“A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one”
Robert Greene, Groats-Worth of Wit, 1592 describing a young William Shakespeare
Kellye A. Britton is CEO of Atlanta-based, Art of Words and small-business consulting firm, Limitless Consulting Services. Her journey to this point has been anything but conventional or traditional.
When Kellye’s parents made the decision to move their family to Atlanta, GA in the early nineties, it was considered the Black mecca of the south ripe with promise, progress, and prosperity — different from the Motor City, the Big Apple, the City of Angels, and the Big Easy — it made a name for itself through it’s motto, “The City Too Busy to Hate” and on the backs of the culture which includes Civil Rights Movement giants, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Joseph Lowery, Ralph David Abernathy, Sr., C.T. Vivian, Herman J. Russell, John R. Lewis, Hosea Williams, and Julian Bond, just to name a few.
Atlanta also became home of a burgeoning music scene and Kellye fell in love with the business of entertainment and joined a history-making, Black female-owned and operated, boutique business management firm. During her time there, she honed her skills in business research, set up, and development with a specialty in infrastructure, operations, and project management working across a variety of industries, including real estate, retail, and hospitality. After more than a decade of serving music industry artists, executives, and record labels, she went on to start her own firm, Limitless Consulting Services, which continues to serve new and aspiring entrepreneurs of color.
In 2018, Britton was tapped to join the non-profit world as program administrator for the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project. Within 12 months, Britton was named Director of Operations & Programming and within three years, Executive Director. Working alongside award-winning educator and Harvard University’s Assistant Debate Coach, Brandon P. Fleming, she was trained to teach The Veritas Way™ and dubbed “Miss B” by her scholars. She saw the institution from its infancy as a program to the announcement of phase one of the building of the Veritas School of Social Sciences in September 2022.
Now, in 2023, she is looking to serve the community in new and exciting ways. She is determined to enhance human connection with her newest venture, Art of Words, a collaborative, creative communications consulting firm — because as much as we want to believe that it’s “not what you say, but how you say it,” that just isn’t true – WHAT you say matters — now more than ever.
Combining years of personal and professional experience, Kellye continues to build, sharpen, and lend her skills to serving the greater good. Whether building businesses from dreams or working with the gifted scholars who will one day run them, Kellye is intent upon living a life of service, on purpose.
Jodie Cook wrote an article for Forbes in 2021 entitled Why Being A Jack of All Trades is Essential for Success and it rang so true that I had to make sure my “Getting to Know You” page included a link to the article that explores, explains, and extolls even, the proclivities of the ever-persecuted often misunderstood, but very necessary GENERALIST.
Get into it, it will change your life! And in the words of Maui from Moana, “You’re welcome!”