About Us

About Celerity

Celerity is defined as rapid motion or action, and that’s exactly what we do; we help you create a resilient workplace that can grow at a high velocity by empowering your leadership. To attain leadership and company success, you must invest in yourself, your team, and your organization. At Celerity, we coach leaders and managers to develop a collaborative work environment that is happy and productive.

We have the tools you need to overcome leadership challenges, create or reset your vision, improve interactions between team members, learn new leadership strategies and methods, or successfully navigate recent changes in your business model.

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We find solutions that align with your company culture and allow your team to flourish. We understand that teams are systems and we specialize in coaching you so that you can lead your team to be more efficient and effective. We are here to work with you so that your business agility is improved, clarity is attained, and your organization’s core mission remains at the heart of your work.

The goal of Celerity is to create positive change for leaders and employees. We support leaders of all types of organizations and teams. Kay Harper, owner of Celerity, has a passion for seeing organizations work well together, where leaders and team members have focus, energy, and creativity. By creating an environment that allows collaboration around a shared vision, people start to take ownership of their results and have more fun. And, at the end of the day, when you have time to focus on what matters, you produce incredible results.

Meet Kay Harper

Kay Harper is an experienced professional coach that helps individuals and teams excel in their careers by investing in the people and processes of their organization. She is an expert at developing culture, teamwork, and emerging leadership practices while motivating groups to work together during this enlightening transition. She also specializes in implementing delivery frameworks and improving strategies and processes, in order to reach tangible results.

It all started in 2011 when Kay recognized the growing demand for leading and working in a new way. She started her own company in 2014 with a determined focus on partnering with people and organizations as they make a shift toward positive change. Kay is passionate about being a catalyst for organizations as they navigate this transformation, speeding up the rate in which individuals and teams become more engaged and productive.

Kay’s 20+ years of experience working in various industries and companies of all sizes enable her to assist leaders and teams on their unique journeys. Her lifelong experience as a leader, coach, and consultant gives Kay a keen understanding of what’s needed to help businesses thrive in the increasingly unpredictable market. Kay specializes in helping organizations grow and reach higher levels of success, even in challenging times of exponential change.

In addition, Kay is an Accreditor for the International Consortium for Agile, where she works with organizations and training providers to ensure alignment with quality learning objectives and foster interactive learning experiences that cultivate an agile mindset and enable sustainable organizational agility.

She is a faculty member of Team Catapult where she leads transformational courses that focus on teaching leaders and coaches the skills of coaching people and teams to higher performance. Kay is also certified to utilize the Leadership Circle Profile to create awareness for individuals regarding their leadership approach. Kay volunteers for many local and international groups and is a founding member of Agilehood KC, a non-profit group that supports, fosters, and educates the Kansas City community in Lean/Agile mindsets and practices.

Training and Certifications

  • Member International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), Center for Right Relationship
  • Leadership Circle 360 and Leadership Culture Certification, The Leadership Circle
  • ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), International Consortium of Agile
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leader (CAL1)
  • Developmental Coaching, Coaches Rising
  • ICAgile Professional – Business Value Analyst (ICP BVA), Agile Project Management (ICP APM), Agile Testing (ICP TST), ICAgile Professional (ICP), International Consortium of Agile
  • Collaboration Architect, Innovation Games, Conteneo
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO), Scrum Alliance
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP), Project Management Institute