OPEN HEARTS CHANGE MINDS
Creating safe, inclusive, accountable cultures that respect and embrace people's humanity
Kelly's Why ...
My mission is to help you create a safe, inclusive, accountable culture in your organization where people see and appreciate each other’s humanity. That requires open, honest conversation and accountability. It also requires a genuine commitment from your leadership to integrate diversity, equity, belonging, inclusion, and safety into the fabric of your organization.
What doesn’t get measured, doesn’t count. What isn’t seen as having a direct correlation to your bottom line, doesn’t matter.
This work is not just business or interesting topics to me. This is personal to me as a Black woman and mother. I have experienced bias and discrimination. My son was also a victim of police brutality. But he was also blessed in that situation to have an assertive advocate.
Because of this and my over 20 years of experience as an employment law trial attorney, companies, organizations, and associations, hire me as their keynote speaker to empower and equip your leaders and employees with the skills and practical tools to disrupt unconscious bias, practice bystander intervention, and engage in courageous conversations.
If you’re ready and committed to doing the work, I’m ready to help keep you organization out of courtrooms and newsrooms.
Some of Kelly's Previous Clients
Tampa International Airport
United States Tennis Association
BayCare Health Systems
Day Pitney, LLP
Broward County State Attorney
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Cherry Hill Public Schools
Quality Distribution, Inc.
Campus Safety Conference
HR Florida State Conference & Expo
Kelly Charles-Collins is a sought-after authority specializing in unconscious bias, bystander intervention, and courageous conversations. Kelly has been revolutionizing the way leaders and employees learn about and address the issues of justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace; acknowledging the tension, resistance, associated with and the vital importance of these issues.
As a retired 20+ year employment law trial attorney turned keynote and award-winning TEDx speaker, author, podcast host and magazine publisher, Kelly understands first-hand the complexities of employer/employee and employee/employee relationships and feels compelled to lead a revolution to create safe, inclusive, accountable organizational cultures and environments where people see, appreciate, and respect each other’s humanity.
Kelly is also a remarkably powerful visionary and women’s empowerment speaker who believes there is a concerted effort to erase women’s value, and so she created Speaker Moguls™ and Ladies Who Leverage Global Network®.
Speaker Moguls™ is an exclusive program for women speakers to master the business of professional speaking and design a bankable brand strategy that gets them known and paid. Ladies Who Leverage® is a global network for women to connect authentically, build strategically, and live life unapologetically AF.
Kelly’s past clients have included Raymond James, eBay, Tampa Bay International Airport, United States Tennis Association, BayCare Health Systems, SHRM, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Association Forum and many more.
A transformative keynote speaker and mentor, Kelly has been featured in some of the biggest media publications and outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, Time.com, Forbes, Fast Company, Authority Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, Thrive Global and more.
She is also the author of Conversations Change Things: The “PER”fect Framework for Courageous Conversations and Unapologetic AF: 34 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Badass.