CEO and President, The All Access Group LLC
Media trailblazer, uber-connector and influencer across media, digital music, entertainment and technology, Kelli Richards literally & figuratively lives and thrives at the intersection of Silicon Valley (innovators) and Hollywood (storytellers), forecasting trends and connecting decision makers to talent and to one another. Sought after consultant, trusted advisor, producer and author, Kelli consistently works her bringing business opportunities to life by bringing together best of breed tech and media companies, consumer brands, artists and celebrities. Kelli envisions and executes on a very big scale. She’s been dubbed a forward-thinking disruptor and innovator for years.
Prior to launching AAG, Kelli was responsible for driving music and entertainment strategies during her many years at Apple; and was fortunate to have been personally mentored by Steve Jobs. And she was an A&R exec at a major record label (EMI Music) prior to her tenure at Apple, and has been a talent producer and celebrity wrangler for over three decades. She currently works with a range of start-ups as an advisor, acting VP of Bus Dev and Strategic Partnerships, and connects them with luminaries, financing and more. She's also a trusted advisor to high achieving innovators, entrepreneurs, musicians, celebs and tech/media execs who unfortunately have lived a "Deferred Life Plan” and are seeking to re-invent themselves in their second or third acts.
Certified as a coach both by the Institute of Integrative Coaching (founded & run by bestselling author Debbie Ford), and by The Foundation for Holistic Coaching (founded & run by bestselling author Alan Cohen), Kelli is one of less than 20 people in the world who has achieved the status of Integral Master Coach being personally mentored by Alan Cohen. She's one of fewer than 40 people globally who has also been personally trained and mentored by Alan Weiss ("The Million Dollar Consultant" & author of over 50 books) as one of his Master Mentors.
The host of a successful online radio show, called All Access Radio, Kelli has published several top-selling books on Amazon, including: "The Art of Digital Music", "Taking the Crowd to the Cloud" and "The Magic and Moxie of Apple: An Insider's View". She's a regular columnist for Inc.com, and her thought leadership has also been expressed in articles published by Forbes, Fortune, the Huffington Post, Business Insider, Wired, Fast Company, and many other publications.