“My mission is to bring like minded people together in nourishing ways to build and broaden their skills in the area of leadership, culture change, personal professional development, self-awareness and courage.”

Kylie loved school. But in Grade 3 Mr Green wrote in her school report ‘Kylie talks too much in class’. Implying it was a bad thing! Little did he know this would become her strength and make her a perfect candidate to become a facilitator, executive coach and personal development advocate for professionals.

Today, she wholeheartedly embraces her love of good conversation to help leaders create their vision, build their foundations, grow their business and take care of themselves in the process. She gets immense joy from connecting wholehearted kin together and making new friends.

kylie lewis melbourne
dare to lead certified facilitator

Of Kin was founded by Kylie Lewis (she/her) in 2013, after a 20 year digital strategy career. Leaving the hustle of 24/7 online culture, she longed to humanise work, and returned to her original studies in psychology and sociology. After making the leap start Of Kin, she qualified as an executive coach and in 2016 trained with Dr Brene Brown in The Daring Way™, and again in 2018 for Dare To Lead™.

She now supports the development of creative, curious and entrepreneurial organisations and their teams interested in daring leadership, humanising work, building brave cultures and cultivating professional and personal courage.

Kylie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(Psychology & Sociology), Masters in eBusiness and Communication and is a certified Executive Coach (IECL) and Wellness Coach (Wellness Coaching Australia). She is an accredited facilitator of Dr Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ curriculum, and a graduate of Dr Judith Glazer’s Conversational Intelligence™ program and Tara Mohr’s Playing Big™ Facilitator Training and, is currently studying systemic team coaching Peter Dawkins at the Global Team Coaching Institute. She was a fitness instructor for over 10 years, so moving bodies, as well as hearts and minds, is in her toolkit.

She also has a passion for wellbeing, photography (12,843 iPhone photos and counting), wholehearted living, good chai, slow, the bespoke and handcrafted, the thoughtfully designed, and is forever experimenting to perfect the choc banana peanut butter smoothie.

She believes in the power of naps, that life is too short for ironing and you can never have too many books. Her two guiding values are courage and grace.

“The thing that gets me out of bed each morning is the idea of inspiring people to think more about things that matter to them, and building their courage to do something about it.

My ultimate mission is to move people.


  • In 2016, her second book The Leap Stories was published by Creative Minds, based on her blog series of the same name.

  • In 2018, she was named one of Australia’s nine most influential female entrepreneurs.

  • In 2019, she trained as a Climate Reality Leader with Al Gore, and joined the faculty of global leadership development Homeward Bound, dedicated to raising the visibility and impact of women in STEMM across the world.

  • In 2020, she collaborated with fellow entrepreneur Fiona Killackey to launch Biz For Bushfires, which raised over $30K in bushfire relief, and during Melbourne COVID lockdown provided virtual co-working Deep Focus Spa Sessions, to foster connection and community while physically distancing.

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