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Lipstick & Ink®, LLC is a multifaceted Chicago-based company that specializes in personalized career coaching and consulting, comprehensive career resources, dynamic events, and curated e-commerce offerings with a mission to help high-achieving women gain clarity & build confidence to write their next chapter and achieve career fulfillment.

Lipstick & Ink® is for the woman who wants to show up as her authentic self. It’s for the woman who aims to advocate for herself and what she deserves. It’s for the woman who hopes to break career stereotypes and glass ceilings. It’s for the woman who strives to make an impact. It’s for the woman who wants to achieve greatness in everything that she does.


There is power in wearing lipstick. A woman wearing lipstick embodies self-confidence. She’s the woman who looks at herself in the mirror and thinks, I am powerful. She’s the woman who isn’t afraid to stand out in a crowd. She’s the woman who chooses courage over fear to accomplish her goals. With just a few swipes of her favorite color, she feels invigorated and ready to own her power and take on whatever comes her way.


There is power in a woman’s story. A woman aware of her story doesn’t let her past define her and chooses how she writes her future chapters. She is the change maker of her story. She seeks out her own individual truth and the unique value she brings. She puts pen to paper what she wants out of life to create vision and clarity. By writing in ink, she commits to making her goals a reality. She’s determined to make an impact and make her mark on the world.

Own Your Power. Make Your Mark.


Kelly has been career consulting for over 10 years, having critiqued 500+ resumes and career coaching nearly three years. She holds a Career Coaching certification from New York University and is a trained Coach through Authentic Leadership Advisors. She partners with Supermums, an award-winning organization where she works as an Associate Career Coach. In addition, she is a trained high-impact teaming facilitator, as well as a trained Google #IamRemarkable facilitator.

Kelly has 15+ years of digital marketing and tech experience, working with iconic brands such as L’Oreal, Nordstrom, McDonald’s, Lowe’s, and Michelin, among others. She currently works as an Employee Engagement Manager at Salesforce, a leading Fortune 500 global technology company. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

To guide women to own their power and make their mark to unlock their potential, assert their influence, and leave a lasting impact in the workplace and beyond.

To help high-achieving women gain clarity & build confidence to write their next chapter and achieve career fulfillment.

L&I® aims to help women feel less stuck and unfulfilled by providing resources to build clarity, services to grow confidence, and guidance to find meaning and purpose.

  • Authenticity – We uphold the importance of remaining genuine and true to our beliefs, values, and inner essence, ensuring alignment between who we are and how we show up in the world.
  • Courage – We embrace the courage to prioritize freedom over fear, especially when advocating for ourselves and pursuing our aspirations.
  • Curiosity – We encourage staying attuned to our desires and actively seeking clarity to navigate our paths with purpose.
  • Growth – We recognize that every experience, even the most challenging ones, serves as a valuable opportunity for learning and personal development.
  • Empowerment – We affirm our inherent capability and accountability to initiate impactful changes and take decisive action in shaping our careers and all other aspects of our lives.