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Kelly McNelis

Kelly McNelis

Kelly McNelis is the founder of Women for One, a place where women from 50 countries share their powerful stories with the world. Over 500 Truthtellers, as Kelly calls them, have answered her call to action: Make life happen by sharing your messy brilliance. Their stories range from the devastating to the delightful, and everything in between. Kelly is a mom, wife, friend, mentor, businesswoman, Reiki master, minister, healer, incest survivor, and firm believer that there’s no such thing as “TMI.” Formerly a nonprofit- and small-business consultant, Kelly now travels the world as a speaker, teacher, and workshop facilitator, empowering women to find their voice and discover their true power. She has interviewed global changemakers including the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Arianna Huffington, Regena “Mama Gena” Thomashauer, and Byron Katie, on the importance of cultivating our own inner wisdom and truthtelling voices. Kelly’s first book, Your Messy Brilliance, will be published by Enrealment Press in Fall 2017. Kelly’s work, husband, kids, and brilliantly messy life are based outside Seattle.

Why Your Mom Always Told You to Tell the Truth

What does it really mean to tell the truth, and why is it valuable? Here are three of my main reasons why you should...

We Must Be Our Own Mothers and Heal Our Wounds

“Each one of us carries our mother forward so it is necessary to heal the mother-daughter split whether your mother is alive or not,...

Happy Mother’s Day: Truthteller Stories About Motherhood

A collection of some of our favorite Truthteller stories that shed light on the sheer variety of experiences and ideas our community has about...

How to Have the Hard Conversations You Dread with Ease

The hard conversations are valuable opportunities to honor ourselves by coming clean about who we are and what we stand for.

The 5 Traits of a Powerful Truthteller

I offer 5 tips for becoming more powerful Truthteller. Join me in this truthtelling revolution so we can all collectively connect to our power...

Step Out of the Climate of Fear

We live in a fear-based culture. It’s in our daily lives. It’s in our conversations about politics and “social ills.” Hell, it may as...

An Open Letter to My Colleagues in the Feminine Empowerment Field

I've noticed a troubling trend in the "feminine empowerment" community and among women in general: We say that we are committed to lifting each...

What Does Motherhood Mean to You?

Motherhood is one of the most powerful words (and experiences) I can think of. We recently reached out to our community on social media...

Honor the Women in Your World—Celebrate International Women’s Day!

I love women: their wisdom, their strength, their courage, and all that they do to build up the people around them and contribute to...

Slow Down and Give Yourself the Gift of Presence this Holiday Season

Dear Soul Sisters (and some really cool brothers), Well, it’s finally here! The time of the year most of us love and dread all...

The Power of the Pause

Every day, I ask myself a simple question: What brings me peace and joy in the moment I'm in? Is it my kids’ presence?...

Women I Love and Words to Live By

Fall is in full swing, and for many of us, with it comes the warmth of a fire and deep introspection. This week, I...