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“Kelly makes it easy to understand how we can get to know ourselves better and act with confidence and purpose in our personal and professional lives.”

Need a speaker? Book Kelly for your event!

Kelly Eckert is a seasoned speaker and facilitator who has presented keynotes, workshops, live coaching sessions and guest sermons on subjects that provoke self-introspection and help listeners harness their personal power, improve performance and conquer fear XXX. Kelly frequently appears as a speaker, moderator, panelist and more both in the Pittsburgh region where she lives and at events across the county and around the world. Her stunning presence is matched by the rich content of her message, which always leaves her audience feeling empowered.

Kelly can speak at your event in a number of ways: 

  • Keynote speeches 
  • Conference workshops 
  • Training and development 
  • Online tele-seminars and podcasts 
  • Special events 
  • Corporate, leadership and organizational retreats 
  • Events specific to your needs




Get the Fear Out of Here

Do you struggle with procrastination, perfectionism or control issues? Do you keep asking yourself why you’re stuck, but can’t seem to get unstuck? You’re not lazy or a “control freak” (as if there’s anything wrong with being that!). You’re being sabotaged by fear.

In this presentation or interactive workshop, you will learn how unconscious fear is holding you back. Your fear likely isn’t what you think it is. It’s easy to blame inertia on “fear of failure” or “fear of success.” But these are just trigger fears that obscure the real fear—your core fear.

There are 7 Core Fears, and they express themselves in ways you don’t normally associate with fear: arrogance, shyness, self-deprecation, stubbornness, restlessness, greed, victimization, martyrdom, procrastination, perfectionism, and more. Once you know your primary fear, you will recognize it for what it is whenever it starts to sneak in and derail you.

You will learn:

  • the 7 core fears
  • what your core fear is
  • a 3-step process for releasing your fear in any situation

Unleash the Animal Within

An epidemic of feeling unfulfilled, lost, and rudderless seems to have run amok in today’s modern society. We worry that our lives have little meaning, and throw massive time and money into stuffing the void. Eco-psychologists say that one reason for this emptiness is our disconnection from nature. Shamanism, furthermore, teaches that it’s a result of being detached from our own personal power.

In this presentation, you will learn a practical bio-spiritual process for reconnecting with both the natural world and your personal power—even when you can’t venture into nature. It includes a guided meditation, through which you will meet your power animal. After, you will learn to interpret the meanings of you power animal and harness its gifts and messages—for both personal and professional development.

Coaching With Animal Archetypes

This presentation or interactive workshop is specifically for coaches, consultants, therapists or team facilitators—anyone who uses ICF-style coaching to assist individuals or groups with personal and professional development. Learn an innovative—and customizable—coaching tool, inspired by shamanic practices, for coaching individuals, groups and high-performing teams.

Have you become too comfortable—or even bored—with your usual powerful questions? Are clients anticipating the 5,000-foot meta-view off the bat? Would you like a new approach to creating awareness that goes beyond the “you’re not good enough” refrain of the inner critic?

Coaching with animal archetypes gives you ready access to profound metaphors that will resonate deeply with your client in a grounded yet inspiring way. This coaching technique will radically elevate both you and your client’s perspective—no hot air balloon or express elevator required. It’s fun, practical and effective.

You will learn how to tune into the animal archetype currently alive for your client and harness its intuitive power to:

  • ask the right powerful questions at the right time
  • uncover the real limiting beliefs of the inner critic
  • effectively shift your client’s perspective based on their current situation and mindset


FIRST FOR WOMEN MAGAZINE — July 2015, “What your favorite bird reveals about you” feature

ELEPHANT JOURNAL Published article: "Can We Be Spiritual and Still Say F***?"

THE MANIFEST-STATION Published article: "Fear is Fatal: Thoughts on My Father's Suicide"

eVISION MEDIA Published article: "What Lions, Hippos, and Hyenas Taught Me About Business"

WISE WOMEN LIFE Published article: "Surviving and Thriving" (domestic violence) & "Universe Knocking: The Upside to a Concussion"

ACTIVATE INTUITION Published article: "Ask the Question, Turn Down the Volume, and Listen with Your Heart"


Kelly Eckert's book is a concise, clear guide to getting to know and understand your spirit animals. She has really brought together the information on understanding how animals work in your life, and getting to know them intimately.

— Amazon reviewer