Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret)
Leadership Speaker & Author

  • The Speaker


  • The Author

    Author of
    13 business

  • Commander - Mary Kelly
  • The Commander

    Naval Officer and
    Commander (ret)
    Trained over 40,000

  • The Consultant

    Transforming leaders and businesses with insightful techniques

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  • The Professor

    Professor at the,
    Naval Academy,
    Air Force
    CSU, and HPU

​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!

Mary Kelly, Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret)
Leadership Speaker/Author for CSP

Meet Mary Kelly – Leadership and Business Keynoter

Keynote Speaker

A high-energy keynote speaker, Mary is focused on using research, laughter, and experience to show professionals how to excel. Mary’s relatable, no-nonsense approach inspires audiences to embrace their roles, surpass their goals, and plan for the future.

Mary speaks to 70+ organizations a year and has worked with organizations such as AMC Institute, National Association of REALTORS, HealthOne, U.S. Air Force, LPL Financial and many more.

For a full list of Mary’s sessions, please click here.


Executive Consultant & Coach

Mary has a unique ability to reach executives and help them attain their goals through leadership training, professional development, and succession planning.

To learn more, please inquire directly here.



Mary at a Glance

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.

Education / Awards

  • B.S. in History from the 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
  • American Economics Association
  • National Speakers Association Magazine Editorial Chair
  • National Speakers Association, CO Member of the Year 2015
  • 2020 Top 50 Keynote Speaker


Mary is the author of 13 books about business and economics. Her most recent are, 5-Minute Per Day: 52 Weeks to a Better Business and Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy.

Mary has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, MENSA, Men’s Magazine and thousands of additional media outlets!

Please see a full listing of Mary’s books here.




“I’ve known Mary since 1997. She is an amazingly effective leader, manager, and coach. She is creative, inspirational, and energetic. She embodies the highest sense of personal integrity and commitment.”

Rod Gibbons, APR, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Amtrak

See Mary’s wild adventures!

“Mary hit it out of the park with our Wine Ambassadors. She taught them how to manage their time, be productive leaders, and most importantly how to create business plans. She understood our business very well, as if she had been working with us for years. Bravo! We would definitely hire Mary again.”

Melissa Lynch, General Manager Boisset Collection, Ambassador Program


Mary C. Kelly
Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy Ret.

719-357-7360 (office)
443-995-8663 (cell)

4823 Ridgeside
Dallas, TX 75244

"Top Keynote Speakers of 2020"


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