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Kelley Gunter

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Author, Speaker and Mental Health Advocate

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Kelley Gunter Biography

Kelley Gunter is an internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, compassionate life coach, and a number one best-selling author. Her compelling memoir, "You Have Such a Pretty Face," explores Gunter’s painful journey to find peace and self-worth after enduring a childhood riddled with trauma and sexual abuse. Following a remarkable 243-pound weight loss and the 20-year maintenance of that loss, Gunter discovered that unhealed trauma from the past would continue to create destruction in the form of life-altering cross-addictions.

Mired in her own suffering and unable to reach out for help, Gunter’s career followed the path of a wounded warrior. She graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in counseling, both of which she used in her 30-year career as a licensed social worker. Gunter’s education enabled her to aid others on their own journeys toward peace, but it wasn’t until 2016 — when an untreated gambling addiction caused her to lose everything — that she was able to begin her own true healing process.

Sober now for six years, Gunter is speaking and writing full time, and remains refreshingly candid about the trauma-induced cross-addictions that wreaked havoc on her life and forced her to her knees. Armed with personal experience and vast therapeutic knowledge, Gunter is able to apply both to the creation of her written and spoken work. To further her education and expertise, Gunter is now pursuing her doctoral degree in counseling and traumatology.

Gunter’s powerful speaking is infused with the kind of wisdom that’s only learned from hitting rock bottom and living to tell the tale. In this, she’s uniquely equipped to connect to others, relying on equal parts professional insight and an endless wellspring of empathy. Listeners will find that her message isn’t simply a pretty speech tied off with a bow, but rather an open invitation for conversation, growth, and understanding.

In speaking, coaching, and writing, Gunter addresses the painful reality that weight loss alone doesn’t heal the traumas that contributed to the weight gain in the first place, nor does it address the high likelihood that cross addictions can and may arise in weight loss patients who don’t acknowledge their trauma. Gunter asserts that the root of addiction lies in shame, and she works to undo the stigma surrounding trauma by opening up about her own life-long feelings of shame, which once strangled the hope from her existence.

Gunter also acknowledges that without her strong faith in God, she wouldn’t be here today. As one who’s walked the path of deep suffering, Gunter’s message stands as a true weapon against darkness: “When the world says, ‘give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘try it one more time.’” Gunter’s personal experience allows her to act as a living reminder that not only do peace and happiness exist in spite of trauma and pain, but also that faith and healing serve as the bridges connecting the two.

Gunter, who describes herself as a, “survivor, emotional warrior, and connoisseur of comfort food,” is a powerhouse for spreading positivity. Her work and her story of survival have both been featured internationally. Among the most notable features are a spotlight on both The Daily Mail TV Show and The Daily Mail Website, as well as featured articles in Recovery Today Magazine, Love What Matters, and Thought Catalog. Gunter’s been in the Australian National News, trended in London, and was featured on the cover of People Magazine South Africa. Her appearances have included spots on LA Talk Radio, Good Morning Cincinnati, and Living Dayton.

Currently, Gunter works in a variety of people-oriented, therapeutic and creative fields. She’s a co-creator of the Binge-Free Babes Project, creator of the Facebook group, The Trauma Tribe, an administrator in the Facebook group, Victims of Violent Crime, and the author of the popular blog, Ramblings from the Homecoming Queen of Crazy Town. Gunter is also a supervisor on the National Suicide Hotline, and is finishing her second memoir, The Homecoming Queen of Crazy Town.

Gunter’s repertoire for speaking is widely varied and includes topics such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), suicide, weight loss, addictions, trauma, sexual abuse, motivation, and faith. She has spoken to audiences large and small, both live and virtually in a variety of media styles.

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Healing from Trauma

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You Have Such A Pretty Face

You Have Such A Pretty Face

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    Booking fees for Kelley Gunter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kelley Gunter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kelley Gunter?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kelley Gunter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kelley Gunter for your next private or corporate function.
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Kelley Gunter Biography

Kelley Gunter is an internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, compassionate life coach, and a number one best-selling author. Her compelling memoir, "You Have Such a Pretty Face," explores Gunter’s painful journey to find peace and self-worth after enduring a childhood riddled with trauma and sexual abuse. Following a remarkable 243-pound weight loss and the 20-year maintenance of that loss, Gunter discovered that unhealed trauma from the past would continue to create destruction in the form of life-altering cross-addictions.

Mired in her own suffering and unable to reach out for help, Gunter’s career followed the path of a wounded warrior. She graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in counseling, both of which she used in her 30-year career as a licensed social worker. Gunter’s education enabled her to aid others on their own journeys toward peace, but it wasn’t until 2016 — when an untreated gambling addiction caused her to lose everything — that she was able to begin her own true healing process.

