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Motivational Speaker, Comedian, Award-Winning Storyteller

A message you can’t afford to miss.  An experience you’ll never forget.

Change Your Story, Change Your Life.
Change Your Story, Change Your Business.
Change Your Story, Change Your World.

You. Your Story. Make An Impact.
Harness the power of story to connect, influence, and get results.

Hilarious Motivating Keynote programs to help you:

  • STAND UP AND STICK OUT in a crowded market
  • Have more IMPACT and INFLUENCE
  • Reach a higher level of CONFIDENCE, CLARITY and PURPOSE
  • Help soften ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE and get employees to embrace a new story

So that you can STAND UP AND STICK OUT…..because nobody notices normal.

What would it look like to get more sales and dominate in your market?  What would it look like if you had more confidence to reach higher and dream bigger?
What would it look like if your teams worked together instead of against each other – if you got more cooperation and passion from your people?  What would it look like to set goals and actually reach them?  What would it look like if you could lead your people through change in a positive way? Let Kelly SHOW you what that would look like – through the power of story.

Wrapped in a program like nothing you’ve seen before.

IMAGINE…………Instead of just being taught, just being entertained, you were actually transported to a magical place of wit and whimsy.  And once you got there, you realized that even though it’s your first visit, you have been here before……Because somehow even though you are in the middle of this town called Prides Hollow, suddenly you are standing in your OWN story, facing your OWN fears, experiencing your OWN victory.

IMAGINE………..If this storyteller could bring your company’s story, your industry’s story, your dream story – to LIFE – helping you step into it, reclaiming your passion and purpose for your  piece in the puzzle – reaching a new height in personal responsibility and excitement.

IMAGINE……….If you leave this town changed, with a new perspective, and a new road map to get you where you want to go – to help you harness the power of your own story to connect, influence, and get results.

IMAGINE………If all of this could be done with one speaker? With one story? In one experience?


Who Am I…

DSC_5958Hi, I’m Kelly, a motivational speaker, and a comedian – which means I tell you that you can do anything, then I tell you I’m just kidding. I’m also an award-winning storyteller (yes, there is such a thing), author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?,  The Gutsy Girls Pocket Guide to Public Speaking Book Series, and creator of Prides Hollow and the wacky cast of southern characters who help me navigate life, and show up in most of my programs. I don’t claim to have all the answers, and I’m not even sure I’m asking the right questions. But I know I have an important message you need to hear. I have spent my life studying the power of story – not just its power to affect our attitudes, behaviors and action steps – but also its ability to persuade and influence, motivate and inspire, sell and attract business.

According to my New Year’s Resolution, by now I was supposed to have lost thirty pounds and have buff arms. Instead, I’m pretty sure my muffin top just had twins. I have a secret addiction to spandex, cheap jewelry, and hair pieces – which I guess now isn’t so secret.  I left perfect a long time ago – and haven’t stopped smiling since. It’s nice to meet you. I’m glad you’re here.

 Giving You An Outside Perspective On What You May Be Too Close To See

Many of us move through life as if carrying a glass jar – collecting advice and knowledge in our jar – like precious pennies.  Every speaker we hear gives us more pennies. Another article – more pennies. Two webinars – a handful of pennies.  This jar gets heavier and heavier, until we can barely carry it anymore, or we end up dropping the jar and all the pennies roll in a hundred different directions.  (Been there, done that. Took me forever to pick them all up.)   I don’t think I have served you fairly, if I just come to your event and drop more pennies into your jar, and you walk away even more weary than when you came. Especially when you could have just looked up those pennies on the internet.   I want to use the time we have, getting you to step away from the jar, so I can give you a new pair of glasses. Because a list of things to do, is never as powerful as a shift in perspective. I can give you a hundred pennies to help you serve customers better, or I can give you one pair of glasses that will change the entire way you look at customer service. And now you have a smarter way to spend those pennies.

We just want to thank you again for your wonderful tribute to the men and women of law enforcement and corrections at our Heroes Dinner in Charlotte, NC. We were expecting a unique speaker, but what you did that evening completely blew us away. One of our heroes asked me if I told you about his life story. Why? Because he felt that the poem you wrote was custom-made for him. I couldn’t stop laughing and crying at the same time. The audience was so touched by your authenticity. You made my vision of the Telmate Heroes Program come to life. Thank you for a memorable evening. JoAnn De Jesus / Marketing Communications ManagerTelmate San Francisco, CA

Book Kelly or Hold a Date

Call me at 800-303-1049 if you want to chat about your group and whether I’m a good fit. Or go ahead and hold a date on the calendar – doesn’t obligate you or me – just tells me you’re looking: http://www.kellyswanson.net/booking/