DRIVEN BY PASSION
We are committed to helping leaders improve their ability to lead themselves and others.
OUR MISSION is to serve as a catalyst in helping leaders become self-aware, assess culture, improve performance and achieve consistent long-term measurable results.
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, 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 for his alma mater, Mars Hill University (NC). He also serves as a board and executive committee member (Treasurer) for the Music Festival Association of Cincinnati, which sponsors May Festival. He is also Past Rotary International District Governor for Southwest Ohio.
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).
Melinda is a talented professional who has and continues to lead education reform by emphasizing researched and evidenced-based strategies and designing and implementing plans for individuals, program and institutional development. Many of her efforts have developed collaborative communities, enhanced school improvement, and created effective and efficient partnerships. Melinda serves businesses and educational institutions, individuals and post-secondary programs by supporting positive growth and enhanced strategies. Dr. Kelly specialties also include program execution, facilitation, organizational development, leadership coaching and strategic planning.
Dr. Kelly is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, American Educational Research Association, the Ohio Association for Gifted Children, Southwest Ohio Coordinators of Gifted and the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.
She is currently an adjunct instructor at Ashland University and has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Cincinnati and Indiana Wesleyan University . Additionally, she has worked with the Science Engineering Math Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) through NASA and has served on the Ohio Department of Education Perkins IV Committee.
Dr. Kelly 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 (course completion), Xavier University (Ohio)
Melinda’s licenses in Ohio and South Carolina include: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Supervisor, High School Principal, Elementary School Principal, Gifted Instructional Specialist, Intervention Specialist and School Counselor.