Mary C Kelly | Ph.D., Commander, U.S. Navy (ret) and CEO of Productive Leaders

Mary C Kelly

Ph.D., Commander, U.S. Navy (ret) and CEO of Productive Leaders

Mary C Kelly
Featured Keynote Programs

Stop The Turmoil
7 Steps To Leading Through A Crisis

Note: I can present any of my programs virtually. My office setting is professional, and I have high-quality equipment to broadcast my virtual presentation.

Stop. Take a Breath. We may not know what's next but we do know that you're in control. You're in charge and it's your job to set a clear and positive direction for your organization. This is new territory and today your guide is a retired navy commander who experienced first hand what it takes to successfully survive a crisis and be a strong leader during 9/11. Customers and staff are desperate for leadership and this is your opportunity to step up to the plate. In this 30-minute session, you'll learn to lead your team through the unknown, into the new normal, and back to business.
You'll learn to:

*Understand the issues at hand and the nature of the exact crisis

*Articulate the possible courses of action and possible outcomes

*Help your team and organization to understand what is at stake

*Communicate honestly and effectively

For Meeting Planners:

*This program can be delivered virtually in a professional, high quality broadcast.

*Designed as a short and effective keynote or TED-style presentation

*Bonus access to Mary's 5-Minute Business Series, including her 5-Minute Crisis Planning Sheet

*Timely content designed to address the COVID-19 crisis, natural disasters, and more

Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success

Focused on senior leaders and decision-makers, this popular keynote audience will dive directly into the everyday mistakes that cost supervisors, managers, and CEOs time, money, and even their reputations.

These are 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

For meeting planners:
Based on Mary's book of the same title, this is an audience favorite, perfect for a high-energy opening session or stamina-filled closing keynote
Audience access to Mary's 5-minute Business Series plans to organize, brainstorm and map out goals
Entertaining, content-rich and data-based general session

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 custom succession plan ready for immediate implementation

For meeting planners:

Innovative, high-energy, in-demand topic

Perfect for an opening or closing keynote, providing profitable information your attendees need to take back to the office.

Based on What Comes Next?, Dr. Kelly's newest book

Economic Outlook for Today's Leaders

The economic and political landscape is rapidly changing in the US as well as in Europe and Asia. Socio-political events are impacting the financial markets as never before. What do you need to know? How is the economy going to impact your business?
Mary provides an engaging and interesting economic update on the latest trends and forecasts. She reviews US spending and budget issues, tax changes, and legislative actions that impact advisors and business owners.

15 Recession-proof Ways To Grow Your Business In Every Economy

The economy is an ever-shifting force that greatly affects the way we run our businesses and even our lives. Don't be at thw whim of the ups and downs of the market. Learn what you can do to build and grow your business in any economy.

In this in-demand session you'll learn to:

Put together a clear and effective business plan - fast

Manage and optimize the strengths and weaknesses of your team

Take action to better engage those around you

Optimize your business relationships to ensure your career is viable and thriving

For meeting planners:

Fast-paced, dynamic, FUN session

Energetic and positive message for an opening or closing keynote

Audience access to Mary's 5-minute Business Series plans to organize, brainstorm and map out goals


You've seen the statistics....

More than 50% 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, hiher unemployment, less direct communication, employee loneliness, and a lack of engagement. 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 next generation of leaders

RECRUIT/RETAIN the right people

MENTOR/MANAGE emerging employees

EVOLVE as a company

DEVELOP talent for future success

For meeting planners:

THE session for human resource professionals and leadership audiences

A challenging and enlightening opening or closing keynote option

Highly interactive

Classified! The Military's Top Secret Leadership Secrets

Ridiculous gossip, petty competition, office's the stuff you tell your spouse about over the dinner table. We laugh and exchange knowing glances, but it's also what's keeping your organization from being successful. Workplace distraction and personal agendas are what prohibit your team from being productive and accomplishing their goals. Goals are something that the military knows a lot about! How do the armed forces deal with these challenges and turn immature personalities into cooperative and successful team members? Retired Navy Commander, Dr. Mary C. Kelly will let you in on the top secrets of the military and how they can turn your team around.

Mary will give you the information to:

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of those around you

Learn to work together to set and meet goals

Conquer the obstacles that are poisonous to a productive workplace

Communicate with each generation, personality, and background

For Meeting Planners:

Perfect for professionals of all levels

Works best as an opening or closing keynote session

Highly entertaining and content-filled

Master Your World
10 Leadership Strategies To Improve Productivity, Profits, And 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 thriving.

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

Create a culture of dynamic communication

For meeting planners:

Perfect for an opening or closing keynote, providing profitable information your attendees need to take back to the office.

Based on Mary's book of the same title, this is a humorous journey through leadership in today's workplace.

Audience access to Mary's 5-minute Business Series plans to organize, brainstorm and map out goals

Iceberg Ahead! Navigating The World Of Business & Leadership

In this uplifting and inspiring keynote, Dr. Mary Kelly gives you a peek into the lessons she has learned about leadership over a decades-long career in the Navy, corporate America and beyond. Mary delights in getting down to business and sharing what most employees wish their leaders knew.

With encouraging stories and true tales from the armed forces, you'll learn to:

Communicate like a champ

Embrace the strengths of your teammates

Motivate staff with little or no budget

Take on a new role with grace and ease

For Meeting planners:

Thought-provoking, action packed session sure to wow audiences

High-energy, high-content keynote option

Custom built for team-building experiences, management, and senior management

Based on Mary's book, 360 Degrees of Leadership

Change Management
Survive And Thrive In The New Economy

Change is fun for some people, but miserable for others. Personality type, job position, seniority, and past experiences all determine how different people react to the idea of changing the way they conduct business. Understanding how people will react and addressing their concerns in advance of implementation can determine the success or failure of the new process.

Change management is a critical part of any organization that leads, manages, or enables people to accept and embrace new processes, technologies, systems, structures and values. This fun and interactive experience explores how health care professionals can maximize new opportunities and help others understand the change process.

The intent of effective change management is to:

Address the concerns and barriers of the people who will need to adopt the new methods.
Address the concerns and trepidation of the supporting roles.
Overcome the uncertainty obstacles that impede necessary change to achieve greater effectiveness.
Ensure that everyone in the organization is ready, willing, and able to perform his or her role in the new environment.
Outcomes: Through this entertaining and interactive session focusing on leadership at all levels, we increase productivity. Participants learn how to enact change, how to explain why the change is being implemented, how it is going to benefit them, and why adapting to the new system is in their best self-interest. We overcome ambiguities, barriers, resistance, and reluctance to change behavior and methodologies.

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