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Kelly's Speaker Kit

Recognizing the challenges and expectations that come with organizing successful events, Kelly collaborates closely with professionals to tailor her presentations, ensuring they align perfectly with the event’s objectives and audience needs. 

Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association Maddux

“I had already heard Kelly was an amazing humorist, and she exceeded my expectations. Her program was masterfully crafted and outrageously entertaining. Kelly is an artful storyteller!”


Kelly's Stage Introduction/Bio

The following is the combined bio and stage introduction for Kelly Swanson. Feel free to choose the elements that resonate with you for the introduction; there’s no need to include everything.

Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and cast member of The Fashion Hero television show airing on Amazon Prime. She is also author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale, The Land of If Only, The Story Formula, and The Affirmation Journal for Positive Thinking. She was a featured entertainer for Holland America Cruise Lines, keynote speaker for the International Toastmasters Convention, and has keynoted major conferences and corporate events from coast to coast. She just launched her one-woman show Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale in theaters and it is being booked all over the country. In July of 2022 she was inducted into the National Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame.

Kelly’s wacky wit and powerful stories have charmed hearts and tickled funny bones for over 18 years. In addition to her role as a funny motivational speaker, Kelly teaches people how she does it by sharing what she has learned about connecting and engaging to have more influence in business, through the use of one tool – strategic storytelling. Sharing her own powerful journey through story and the formula she discovered, you come to that magical place where the art of story meets the business of persuasion.

