A Message from the Founder, Kelli Macatee
For as long as I can remember, I have had a love for people, the human body and mind, and how our physiology and environment play a role in making an impact on our daily functioning. While in grad school, I became captivated by family systems, neurology, personality theory and all the nuances they entail. Within those buckets, I’m particularly interested in social neuroscience and relationship dynamics.
Social neuroscience is a niche that deals with how our social and environmental experiences effect our brain chemistry. Relationships are critical to the human existence and shape who we are–familial, professional, social, short-term, long-term–yet, we are responsible for our own emotions, behaviors, reactions, etc. on an individual level. Therein lies the rub…that place of friction between relationship and individual is where I love to be. THAT is where the pearl is born.
The common thread in my mind with all I do is service. I am a servant first, a researcher second, and an implementer third. My worldview is from a Biblical, Christian perspective and I see myself as serving my Lord and Savior with excellence in all that I do according the gifts and abilities He has bestowed upon me. I take that very seriously, yet I do not believe you have to be a Christian to benefit from my training and worldview. I learn a tremendous amount from being in relationship with a diverse group of people and these relationships are incredibly valuable to me.
Secondly, I like data, and lots of it. Not everyone likes to bathe themselves in data like I do. So, it’s my joy to sift through the data and bring forth the resources I think are the most immediately practical and useful. I also enjoy layering the different data in such a way that it becomes a powerful package of tools to be used in daily life.
Background Snapshot & Resume
I grew up in the Dallas area and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2001 with a BS in Psychology and Communications. Without a Ph.D or licensure, it’s difficult to make a living in the field of psychology. In between my undergraduate and masters, I was in sales and marketing with Tic Toc, an Omnicom Agency, Showcase Productions, and Classmates Marketing and loved working on various accounts. In 2009, I received a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology.
In 2003, I met my husband and we had our daughter in the spring of 2010. About nine months after having our daughter, I was getting antsy to get my brain going again, so I found various consulting projects to get the sparks flying again. I seriously considered getting my counseling license or going into research full time, but neither lend itself to being a wife and mother very well. My husband, Mark, started a technology solutions company out of our house in 2004. Because of this, I had the privilege of being closely involved in the building of his company since it’s inception.
In the fall of 2010, it made sense for me to officially join Mark in a full time capacity to help run the non-technical aspects of our business. I loved helping to grow a small, family owned business and supporting the company in anyway appropriate from managing the office, acquiring new business, project management, hiring, and so on. For more on Power 10, check out our video or see our website at power10solutions.com.
My interests and hobbies include science and technology, playing golf, reading, art and design. Additionally, it is my joy to serve through Urban & Mercy Ministries at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, a small group Bible Study, and the Board of Directors of Restoration Outreach of Dallas (ROD Ministries), a local prison discipleship and aftercare program. Most of all, I love being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and all that entails. No matter how busy I get, my world stops for these relationships.