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Motivational Speaker, Comedian, Award-Winning Storyteller, and soon to be TV Personality!

Motivational speaker Kelly Swanson is the author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale


Exciting News!  Kelly Swanson has been cast as a celebrity mentor for the reality TV show The Fashion Hero which airs in 2017.  Kelly will bring her wacky brand of humor and powerful motivation to help contestants redefine beauty and change their inner script. Stay tuned for more details. Watch the trailer for the show! Kelly is in the last half.

I just finished reading the second set of evaluations (week two) and just like week one, the attendees found you to be amazing and simply the highlight of the convention.  Time and time again the forms listed you or things you said as the most important take away they had from the convention.  As a speaker, one does well if they can get people to remember a few things they say.  But, if one can change a life through a message, there is no higher praise than that.  Thanks for being a part of our program.  Best wishes in all your future activities.  You have a gift!
Chairman & CEO | Auto-Owners Insurance

Thank you Kelly for a very inspirational and practical talk. You have kick started something in our organization that will make a profound difference in our culture.
Tri Tang
Carolinas Healthcare

What’s this funny motivational keynote speaker all about?

funnymotivationalkeynotespeakerAHelping you harness the power of your inner script to reach a higher level of personal productivity, peace, and passion – resulting in winning attitudes, behaviors and action steps – so that nothing holds you back from the life you want.

Helping you harness the power of story to connect and engage – making you better leaders, better communicators, more powerful sales people, unforgettable customer service reps, and people of higher impact and influence in the areas you serve.

You. Your Story. Make An Impact.

The Power of Story to Connect, Influence, and Get Results.


funnymotivationalkeynotespeakerBKelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, author (Who Hijacked My Fairy TaleThe Land of If Only, The Gutsy Girls Pocket Guide to Public Speaking, You. Your Story. Make An Impact.), storytelling coach, and creator of Prides Hollow and the wacky cast of southern characters who have charmed audiences from coast to coast for over 20 years. Her work has been featured in extensive online and print publications, and has won awards from the Film Advisory Board of Hollywood and the National Association of Parenting Publications. She was a featured entertainer for Holland America Cruise Lines, and Our State Magazine calls her one of North Carolina’s funniest women.

In addition to being a keynote speaker for over 70 events a year, she has just launched her online Story Crafting Course, an online Storytelling for Engagement Corporate Course, and she hosts a yearly Story Crafting Summer Camp where people of all industries gather to work on crafting their power story. In the little time she has left, Kelly offers private coaching to professionals and executives on how to add more power to their words so they can connect on a deeper level, whether it’s in sales, customer service, leadership, speaking, or personal development.

With wacky wit, powerful stories, compelling content, amazing heart, and a message you can take back and use on Monday, Kelly creates unforgettable, hilarious, and inspiring motivational keynote programs that help you master the art of connection and engagement through the power of story.   It starts with mastering the story line running through your head to have more peace, productivity, and prosperity – and works its way out to mastering your words and your story to connect and engage with your listener, employee,patient, customer, buyer, market, and world. It’s a business message, wrapped in lots of humor and motivation, that will help you from the inside out.

funnymotivationalkeynotespeakerCNot only does Kelly have the ability to craft a master performance for the stage, she has the ability to teach you how she does it, to help you tell your story and raise your level of influence by forming a deeper connection with your listener. Whether you sit in her audience and laugh yourself silly while you’re transported to her tiny town of Prides Hollow, attend one of her Story Crafting Camps, or take her online Story Training, you will quickly see that she is one of a kind.

Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson




I believe that our success is in direct correlation to how we impact and influence other people. And the secret to having more influence, is not in our ability to communicate, but to connect.  Master the art of connection, and you will go places you never thought possible. I know because I did. 

Kelly Swanson