Kelly's Client List

4-H Annual Meeting and Conference
AAHAM – Amer Asoc of Healthcare Admin Mgrs National Convention – Keynote Speaker – NV
American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Conference – Keynote Speaker for Awards Event – PA
American Business Women’s Association – NC
American Case Manager Association NC Chapter – NC
American Payroll Association – IL Statewide Conference – IL
American Payroll Association National Congress (Keynote Speaker) – TN
Association of Co-Op Extension Accountants – SC
Association of College and University Business Officers – OK
Association of School Bus Officials – FL
Association of School Bus Officials – GA
Association of School Business Officials – MS
Basic Skills & NCCAE Conference – NC
CA Association of School Business Officials
CA Schools Risk Mgmt Assoc
California Law Enforcement Assoc of Records Supervisors – CA
Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
Cape Fear Women’s Conference
CAPS Toronto
Carolinas Association of Chambers of Commerce Exec’s – SC
Carolinas Payroll Assoc
Case Managers Society of Chicago – IL
CFT Financial Trainers
Child Nutrition Specialists Conference – TX
Columbia Aptmt Association – SC
Community Bankers ND
Credit Professionals of High Point Retreat
Davidson County Human Resources Association-NC
Davidson Writers Guild – Lexington, NC
Department of Defense Relocation Conference – FL
GA Ambulatory Services Assoc
Galway Leadership Conference – Ireland
General Merchants Association – NC
General Merchants Association NC
Georgia Society for Healthcare Materials Mgmt – GA
Holiday Rambler Association
IAOPCC Annual Conference
Idaho School Business Officials – ID
IL Healthcare Association – IL
Illinois Head Start Assoc – IL
Independent Insurance Agents of Houston – TX
International Association Of Workforce Professionals
Iowa Headstart
Iowa Healthcare Association – IA
Kentucky Hearing and Speech Association – KY
Kiwanis – N. Wilkesboro
Law Enforcement Association – NC
LIV Conference Keynote Speaker- MO
Long Term Care Facilities Association 2010-NC
MA CPA Association – Women in Leadership Conference
Medical Case Managers Society (NC)
Medical Coders Association – NJ
Medical General Office Managers Assoc – OR
Medical General Office Managers Association – FL
Methodist Preschool Teacher Association – NC
Methodist Preschool Teacher Conference – NC
Midwest Payroll Association – MO
MN Corrections Assoc
MO Career Tech Assoc Conf
MO Realtors Assoc Leadership Conf
MS Society Chapter Functions-2007, 2006, 2004
My Wedding Group
NAC Huddle – Nashville, 2019
Nat’l Speakers Assoc VA Chapter
Nat’l Speakers Association – Michigan Chapter
National Real Estate Home Staging Conference – Las Vegas. NV
National Securities and Licensing Assoc Nat’l Conf – CO
National Speakers Assoc GA
National Speakers Association – Carolina Chapter
National Speakers Association – Houston Chapter
National Speakers Association – MN
National Speakers Association – MO
National Speakers Association – OH
National Speakers Association – Oregon
National Speakers Association – WI
National Speakers Association Convention 2010- FL
National Speakers Association N California Chapter – CA
National Speakers Association National Convention 2007,2009
NC ABC Store Managers Association – NC
NC Adult Educators Conference – NC
NC Adult Educators Conference – NC
NC Assoc Education Office Professionals – NC
NC Assoc of ABC Mgrs
NC Assoc of Medical Staff Services
NC Assoc of Pediatric Nurses
NC Assoc of Teacher Assistants – NC
NC Association County Office Employees
NC Association of Healthcare Recruiters
NC Association of Long Term Care Facilities
NC Association of Medical Staff Serivices
NC Builder’s Association – 2005, 2006
NC Burglar and Fire Alarm Association
NC College and University Professionals Association
NC Community College Adult Educators Conference
NC Community Healthcare Association
NC Dairy Farmer Association – NC
NC Dairy Farmers Association – NC
NC Employee Training Association Conference – NC
NC Free Clinic Directors Association – NC
NC Healthcare Association – NC
NC Healthcare Facilities Conf
NC Literacy Association
NC Medical Coders Association
NC Motorcoach Association Annual Meeting
NC Oncology Society – NC
NC Risk Mgrs – NC
NC SHRM State Conference – NC
NC Teachers of Disabilities – NC
NC United Society of Friends Women
NC Women’s CPA Association – NC
NC/VA Telephone Communications Association -NC
Nebraska Healthcare Association – NE
New Hampshire Healthcare Association – NH
North Carolina Association of Education Office Professionals
NSA Motivational Peg Teleseminar – Guest Speaker
NTCA Rural Broadband Association PR and Marketing Conference (Keynote Speaker) – SC
Ohio Assisted Living Association – OH
Ohio Assisted Living Association- OH
PeeDee Workforce Development Awards Banquet
PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference – GA
Santa Claus Convention – North Pole
SC Assisted Living Association – SC
SC Material Handlers Association – SC
SC Workers Compensation Association
School Nutrition Association – NC
SCUBA Annual Meeting
SE Association of School Business Officials – Leadership Retreat
SE Jewelry Travelers Association – GA
SE Warehouse Association – SC
Supply Chain Leaders
