Survivor - Resiliency, Adversity and Self-Esteem Expert
Kelly Falardeau is an International Motivational Speaker and Bestselling Author. She is popular throughout Canada as inspiration for building self-esteem and transforming thoughts into success. Falardeau is a burn survivor since the age of two years old. She suffered burns on 75% of her body and constantly struggled with her self worth and confidence throughout her life. Kelly Falardeau started speaking because women constantly told her she needed to tell her story and inspire others.
Stemming from her journey through childhood as a burn survivor, Kelly developed an unparalleled level of positive self-esteem. As a result, she has ignited her reputation as a forward thinker and go-getter at a very young age. Kelly Falardeau has leaped over many obstacles to achieve goal after goal as a result of her wanting to dictate her own success. Kelly reached the pinnacle of her career as she chose to share her perspective as a motivational speaker, inspiring people around the world to take control of their success.
Extending her insights to a broader population, Kelly Falardeau has published three books that parallel her presentations. ‘No Risks, No Rewards’, ‘Self-Esteem Doesn’t Come in a Bottle’ and ‘1000 Tips for Teenagers’. She found a way to go from near death to success. From the ugly scar faced girl to the becoming a Top 10 Most Powerful and Influential Speakers. She won the Fierce Woman of the Year and is an International Best Selling Author. Furthermore, Kelly is a (4x), recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and YWCA Woman of Distinction.
Kelly Falardeau has used her life challenges as a burn survivor as the voice and inspiration to help re-define the definition of beauty. She has devoted her life to making a difference. She is a speaker known for encouraging and inspiring youth and adults to celebrate their differences and embrace their uniqueness. Her authentic, playful and loving soul is above all what makes Kelly Falardeau such an influential speaker – powerful in changing the way we see beauty. As a result of her resilience and giving spirit, nothing can keep this amazing soul from shining her beautiful, bright light.
Why is it that we are trained to believe that if we use that bottle of "magic" that we are going to feel better about ourselves? What is it in that bottle that is going to make us feel more beautiful and authentic to others? Why do people think that Botox is going to make people love them more? Many times Kelly was given a bottle of something that was promised to make her scars disappear and make her beautiful. She knew no matter what, it wouldn't work. She only knew one thing: “that her self-esteem and beauty had to come from her heart and soul not from the faulty magic.”
Let’s face it, in today’s society there is enormous pressure for girls and women to look a certain way and to feel bad about themselves when they compare themselves to magazine and television models. As a burn survivor since the age of two, Kelly has had to redefine her definition of beauty. As a child and as a teen, she faced all of the media and peer group pressures. It wasn’t easy, but she overcame the extra challenges feeling beautiful, esteemed and proud in spite of her facial burn scars.
Kelly Falardeau faced one of her biggest fears, walking the runway and competing in a beauty pageant. All her life she avoided the spotlight, but this time she faced it head on.
Kelly nominated herself for the Every Woman Model Search Competition for two reasons:
1) To challenge herself
2) To prove to the entire world that it is inner beauty, confidence, and self-esteem is what counts and really us makes us attractive.
You will learn how this burn survivor did not feel the need to cover up her scars in order to feel great or to succeed.
In this presentation, you will learn:
- Kelly’s self-esteem secrets to feeling greater than great
- How to stop depending on other people's opinions
- How to give yourself permission to feel great
- What action to take in order to develop your self-esteem
- This keynote is great for teenagers, women's groups, men, charities/associations and in the workplace.
Self-Esteem Doesn’t Come in a Bottle can be presented in keynote form or in an interactive workshop.
Why are most of us so afraid to take risks? Do you often look at other people’s success and think you can’t have the same rewards?
Kelly Falardeau has a unique viewpoint on taking risks. Kelly is a burn survivor from the age of two. Growing up, just leaving the house every day was a huge risk for her. Would she be teased, picked on or ridiculed in some way?
How would she face the risks to rise above them and become a confident child and woman? Here are two clues:
1) You risk nothing, you get nothing
2) It’s far easier to face your fear than to face the fact that you didn’t even try something.
In this inspiring keynote, Kelly shares how she made the choice to take the risks because her desire for the rewards outweighed the risks. She will share her secrets on how she measures and takes risks and how you can succeed if you do it too.
