MARY KELLY, PhD, CSP, CPAE, CDR, US Navy (Ret.)
Hall of Fame Speaker, internationally known economist and leadership expert, specializing in productivity, communication, and business profit growth.
Mary Kelly
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
KEYNOTE FEE:

$10,001 - $15,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
TRAVELS FROM:

Colorado/Texas

"Mary was fantastic to work with. I'm mainly blown away with how well she's adapted to virtual presentations compared to many others. She came triply prepared for any possible virtual fiasco. She had two computers, wifi, hardwired and a hotspot. She even provided us with a free video recording of a slightly different presentation that we could use if there was some sort of issue in which she could not connect, we could always just play the video! Oh, and since we didn't need to use it, she allowed us to use it for another engagement. Well worth the investment for a virtual engagement."

"It was the first event, ever, that came back with an 'outstanding' review on the speaker from every single person who filled out a survey. I can't say enough about Mary Kelly and the way she can speak to a huge audience of businesses with diverse backgrounds and still seem like she is speaking specifically to each person in the room! Not only would I recommend her, I would give you a 100% guarantee that you will love any presentation she gives! Mary Kelly is one-of-a-kind!"

Owner and CEO

"When I first heard Mary speak, I knew five minutes into her keynote that our attendees were hooked. Leaning forward in their seats, eyes focused, and smiling, they were surprised and delighted by her presentation and couldn't get enough of her. Mary fits into my favorite category of speaker – she's both educational and entertaining. She delivers relevant and practical information with an engaging and humorous style. And a bonus for meeting planners, Mary does her homework, always knows her audience, and is a dream to work with."

Communications Director

"Mary was fantastic to work with. I'm mainly blown away with how well she's adapted to virtual presentations compared to many others. She came triply prepared for any possible virtual fiasco. She had two computers, wifi, hardwired and a hotspot. She even provided us with a free video recording of a slightly different presentation that we could use if there was some sort of issue in which she could not connect, we could always just play the video! Oh, and since we didn't need to use it, she allowed us to use it for another engagement. Well worth the investment for a virtual engagement."

ABOUT MARY KELLY

 Mary Kelly 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 has a track record for success as an organizational change agent.

In her role as a human resources director, Dr. Kelly developed a business model for the computer and telecommunications organization for personnel hiring, training and retention that was adopted globally by the U. S. Navy. Managing culturally diverse teams, she orchestrated organizational changes for over 3,000 personnel for 2 military base closures. Her ability to problem solve and provide innovative solutions enabled her to transform the Navy’s largest pay and personnel organization from the lowest in customer satisfaction to the highest in the nation in 18 months, with 23% fewer employees and a 19% budget decrease. 

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As an educator, Dr. Kelly created a mandatory curriculum for a college student body of 4,500 students. During her teaching career, she developed 31 university courses in the areas of business management, economics, history, management, geography, political science, human resources and international relations. Mary taught remote course work for multiple colleges while creating 4 distance learning courses using online lectures, webinars, interactive exercises and podcasting. In addition to standard curriculums, Dr. Kelly coached 450 students on life skills and time-management. She created and taught wealth building and personal finance to students at the United States Naval Academy, resulting in a student body educated on budgeting and retirement planning before graduation.

As a speaker and presenter, Mary Kelly pulls from her diverse experience to provide keynote presentations that are engaging and compelling, leaving the audience wanting more. With a warm and sincere style, Mary takes her vast knowledge and provides an educational presentation that holds the interest of her audience. She is a popular speaker on topics of leadership, communication, financial planning, and management.

As a communicator, she has chaired academic and military panels for economics, political science and historical conferences, and she has conducted over 2,200 seminars on financial, business, management and leadership topics.

MARY KELLY PROGRAMS & TOPICS

P.I.V.O.T. - Strategic and Tactical Leadership Through a Crisis to Grow Your Business

Do you know the 6 stages of responses during a crisis? When facing a crisis, most people remain in stages 1-4 of the 6 stages. This is normal and instinctive as people move to protect what is closest to them. There is a silver lining. Every crisis is a catalyst for innovation, creativity, invention, and advancement. This is why leaders have to be in stages 5 and 6. Stages 5 and 6 is where leaders find the opportunities.

