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Kelley Keehn

Personal Finance Expert; Best-selling Author; Media Personality

Bio

Personal finance speaker Kelley Keehn is the financial authority for CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show as well as a regular guest on Global, CBC and CTV national to name a few.  She was the host of the W Network’s Burn My Mortgage, a CNBC New York contributor, a Globe and Mail columnist, quoted in O: The Oprah Magazine and has made thousands of international radio and TV appearances over the course of her career. As an award-winning, best-selling author of over ten books covering topics ranging from personal finance, the psychology of money, behavioural economics, women and finance to avoiding identity and fraud, she knows what’s on the hearts and minds of Canadians when it comes to taking care of their money. Her latest book, Talk Money to Me, was published in February 2021. +

As a speaker, consultant and media personality, Kelley used to regularly travel across the country, bringing her unique blend of empathy and no-nonsense candor to the financial industry, major corporations and consumers to help empower their financial savvy and decision making capabilities. Now, because of the pandemic, she connects with companies, individuals and media around the globe from her home studio and dreams of seeing Canadians in person again, one day soon.

Kelley is proud to have served as the Consumer Advocate for FP Canada and was a member of the first National Steering Committee for Financial Literacy.  Today she serves on the Ontario Securities Commission Senior Expert Advisory Committee, the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s Consumer Protection Advisory Committee.

Kelly Keehn's mission is to make Canadians feel good about money. A veteran in the industry, she’s spent fifteen years as a personal financial educator and over a decade as a financial professional, and she’s learned that everyone has money problems. That’s as true for millionaires as it is for people who spend years trying to pay off their student debt.--

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  • Celebrities & Media
  • Economics & Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Identity Theft & Fraud
  • Most Requested Speakers
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  • Risk & Risk Management
  • Virtual Presentations
  • Women of Influence

VIRTUAL KEYNOTES:
Kelley delivers presentations on many topics including:

Talk Money With Me – Five crucial steps to building a healthy relationship with your money +

Why is it that we know more about what’s going on in our friend’s bedroom than we do about their finances? Money is a sensitive topic, but you shouldn’t be afraid to talk about something that has such an immediate impact on your own well-being.

Kelley Keehn is on a mission to make Canadians feel good about money. In this fast-paced presentation, she’ll break down emotional barriers that hold you back and give you the tools you need to have the difficult conversations about your financial health. Spoiler alert: you won’t find any judgment, guilt, or finger-wagging in this talk. Nor the dredded “B” word (hint: budget) that’s as easy to stick to as the newest fad diet.

Whether you stumbled financially during COVID, need to catch up on mortgage deferrals and other debts, replenish your rainy day fund, Kelley will help you get you back on track with concrete steps, tools and resources that will leave you feeling energized and at peace with your financial situation.

Money is an important part of your life, regardless of your age, salary, and social status. So why doesn’t anyone talk about it? In Talk Money with Me, Kelley will identify the most common money pitfalls – and teach you how to avoid them – so you can make empowered financial decisions that are right for you! --

Women & Wealth +

Canadian women will control nearly half of the country’s wealth by 2024, an estimated $3 trillion! Are they ready?

In the 1960s, people used to whisper about cancer. Now we run for the cure! But when it comes to money, even with plethora of resources available to individuals, financial literacy is still an issue in 2020, especially for women.

Despite the progress that women have made in the workplace, the simple fact of the matter is that many women still struggle with money basics. Whether by design, accident or choice, what would happen for a woman in the event of divorce, death of a spouse, inheritance, or the sale of a business? Without a firm financial footing, these critical points in her life can cause undue stress and leave her vulnerable.

That doesn’t have to be the case! In this dynamic keynote, Kelley Keehn addresses the unique financial needs of Canadian women using case stories, rich with insights and actionable steps. Kelley will help you step up to the plate so you can tackle complex decisions like your will, RRSPs, charitable giving, negotiating your salary and any other challenges you may come across on your financial journey.

At the end of the day, there are only three things you can do with your money: spend it, save it, and leave it to those you care about. Let’s maximize your opportunities in all three areas, so you can live comfortably today and in the future! --

Creating a S.A.F.E. Financial Life:
Learn how to protect your family from identity theft & investment fraud
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Financial crime isn't a popular topic, but it is something that victimizes a growing number of Canadians each year, many of whom are too embarrassed or ashamed to report it. Even though it's estimated that fraud costs Canadians more than $10 billion each year, the RCMP reports that an overwhelming nine in 10 Canadians who are victimized don't speak to anyone about it.

