Commander Mary Kelly, US Navy (ret), PhD, CSP, CPAE

The Keynote Speaker, Author Military Commander & Consulting Professor
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Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret)

What do all of these designations mean to you? Mary Kelly has EXPERIENCE and it’s this experience that your executives and your audience must learn to change the way they thrive in work and in life.

Of all her titles, Mary’s favorite is teacher and after an outstanding career, she is focused on teaching professionals to navigate the economy, build their business, be a true leader and get more done. Add inspiration, grace and a few hilarious stories and you have yourself one unforgettable keynote speaker!

Programs By Commander Mary Kelly, US Navy (ret), PhD, CSP, CPAE

PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation | Virtual Keynote | Live Streaming I Webinar | Keynote and Full-Day Programs -Do your people understand the six stages of a crisis? -Do your leaders recognize the stage their people are in and do they react appropriately? -Are your leaders leading, or just hoping for the right outcomes? – Understand the six stages of any crisis, challenge, or change? – Implement the five ways to P.I.V.O.T. through the crisis. – Use the seven leadership reminders to lead out of a crisis? In order to successfully lead people through and out of a crisis, first, we have to understand the 6 stages of the crisis. Based on her Navy experiences during the first and second Gulf Wars and 9-11, Commander Mary Kelly articulates the reactions of people in various stages of crisis, challenge, or change. As effective leaders, we have to be able to help our people P.I.V.O.T. through the crisis, by renewing their sense of purpose, influencing and inspiring others to take the right action, assessing the volatility levels, seeing the opportunities, and providing the right tools, techniques, and technology that allow people to succeed. Then we can apply Mary’s seven leadership reminders, using the acronym C.L.A.M.P.E.R. so that we are providing the right response to the right people at the right time to achieve the right outcomes.
PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation | Virtual Keynote | Live Streaming I Webinar | Keynote and Full-Day Program 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 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 Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy, Dr. Kelly’s newest book
PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation | Virtual Keynote | Live Streaming I Webinar | Keynote and Full-Day Program 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 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
PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation | Virtual Keynote | Live Streaming I Webinar | Keynote and Full-Day Program 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 For meeting planners: No economic overwhelm here – this session is funny and informative – and really is different than any your members have seen before! Popular with organizations that highly value economic information, such as manufacturing, medical, and financial associations. Economic information plus bonus productivity and profitability tips Perfect for an opening or closing keynote, providing profitable information your attendees need to take back to the office.
PROGRAM DELIVERY: Live Presentation | Virtual Keynote | Live Streaming I Webinar | Keynote and Full-Day Program Ridiculous gossip, petty competitions, office drama…it’s the stuff you tell your family members about over the dinner table. We laugh and exchange knowing glances, but it’s also what’s keeping your organization from being successful. Workplace distractions, desire for credit, and personal agendas are what stops your team from being productive and accomplishing their goals. Goals are something that the military knows a lot about! Did you ever wonder how the armed forces deal with these challenges in tough situations? How does the military turn inexperience into cooperative and successful team members? Retired Navy Commander, Dr. Mary C. Kelly lets 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 surpass 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

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Books By Commander Mary Kelly, US Navy (ret), PhD, CSP, CPAE

In Case of Emergency Break Glass!

In Case of Emergency Break Glass! $29.95 – $97.95 In one hour, audiences learn to organize important documents they need to have ready in case of an unexpected crisis. What happens if you face tragedy and don’t make it home tonight? Would someone know where to pick up the kids, what medication the dog gets, and where to pay the mortgage? Be prepared! Organize Important Documents In one hour, audiences learn organize important documents they need to have ready in case of an unexpected crisis. What happens if you face tragedy and don’t make it home tonight? Would someone know where to pick up the kids, what medication the dog gets, and where to pay the mortgage? Be prepared! We explain Wills, Trusts, Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney and Letters of Instructions in layman’s terms. Less than 57% of Americans have a will! Learn what important papers you actually need, what you don’t, and how to get it all organized in one place, just in case. Seminar includes extensive workbook for each participant so they can start working right away. Often cited as “The singularly most useful training ever attended.” I designed this Manual to help my friends and family get organized in a manageable way. I have helped many families deal with loss, and know what needs to happen in an emergency. By being unprepared, you guarantee that someone you care about deeply is going to lose AT LEAST a year of their life taking care of the mess you left behind, including countless legal fees.

Generate Ideas. Focus on Solutions. Be Productive.

The Five Minute Leadership Guide $29.95 Thoughtful leadership is needed now more than ever. Great organizations need their top talent to be great leaders, as well as subject matter experts. Leadership has to be developed. Leadership improves with experience, practice, and effort. This guide is a personal journey to become an even better leader. DEVELOP THE CRITICAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS TEAMS NEED NOW This guide is: A structured format to prompt leadership improvement each day An easy-to-complete format, with just one page per day, focusing on priorities, challenges, reminders, and accomplishments Preparation for future leadership situations by understanding in advance how great leaders respond Quick inspiration and motivation throughout the day to decrease stress and improve leadership clarity 365 days to review an entire year of leadership progress “Everyone in my organization is getting a copy” “Perfect to help my leaders stay focused on leading their teams” “A must-have for every new graduate heading into their first professional job” Mary C. Kelly is the CEO of Productive Leaders, a firm dedicated to improving productivity, profits, and morale. Mary spent 25 years on active duty in the Navy, mostly in Asia. As a corporate advisor, speaker, and trainer, Mary works with teams to improve strategy, decision-making, and revenues. Mary was named as one of the top 50 keynote sales speakers in the world and is in the speaker’s hall of fame.

5 Minutes Per Week

52 Weeks to a Better Business $39.95 With Less Stress, Happier Teams, and More Productivity Leaders and business professionals need quick solutions for common challenges. The 5-Minute Business and Leadership Success Plans make tough situations easy. Use these templates to move your organization forward! Create a vision Build a business Assess the organization Provide welcome feedback Engage employees Delegate effectively Motivate team members Show appreciation Manage change Serve customers and 42 MORE PLANS to make life easier in just 250 minutes! Online access to all of these 5-Minute Plans is included in your purchase, and bonus plans are constantly added! (Immediately after purchasing the book here, you will be emailed a link in order to register for a secret code to access all of the online plans as fillable pdfs.) If you have any issues with the vault, email info@ProductiveLeaders.com.

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