Kelly Ehlers

Founder/President, Ideas That Evoke

After years in the traditional ad industry, Kelly Ehlers pioneered the social ad scene as founder of Ideas That Evoke—an agency earning recognition from Forbes, Inc 500, and Entrepreneur. The agency works with industry-leading brands to pioneer marketing, influencer and digital strategies in today’s hyper-connected media landscape. Kelly grew up inspired by the family business: entrepreneurship.

It is important to Kelly to be a mentor because early in her career she really didn’t have a mentor. She thinks it’s important for mentors to be very candid and direct about their advice, something that when she did find a mentor, was incredibly helpful for her.

Kelly’s advice to her younger self: Trust your gut. It is never wrong.