In this keynote, you will learn:
- How to train your brain to think in a different way so that you are more willing to take the risks you need to succeed
- How to ‘just walk out the door’ no matter what you think others might say, think or do to you
- How to decide what you really want so that the rewards are far bigger than any of the risks
- Create a ‘big reward’ plan with ways to follow through on the risks
- This keynote is especially pertinent for teen groups, women’s groups, sales groups and business association groups.
Everybody has scars, some are visible and others are invisible. Kelly Falardeau's scars are very visible because she got burnt when she was only two-years-old to most of her body. Not only that, but her invisible scars include dealing with pre-cancer, death of her stillborn baby and dad, divorce from 24-yr marriage and so much more.
But have you ever wondered how your scars could be considered a gift in life? In this presentation, Kelly shares her stories of her visible and invisible scars; how she struggled through life with all her scars to persevere, overcome adversity and go from the ugly scar-faced girl to the beautiful medal-earning Woman of Distinction.
You will learn:
- Being too attached to your scars will hold you back from your dreams
- Three ways to release your scars
- Your scars are your gifts in life
Have you ever said any of these statements to yourself: I’m not successful enough, I’m not smart enough or I’m not good enough? Likely you have, in Kelly’s presentation she will show you that you don’t have to be a perfect person in order to be more than enough.
She went from the ugly scar-faced girl to being honoured by the Queen with a medal and more recently, the producers of the Dr Oz show have contacted her about being an expert on their show.
You will learn:
- Your value is not determined by how much money you make or don’t make
- Your imperfect body makes you perfect enough
- Your head drama can harm you or empower you
- And how to change your thoughts so you can feel “more than enough.”
In today's world, it's so easy to quit and not even try to succeed, or we're faced with an obstacle and instead of trying to see it as an opportunity to change directions and move forward, people find it easier to just give up and say they it didn't work.
This presentation goes deep into Kelly's life story about how she had her near-death experience when she was only two-years-old and was given her first opportunity to quit life.
She also talks about options she was given in her personal and business lives and how if she would have quit the million times she could have, she never would have become the success she is today.
She shows you how quitting just isn't an option and if the two-year-old didn't quit, neither should you.
Audiences: This interactive keynote is great for women's groups, men's groups, charities/associations and in the corporate workplace.
In this half-day workshop Kelly goes through the seven steps it takes to self-publish your first book. You will learn how to get your cover designed, your ISBN number, content written (even if you don’t like to type), and so much more. At the end of this workshop you will have your book planned and a strategy designed to sell it on Amazon. You will even see a sample book uploaded to Amazon and ready to sell.
Self Esteem Doesn't Come in a Bottle
Why is it that we are trained to believe that if we use that bottle of "magic" that we're going to feel better about ourselves? What is in that bottle that is going to make us feel more beautiful and authentic to others? Why is it that people think that Botox is going to make people love them more? Many times Kelly was given a bottle of something that was promised to make her scars disappear and make her beautiful. She knew no matter what, it wouldn't work, she knew that her self esteem and beauty had to come from her heart and soul not from the faulty magic. You will learn how this burn survivor went from near death to success and didn't feel the need to cover up her scars in order to feel beautiful and greater than great. In this book, Kelly shares her secrets to her self esteem and how you can use her secrets to feel greater than great.
No Risk No Rewards: A Burn Survivor's Journey from Near Death to Success.
Kelly was only two years old when she had a tragic accident and suffered burns to 75% of her body. This story is all about her struggles from trying to find her beauty to finally accepting her beauty from within and becoming a successful business woman. This book is about Kelly Falardeau's journey from near death to success.
7 Ways to Embrace the Real You
Do you feel like every time you say or think something good about yourself, you're bragging? You are not bragging! You are embracing what's great about you, you're recognizing your gifts and you're acknowledging and embracing the real you! In order to embrace the real you, you have to start shifting your life from hating it to loving it in all ways. This book is the latest work of Kelly Falardeau whereby she shares her strategies to going from hating the ugly scar-faced girl to loving the beautiful woman she is and how you can transform your own life.
- Accountability | Self Leadership
- Bullying in the Workplace
- Change Management | Change
- Conflict Management
- Customer Service | Customer Loyalty
- Employee Relations | Employee Solutions
- Health and Wellness
- Healthcare Workforce
- Leadership | Leadership Development
- Mental Health | Trauma
- Overcoming Adversity
- Parenting | Family
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- Youth | Youth Development