About beyondBlackletter


At beyondBlackletter we are passionate about making lawyers SMARTER

We will challenge you to examine the ways in which you feel, think and act and how you are perceived by and interact with others – all of which influence your effectiveness and performance as lawyers and your perceived value to your organisation. We design programmes to help you discover with insight, knowledge, ideas and skills how to connect, communicate, collaborate and contribute for better personal performance, team effectiveness and organisational impact.

beyondBlackletter was established by Kelli Read to equip in-house lawyers with the skills essential to succeed in a business environment. Kelli intuitively adopted the “in-house counsel as business partner” model early in her career and through a dedicated process of personal and professional development has become a staunch advocate of upskilling lawyers to be considered more than just technical legal experts, rather as valued business contributors.

Kelli has a wealth of experience gained over more than 25 years practising law in a variety of industries and environments, including in private practice and in-house, in the private and public sectors, and in legal, business executive, mentoring and leadership roles. She has worked as a sole in-house counsel in an entrepreneurial start-up, as a leader of legal and multi-disciplinary teams in small, medium and large corporates and as general counsel in a multi-national organisation. She has the depth and breadth of experience to know what matters and how to make change to ensure the potential for success.

With a particular interest in the power of Emotional Intelligence, Kelli is accredited as a TEIQue® assessor and Team Emotional Intelligence (TEI) survey facilitator. She has delivered training programmes for in-house lawyers in cities around the world, including London, New York, Dubai and Miami.


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Kelli Read