Sober now for six years, Gunter is speaking and writing full time, and remains refreshingly candid about the trauma-induced cross-addictions that wreaked havoc on her life and forced her to her knees. Armed with personal experience and vast therapeutic knowledge, Gunter is able to apply both to the creation of her written and spoken work. To further her education and expertise, Gunter is now pursuing her doctoral degree in counseling and traumatology.

Gunter’s powerful speaking is infused with the kind of wisdom that’s only learned from hitting rock bottom and living to tell the tale. In this, she’s uniquely equipped to connect to others, relying on equal parts professional insight and an endless wellspring of empathy. Listeners will find that her message isn’t simply a pretty speech tied off with a bow, but rather an open invitation for conversation, growth, and understanding.

In speaking, coaching, and writing, Gunter addresses the painful reality that weight loss alone doesn’t heal the traumas that contributed to the weight gain in the first place, nor does it address the high likelihood that cross addictions can and may arise in weight loss patients who don’t acknowledge their trauma. Gunter asserts that the root of addiction lies in shame, and she works to undo the stigma surrounding trauma by opening up about her own life-long feelings of shame, which once strangled the hope from her existence.

Gunter also acknowledges that without her strong faith in God, she wouldn’t be here today. As one who’s walked the path of deep suffering, Gunter’s message stands as a true weapon against darkness: “When the world says, ‘give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘try it one more time.’” Gunter’s personal experience allows her to act as a living reminder that not only do peace and happiness exist in spite of trauma and pain, but also that faith and healing serve as the bridges connecting the two.

Gunter, who describes herself as a, “survivor, emotional warrior, and connoisseur of comfort food,” is a powerhouse for spreading positivity. Her work and her story of survival have both been featured internationally. Among the most notable features are a spotlight on both The Daily Mail TV Show and The Daily Mail Website, as well as featured articles in Recovery Today Magazine, Love What Matters, and Thought Catalog. Gunter’s been in the Australian National News, trended in London, and was featured on the cover of People Magazine South Africa. Her appearances have included spots on LA Talk Radio, Good Morning Cincinnati, and Living Dayton.

Currently, Gunter works in a variety of people-oriented, therapeutic and creative fields. She’s a co-creator of the Binge-Free Babes Project, creator of the Facebook group, The Trauma Tribe, an administrator in the Facebook group, Victims of Violent Crime, and the author of the popular blog, Ramblings from the Homecoming Queen of Crazy Town. Gunter is also a supervisor on the National Suicide Hotline, and is finishing her second memoir, The Homecoming Queen of Crazy Town.

Gunter’s repertoire for speaking is widely varied and includes topics such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), suicide, weight loss, addictions, trauma, sexual abuse, motivation, and faith. She has spoken to audiences large and small, both live and virtually in a variety of media styles.

Kelley Gunter Videos

  • Rising of the Phoenix
    Join Naturopath Dr. Nelson Bulmash as he interviews Author/Motivational Speaker, Kelley Gunter. Kelley Gunter is an internationally acclaimed...
  • Try it one more time.
    Clips from speaking events, book signings, and excerpts read from my memoir, You Have Such a Pretty Face.
  • Kelley Gunter- Maintaining Sobriety
    Kelley Gunter has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in counseling. Following a lengthy career in social services, she began...

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  • How to book Kelley Gunter?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kelley Gunter for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kelley Gunter, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kelley Gunter or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kelley Gunter?

    Booking fees for Kelley Gunter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kelley Gunter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kelley Gunter?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kelley Gunter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kelley Gunter for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kelley Gunter or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kelley Gunter or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kelley Gunter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kelley Gunter for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Kelley Gunter generally travels from OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Candy Finnigan, Lizzie Velasquez, Jessica Cox, Brian Fleming and Cookie Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kelley Gunter for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kelley Gunter Speaker Videos

  • Rising of the Phoenix
    Join Naturopath Dr. Nelson Bulmash as he interviews Author/Motivational Speaker, Kelley Gunter. Kelley Gunter is an internationally acclaimed speaker, life coach, and author of the compelling...
    Try it one more time.
    Clips from speaking events, book signings, and excerpts read from my memoir, You Have Such a Pretty Face.
  • Kelley Gunter- Maintaining Sobriety
    Kelley Gunter has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in counseling. Following a lengthy career in social services, she began writing full-time. Her first book, You Have Such a...
    Healing from Trauma
    This short video is a clip from my keynote presentation at a Night of Hope. It includes details and statistics regarding sexual abuse in this country.

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