Kathleen Kelly was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, the Show-Me state. She was raised in the Catholic religion and attended an all-girls Catholic high school. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology at St. Louis University and a Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Susan worked for the federal government for thirty-five years as an Operational Meteorologist, a Research Meteorologist, a Program Manager, an Acquisition Manager, a Chief of Staff, a CIO, and an IT security Compliance Officer. She retired from the federal government and worked in private industry as a Program Manager for thirteen more years. Kathleen has been reading self-help and spiritual books her entire adult life. As a Program Manager, she worked with and motivated people for over thirty years. She also mentored younger people at various stages in their careers.