About Toni Kellar

Newsight Life Founder, Director, and Self-Leadership Coach

Toni Kellar cares deeply about living a sustainable, meaningful, and intentional life, grounded in the values of curiosity, mindfulness, balance, humility, and serving leadership.

Toni is a natural-born leader, and teacher, but in her wisdom she understands this:

Leadership, and learning, is a never-ending and always-growing journey.
We may never fully arrive (which means we’ve reached the end of our journey), but, we are always arriving!

Toni’s leadership experience began in high school, when she served as the marching band’s drum major, editor and photographer of the yearbook, and president of the National Honor Society and the outdoor recreation club. She was also a lifeguard and one of the first females in the snare drum line.

We share this history of her early years to help understand that the themes of leadership, communications, community, group alignment, empowerment, caring for the well-being of others, connection to nature, and rhythm have been with her all her life!

Through her career, Toni added experience in photojournalism, strategic planning, program design, curriculum development, teaching, facilitation, interactive rhythm events, corporate communications, leadership training, and ontological coaching.

Today, Toni Kellar is delighted to bring it all together in the programs and services of Newsight Life!




I facilitate experiences for transformational learning.

The context could be anything from a drum circle, a workshop, a one-to-one conversation, an interactive presentation, a retreat, your team meeting, or a walk in the woods.

It doesn’t matter where, but you will be transformed.

This is my gift, and I’m delighted to share it with you.

— Toni Kellar



Professional Experience

  • Founder & Director
    Newsight Life
  • Director, Programs & Curriculum
    Newton Institute /
    Center for Serving Leadership
  • Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
    Newton Consulting
  • Marketing & Communications Officer
    The Wilds
  • Owner & Consultant
    Branches Creative Services
  • Program Director
    NWDEF / Deerassic Park
  • K-12 Substitute Teacher
    Guernsey, Noble, and Belmont County Schools
  • Community Education Coordinator
    Noble County Recycling and Litter Prevention
  • Founder & Director
    Roots To Rhythm®
  • Assignments & Origination Editor | Photo Editor
    The Hartford Courant
  • Photojournalist
    New Milford Times
    Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
    Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian
    Ohio University Post
    Athens Magazine

Community Service

  • Friends & Neighbors Program
    United Way of Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble Counties
  • Reading Group Facilitator
    Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Strategic Planning Committee
    United Way of Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble Counties
  • Board of Trustees
    Olney Friends School
  • Board Member, Consultant
    Dickens Victorian Village of Cambridge, Ohio
  • Founder
    Cambridge Rhythm & Arts Walk
  • Board Member & President
    Cambridge / Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau
  • Action Planning Committee
    Noble Local School District
  • Volunteer
    Girl Scouts of Ohio
    Hartford Corporate Neighbors Program
    Weaving the Wisdom
    Girls, Inc.
    Literacy Volunteers
    Big Brothers / Big Sisters

Education & Training

  • NCC® Newfield Certified Coach
    Newfield Network
    ICF Accredited
  • Drum Circle Leadership
    Jim Donovan Music / Sound Health Solutions
  • Rhythm2Recovery® Evidence-Based Model
  • Coaching for Personal & Professional Mastery
    Newfield Network
    ICF Accredited
  • Program Design
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Leadership Noble
    Ohio State University Extension
  • HealthRhythms®
    Remo, Inc.
  • Interpersonal Management | Conflict Resolution | Supervision
  • B.S. Journalism
    Ohio University, College of Communications

Continuing Education

  • Mental Health First Aid®
  • Healing Addiction Summit
    Healing Addiction
  • Mindfulness at Work
  • The Art of Mindful Communication With Kids
    Mindful Schools
  • Mindful Education Summit
    The Awake Network
  • Heartfulness Meditation Champion
    Heartfulness Institute
  • Beyond Addiction Online Conference
    Recovery 2.0