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With more than 20 years of speaking, training and instructional experience you want Kelly to be at your next event. Kelly is a dynamic speaker who delivers talks and workshops with a warm yet commanding presence that keeps her audience engaged. Friends and colleagues alike would say that Kelly is a great storyteller and speaker with tremendous emotional intelligence.

No cookie-cutter presentations! A seasoned Toastmaster Competent Communicator, she has learned how to adapt to the needs and tastes of each audience she serves. Her extensive background in training and teaching allows her to develop a talk that is immediately relevant and applicable. Participants will know that the time spent will produce immediate applicability and insights – both personal and professional.

Kelly has always been sought both personally and professionally to have “talks” or “career reviews” or just “how do I reach my potential?” conversations. Over the years, she has been featured on the Nashville Talk of the Town show, in numerous local publications (including nFocus, the Tennessean and Nashville Business Journal) and has presented to groups large and small (Fisk University, MTSU, Toastmaster Training, Vanderbilt Women’s Heart, and Restore Ministries).

 

    Talks include:

     

    Proud Member of Toastmaster International

    I am a seasoned Toastmaster Competent Communicator. I learned how to adapt to the needs and tastes of each audience I serve. Toastmasters has some of the best professional development out there!

    Places I have spoken:

    • Regus Nashville
    • Vanderbilt Women’s Heart
    • MTSU – IGNITE
    • Fisk University – Executive Leadership Program
    • NAPO Nashville – National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals Nashville Chapter
    • Toastmasters – Tennessee Officers Training Conference
    • MTSU – Alumni

     

     

    Speaking Engagements

    January 2020

    MTSU Alumni Association Professional Development Program Webinar: Your 20/20 Vision – What Hue Are You Looking Through?

    What a fun event! Over 100 people joined from over 5 states! Check out the recording  – click here

    February 2020

    Fisk University Executive Leadership Program: Navigating Critical Conversations and Situations

    It was my pleasure to participate for the 2nd year with this amazing group of elite students!

    March 2020

    Featured speaker & guest for the Design Your Victory Women’s Retreat

    Featured webinar presenter for ATD Nashville: 2020 Spring Reset

    April 2020

    National Association of Legal Secretaries – Your Personality Matters!

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    personalized workshops

    Kelly teaching at VanderbiltHere at Kelly K. Consulting, I can provide custom workshops to fit your needs.

    What To Expect From My Workshops:

    You will leave my workshops knowing that you can immediately apply the skills you have learned, having a good laugh, and with brand new insights about your potential!

    One of my favorite tools is the Color Code, a personality analysis that gets to the heart of why we act the way we do and allows us to gauge and respond accordingly to the behavior of others. This easy to understand tool can be provided as an accent or enhancement to any talk or workshop. I am a certified Color Code trainer.

    Below are some of our signature offerings:

    Workplace Culture: The Impact of Valuing Differences

    “Workplace diversity is a people issue.” And it’s definitely a hot topic! The focus of this workshop is to first delineate what the individuals driving core motive is. By understanding this – we can then develop an understanding of how people approach work.

    Interpersonal Skills Workshop

    This workshop teaches how to increase interpersonal skills using the very powerful Color Code theory. The Color Code Personality Assessment is unique for several reasons. First, it goes deeper than mere personality—it identifies Motive—why you do what you do. Secondly, the Color Code is easy to use and implement. Rather than having to memorize a string of letters or numbers like some assessments, the Color Code uses colors to represent Driving Core Motives:


    Reds are the power wielders. Power is defined as the ability to move from point A to point B. Reds are about results and productivity. They bring great gifts of vision and leadership. Reds are generally characterized as responsible, decisive, proactive and assertive.


    Blues love to give of themselves to others. Intimacy, connecting, creating quality relationships and having purpose is what drives these people. Their natural gifts include quality and service. Blues can be counted on to be loyal, sincere, and thoughtful.


    Whites are peacekeepers. Peace, or the ability to stay calm in the midst of chaos, is what motivates a White. Clarity and tolerance are White gifts. Whites are also known for their qualities of kindness, adaptability, and patience.


    Yellows love to have fun. The joy of living in the moment and doing something just for the sake of doing it is the driving force for these people. Yellows offer the gifts of enthusiasm and optimism. They are generally charismatic, spontaneous, and sociable.


    The comment we hear most frequently is how easy the Color Code is to put into practice.


    What You Will Take Away

    After completing the workshop, you will:
    • Understand the four core personality types
    • Discover how to motivate others
    • Read people easily and accurately
    • Identify strategies for communicating more effectively
    • Improve your relationships with others
    • Enhance your business performance

    Workshop participants develop increased levels of self-awareness (the #1 key element for developing emotional intelligence skills); learn how to effectively understand and work with team members; improve communication skills; and are better prepared to create successful professional relationships.

    Couples Enrichment Evening

    This small group event will allow you to discover your driving core motive and that of your partner. You will be surprised at what you learn – even if you have been a couple for as long as you can remember! The end goal? Better team. Better loving. A better relationship that suits both people.

    Are You AAA-Rated? Developing Your Brand In The Working World

    In the finance world, a triple A rating is the highest grading available. Many of us own AAA travel protection! But do you know if you and your brand are AAA-Rated? This workshop is perfect for young professionals beginning to develop their career (and college seniors!)

    Better Parenting With Your Child’s Color

    This workshop is perfect for those parents who have tweens and above! By coming together you will discover more about your child’s personality and how your personality can clash or complement. How I wish I had this seminar when I was rasing my youngest stepdaughter!

    Click here to contact me for a custom consultation on the workshop you need! 

    Testimonials

    See what attendees are saying about Kelly K. Consulting!

    Kelly did a great job interpreting my Color Code for me. 

    Lori B.

    An Outstanding rating is no surprise. Kelly is phenomenal at engaging those she is training and making the lesson(s) relevant to them.

    David J.

    You nailed my Yellow for me….Very helpful.

    Michele B.

    Thank you for making time in your schedule to lead the ColorCode workshop yesterday. It was a valuable event for students (and me), giving us insight into our behavior and those with whom we interact.

    Don R.

    First and foremost, thank you for such a wonderful presentation yesterday. Your passion for the Color Code is evident and your presentation skills so engaging. I think it was a huge benefit for attendees but also our clients and family members! 

    Kealie W.

    Contact us

    (615) 390 - 3013

    kelly@kellyknowles.net

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