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Mike and Melinda established Right Path Enterprises, LLC in 2014. The firm focuses on leader development and culture transformation by providing consulting, training and coaching services with distinction and integrity. The foundation of Right Path Enterprises is based on their passion for serving God and people.
As a business adviser, certified executive coach, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and board member, Mike is valued for his strategic thinking, practical analysis, and emphasis on results. Prior to starting Right Path Enterprises, Mike gained valuable business experience in multiple industries and functions as a high potential leader with organizations such as Macy’s, Inc. and Michelin, Inc. His expertise includes operations, human resources, finance, sales, and project management. As Vice-President, Mike led the Learning and Development function for the Credit and Customer Services business unit of Macy’s. He merged and revamped educational and coaching programs for multiple business groups improving efficiency and achieving measurable results. His experience at Michelin spanned the manufacturing, retail, and financial services sectors gaining Mike a broad base of business experience.
He also owns Kelly Financial Planning, LLC, an hourly fee-only financial planning firm. With Kelly Financial Planning, Mike focuses on helping everyday people, without regard for net worth or level of income, “Strengthen the Core” in the financial area of life.
Mike shares his time, knowledge and experience with his community, and he focuses on making a difference in the lives of others. He serves on the board of trustees and executive committee as Vice-Chairman for his alma mater, Mars Hill University (NC). He also serves as a board member for the Mason and Deerfield Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Deerfield Township Finance Committee. He is Past Rotary International District Governor for Southwest Ohio. He was District Governor during the 2016-2017 year. During that time, the District consisted of 52 Rotary Clubs in Southwest Ohio with approximately 3,000 members.
Mike obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Mars Hill University (NC), and he holds a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University (MO).
When Mike is not serving clients, he enjoys reading, traveling, exercising, investing and playing golf.
Melinda is a strategic-systems thinker with concentrations and significant professional contributions in the areas of leadership transition and executive coaching, curriculum design and development, organizational transformation and strategic planning. She also has demonstrated skill sets in the effective cultivation of human talent and in the development of consultative and collaborative relationships in arenas to include academic, business and industry.
Melinda thinks creatively, conceptually and critically and has a proven record as being goal-oriented with the capacity to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Many of her efforts have resulted in the development of collaborative communities, enhanced improvement and the creation of effective and efficient partnerships. She continues to lead innovative reform by emphasizing researched and evidenced-based strategies in the design and implementation of plans for individuals, programs, organizations and institutional development. She serves businesses and educational institutions at all levels, as well as, individuals and varied programs by supporting positive growth and enhancement strategies.
Melinda holds the following degrees: Bachelor’s in Counselor Education, South Carolina State University; Master’s in Management (Business), Webster University; Educational Specialist and Doctorate in Educational Administration, South Carolina State University and Gifted Education Endorsement, Xavier University (Ohio). She has worked with the Science Engineering Math Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and has served on the Ohio Department of Education Perkins Committee. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct instructor at Ashland University, University of Cincinnati and Indiana Wesleyan University.
She is licensed in the states of Ohio and South Carolina in the following areas: superintendent, assistant superintendent, supervisor, high school principal, elementary school principal, gifted instructional specialist, intervention specialist and school counselor. She holds memberships in the following organizations: The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC), Southwest Ohio Coordinators of Gifted and is the president-elect (year 2020) of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.
Outside of her career field, her hobbies and interests include photography, creative writing, traveling, exercising, researching geriatrics and encouraging/serving others.
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