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Kelly Watkins has experienced communication blessings & blunders
all over the planet - on all 7 continents

  • International speaker

  • 20 years speaking experience

  • Author of five books

  • Written 125+ articles

  • Traveled to all 7 continents and all 50 US states

  • MBA in Marketing & International Business

(Client List is below the Credentials)

Kelly helps professionals communicate better in order to
lead more effectively and serve customers more exceptionally

“Wow!  You are a whirlwind!”  Business & Professional Women


MBA - Majors: Marketing; International Business

B.S. (with Distinction) - Major: Marketing (with Honors)

Indiana University


Indiana University

Book author/contributor

Email Etiquette Made Easy

Will the Audience Throw Eggs?--and other speaking myths

The Key to Effective Listening

Meetings Made Easy

Little Moments to Cherish

E-talk:  Tips for Using High Tech Communication Tools

Talk, Listen, Write, Present - Communication Skills for CPA Managers

"My Daddy" - contribution to A Third Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul

International Travel Academy Text (3 chapters)

“How you come alive when you’re on stage.  You’re the greatest.”  Alpha Xi Delta
Author of 125+ articles

Convention South (Columnist)

Christian Retailing (4 Articles)

The Small Business Update (Former Editor)

The Small Business Journal (Former Monthly Columnist)

Today's Woman (9 articles)

The Courier-Journal (4 articles)

Journal of Property Management
(2 articles)

Vineyard & Winery Management

Route Driver

The Journal of Accountancy


Bottom Line/Business

Engraver's Journal

Travel News

Carolina Business

Illinois Banker

Podiatry Management

Optometric Economics

Colorado Chiropractic Update

Automatic Merchandiser

Business Woman Canada (regular contributor)

Student Lawyer

Settlement Services

"Students have rated your courses highly.  Thank you for providing Louisville-area lifelong learners with enriching experiences."  Bellarmine University

Teaching experience

Indiana University Southeast

Bellarmine College (non-credit)

University of Louisville (non-credit)

Spencerian College

International Travel Academy


Related experience

Past President of National Speakers Association/KY

Member, American Society for Training & Development

Authorized Distributor for Inscape (DiSC Behavior Profiles)

Speak German and Spanish (moderately)


Quoted in Gannett News Service (100+ newspapers), The Courier-Journal, Business First, and others

Business First, "40 under 40" honoree

One of 100 delegates selected to attend Canada/US Trade Summit

Attended Maui Writers Retreat

“super, great, excellent, absolutely wonderful!  She was plugged into (our) lingo and made it appropriate to us....”  KYA Girl Scout Council

Clients & Testimonials

(see below)


Kelly J. Watkins in Morocco

The Kroger Company

American Institute of CPAs

Abbott Laboratories

Yum! (Tricon Restaurants)

Purchased Parts Group

Colorado Restaurant Assn

Schuler Bauer Realty

Glanz Plumbing Heating Cooling

Back on Track America

Tennessee Public Risk
Management Assn.

International Federation/BPW

Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives

Business & Professional Women/USA

The Kroger Pharmacy

Society of Travel & Tourism Educators

University of Louisville (Nursing Department)

Kentucky Lottery

Alpha Xi Delta

American Institute of
Commemorative Art

Kemper National, Tennessee Regional Office

KYA Quality Conference

Florida Business & Professional Women

Toyota Kentucky Woman Conf.

Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce

Federally Employed Women's Organization

American Society for Training & Development

Maui Land & Pineapple Co.

March of Dimes


Kentuckiana Women's Life Underwriters

Business Fest

Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council

Safetran Systems (Invensys)

John-Kenyon Eye Center

Mobile Industrial Caterers Assn

Keep in Touch (Cancer survivors)

NJ Society CPAs

Tradewinds Resort

Datamatix - Dubai

Executive Women International

TX Society CPAs

MDL Information Systems

University Louisville Golf Team

Dubai Human Resources Forum

Clemson University

Colorado Chiropractic Assn

Appriss (VINE system)

Outrigger Wailea Resort

LeapFrog Interactive Agency

Foodservice Consultants Society International

Housing & Urban Development

Belle of Louisville

Women as Global Leaders Conf.

Louisville Gas & Electric


Virginia Department of Transportation

American States Insurance

Deloitte & Touche

Institute of Real Estate Mgmt/Tulsa

American Society of Quality

Career Vision

Today's Woman Magazine

International Travel Academy

J/R Architects

National Assn. of Directors of Nursing

WRKA Radio

Women in Communications

Spalding University


Kiwanis Club

Junior League

Society for Advancement of Mgmt.

BPW/River City

Floyd Central High School



KY Society of CPAs

Louisville Assn Insurance Women

Monroe Shine

Franklin Asset Management

Jewish Hospital

Wright Investment Properties

Lindblad Expeditions

Holiday Inn

National Assn Women Business Owners/Lexington

GreenTree Mall (Macerich)

Business Ideas That Work

TN Society CPAs

Jefferson Mall (CBL Properties)

Middletown Fire District

Total Woman Healthcare

Marriott International Dubai


“You have a very unique presentation style that really gets a point across.”  Kyana Industrial Supply






Credentials for

Kelly J. Watkins, MBA