Based on Kelley's research for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada's recent award-winning, financial literacy publication, Protecting You and Your Money; A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud, this presentation will help you to:

  • Protect yourself by preventing cyber-crime, identity theft and 5 other types of fraud,
  • Spot current investment scams so you and your family can avoid them,
  • Tips to protect your identity against growing data breeches,
  • Case studies and lessons from Bernie Madoff, Earl Jones and more! --

Women & Wealth for Financial Professionals
Designed for the financial industry in Canada and the U.S., Kelley provides the Top 10 Practical Tips for Engaging & Attracting More Female Clients. +

Women control almost 30% of global investable assets, yet research shows this segment remains under served. In this session, Kelley addresses the unique needs of women (based on her decade plus research and several cross Canada and U.S. tours), the critical elements in a trusted relationship with a financial advisor, and the importance of adapting your advice to her evolving needs. You'll learn practical tips and strategies that you can take back to your office immediately on how to maintain and build trust with female clients along with an overview of business development approaches tailored to this segment.

You’ll also learn how to market and connect at a deeper level with over 52% of the marketplace (women). You’ll attain a keen awareness of how unique the female buyer is from her male counterpart and more. Kelley reveals through case studies, a customized questionnaire and researched and tested material how to better serve a female clientele, garner new business through her vast network and how to receive referrals without ever asking for them. As an author, speaker and media personality, Kelley has tested her material with thousands of women all over North American the past few years. Discover what Kelley has learned that can give you the Female Factor Edge! --

Embracing Risk (for women):
Conversations with best-selling, award-winning author, Kelley Keehn +

It's been said that everything you desire in life exists on the other side of fear. Getting there - where you want to be in life, your career, your family and more - takes risk. And that can open you up to failure. But without a leap of faith, you'll keep getting what you've always had.

Join Kelley for this honest journey to taking a deep breath and welcoming more strategic risk into your personal and professional life. Kelley will equip you with tangible tools and takeaways for managing the failures that come with stretching yourself. Get out of your comfort zone and discover who you can become if you face fear head-on and embrace your best self with courage and confidence. --

You Inc.
Nurturing Your Million Dollar Investment +

Whether you're an employee or self-employed, thinking of yourself as a corporation is essential. Large corporations spend years and thousands of dollars developing their corporate policies. What are yours? Learn why and how to structure your personal and corporate policies for maximum success and balance.

Learn how shifting your perception to being the President and CEO of your personal corporation will fast track your career and keep you on top! --

Additional Topics:

Feeling Good About Money:
Five Ways You (unknowingly) Sabotage Your Financial Well-being
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Your relationship with money is as important as the one with your health. Yet, too often we’re left in the dark with little education or knowledge about our finances. And having more money doesn’t necessarily equal a better or happier life, but it does afford one. In this engaging talk, Kelley will walk you through the latest in behavioural economics revealing why we’re often irrational when it comes to our money. And, how our brain is constantly tripping us up, holding us back from true financial fulfillment.

You’ll learn:

  • Why we all have faulty mental accounting
  • How to avoid Financial Photoshop
  • The power of 1%
  • Self-worth vs. net-worth
  • The importance of creating a money ecosystem in your life --

The Prosperity Factors for Financial Advisors +

During this hour presentation, award-winning, best-selling author, and media personality, Kelley Keehn will take participants through a new mindset to money and a unique lens at looking at their clients and the younger generation. Kelley examine tenants of the psychology of money and what’s holding your clients back at a deeper level, the latest research in behavioral economics - why you and your clients aren’t as rational as you’d like to believe, and how marketing to women can increase your market share and help with retention of assets.

Participants will walk away with a basic understanding of:

  • Why Canadians don’t feel good about money, are reluctant to talk about it and how tapping into the deep issues your client’s families have about money will open the door for more referrals, especially to younger generations

  • How irrational financial behavior might be tripping up your clients daily financial decisions; from faulty mental accounting, to falling victim to the availability error (why your clients may buy lotto tickets and accidental death coverage when they should be buying critical illness and other insurance) and the willpower effect; educating your clients on these missteps with help them navigate their financial life with greater awareness and enjoyment

  • Learn how 70% of women leave her primary financial advisor when her spouse dies (this increases to 75% for high net worth) and how you can hold on to more of these relationships and build stronger bonds with your female clients. --

