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High-energy, high-content, funny, motivational leadership that improves productivity and profits.
Mary's business growth and leadership keynotes are interactive and full of takeaways audiences can use right away.
Perfect for conferences, association events, and corporate training. A proven military leader, Mary spent 25 years on active duty in the Navy, retiring as a commander. Mary would rather speak to your audiences than be on vacation.
When you book Mary, you stop worrying. You know you get an amazing, well-researched, customized program that your audiences will love.
Mary presented at an event designed for area entrepreneurs and corporate managers looking to improve their leadership and sales skills. The presentation was superb! She was lively, motivating, and kept the attention of everyone in the room. We cannot wait to create another event so Mary can do her thing!
Response from Mary Kelly Military Leadership Secrets:
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I loved being your keynote speaker! You are amazing! Thank yoU!
Rarely have I seen a speaker who is so engaging, charming, relatable and humorous all at the same time. Mary doesn't just give a presentation, she has a concrete message for all audiences. Her preparation for each audience is impeccable. And Mary is so easy to work with, something we wish for with all professional speakers, and so many can make it challenging. The most important thing I can say about Mary is she is a women of subsance and integrity.
Response from Mary Kelly Military Leadership Secrets:
Debbie! Thank you so much for this review! We have worked together for over 10 years, and every event is fabulous! Thank you so much!
What to Expect
Hi! I am the easiest speaker you've ever worked with. I have a team that ensures your event is stress-free. When you bring me in, you know your audiences will be delighted and you look like a rockstar.
Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success
Thousands of leadership programs tell you how to be a great leader. Far fewer delve deeper into the surprisingly common mistakes supervisors, managers, and even CEOs unknowingly make that derail their team’s effectiveness and productivity. Using real scenarios and examples, Mary Kelly examined data from over 100,000 employee surveys to pinpoint the 7 most common reasons some managers fail while others are so successful. Whether in your first year of management or your 30th, Why Leaders Fail shows participants hidden pitfalls and how to avoid them. The program also outlines specific actions that ensure success. Based on the book of the same title, this content-rich, data-based program is also entertaining and full of actions that participants can use to further develop their leadership skills, outcomes, and organizational morale.
*Gain insight into behaviors that may be sabotaging the loyalty of your direct reports.
*Understand why your top talent may not be performing up to their potential.
*Gain tools to help you align team goals with the organizational mission.
*Gain awareness of how you are perceived by your direct reports, peers, and supervisors.
FutureNomics for Associations – What Associations Need To Do to Be Invaluable in 2025
Mary is the bridge between economics and leadership. She has several interactive leadership programs, and her keynotes are full of actionable takeaways.
Her program, Futurenomics: An Economic Snapshot and What To Do Next, gives leaders and managers economic information in a fun and informative way, as well as leadership recommendations to improve productivity and profitability. It is VERY different, and audiences love it.
Mary’s programs capitalize on her experiences in the Navy as an intelligence officer with Top Secret Leadership and Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success.
Mary’s programs are most popular with organizations and industries that value economic information that is presented in a useful and entertaining way, such as credit unions, banks, insurance companies, and medical practices.
Commander Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP takes her Navy training and delivers amazing programs to audiences. She is an international author and speaker in leadership, productivity, communication and business to improve profit growth.
One of the first women to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, Mary trained over 40,000 military and civilian personnel in multi-cultural environments around the world during her 21 years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the Navy.
Commander Kelly’s Navy experience included serving as an Intelligence Officer, a Human Resources Director, an Assistant Chief of Staff for Pearl Harbor, a Professor, and as a Chief of Police.
Dr. Kelly has authored 11 books. Her 2016 book, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success won a bronze book award for leadership excellence. Her other books include award-winning and best-selling Master Your World, 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in any Economy, Money Smart: How Not to Buy Cat Food When You Don’t Have a Cat, 360 Degrees of Leadership, Stop the Barking, and In Case of Emergency Break Glass, She is also published in 100’s of magazines, newspapers and journals worldwide. In September 2016 Dr. Kelly was featured in Forbes, Investopedia, and Success Magazine.
Dr. Kelly’s experience in leadership theory and her strategic planning tactics help organizations improve profit growth, increase productivity, decrease turnover, and develop loyal follows and leaders.
Dr. Kelly works within a variety of industries including financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate organizations, medical and dental practice management, and the military industrial complex. Through speaking, executive coaching and organizational facilitation, she creates leaders who build teams and lead more effectively.
Mary’s sense of humor, combined with her stage presence, gives audiences information and executable actions that they enjoy implementing.
Mary is active on several community and national boards and locally, she and her therapy dogs make regular visits to schools and retirement communities.
Additional Booking Notes
I am unbelievably low maintenance. It comes from being in the Navy and living on Navy ships.
*Top Secret Military Leadership for Today's Business Leaders
*Master Your World: 10 Executive Leadership Strategies to Improve Productivity, Profits, and Communication
*15 Ways to Grow Your Business in Every Economy
*Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions That Ensure Success
*Leading Change When You Don't Want To
*10 Military Secrets For Building Effective Teams
*Improve Productivity and Profits Now
Influences & Inspiration
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