To foster positive leadership and inclusive workplaces.


Leadership Team Members

Dr. Kiki Ramsey

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jamil Ramsey

Chief Technology Officer

Nicole Chappell

Chief Administrative Officer

Chelsey Parkinson

Director of Coaching

Dr. Kathleen Costello

Director of Strengths-Based Leadership


FOUNDER & CEO (She/her)

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.

Jamil Ramsey, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer (He/him)

Dr. Jamil Ramsey has a long and successful career in information technology, having worked in the industry for over 20 years. He is a 2016 graduate of the Founders Institute, an elite startup accelerator program.

Dr. Ramsey has held a variety of senior leadership positions in the private and public sectors, most notably as CTO of the Positive Psychology Coaching and Diversity Institute, where he leads the development of innovative solutions that support coaching interventions for underserved populations.

A sought-after expert on blockchain technology, Dr. Ramsey has published on the subject and currently teaches college courses on the at Capitol Technology University.

Toward a Framework for Adoptability of Blockchain Technologies
Technology Program
Computer Science Department
Capitol Technology University

Nicole Chappell

Chief Administrative Officer (She/her)

Nicole Chappell received a Bachelor’s in Humanities Studies from Chowan University in 2009 and a Master’s in Mass Media Arts and Journalism from PennWest Clarion in 2014.

Nicole has over 17 years of administrative support experience, having worked in the automotive, association management, and immigration law industries before joining PPCaDI. At PPCaDI, she leads the organization’s core functions and loves working behind the scenes.

On a personal note, Nicole’s top VIA Strength is kindness. She resides in Henrico, VA, with her cat, Zoe, and her hobbies include wine tasting, reading, and discount shopping.

Lean Six Sigma White Belt
Women’s Entrepreneurship – Cornell University
Public Relation – PennWest Clarion

Chelsey Parkinson

Director of Coaching/Coach/PDL Facilitator (She/her)

Chelsey Parkinson is a certified Leadership and Performance coach who started her coaching career as a coach inside the Department of Defense. She is a lover of higher education with a few degrees under her belt; her most recent pursuit is a Ph.D from the University of Central Florida in Security Studies focusing on Organizational Behavior and Human Psychology. Along with over 2000 hours of professionally coaching more than 750 leaders, Chelsey has professional experience as a high school teacher, intelligence analyst, head of HR and Chief of Staff. 

Chelsey’s top strength is love of learning and she loves to apply that to her coaching sessions to really get underneath the issue, to learn what is really important, and to encourage her clients and leaders to learn to do the same. Chelsey lives in Tampa FL with her husband, 3-year-old daughter, 2 huskies and a golden retriever puppy. Chelsey loves spending time with her daughter at Disney World, training for fitness competitions, drinking coffee and reading a good book.

Leadership and Performance Coach (LPC)
Team Coach
Agile Coach

People Management

Dr. Kathleen Costello

Director of Strengths-Based Leadership/Coach/PDL Facilitator (She/her)

Dr. Kathleen Costello, MS, DC is committed to helping clients awaken to more meaning, awareness, and joy in their lives and work. Through mindfulness, positive psychology, and cognitive-behavioral coaching she helps people navigate times of uncertainty and growth to see how their strengths, resilience, and values determine their ideal next steps.

Driven by a deep desire to help people flourish and cultivate what is best within them, she received a Master of Science degree in Positive Psychology with a concentration in coaching and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from University of Delaware where she also became a National Coalition Building Institute facilitator supporting diversity and inclusion at the university level. She has extensive experience working in marketing and management for a fortune 500 company and in leadership roles for multiple non-profit organizations.

Dr. Kathleen is passionate about helping executives and entrepreneurs find more work/life balance to ensure they can meet their goals personally and professionally.

She provides a safe space for powerful and authentic exploration and accountability to help clients navigate their journey of life with more excitement, ease, and empowerment.

On a personal note, Dr. Kathleen’s top VIA strength is fairness. She resides in Prattville, AL with her partner, Dean and their baby Siena. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, yoga, and staying active outdoors. 

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Positive Psychology Coaching
Health Coaching

Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
Somatic Awareness Coaching

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