Keith Ivory Millner, MBA, PCC

Senior Consultant

Keith is an executive coach, consultant, author, speaker, entrepreneur and community leader. His objective is to co-create rapid sustainable and measurable change that enable his clients to go beyond their perceived limits.

His unique approach is powered by integrating decades of practical real-world experience with research-validated methodologies. He designs and delivers customized engagements that are transformative.

Keith’s personal mission statement is “To be a change agent. Equipping people with the mental, spiritual and physical tools they need to excel.”

His community and non-profit leadership includes serving as Chairman of the Board, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.; Leadership Institute Committee Chair, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.; Commissioner, Housing Authority of Fulton County; former Board member, National Black MBA Association-Atlanta Chapter; Leadership Atlanta alumni-Class of 2018 and United Way of Atlanta-VIP Alumni.

Career Highlights

C-Suite experience including profit and loss responsibility, functional expertise in talent acquisition / development / retention, sales, marketing and business operations

  • For a major Southeastern City’s Economic and Community Development Agency: Served as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
  • For a Nationally Chartered Bank: Served as President for the Georgia market
  • For One of the Largest Retail Banking Corporations in the United States: Served as Chief Marketing Officer for The Private Client Group
  • For a National Diversified Financial Services Company: Served as President of Retail Distribution
  • For a National Managed-Care Provider: Served as Senior Vice President/Head of Sales-National Accounts
  • Co-owner: Restaurant franchise

Areas of Specialization

  • Coaching C-suite leaders, Entrepreneurs, Civic and Non-profit Leaders
  • Growth Mindset
  • Career transitions: Leading Leaders
  • First 100 Days: Onboarding, Transition, and Integration
  • Neuro Leadership: Brain Based Leadership and Coaching
  • Cultural Transformation
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Growth Strategy/Business Development
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Optimization

Unique Attributes

Advanced education, certifications, and theoretical models combined with practical real-world experience

  • MBA in Marketing, Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; BA Economics from Guilford College
  • Certificate in Business Strategy and e-commerce, TIAS Business School, the University of Navarra in Barcelona, Spain
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) International Coach Federation
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP); NLP Coaching and Time Line Therapy
  • Certified PROSCI Change Management; Crucial Conversations and Advanced Negotiation Strategy
  • Author of five micro lessons on DEI topics
  • International traveler to five continents and experienced multiple cultures
  • Accomplished collegiate and corporate athlete – climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and The Grand Tetons; scuba The Great Barrier Reef; completed NYC and Columbus marathons
  • Hobbies

    Golf; international travel; adventure sports-mountain climbing, scuba diving

  • Food

    All seafood; sushi; Thai and anything with sugar

  • Band

    Earth, Wind & Fire; Isley Brothers and The Temptations

  • Movie

    The Matrix Trilogy; The Hunt for Red October; Fences; Shrek & Happy Feet

  • Super Power

    Discernment & Adaptability

  • TV Show

    24; Star Trek (original); Game of Thrones

  • Book

    The Road Less Traveled; Think & Grow Rich; Outliers; Range; Sapiens

  • Quote

    “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act—but a habit” - Aristotle

Consultant Insights

  • My ideal client is someone [an organization] that:

    Innately curious about themselves and everything around them, committed to growing and exceling.

  • The highlight of my career so far has been:

    Serving as President of Nationwide Financial Network.

  • My superpower as a coach is:

    The ability to hear what is intended to be heard.

  • My philosophy on life is:

    Do the Best you can, Where you are with What you have. Perseverance pays.

  • I hope my legacy is one of:

    Informed, Inspired and Empowered - Keith was a net giver — not a net-taker.