About Me

Keli Avery is a woman of faith, creative, trailblazer and a go-getter with a passion for empowering others. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. Keli’s love for God, desire for helping others and gifts has always inspired her to create opportunity that would build the black community.

Keli’s entrepreneurial spirit and her love for the arts inspired her to launch Creative I Arts, Inc. in 2016. Her passion and dedication to the Creative Arts space led her to launch dance programs around the Chicago-land area. She has partnered with Chicago Public Schools, Boys and Girls Club and many other community organizations. As means to provide funding for some locations that lacked resources Keli started selling dope t-shirts from which The Creative Collection was birthed. The Creative Collection is known for its Dope apparel that is fashionable, versatile and creative.  After several years as a successful business owner providing both services and products, and over 6 years’ experience managing urban development programming, Keli decided to expand her footprint and became a Certified Life Coach in 2020. With that, she launched Creative I Consulting services where she will help other aspiring entrepreneurs unlock their potential by developing strategy, finding resources and building a business blueprint to get their businesses off the ground. 








We provide strategy, tools and resources that will provide basic business principles in establishing a successful business.


  • Pathways to Entrepreneurship

  • Learn how to start a Drop-shipping business

  • Dope Tee Academy (Jumpstart your own T-shirt brand)

  • Digital Dollars (12 ways to build an online business)