Fierce Woman of the Year 2010
International Inspirational Speaker
Kelly Falardeau is a Bestselling Author and a International Motivational Speaker who loves to achieve her dreams and help to inspire others.
Friends, family and those who have worked with Kelly all say that Kelly doesn’t let fear stop her – when she wants to achieve something, she just does. They also say that the fact that Kelly is a burn survivor since she was two-years-old is so motivating because she does not let circumstances dictate her success.
At 21, she was nominated and won the position of President of the Alberta Burn Rehabilitation Society. As a kid, she also won the 4-H Most Improved Member award plus various public speaking awards and even the fastest senior typist award in high school.
Kelly has been featured on TV in Canada such as Global TV Edmonton and Calgary, CTS TV, CTV TV, Breakfast TV, Access TV, CBC, A-Channel and CFRN. She has also appeared as a guest on a various radio shows too. Articles have been written about her in the Edmonton Woman Magazine, Edmonton Examiner, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Pioneer Balloons Balloon Magazine and she also won the MOM Executive Officer award from the Mom Magazine.
Kelly was chosen amongst thousands to present her business to the Dragons for the Dragons’ Den television series plus won the “Fierce Woman of the Year” award.
Kelly was selected out of 1500 women to compete in the Every Woman model search competition, sponsored by Fashion Has No Borders and Ben Barry Agency. She faced her fear of being judged by her appearance and walked the runway and won the Peoples’ Choice award.
Kelly has been involved in various burn camps and has spoken to a variety of groups including teenagers, adults, and people with disabilities, Aboriginal groups and business people.
She is a sought-after international speaker because of her ability to engage others. She is able to move audience’s emotions and make them see how a bad situation can become a great one. She will have you crying, laughing and dancing in your chairs as she shares her many stories about ‘Risk, Rejection & Resilience’ and ‘Overcoming Adversity’.
Kelly also speaks about the ‘Beauty from Within’ and how she faced her fear of walking the plank and discovered her true beauty. Her “beauty” exercise is a dynamite experience that shows teenagers and adults where their true beauty comes from.
Not only is Kelly a creator and speaker, she is also an author and wrote two books called No Risks No Rewards and Self Esteem Doesn't Come in a Bottle. Her first book is about her journey from near death... to success whereas her second book is about her secrets as to how she developed great self esteem and how you can transform your own life. This book also made the bestseller list in one day.
And lastly and most importantly, Kelly has created her own family, something she never thought she could do. She has been with her husband Max since she was 20-years-old plus they have three incredible kids (including a set of twins and an angel baby).