot of good stuff in there.) 

Where do you see the field going in 1-3 years?

I’m not sure where technology will go—are any of us? But I think in the workplace, the human element of human resources will continue to grow in importance. As humans, we want to be fulfilled at work, and organizations are realizing and adjusting to that fact. I don’t see that stopping any time soon.