Mary Kelly, USN (Ret)
Expertise: Leadership, Productivity, Business Growth, Economic Development
Speaking Style: Engaging. Enlightening. Entertaining.
Travels From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nancy Says: “Mary is impressive on all levels: her illustrious background, platform skills, her ability to connect on a human level. I’m proud to include her as one of my preferred speakers.”
Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, USN (Ret), is a nationally recognized and renowned economist and leadership expert in improving business efficiency and maximizing resources. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mary has trained over 42,000 military and civilian personnel in multicultural environments around the world. She served 21 years as a commissioned officer in the Navy, and retired as a commander.
The author of several books, including 360 Degrees of Leadership: Steering Around the Icebergs, Mary is passionate about helping people excel in business. An energetic and perceptive leadership coach and speaker, she delivers humorous, inspiring and insightful keynotes, offering tools and insights that increase productivity, morale and profits.
Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, USN (Ret), is a nationally recognized and renowned economist and leadership expert specializing in improving business efficiency and maximizing available resources.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mary has trained over 20,000 military and civilian personnel in multi-cultural environments around the world. She served 21 years as a commissioned officer in the Navy, and retired as a commander.
A university business and economics professor, Mary combines theory and practicality. With extensive experience in human resources, finance, insurance, organizational leadership, strategic planning, and project development, she focuses on building successful strategies for business leaders at all levels of an organization.
Mary’s passion is helping people excel in business. An energetic, engaging and perceptive leadership coach and speaker, Mary delivers humorous, inspiring, and insightful keynote speeches, offering tools and insights that increase productivity, morale, and profits.
As a consultant, creative and insightful problem-solving abilities enable her to transform corporate cultures and structures.
Quoted in numerous periodicals, Mary is the author of several books, including 360 Degrees of Leadership: Steering Around the Icebergs; Master Your World: 10 Dog-Inspired Lessons to Increase Productivity, Profits and Communication, 15 Ways to Grow your Business in Every Economy; and In Case of Emergency, Break Glass! Mary is also a columnist for the Colorado Springs Business Journal.
Mary started writing orders at trade shows with her family’s sales business at age ten, and she has been employed (and paying taxes) since she was twelve. A frustrated comedian, Mary would like to be as funny as her friends claim she is.
Mary coaches the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Equestrian Team, and she and her therapy dogs make routine visits to local hospitals and retirement homes.
MASTER YOUR WORLD: 10 (Dog-Inspired) Leadership Lessons to Improve Productivity, Profits and Communication
Everyone benefits when managers and leaders apply three core techniques, and then refine them with seven critical applications. Audiences are able to immediately apply these practices at work, at home, and with the dog. Fun, engaging, and eminently applicable to a wide range of audiences, this popular talk is packed with information and useful ways to get the behavior you want from people around you. This topic is widely used by the military, governmental organizations, associations, and Fortune 500 companies.
15 WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN EVERY ECONOMY: Get Your Business Un-Stuck!
Perfect for sales teams, business owners, entrepreneurs, and business teams, this fast-paced and humorous master class discusses how to strategically plan and improve business, develop a successful marketing plan, effectively use available networks, improve focus, save time, and ultimately, increase profits. Very popular with business associations, conferences, women’s groups, and networking events, Mary incorporates workable solutions into today’s tough business problems. Devoted to having fun while accelerating growth, this session motivates and captivates any business-minded group.
10 HABITS OF HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE TEAMS: Military Secrets to Building Teamwork and Mission Accomplishment
Be more productive in less time. Work together to accomplish more. Communicate clearly, set expectations, and conquer the obstacles that create barriers to effective teamwork. Cross the generational gaps and use the strengths of the people you work with while working toward common goals. The military forges cohesive teams out of diverse people and you can too!