Tennessee Assoc School Business Officials – TN
Tennessee Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Tennessee Child Nutrition Specialists – TN
Tennessee Dietetic Association – Tenn
Texas Association of School Business Officials – TX
Texas Payroll Association – TX
The Employers Association Annual Meeting – NC
Three Rivers Association of Healthcare Administrators – PA
TN School Nutrition Association
Toastmasters Hawaii
Toastmasters India
Toastmasters International Congress Keynote Speaker – DC, Virtual
Toastmasters International Convention 2016 (Keynote Speaker) – DC
Toastmasters Ireland
Toastmasters Ireland
Toastmasters Middle East Region Conf
Toastmasters Vienna
Toastmasters Vienna
Triad Payroll Association – NC
Triad Santa Claus Conference – NC
Triangle Case Managers Association – NC
USDA Awards Banquet – Charlotte, NC
VA AAHAM – Amer Assoc of Healthcare Administrative Mgrs – Keynote Speaker – VA
VA Association of Corrections Teachers – VA
VA Bankers Association Annual HR Symposium – VA
VA DAR Keynote Speaker – VA
Weatherford Regional Medical Center Women’s Health Event – TX
WNC Health Network Forum – NC
Yellowstone Valley Women’s Event – MT
Apex Chamber – NC
Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Exec’s Conference
Eden Chamber – NC
Hartsville Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Event
High Point Chamber Women’s Luncheon – NC
Lewisville Chamber – NC
Lincoln County Chamber – NC
Mt. Airy Chamber – NC
Ruterford County Chamber – NC
Vance-Granville Chamber – NC
Washington Chamber Women’s Event – NC
Anderson Mill Baptist – SC
Anderson Mill Baptist Church – SC
Annual Women of Worth Conference – NC
Bethel Church – VA
Blacksburg United Methodist Church
Celebration Church – TN
Celebration Church – TN
Christian Tours Luncheon
Clemmons United Methodist – NC
Cove Church Couples Comedy Night – NC
Cramerto Baptist Church – NC
Crossroads Baptist – NC
Crossroads Baptist Church – NC
Crossroads Church Raleigh, NC
Denman Ave Baptist Church – TX
Dobson First Baptist – NC
East Athens Baptist Church – GA
Eastside Baptist Church – MO
First Baptist Church Cramerton – NC
First Baptist Church Rock Hill, SC
First Baptist Church Woodruff
First Baptist Morrisville, NC
Forgiven Ministries One Day With God Camps – NC
Friedland Moravian Church – NC (2008,2009)
Gate City Baptist – NC
Grace Lutheran Church – NC
Hill Country Bible Church – Round Rock, TX
Jamestown United Methodist Church – NC
Jamestown United Methodist Women’s Retreat – NC
Lawndale Baptist Church
Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church
New Beginnings Church – NC
Northside Community Church – Rocky Mt., NC
Oak Grove Baptist Church – VA
Oak Hill Friends Church – NC
Oakview Baptist – NC
Oakview Baptist Church – NC
Old Town Baptist Church – NC
Parkview Christian Church – OH
Piney Grove Church
Pittsboro Baptist Church – NC
Rehobeth United Methodist Church
Roopville Baptist Church – GA
Rosalind Hills Baptist Church – VA
Shining Light Baptist Church – Greensboro
Sophia Baptist Church – Sophia, NC
South Palm Community Church – FL
United Church of Christ – Thomasville, NC
United Methodist Women Annual Meeting – NC
Wesley Memorial United Meth – NC
Wesleyan Women’s Night Out
West Market Street United Methodist Church
Western Prong Church – NC, 2011 and 2012
Western Prong Women of Worth Conference 2012 – NC
Westover Church – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2009
Westover Church Worn out Women’s Conference – NC
White River Community Church – IN
Beaufort Comm College Women’s Event – NC
Beaufort Community College Small Bus Ctr – NC
Fayetteville Technical Community College – NC
Forsyth Technical Comm College Staff Dev Day – NC
Midland Tech Admin Prof Conference – SC
Pearl River Community College Women’s Health Symposium – MS
Piedmont Community College – NC
Pitt Community College
Rockingham Community College
Stanly County Community College – NC
Wilkes Community College Small Business Center
CA County IT Directors
CAI HR Conference – NC
Camp Lejeune Military Spouses Event – NC
Carolinas Healthcare Leadership Meeting – NC
Charter Communications – Sales Incentive Trip, NC
Chesapeake Bank Staff Development Day – VA
City Employees of Waverly, Iowa – IA
City of Brampton, Canada
City of Las Vegas Values Conference – NV
CME Professionals Conference – FL
Community Action Agency – IL
Compass Charter Schools
Crestcom Leadership Conference
CTI Institute – DC
Dayrise Properties
Department of Defense Admin Conference – MD
Desoto and HighLands County Health Dept – FL
DeTar Healthcare System Women’s Health Event – TX
Digital IT Services Conference/ Government Technology Magazine – 35 Cities in 2019
Dyersburg Regional Medical Ctr Women’s Health Event – TN
ELO Corporation (NC)
FlexPay Staff Event – NC
Fort Jackson – SC
Foster Family Conf –
Frye Regional Medical Center Day of Dance – NC
FurnitureLand South Awards Banquet – NC
GE Women’s Corporate Event – NC
GlaxoSmithKline North American Finance Meeting – PA
High Point Regional Health System Employee Banquet – NC
High Point Regional Health System Pink Ribbon Luncheon
High Point University Family Weekend – NC
IMT Client Event – WI
Indepence Energy Annual Conf – PA
Iowa State University Dining Staff – IA
