Motivational Speaker, Award-Winning Storyteller, Author, and Comedian
Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Traveling From: North Carolina
Growing up Kelly Swanson was the outcast - the kid they threw things at on the bus. She spent most of her life trying not to be noticed - trying to blend in. Kelly carried the belief into adulthood that to be successful meant to look like everyone » Read Full Bio
Growing up Kelly Swanson was the outcast - the kid they threw things at on the bus. She spent most of her life trying not to be noticed - trying to blend in. Kelly carried the belief into adulthood that to be successful meant to look like everyone else. But she wasn't like everyone else. And it got really exhausting trying to be. And really boring. So one day Kelly cast aside the expected life, dusted off the gifts she had been hiding, stepped out of her comfort zone and on to a stage as a motivational speaker and comedian. And she didn't look back. And guess what. It turned out that being different isn't such a bad thing. In fact, it's a great thing. In fact, it's everything.
Kelly Swanson has learned that it's not blending in that makes you a success, but standing out among the crowd. So now she is sharing her journey with audiences - to take them from blending in to flying high above their comfort zones. Kelly wants to share the mindsets and behaviors that she had to break, and the new attitudes she had to adopt. She wants to share the many ways she has learned to stand out in a crowded market. Want in? Kelly sure hopes so. Get ready - to STAND UP AND STICK OUT! with Kelly Swanson.
As a motivational speaker, award-winning storyteller, author, and comedian, Kelly writes custom keynotes using comedy and stories to teach audiences how to stand up and stick out in their particular market. Her goal is to make audiences laugh, to motivate, to entertain, encourage, and deliver a remarkable and unforgettable experience. In addition to being a speaker, Kelly is also a creativity coach.
Hold on to your seats, because Kelly has just taken the keynote experience to a whole new level by using the art of professional storytelling to actually transport audience to another place (her tiny town about a mile and a hair past nowhere) where her truths are played out through the stories she tells and the characters she becomes at the slightest tilt of my head. So it's not so much what makes Kelly different - as who - because she brings an entire wacky cast of southern characters who will work their way into audiences heads and then into their hearts. Audiences will laugh a lot, cry a little, have a renewed passion for what they do, and, yes, even learn something in the process. Kelly Swanson is a five-star motivational speaker in a small town package.