easy to use
Naval Officer 21 years.
Trained over 40,000
military and civilian
personnel. Retired Commander.
Captures and transforms audiences with creative and insightful problem solving techniques.
University professor, organizational leadership, strategic planning, finance, and project development.
Internationally renowned author and speaker in the fields of leadership, productivity, communication and business to improve profit growth.
Author of many books, including award winning and best selling Master Your World, 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in any Economy, and Money Smart; 360 Degrees of Leadership, Stop the Barking, and In Case of Emergency Break Glass.
Published in 100’s of magazines, newspapers and journals worldwide.
In her 21 years as a Naval Military Officer (retiring as a Commander), she trained over 40,000 military civilians and personnel.
Born in Texas, 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 Master’s degrees in history and economics, and a PhD in economics. With over 20 years combined teaching experience at the Naval Academy, Hawaii Pacific University, and the Air Force Academy, she taught economics, finance, history and management. She has experience in academic development, human resources, finance and organizational management. Mary has a track record of success as a leadership expert.
Through her work in college teaching and in the military, Mary discovered the need to make the principles of leadership and communication available to all types of businesses. Her book, Master Your World became a bestseller and launched her career as an author and speaker.
After publishing more books on leadership, productivity, communication, business growth, and organization, Mary Kelly wants to make leadership fun and fulfilling. Leadership sounds easy, but leading well is difficult, and the mistakes are costly.
Mary Kelly is affectionately called the “fun leadership economist” by her fans. Using her experience as a Navy commander, she learned how to create productive, happy work environments even in the most stressful situations. She believes in leadership that sets expectations and boosts the morale of those she supports, encouraging people to perform better at their jobs.
Today Mary spends her time showing business owners, CEO’s, managers, and team leaders how to do the same. “Great leadership is tough. Let’s make it easier.”
- B.S. in History from United States Naval Academy
- M.A. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma
- M.A. in History from the University of Hawaii
- Ph.D in Economics from Greenwich University
- ABD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii
- Professional Associations
- American Economics Association
- National Speakers Association, CO
Member of the Year 2015
- Certified Speaking Profession (CSP)
- Navy League Leadership Award
- US Air Force Academy Outstanding Educator
- US Air Force Academy Instructor of the Year
- 5th Most Influential Media Person in Colorado
- Veteran Business Owner of the Year Nomination
Backstage in Mary’s “Real Life” she…
…is a Little League Team Manager.
…enjoys international travel for vacation and charity work.
…lived in Hawaii, the Philippines, and Japan.
…loves white water rafting, red wine, and her dogs.
“I’ve known Mary since 1997. She is an effective leader, manager and teacher. She is creative, inspirational and energetic. She embodies the highest sense of personal integrity and commitment.”Rod Gibbons, APR