Sarano Kelley

The Kelley Group has been delivering number-one rated speaking, top-ranked coaching, and world-class training to elite advisors and senior managers in the financial services industry

Amy Florian

Helping financial professionals support clients experiencing death, widowhood, divorce, a serious diagnosis, aging, empty nest, retirement, and all the other major transitions of life.

Jay Mooreland

Providing Financial Advisers the Tools to Anticipate & Manage Client Behavior Through Volatile Markets

Dennis Moseley-Williams

A Certifed Expert in The Experience Economy Who Teaches Trust, Transparency & Engagement to Foster Closer Client Relationships.

Moshe A. Milevsky is a leading authority on the intersection of wealth management, financial mathematics and insurance.  As a tenured professor in a business school, he has one foot planted squarely in the ivory tower and the other in the commercial world, with a unique communication style and talent for explaining complex ideas clearly and with humor.

He is a finance professor at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He is also a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Managing Director of PiLECo.

He has published 17 books (translated into 6 languages) and over sixty five peer-reviewed scholarly papers in addition to hundreds of popular articles and blog pieces. In addition to being an award-winning author, he is a fintech entrepreneur with a number of U.S. patents and computational innovations in the retirement income space. He was named by Investment Advisor magazine as one of the 35 most influential people in the U.S. financial advisory business during the last 35 years, and he received a lifetime achievement award from the Retirement Income Industry Association.

His current research interests revolve around the area of financial history and the evolution of (retirement) insurance & annuity products over the centuries.

 

Austin’s path to helping others overcome adversity started with a devastating twist of fate. In hisy early years, his childhood was one that most would dream of – filled with youth sports, family dinners, and milkshakes before bed.

Then, at the age of 8 years old, a tragic plane crash claimed the lives of his mother, sister, and brother. His father was left severely injured. his own physical injuries were minor, but the emotional pain of losing his mom and siblings at such a young age was devastating.

Even then, he understood the importance of continuing to live a life fueled by positivity and optimism in his family’s honor. The bond his dad and Austin shared grew stronger and they were each other’s reason to keep going.

Eventually, his dad was remarried to Kimberly, a wonderful woman with three children of her own. Together, they formed a blended family, which restored a sense of normalcy in his life. Meanwhile, he worked hard on his basketball skills, and the hours he put in were beginning to pay off. On June 15th, 2011, Austin was offered a full scholarship to play basketball at the University of Michigan, his mom’s alma mater. It was a dream come true.

Nine days later, a second plane crash claimed the lives of his father and second mother, and put Austin in the hospital in critical condition and a medically-induced coma.

Two months later, he came out of the coma and began the long road to recovery, which included re-learning how to walk, talk, eat, and live a normal life.

Austin achieved his goal of making it to The University of Michigan, where coach Beilein honored his scholarship.  He had four great years with the basketball program and while he only scored one point, he took pride in his role and found ways to make a positive impact on the team.

After graduation, he worked in Domino’s corporate office, developed the G.R.I.T. Framework, and began his true passion of speaking to and inspiring individuals and teams to overcome adversity.

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 master’s degrees in history and economics, and a PhD in economics.

Mary Kelly has EXPERIENCE, and it’s this experience that helps your executives and your audiences change the way they view crises, challenges, and changes. Mary turns obstacles into opportunities.

Mary was a professor for over 30 years, and she loves helping others navigate the economy, build their businesses, become even better leaders, and accomplish more in less time. Combining inspirational military and corporate stories, unforgettable energy, and a little comedy, Mary delivers customized and memorable programs every time!

Keynote Speaker

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 100+ 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.

Best-selling author

Mary is the author of 15 books on business, leadership, and economics. Her most recent books, Better in 52 Weeks, The Five Minute Leadership Guide, and Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy. Mary has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, MENSA, Men’s Magazine, and thousands of additional media outlets.

 

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
  • MENSA
  • American Economics Association
  • National Speakers Association Magazine Editorial Chair
  • National Speakers Association, CO Member of the Year 2015
  • 2020 Top 50 Keynote Speaker
  • Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE)
    Speaker Hall of Fame
  • Certified Speaking Profession (CSP)
  • Certified Virtual Presenter
  • Navy League Leadership Award
  • US Air Force Academy Outstanding Educator
  • US Air Force Academy Instructor of the Year
  • 5th Most Influential Media Person in Colorado
  • Veteran Business Owner of the Year
  • 56th World’s Most Influential Economist

U.S. OLYMPIAN
Johnny is a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He has traveled the world with Team USA competing in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Switzerland. Competing, living and interacting within different cultures around the world has given Johnny a unique perspective and ability to connect with today’s diverse workforce.

THE DOOR AND MEETING THE PRESIDENT IN WHITE HOUSE
During the Sochi Olympics, Johnny got stuck in his Olympic Village bathroom and had to break down the door. The picture of the busted bathroom door has been retweeted over 22,000 times and seen by an estimated 10 million people around the world!

Johnny has been featured on media and news outlets around the world and he earned a spot to compete on the popular TV show, American Ninja Warrior! Johnny had the opportunity to tour The White House and met The President and First Lady with his Olympic teammates.

PRO FOOTBALL
Johnny declared for the NFL Draft in 2007 and was ranked in Top 10 at the wide receiver position in career receptions, career yards and career touchdowns at the collegiate level. 35 wide receivers went on to be selected in the 2007 NFL Draft and he was not one of them. Shortly after the draft concluded, Johnny signed his first free-agent contract with the Buffalo Bills. He signed his second free-agent contract in 2008 with the Green Bay Packers. After bouncing around the NFL for two years, Johnny went on to play in the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 2009 as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Johnny’s team played the Montreal Alouettes in the 97th Grey Cup and lost 28-27 on a 33-yard field goal as time ran out. Fun Fact: Johnny is the third person to have played in the NFL and competed in the Winter Olympics (2014). The first two people to accomplish this milestone were Herschel Walker (1992) and Jeremy Bloom (2002, 2006).