Just Orthodontics – WI
Just Orthodontics Client Event – Keynote speaker – WI
Keller Williams Realty – Kernersville, NC
Kentucky Farm Bureau – KY
Kinderberry Hill Staff Event
Levine Children’s Hospital – NC
Louisiana National Guard Family Support Workshop – LA
Major Hospital – Shelbyville, Indiana
MI Gov’t Information Services
Miami Dade Police Officers Breakfast – FL
Midland Tech Admin Conference – SC
Miller Brewing Company Eden Plant – NC
MN Bankers Assoc
Morningside Management Corp Event – VA
National Aviation Consortium Conference – NC
National Guard Family Readiness – Pierre, SD
Navicent – FL
NC School District Child Nutrition Specialists – NC
NC Zoo Banquet -NC
NCSU Farm Week – NC
New Horizon
Northstate Communications Banquet
Novant Healthcare Human Resources Retreat -NC
Novant Healthcare Pharmacy Mgrs
Novant Healthcare Risk Management
Novant/ Plax – NC
Pee Dee Electric CSR Seminar – NC
Pepsi/Frito Lay
PetSmart – AZ
PotashCorp Admin Event – NC
PPD Global Sales Meeting – NC
Princeton Community Hospital – WV
Refugio Independent School District – TX
ReMAX – Halifax, Canada
ReMAX – Toronto,Canada
Rex Healthcare – Raleigh, NC
Robeson County School System
Robeson Health Care Corporation – NC
RUSH Fitness – TN
Santa Monica Oral Surgery
SC ENT Corporate Education Day-SC
Simpson Healthcare Consulting Firm – TN
Skyridge Medical Center Women’s Health Event – TN
Snyder Lance
South Hill Designs National Conference – AZ
Southeast Health Council – FL
Springs Memorial Volunteer Banquet – SC
Tastefully Simple National Leadership Conference – NC
Telmate User Event – NC
Terminix Annual Sales Banquet
Texas National Guard Family Support Services – TX
Texas National Guard Staff Conference – TX
Toastmasters District Conference – MI
Triangle Insurance
Tucker County School System
Twin City Quarters Staff Event – NC
UNIVAR – PestOne – NC
USDA NRCS Conference – IA
Utility Craft Furniture Company
VA Bank – VA
VA Maryland Health Care System Leadership Conference – MD
VA National Guard Family Services – VA
Vidant Health -7 Hospital Events – Eastern NC
Voices of Leadership – CA
Wake Forest Administrative Prof’s Conf – NC
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Wake Health Admin Event – NC
Wells Fargo – NC
Wells Fargo Shining Stars Event – CA
WI City Workers
Women’s Associate Network, Snyder’s-Lance – NC
WV School of Osteopathic Medicine Leadership Retreat – WV
Greater Boston Stage Company (MA)
High Point Theatre (NC)
Holland America Cruise Lines
NIACC Theater (IA)
Opened for Loretta Lynn – Isothermal Community College
Renaissance Theatre (NC)
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center (FL)
The Fashion Hero TV Show
The Texan Theater (TX)
Best of Our State Festival – Our State Magazine – NC, 2004,2009
Laughs Storytelling Festival – VA
National Storytelling Festival Exchange Place
NC Storyfest Headliner – 2005, 2007
NCSG Storytelling Festival – NC – 2004, 2006
SC Storytelling Festival Workshop Presenter – SC
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival – SC
Wake Cty Storytelling Festival – 2004,05,06,07,08
Catawba Valley Pink Ribbon Event – NC
Catholic Hospice Fundraiser – PA
CrossRoads Abuse Shelter Fundraiser – NC
Holy Family Memorial Paint the Night Pink Event – WI
Home of the Sparrow Women and Children’s Shelter – IL
House at Brook Besor Shelter Fundraiser- GA
House of Refuge – NC
Mobile Meals Service Event – NC
Pitt County Literacy Event Fundraiser
RTSA Fundraiser – NC
Salvation Boys and Girls Club – NC
Salvation Boys and Girls Club – WV
United Way Power of the Purse – AR
Ashe County Arts Center (2007, 2009)
Barnes and Noble (Greensboro, High Point)
Comedy Zone – Charlotte, NC
Croasdaile Village Retirement Community
Friends Homes West
Glenridge on Palmer Ranch Retirement Community – FL
Greensboro Children’s Museum
Holland America Cruise Line – Five Contracts
Holly Springs Cultural Center – NC
Opening for Loretta Lynn Concert – Spindale, NC
Sampson CenterStage Performing Arts Series
Sedgefield Country Club
Sun City Carolina Lakes Retirement Community – SC
Aleghany County Public Library
Archdale Elementary – Archdale, NC
Boonville Public Library
Burlington Day School – NC
Carteret County Public Library
Clemmons Elementary – Clemmons, NC
Craven Community College – NC
Greensboro Public Library
High Point Public Library
High Point University Family Weekend – NC
Iowa State University
Jonesville Public Library
Joyner Elementary – Raleigh, NC
Lumberton School District – NC
McHenry School District – IL
Millis Road Elementary – Jamestown, NC
Montgomery County Public Library
Mount Airy Public Library
Mt. Pleasant Library – NC
Rowan Public Library
Sampson-Clinton Public Library
UNC Pembroke Greek Banquet – NC
Woodlawn Charter School
Woodlawn School – Davidson, NC
WellSpan Health Women’s Conference
WFYI Women Wisdom and Wellness Event – IA
WHEMN Conference – MS
WIBU Women’s Catalyst Event – IN
Women in Business Conference – VA
Women in Longview Event – TX
Women’s Associate Network, Snyder-Lance – NC
Women’s Business Conference – SC
Women’s Club of Lynchburg – VA
Women’s Club of Winston-Salem
Women’s Conference – KY
Women’s Leadership Conference – NC
Women’s Leadership Conference – NC
Women’s Wellness Conference Twin Cities Hospital – FL