In this engaging and entertaining program, Mary uses lessons from the Gulf Wars and 9-11 to get us through the painful aspects of our challenges, embrace change, and turn disruption into evolution.

How can we move our mindset into stages 5 and 6?
How do we brainstorm to find the opportunities?
How do we provide the right leadership that allows our people to thrive during adversity?
How do we encourage creative problem-solving to increase profitability?

P.I.V.O.T.:

  • Define your PURPOSE with an unshakeable plan
  • INSPIRE your team to innovate, invent, and influence in your market
  • Rate your situational and employee VOLATILITY factors
  • Identify OPPORTUNITIES in ever-changing environments
  • Embrace new TOOLS, TECHNOLOGY, and TRAINING to ensure success

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

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

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

Master Your World: Today's Game Plan for Maximum Profits, Peak Productivity, and Top Communication

We hear the word leadership a lot around the office. But, do we understand what it means to be a leader – regardless of our job title or our place on the ladder? Leadership isn’t just a plan for the supervisors and CEOs. Leadership is a set of principles that affects every employee, every team member, and every consumer. Leadership is what differentiates the ordinary from the amazing.

Would you like to know if your employees are searching LinkedIn for their next job? Or, if your boss has your back at the board meeting? Dr. Mary Kelly has some surprising insight into these questions as she guides you through a session that is a true investment in yourself and your career.

  • Understand how leadership creates a productive and constructive team
  • Learn how loyalty and relationships affect your bottom line
  • Realize what most employees say they are not getting from their supervisors and leaders that causes them to leave
  • Create a culture of dynamic communication

A.R.M.E.D.

You’ve seen the statistics…More than 45% of today’s workforce are millennials. Ten thousand boomers are retiring each day. There are six million vacant job opportunities in the US.

Companies are on a race to secure the right talent that will ensure their business survives the shifting workforce. Team leaders are navigating the new ways of the workplace…remote work, less direct communication, employee loneliness, and dissatisfaction. It’s a brave new world and you’ve got to be A.R.M.E.D.

In one of Mary’s most popular keynotes, you’ll learn to:

  • Attract the right customers and people to your organization
  • Recruit/Retain the right talent to serve customers and create experiences
  • Mentor/Manage current and emerging leaders to full potential
  • Evolve forward-thinking leadership as the corporate culture
  • Develop teams and talent for future success

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MARY KELLY BOOKS
MARY KELLY, PhD, CSP, CPAE, CDR, US Navy (Ret.)
Hall of Fame Speaker, internationally known economist and leadership expert, specializing in productivity, communication, and business profit growth.
Mary Kelly
TRAVELS FROM:

Colorado/Texas
KEYNOTE FEE:

$10,001 - $15,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
VIRTUAL VIDEOS
"Mary was fantastic to work with. I'm mainly blown away with how well she's adapted to virtual presentations compared to many others. She came triply prepared for any possible virtual fiasco. She had two computers, wifi, hardwired and a hotspot. She even provided us with a free video recording of a slightly different presentation that we could use if there was some sort of issue in which she could not connect, we could always just play the video! Oh, and since we didn't need to use it, she allowed us to use it for another engagement. Well worth the investment for a virtual engagement."

Heartland Credit Union Association

"It was the first event, ever, that came back with an 'outstanding' review on the speaker from every single person who filled out a survey. I can't say enough about Mary Kelly and the way she can speak to a huge audience of businesses with diverse backgrounds and still seem like she is speaking specifically to each person in the room! Not only would I recommend her, I would give you a 100% guarantee that you will love any presentation she gives! Mary Kelly is one-of-a-kind!"
Owner and CEO

Core Connections, LLC

"When I first heard Mary speak, I knew five minutes into her keynote that our attendees were hooked. Leaning forward in their seats, eyes focused, and smiling, they were surprised and delighted by her presentation and couldn't get enough of her. Mary fits into my favorite category of speaker – she's both educational and entertaining. She delivers relevant and practical information with an engaging and humorous style. And a bonus for meeting planners, Mary does her homework, always knows her audience, and is a dream to work with."
Communications Director

Texas Municipal League

"Mary was fantastic to work with. I'm mainly blown away with how well she's adapted to virtual presentations compared to many others. She came triply prepared for any possible virtual fiasco. She had two computers, wifi, hardwired and a hotspot. She even provided us with a free video recording of a slightly different presentation that we could use if there was some sort of issue in which she could not connect, we could always just play the video! Oh, and since we didn't need to use it, she allowed us to use it for another engagement. Well worth the investment for a virtual engagement."