COLLEGE
Despite leading the state of Texas in receptions and finishing second in receiving touchdowns at the Class-5A level (McKinney High School), Johnny was a non-recruited student-athlete coming out of high school. It wasn’t until two days before National Signing Day that Johnny received his only Division 1 scholarship offer to the University of North Texas. At North Texas, he was part of three football conference championships and played in three bowl games (2002, 2003, 2004). Johnny left as the schools All-Time Leading Receiver in receptions (187) and receiving yards (2,718). He finished second in school history in all-purpose yards (3,835). Johnny also walked-on to the track and field team and helped anchor the 4×100 relay to the third fastest time in school history (39.92) and a trip to the NCAA Regional Track & Field Championships. Johnny graduated with a degree in Pre-Law in 2006. In 2011, he was inducted into the University of North Texas Hall of Fame as a first ballot candidate. In 2013, Johnny was selected as one of two receivers to the University of North Texas All-Century Team.

AUTHOR
Johnny’s newest book, PUSH: Breaking Through The Barriers ushers readers through the valleys of life to the thrills of rocketing down icy mountains at 80+ mph with no seat belt. Johnny’s book will equip you to embrace change, accept risks and learn to PUSH through barriers, to live a life on purpose!

Adam Cheyer is a top technology speaker, AI expert and entrepreneur. He co-founded Siri, which was acquired by Apple, and later co-founded Viv, which became the basis of the voice assistant Bixby on Samsung phones, TVs, watches, and more. He is also a founding member and first developer at Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform, with more than 300M members.

Cheyer has a proven track record of innovation in business, having worked at research labs, startups and some of the largest technology companies in the world, bringing ideas to market to positively impact hundreds of millions of people. He is also an award-winning magician, having performed for millions on TV and for presidents and heads of state.

Some of Adam’s engagements include Fortune 1000 and strategic clients such as Google and Visa.

Adam Cheyer was former Vice President of R&D at Samsung. He was also previously co-founder and VP Engineering of Viv Labs, an artificial intelligence (AI) company acquired by Samsung in 2016.

Adam was also co-Founder and VP Engineering of Siri, acquired by Apple in 2010 to build their virtual personal assistant, which was distributed on more than 1.5B devices. After joining Apple, he became a Director of Engineering in the iPhone/iOS group, leading all AI and server-side aspects of the Siri assistant.

Adam is a Founding Member and Advisor to Change.org, the premier social network for positive social change with more than 300 million members. He also co-founded Sentient Technologies, which applies distributed machine learning algorithms to discover novel solutions to complex problems. Previously, Adam was VP Engineering at Verticalnet (NASDAQ: VERT, an enterprise software business) and Dejima (mobile software). Adam spent more than a decade at SRI International, where his most recent role was as Chief Architect of CALO, the largest ever government-funded AI project, whose purpose was to create an intelligent assistant that learns and self-improves “in the wild” (e.g. with no code changes).

In addition to his technology work, Adam is an award-winning magician. He is a member of the prestigious Magic Castle in Los Angeles, the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). He has performed on stage in front of thousands, on TV for millions (including on the well-known “Penn and Teller Fool Us” show), entertained heads of state with close up magic and mentalism, and fooled some of the top pros in the business.

Adam is the author of more than sixty peer-reviewed publications and twenty-five issued patents. He received his bachelor’s degree with highest honors from Brandeis University and his master’s degree with an “outstanding master’s student” award from UCLA.

Doc Hendley is proof that anyone, even a tattooed keg-tapper, can cure what ails the world.

In 2003 Doc Hendley dreamed up the concept of Wine To Water while bartending and playing music in nightclubs around Raleigh, North Carolina. In January of 2004 he held his first fundraiser and by August was living in Darfur, Sudan installing water systems for victims of the government-supported genocide.

When Doc returned home in 2005, the haunting memories of what he had seen in Darfur drove him to continue growing the organization he had started only two years earlier. And in 2007, after working two jobs and volunteering his time for over three years, Wine To Water became an official 501 (c)(3) and Doc’s dream finally became a reality.

Hendley’s work aims to help the 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water, a figure estimated by the World Health Organization. Nearly two-thirds of that group lives in Asia. In sub-Saharan Africa, 42 percent of the population lives without yard taps, household connections or other improvements to sanitize water. Unclean water is the number one killer of children in the world. Water borne illnesses kill far more children the HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined. Every 15 seconds a child dies from unclean water.

Doc Hendley was named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2009 (chosen by a panel of judges including Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and Sir Elton John). “There is one thing that rings true every time I get the pleasure of hearing Doc Hendley speak–his passion comes through and hits you like nothing you’ve ever experienced in your lifetime. It’s not just the way he interacts with the audience, a sort of down home person that you seem to already know even though you don’t, but it’s the message about improving who we are as people each and every day, and helping those who have difficulty helping themselves because of places they live in or the circumstances of their country.

Doc brings that message of hope and seems to naturally lift every person out of their comfort chair and into the wilds of Africa or the devastation in Haiti right alongside him. You feel everything that he feels and see everything that he saw. We are just enamored to be part of his world in a small way and hoping to work with him to better our world in a meaningful way.”–Rich Henning, United Water, 2011 North American Managers Conference His book, “Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World” (Avery:Penguin, Jan 2012), is a captivating story of an ordinary bartender who’s changing the world through clean water.

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