Kelly and Michèle O’Donnell are Consulting Psychologists and passionate about good practice in Christian organizations, promoting leadership integrity and understanding the psychological processes that help or hinder integrity.

Most recently, Kelly’s commitment to confronting corruption has led him to doing a combined food fast and hunger strike to draw attention to the lack of disclosures by organizations and people affected by the international Nordic Capital Investment KB fraud (NCI) as well as the related dismissals that he and Michèle received. You can read or listen about his fast and strike journey here.  Michèle and Kelly will be taking on the second period of fasting-striking from December 6-26, 2019, strategically overlapping with the United Nations International Anti-corruption Day, and encouraging others to join together in solidarity. 

They are founders of Member Care Associates (MCA), actively engage in the PETRA People Network, and are on the Executive Team for the Lausanne Movement-World Evangelical Alliance Integrity and Ant-Corruption Network.

Selected resources from Kelly and Michèle:

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  1. Good articles! Great questions. Absolutely necessary.

    Another question: How do we root out “greed”? In ourselves and others? the Bible says, “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil”. Haven’t seen anyone address this psychological issue yet. I would suggest that most “investors” were lured into the hope or the “guarantee” of getting HUGE (unreasonably high) return on their money (15%) and the potential of getting so much “more” than what anyone else was offering or “guaranteeing at the time. Who wouldn’t “want” a guaranteed 15% return on their so-called “investment”?

    Someone asked JD Rockefeller, “How much is enough?” His answer: “Just a little bit more!” How do we overcome the psychology of greed in our lives, in our relationships, and in our organizations? And I am addressing this question, like you, to Christian organizations around the world as well as to myself and other individuals and couples.

    Kelly & Michele O’Donnell, what prompted or motivated you, as a couple, to invest a large amount of money in this scheme? And did you question or investigate the people and organization behind this scheme before doing so? Did any other “investors”? But what motivates us when we see this kind of a “guaranteed return” on a potential investment? And what do we do about the possibility of “greed” (or LOVE of money) potentially brewing up in ourselves, marriages, or organizations?

    Thanks for sharing the OT verse at the beginning of this newsletter: “Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me and know my thoughts. And see if there be any wicked way in me. And lead me in the way everlasting.” Ps. 139: 23-24.

    Can we learn to practice this kind of soul-searching and integrity with one another without judging or unfairly questioning the others’ motives? And can we “invite” others to speak the “truth in love” into our lives on a regular basis? Maybe that would help.

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