Heartland Credit Union Association

ABOUT MARY KELLY

Mary Kelly 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 has a track record for success as an organizational change agent.

In her role as a human resources director, Dr. Kelly developed a business model for the computer and telecommunications organization for personnel hiring, training and retention that was adopted globally by the U. S. Navy. Managing culturally diverse teams, she orchestrated organizational changes for over 3,000 personnel for 2 military base closures. Her ability to problem solve and provide innovative solutions enabled her to transform the Navy’s largest pay and personnel organization from the lowest in customer satisfaction to the highest in the nation in 18 months, with 23% fewer employees and a 19% budget decrease. 

Read More

As an educator, Dr. Kelly created a mandatory curriculum for a college student body of 4,500 students. During her teaching career, she developed 31 university courses in the areas of business management, economics, history, management, geography, political science, human resources and international relations. Mary taught remote course work for multiple colleges while creating 4 distance learning courses using online lectures, webinars, interactive exercises and podcasting. In addition to standard curriculums, Dr. Kelly coached 450 students on life skills and time-management. She created and taught wealth building and personal finance to students at the United States Naval Academy, resulting in a student body educated on budgeting and retirement planning before graduation.

As a speaker and presenter, Mary Kelly pulls from her diverse experience to provide keynote presentations that are engaging and compelling, leaving the audience wanting more. With a warm and sincere style, Mary takes her vast knowledge and provides an educational presentation that holds the interest of her audience. She is a popular speaker on topics of leadership, communication, financial planning, and management.

As a communicator, she has chaired academic and military panels for economics, political science and historical conferences, and she has conducted over 2,200 seminars on financial, business, management and leadership topics.

MARY KELLY PROGRAMS & TOPICS
P.I.V.O.T. - Strategic and Tactical Leadership Through a Crisis to Grow Your Business
Do you know the 6 stages of responses during a crisis? When facing a crisis, most people remain in stages 1-4 of the 6 stages. This is normal and instinctive as people move to protect what is closest to them. There is a silver lining. Every crisis is a catalyst for innovation, creativity, invention, and advancement. This is why leaders have to be in stages 5 and 6. Stages 5 and 6 is where leaders find the opportunities. In this engaging and entertaining program, Mary uses lessons from the Gulf Wars and 9-11 to get us through the painful aspects of our challenges, embrace change, and turn disruption into evolution.
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.
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.
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.
Master Your World: Today's Game Plan for Maximum Profits, Peak Productivity, and Top Communication

We hear the word leadership a lot around the office. But, do we understand what it means to be a leader – regardless of our job title or our place on the ladder? Leadership isn’t just a plan for the supervisors and CEOs. Leadership is a set of principles that affects every employee, every team member, and every consumer. Leadership is what differentiates the ordinary from the amazing. Would you like to know if your employees are searching LinkedIn for their next job? Or, if your boss has your back at the board meeting? Dr. Mary Kelly has some surprising insight into these questions as she guides you through a session that is a true investment in yourself and your career.

A.R.M.E.D.

You’ve seen the statistics…More than 45% of today’s workforce are millennials. Ten thousand boomers are retiring each day. There are six million vacant job opportunities in the US. Companies are on a race to secure the right talent that will ensure their business survives the shifting workforce. Team leaders are navigating the new ways of the workplace…remote work, less direct communication, employee loneliness, and dissatisfaction. It’s a brave new world and you’ve got to be A.R.M.E.D.

Request Availability for Mary Kelly

MARY KELLY BOOKS