Kelley uncovers the “inner games” we play surrounding wealth. She’s a personal finance educator, speaker, media personality and author of nine books (including THE Money Book for Everyone Else, She Inc., The Woman’s Guide to Money and The Prosperity Factor for Kids).
During the decade plus she spent as a financial professional, Kelley discovered that whether someone has a billion in the bank or is a million in the hole, everyone has money problems! While working in the banking and financial industry, she witnessed how emotions can reinforce the problems that individuals have with money. Kelley has developed a number of fun and practical guides to uncover and change people’s money mindsets at a fundamental level.
Kelley understands first-hand what it means to be a woman in corporate North America today. She oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars for one of Canada’s most international banks, endured the trials and successes of opening her own business, and is a sought-after speaker and educator for many successful corporations. Her 2008 title She Inc. teaches women to overcome their obstacles and capitalize on female strengths.
Kelley is a popular media guest, appearing on TV and radio around the globe, and has written many columns and published articles. She has been a regular contributor for CNBC (New York), a nationally syndicated columnist with CBC radio, the host of W Network’s Burn My Mortgage, and a weekly columnist for the Globe and Mail and AOL's WalletPop Canada. She’s a personal finance expert for The Marilyn Denis Show and has been quoted in O, The Oprah Magazine.
Her best-selling book A Canadian's Guide to Money-Smart Living was released in February of 2013 by the Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada (CPA Canada). The book went on to win an Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) award, granted by The Institute for Financial Literacy. Her newest book, Protecting You and Your Money: A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud, was published in 2014 by CPA Canada and launched on Parliament Hill on March 25, 2014. It also won an EIFLE award in 2015.
Kelley was named to the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy in June 2014 and served a two-year term. Today, she is proud to add the title of Consumer Advocate for the Financial Planning Standards Council to her daily missions.