Kelly Gust &
Kelly Gust &

Kelly Gust '99

CEO and Principal Talent Consultant
B.A. ’99 (College of Liberal Arts)
Alumni Association Member

About HR Full Circle
At HR Full Circle, we offer a wide range of solutions to help your employees go full circle: PLAN for change and growth, ACQUIRE new talent, ENGAGE your team for success, DEVELOP high potential leaders, and continuously EVOLVE for the future. We'll strive to exceed your expectations. We’re available to help you navigate even the most challenging human resources opportunities. We are a Certified Partner of the Predictive Index and Certified Performance Coach with WorkDove. Not sure where to start? give us a call today at 217-501-4801 or

Alumni Discount 
We will offer up to 10% off consulting services for fellow U of MN alumni.

Visit HR Full Circle

15 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701


About Kelly
Kelly Gust is the founder and CEO of HR Full Circle, a talent optimization and HR consulting firm, providing expertise to organizations of all sizes and stages.

Kelly helps businesses hire, inspire and engage teams to perform. She builds platforms for change, opens doors to help people reach their potential, and clears the fog that lies between strategy and execution.

Kelly has held leadership roles in employee selection, leadership assessment, organization development, learning and change management in organizations from 10 to 100,000 employees. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in industrial-organizational psychology from California State University.

Kelly serves as the HR Expert-in-Residence for University of Illinois Research Park, an Expert Advisor for Innovate Springfield, and writes a monthly column for the Springfield Business Journal. She serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County and is the 2022 Past President for the Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois.

When not working to build high-performing organizations, she enjoys spending time with her two “tweenage” boys, running, golfing and spending time at the lake.