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Mary Kelly

US Air Force Academy Instructor of the Year, Economics Ph.D, US Navy Ret, Leadership Speaker, Author & 2020 Hall of Fame Speaker

US Air Force Academy Instructor of the Year, Economics Ph.D, US Navy Ret, Leadership Speaker, Author & 2020 Hall of Fame Speaker

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Mary Kelly Biography

Mary Kelly Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy Ret is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and spent over 20 years on active duty in intelligence and logistics. She retired from the Navy as a commander. She has masters’ degrees in history and economics, and a PhD in economics.

With over 20 years combined teaching experience at both the Naval Academy and at Hawaii Pacific University, she taught economics, finance, history and management. She has extensive experience in business coaching, management, economics, finance, banking, insurance, real estate, government, organizational leadership, communication, business growth, teamwork, strategic planning, human resources, customer service, time management, and project development.

Mary is a high-energy keynote speaker focused on using research, laughter, and experience to show professionals how to excel. Mary’s relatable, no-nonsense approach inspires audiences to embrace their roles, surpass their goals, and plan for the future.

Mary speaks to 70+ organizations a year and has worked with organizations such as AMC Institute, National Association of REALTORS, HealthOne, U.S. Air Force, LPL Financial and many more.

Mary Kelly Speaking Topics

  • Futurenomics: The Economic Snapshot You Need to See Today

    Changes in interest rates, imports, investments, housing trends, trade, and tariffs…do today’s news headlines have your stomach in knots? What do the changes in the current economy mean for your business? What do they mean for your own career? Heck, what do they mean for your family?

    Join Dr. Mary Kelly, one of the world’s most valued economists, as she exposes the true meaning of the current economic structure and what that means for your organization’s future.

    Learn to operate and make decisions from facts and data, not emotions Understand what the changes in international trade mean for your industry Gain a valuable understanding of today’s economy to improve profits and safeguard your businesses’ bottom line Prepare your team for what is to come in 2025 and beyond

  • Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success

    Forget the last leadership program you sat through. In Dr. Mary Kelly’s most popular keynote, the audience will dive directly into the everyday mistakes that are costing supervisors, managers and CEO’s time, money and even their reputations.

    These are the new rules, the seven positive steps to success that are crucial for every leader to embrace:

    Understand why your top talent is not performing to their potential Learn specific actions that lead to short and long-term success Control how you are perceived by your team, peers and superiors Identify behaviors that are sabotaging the loyalty and productivity of the people working around you

  • Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy

    75 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age in the next several years. Whether you are one of them or one of the many leaders who will be navigating the changes, it is imperative that you have a plan.

    Join economist and leadership expert, Dr. Mary Kelly, as she explains how the right succession plan will attract top talent, develop leadership skills and guarantee success for the next decade and beyond. Get out of panic mode and into a culture of continuous leadership development.

    Understand what a comprehensive succession plan is, and why it’s a must-have for your business Gain the knowledge needed to compete in today’s marketplace Challenge your beliefs of what true leadership means Learn to share your experience to create a legacy Prepare a customized succession plan ready for immediate implementation

  • PIVOT: Leading During Change, Challenge, and Crisis

    Disruption has become the new normal. Disruption to personal lives, societal shifts, our careers, and our businesses. Many people struggle during times of chaos. We know change is inevitable and it can be very difficult. The good news? There is a silver lining. Times of upheaval are historically known to be times of innovation, creativity, and advancement. In this engaging and entertaining program, Mary uses lessons from the Gulf War and 9-11 to help us get through the painful aspects of our challenges, embrace change, and turn disruption into evolution.

    When fear and uncertainty sets in, take a breath and get ready to PIVOT:

    Define your PURPOSE with an unshakeable plan INSPIRE yourself and your team to look at what’s possible Rate your VOLATILITY factor to safeguard your future Identify OPPORTUNITIES in a changing environment Embrace new TOOLS to ensure success

Mary Kelly Videos

  • Dr. Mary Kelly's Virtual Programs, Virtual Events, and Virtual Summits
    We need to stay positive, motivated, focused, and forward-thinking. This is especially difficult during uncertain times. We can continue to...
  • Commander Mary Kelly, US Navy, PhD, CSP, AAGG on Leadership
    This is a quick compilation of some of Mary's leadership programs. While Mary is mostly a keynote speaker, most meeting planners use her for a...

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  • What topics does Mary Kelly speak about?

    Mary Kelly is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Communication, Futurism, Influential Women, Innovation, Leadership, Motivational, Thought Leadership, Virtual Speakers, Women, Women In Leadership.
  • Where does Mary Kelly travel from?

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Mary Kelly is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Futurenomics: The Economic Snapshot You Need to See Today, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success, Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy and PIVOT: Leading During Change, Challenge, and Crisis. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mary Kelly for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Mary Kelly generally travels from CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Libby Gill, Dr. Jackie Freiberg, Donna Orender, Sallie Krawcheck and Erica Dhawan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mary Kelly for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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