Kelly Irons

Leadership Development, Training and Coaching Professional

CEO/Owner, developUs


  • TTI DISC – The Universal Language
  • TTI Motivators
  • Certified John Maxwell Coach


  • Member, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Business Klub
  • Member, Charlotte Business Owners


Kelly Irons is the CEO and Owner of developUs, a leadership development and team-building company that focuses on Relationship Driven Performance Improvement.

Her mission is to help leaders be better leaders and team be better teams by improving relationship dynamics.

Kelly brings a passion for facilitation to every group she partners with. With a solid background in off the shelf and custom facilitation, Kelly has lead learning sessions on topics ranging from Safe Crisis Management through Human Capital Management.

Her facilitation success is rooted in an ability to quickly connect with an audience and respond to the dynamics in the room while keeping the objective intact.


Kelly started her career in operations management for non-profit mental health facilities in the Philadelphia area, where development of individuals was the core business.

From there, a career in training and development emerged, leading her to leadership roles in both public and private organizations.

Today, her roots in human development have remained a core to her business practice, and she operates under a guiding philosophy that in order to impact a group, you have to impact the individuals that make up the group.  From this foundation, her work in coaching, mentoring and leadership emerged.

Her leadership style and commitment to individual and organizational excellence have earned her multiple awards throughout her career, including Agent of Change, Employee of the Year, Vintage Partner Award, and an HR Excellence award.

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