The PPCaD Institute utilizes coaching to maximize potential and drive a greater sense of fulfillment in the lives of individuals and organizations. Leveraging research-based methodology, our team drives institutional change utilizing the cutting edge in the positive psychology space and diversity and inclusion.
2480 Briarcliff Rd NE #Ste 6-263, Atlanta GA 30329, USA
The PPCaD Institute utilizes coaching to maximize potential and drive a greater sense of fulfillment in the lives of individuals and organizations. Leveraging research-based methodology and the cutting edge in the positive psychology space, our team drives institutional change through interdisciplinary coaching on self-efficacy, purpose, diversity, and mindfulness.
13842 Outlet Dr. #A156, Silver Spring MD 20904, USA
Dr. Kiki Ramsey is a Positive Psychologist and Executive Coach that helps organizations transform their people by using positive psychology and diversity, equity and inclusion approaches to coaching and training.
As the CEO of The Positive Psychology Coaching and Diversity Institute (PPCaDI), a leadership development firm that specializes in driving diverse organizational change utilizing positive psychology and DEI approaches to coaching, Dr. Kiki inspires employees to tap into their purpose, courage, and belonging, so they can do the work they love and love the work they do.
Dr. Kiki has extensive skills and knowledge in the areas of positive psychology, resilience, the meaning of life, organizational and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, women’s leadership, and advancement.
Dr. Kiki is passionate about helping people obtain the knowledge they need to ultimately find their true calling doing the work they love. For over 10 years she has studied, researched, coached, and taught hundreds to succeed. She draws on her background in business, psychology, and coaching to equip people with the necessary tools to impact their leadership effectiveness, resiliency, and career advancement.
She is the author of Get Courageous Now: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Passions and Purpose in Life, a book offering women a step-by-step guide to radically breakthrough the mindset of fear and find true meaning doing what they love.
Dr. Kiki is committed to helping people thrive and her teaching/coaching philosophy promotes an environment where everyone can be an active positive participant in their own learning. Dr. Kiki is a regular contributor on Forbes.com and has a Master’s in Social Work and a Masters Positive Psychology Coaching. She also has a Ph.D. in Business Psychology.
When she is not working she loves to spend time with her three children, Tomazye, Mackenzie, and Tre, and her wonderful husband Jamil, in addition to running, keynote speaking, and being a dance machine.
Chief Technology Officer
Jamil is a computer scientist with over 20 years of diverse work experience, including programming, software development, and consulting. He has extensive knowledge of the software development cycle, as well as proficiency in several programming languages. He has dedicated himself to meeting customer requirements with innovative solutions that maximize efficiency and exceed capability targets. He consistently uses in-depth knowledge of budgetary issues affecting development and implementation to create cost-effective solutions. Comfortable discussing technical issues and solutions with scientists and analysts as well as clients.
Jamil holds a B.A. in Art from Clark Atlanta University, a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Global Campus, an M.S. in Computer Science from Bowie State University and is a Doctoral Candidate in Technology at Capitol Technology University. He is a 2016 Founders Institute graduate.
Jamil currently lives in Maryland with his wife Kiki Ramsey, and three children.
Chief Administrative Officer
Nicole Chappell received her Bachelor in Science in humanities studies from Chowan University in 2009 and her Master of Science in mass media arts and Journalism from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Nicole has over 5 years of experience in administrative support and leads the core administration functions for the organization.
Director of Coaching/Coach/PDL Facilitator
Chelsey Parkinson is a certified Leadership and Performance coach with a background in CBT, Positive Psychology and Organizational Analysis. She comes to her sessions informed and supported by her 10-year experience as a coach and supervisor in the Defense Intelligence Agency; as the current Chief of Staff and Performance Coach for a growing social media firm and over 2000 hours and 600 clients worth of coaching experience. Chelsey lives and breathes this work.
When working with Chelsey, leaders and organizations can expect great change, the co-creation of powerful accountability, and the introduction and implementation of communication skills that will greatly enhance the way you live and work.
Chelsey’s top strength is a love of learning and as such she comes to the table with a multitude of degrees and certifications from programs that have gifted her a deep wealth of knowledge from which to serve leaders and organizations.
International Coaching Federation ACC
Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
Leadership and Performance Coaching
Director of Training/Coach/PDL Facilitator
ShaCarolyn is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology. Stephens’ educational credentials also include a Masters degree in Positive Psychology with a concentration in Life Coaching. ShaCarolyn has earned a Masters degree in Divinity with a triple concentration in Religion and Race, Formation and Witness, and Justice, Peace, and Conflict Transformation from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
After growing up in a single-parent household, surviving a brutal rape, and rebounding from her battle with failing health ShaCarolyn is no stranger to adversity. She has chosen to use the tools she’s learned in life and higher education to assist adults and teenagers in discovering and living their true purpose. ShaCarolyn’s coaching focus is Christian Coaching with a lean toward Leadership and Diversity along with Mental Health Coaching. She also examines the relationship between Biology, Psychology, and Theology.
Certifications and Specialties:
Personal Performance Enhancement
Acceptance & Commitment Training
Director of Strengths-Based Leadership/Coach/PDL Facilitator
Jonathan Powell is a positive psychology coach and character development specialist who focuses on empowering diverse leaders and lifelong learners with the skills and tools to build confidence, character, and resilience. He holds a Master of Science in Positive Psychology Coaching from Life University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
A large part of Jonathan’s meaning and purpose in life is to create significant positive ripples in the world by coaching his clients in building a robust sense of well-being. His intuitive, compassionate approach to partnering with others for self-defined success and life satisfaction translates into client clarity on personal and professional topics leading to a range of shifts in thought and behavior that reframe and enhance the human experience. Jonathan is grateful for the tremendous amount of joy he shares in celebrating his client’s achievements and does the work he does because he believes in the generative potential of thriving Black communities. He appreciates excellence, honesty, different perspectives, and positive relationships.
As our Director of Strengths-Based Leadership at PPCaDI, Jonathan mindfully guides us in maintaining and enhancing our understanding and leveraging of Character. Our character strengths-based approach to coaching, leadership development and DEI is empowering, energizing, and connecting in which we, in our own uniquely personal way and with our own approaches to helping, embody and exhibit our character strengths as we educate clients and leaders on strengths and support them in cultivating their character for boosting well-being and handling adversity. We build awareness around character, co-explore the character of ourselves and clients and apply what we learn. This is made possible by the vast teachings of the VIA Institute.
Certifications and Coaching Specialties:
Compassionate Integrity Training – Life University
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate – University of South Florida
The Science of Happiness – University of California, Berkeley
Acceptance and Commitment Training
Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
Director of Communication and Outreach/Coach
Marcella is a professionally trained Coach that empowers clients in energized encounters that help them realize that change is not always easy but it can be conquered. She is passionate about coaching people and helping them remove interferences that get in the way of living a successful, healthy, fulfilled and purposeful life.
Coach Marcella has spent most of her professional career in supervisory roles. She served as a VP of Portfolio Management for Reliance Health Solution,. Regional Director for Motivational Coaches of America. She’s also a former teacher, molding the minds of the next generation. In these roles, she learned the importance of teamwork, leadership, and the true meaning of success. Marcella is energized by the success of her clients in their lives and careers; Celebrating the wins that bring out the best in them so they can be the light they want to see in the world.
Marcella holds a Masters of Science in Positive Psychology Coaching from Life University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Alabama State University. She studied the Science of Happiness at the University of California Berkeley. Marcella is also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Certifications and Specialties:
Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.