Money-Smart Living +

Based on her best-selling, award-winning book, A Canadian's Guide to Money-Smart Living, Kelley outlines how to build a solid financial foundation with 3 key principles and 10 actionable wealth tips and one can put into practice and benefit from. --

Discovering Your Prosperity Factor +

Based on her books, The Woman's Guide to Money and The Prosperity Factor, Kelley delivers an empowering lecture based on a fun, practical journey into the psychology of money. This presentation will assist you in uncovering hidden beliefs and behaviours that have been holding you back and limiting your full potential for financial success and well-being. Learn to break these old conditioned thoughts and beliefs for greater financial prosperity now! --

The Prosperity Factor for Financial Professionals
Learn what no financial planning course has ever taught you! +

Kelley delivers an empowering lecture based on a fun, practical journey into the psychology of money. This lecture speaks directly to financial professionals by a former seasoned financial advisor and will assist your audience in uncovering hidden beliefs and behaviours that have been holding their clients back and limiting the full potential of their financial success and well-being.

Participants will learn how to teach their clients to break these old conditioned thoughts and beliefs for greater financial prosperity now! --

The Female Factor for Financial Professionals +

Marketing and connecting at a deeper level with over 52% of the marketplace (women), takes a special touch, a keen awareness of how different the female buyer is from her male counterpart and more. Kelley reveals through case studies, a customized questionnaire and researched and tested material how to better serve a female clientele, garner new business through her vast network and how to receive referrals without ever asking for them. As an author, speaker and media personality, Kelley has tested her material with thousands of women all over North American the past few years. Discover what Kelley has learned that can give you the Female Factor Edge! --

For more information on Kelley Keehn's speaking schedule, *speaking fees & booking personal finance expert Kelley Keehn, contact us.*Note that the fee range is for "virtual" presentations.

What Clients are Saying

She was a smashing success and Kelley was mesmerizing. She captured the audience for over an hour (they didn’t want her to get off the stage), and really gave such a dynamic and robust presentation. Kelley has truly made an impact on this group! I have received an overwhelming amount of emails and phone calls so far, with women sharing how amazing and dynamic Kelley was and throughout her presentation, how moved and motivated they were by her message. One woman shared that she cried on her way home and felt so motivated to go after what she wants this year. Kelley made such an impact on us all – thank you!

–DeGroote School of Business

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She was a smashing success and Kelley was mesmerizing. She captured the audience for over an hour (they didn’t want her to get off the stage), and really gave such a dynamic and robust presentation. Kelley has truly made an impact on this group! I have received an overwhelming amount of emails and phone calls so far, with women sharing how amazing and dynamic Kelley was and throughout her presentation, how moved and motivated they were by her message. One woman shared that she cried on her way home and felt so motivated to go after what she wants this year. Kelley made such an impact on us all – thank you!

–DeGroote School of Business

It was a pleasure to work with Kelley and her team - very organized and professional. Kelley's presentation received excellent feedback from our audience; we can't wait to work with her and her team again in the future!

–Kelly Smith, Marketing Manager, Franklin Templeton

In today's challenging economic climate Kelley provides a message that is relatable and valuable to her audience. She is a consummate professional with core knowledge on finances and financial literacy. Everyone should hear Kelley's message.

–Steven Van Alstine, Vice-President, Education, The Canadian Payroll Association

Kelley Keehn is a fierce female financial friend and expert! If you want an engaging keynote that will make you feel good about money, she is it! A skilled professional, Kelley gives advice through sound research and lived experience. She engages the audience right away and draws you in with her story. Thank you Kelley. You changed some lives today!

–ETFO

She's worth the price of admission!!!

–Toronto Star

On behalf of the entire WXN team, I want to thank you so much for your participation and commitment yesterday evening. We were absolutely delighted with the outcome of the event. It’s clear that everyone was so thrilled to hear your impressive story and your insight on strategic risk, and left with great takeaways, which is exactly what WXN hopes for. The response from our guests was extremely positive, which speaks to the true inspiration of your presentation. I'm happy to share a few very complimentary results from our post-event survey. As our guest speaker, you received an average rating of outstanding—which is incredible! Some of the comments we received about the highlights and strongest aspects of the event included: The speaker, she was tremendous, engaging, articulate, well-prepared and willing to be open and raw in her perspectives and personal share. I walked away with tools to push my own success, and I am grateful for the opportunity! Kelley is an inspirational speaker and gave some great insights.

–WXN (Womens Executive Network)

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