Press & Media
official BIO for kelly mcnelis
Kelly McNelis is the founder of Women For One, a place where women from more than 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, incest survivor, businesswoman, and a 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 voices 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: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman, will be published by Enrealment Press in Fall 2017.
Kelly’s work, husband, kids, and brilliantly messy life are based outside Seattle.DOWNLOAD FORMAL BIO
as seen in
NBC Connecticut: Author of Your Messy Brilliance Stops By
Kelly shares her ideas about how we can use our voices to create transformation, and why our stories and actions count if we want to be role models for our daughters and other young women (even when we don’t think we have all the answers).
KING 5: Celebrating Father’s Day in a Blended Family
In honor of Father’s Day, Kelly discusses her experiences of being a mom in a blended family—and what it means to guide your kids in honoring their dads and the male role models in their lives, through open and respectful dialogue and by modeling healthy attitudes and behaviors.
New Day Northwest: Manage your stress and boost confidence along the way on
Now is the perfect time to evaluate all the things in your life that may be introducing unnecessary pressure or strain so that you can start owning your confidence and find balance. Kelly discusses why the best way to combat stress is to stop apologizing, embrace your mistakes, and say what you feel.
SUCCESS MAGAZINE: HOW TO ACHIEVE A WORKLIFE BALANCE
Women are accustomed to that age-old question: How do you achieve the perfect work-life balance? Kelly dives into how she stays on top of her busy life (hint: it’s all about plenty of self-compassion and self-care along the way, as well as the willingness to say “no” a lot more often).
Brit + Co: Why you shouldn’t be afraid to have the hard conversations
Nobody ever said hard conversations are fun, but they’re necessary for “adulting.” Kelly shares her tips for getting through those dreaded “can we talk?” moments in this Q&A with Brit + Co. She discusses how to keep a cool head when things get heated, and why truthtelling through vulnerable and honest sharing is a must.
A PLus: IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, KELLY MCNELIS TALKS ABOUT WHY SHE CREATED WF1
Kelly shares her story of how she created Women For One to connect and inspire a global community of women. In this Q&A with A Plus, Kelly talks about how women entrepreneurs can tap into their truth and the power of sisterhood to make life happen, while uplifting the world in the process.