Robert Kelley


Robert coaches founders and executives to identify areas of confusion and helps them achieve clarity with their goals, their co-workers, and themselves.

Robert is a proud generalist who draws on a varied background. In addition to coaching at Talentism, he is also a business psychologist in Paris and Edinburgh, focusing on team effectiveness and culture. He has served as Head of Product Marketing for the artificial intelligence company Dataiku, as well as in operations, marketing, and product roles for several Paris startups and technology companies, including Criteo. Previously he worked in venture capital for Paris-based Truffle Capital, with €1B+ AUM, and he started his career as a consultant with Oliver Wyman in New York and London.

Robert holds an MSc in Organizational Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London, an MBA from HEC-Paris, and a BS in Economics and Mathematics from Duke University.

Based in Paris, Robert is a music fanatic, passionate about opera and hip-hop. When he’s not at a concert, he can be found reading, running, playing tennis, watching baseball, relaxing on the beach, and enjoying the company of family, friends, his fiancée, and his cat (Lionel). His compulsions include trying to understand what makes people tick, connecting people (two lifelong couples introduced so far!), exploring without a map, and making the complex simple.