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GREAT UNDER PRESSURE

Keli Chevalier, retired U.S. Army Major, spent two decades developing leadership skills under extreme pressure while serving as an officer in the U.S. Army.  Keli’s recent retirement from the military has afforded her the opportunity of a lifetime—to continue service to others as a motivational speaker, head a non-profit organization dedicated to female Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and proud owner of The Communication Couturist.

Keli began her military career in 1994, when she entered basic training as a private first class at Ft. Leonardwood in Missouri.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Houston in Texas, she received her commission as a second lieutenant in the Army Logistics Corps.

THE EARLY DAYS

Early in her career, Keli’s exceptional communication and leadership skill sets were recognized by her leadership. As a junior officer, she was hand selected to lead a small team of soldiers into Kosovo to run logistic operations for more than 3,000 combat troops during the Bosnian War. She also established The Island Knight, the first Army Newspaper on Okinawa.

In 2003, before the start of the Iraq War, Keli was selected as the executive commanding officer of over 300 soldiers; this company deployed at the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was one of the first logistics companies to enter Iraq. Keli was promoted to Captain following this deployment.

A NEW CHAPTER

On her second and final tour to Iraq in 2009, Keli sustained injuries which ultimately resulted in her premature retirement from the Army, just shy of 20 years of service.

Having worked primarily as a public affairs officer for 1, 2, and 3 star generals, Keli is very experienced in the art of leadership and influence.  She is an eternal optimist determined to prove that anyone can create relationships that matter through authentic self-expression.

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Keli is a Mom, Keynote Speaker, Author, Observer, Fashion Curator, and Perspicacious-entrepreneur!

Keli helps people find their inner strengths and maintain grace under fire while challenging individuals to recognize and overcome their fears of writing by creating a fun and safe place to work out your words. Keli assists people articulate their message, service and BIG IDEAS to the world thy created. Most importantly, she helps others recognize their self-worth so they can capitalize on the most valuable asset—their personality!

Her philosophy of Write Your Life!™ will leave you with the confidence and encouragement you need to challenge the impossible and write the life you dream about.

THE TECHNICALITIES

Keli completed her Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She a certified in certified in Paul Ekman eMETT and eSETT facial expressions. She is also a John Maxwell certified public speaker and host of the talk radio show, Sisters Seriously!  Keli has two incredibly handsome sons (Carlos and Nathaniel) and is married to Max Manlangit (a Jackie Chan look-alike). She resides in Houston, Texas and lives out loud everyday!

(Yeah! That’s me in a nut shell…)

 

BOOKING KELI

Keli speaks on a vast range of topics. You can choose from one of her popular talks below or ask her to use her magic to create a presentation specific to your audience and needs.

To enquire about Keli speaking at your next event or to request a speakers profile, please contact [email protected]

 

 

SPEAKING TOPICS

Get up! Get dressed! Get out!

  • Influence – Finding your hidden confidence and charisma
  • Networking – Creative conversations, 2-min storytelling and heart-centered listening
  • First Impressions – Stand out in a sea of sameness discover and magnify your personal brand
  • Body Language – Interpret your client’s hidden messages. Make yourself more memorable

Write for your life

  • Brain science behind viral brand storytelling
  • Storytelling from, “Tagline to Twenty-Minute Talk”
  • Elements of brand storytelling

 

Leadership and Speaking Mastery

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, I offer workshops, seminars, keynote speaking and coaching programs, aiding personal and professional growth for your group or organization through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership method.

Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.  As a Retired U.S. Army Major, I spent two decades developing leadership skills under extreme pressure while serving as an officer in the U.S. Army.  My recent retirement from the military has afforded me the opportunity of a lifetime—to continue service to others as a motivational speaker, as the head a non-profit organization dedicated to female Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and as the The Communication Couturist.

 

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SHORT BIO

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Keli Chevalier, retired U.S. Army Major, spent two decades developing leadership skills under extreme pressure while serving as an officer in the U.S. Army.  Keli’s recent retirement from the military has afforded her the opportunity of a lifetime—to continue service to others as a motivational speaker, head a non-profit organization dedicated to female Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and proud owner of The Communication Couturist.

Early in her career, Keli’s exceptional communication and leadership skill sets were recognized by her leadership. As a junior officer, she was hand selected to lead a small team of soldiers into Kosovo to run logistic operations for more than 3,000 combat troops during the Bosnian War. She was also established The Island Knight, the first Army Newspaper on Okinawa.

Keli is an eternal optimist determined to prove that anyone can create relationships that matter through authentic self-expression. She believes if something doesn’t make you happy, make you better, or make you money, you shouldn’t make time for it.  Keli is a Mom, Keynote Speaker, Author, Observer, Fashion Curator, and Perspicacious-entrepreneur! Working with Keli will leave you with the confidence and encouragement you need to challenge the impossible and write the life you dream about.

 

LONG BIO

Keli Chevalier, retired U.S. Army Major, spent two decades developing leadership skills under extreme pressure while serving as an officer in the U.S. Army.  Keli’s recent retirement from the military has afforded her the opportunity of a life time—to continue service to others as a motivational speaker, head a non-profit organization dedicated to female Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and proud owner of The Communication Couturist

Keli began her military career in 1994, when she entered basic training as a private first class at Ft. Leonardwood in Missouri.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Houston in Texas, she received her commission as a second lieutenant in the Army Logistics Corps.

Early in her career, Keli’s exceptional communication and leadership skill sets were recognized by her leadership. As a junior officer, she was hand selected to lead a small team of soldiers into Kosovo to run logistic operations for more than 3,000 combat troops during the Bosnian War. She also established The Island Knight, the first Army Newspaper on Okinawa.

In 2003, before the start of the Iraq War, Keli was selected as the executive commanding officer of over 300 soldiers; this company deployed at the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was one of the first logistics companies to enter Iraq. Keli was promoted to Captain following this deployment.

On her second and final tour to Iraq in 2009, Keli sustained a spinal injury when a car bomb exploded near her convoy which ultimately resulted in her premature retirement from the Army, just shy of 20 years of service.

Having worked primarily as a public affairs officer for 1, 2, and 3 – star generals, Keli is very experienced in the art of leadership and influence.  She is an eternal optimist determined to prove that anyone can create relationships that matter.

She believes you create your world with your words.  Keli is a Mom, Keynote Speaker, and Author of Get Up! Get Dressed! Get Out!”, Observer, Fashion Curator, and Perspicacious-entrepreneur!

Keli helps people find their fascinating strengths and unique voices. Keli assists people in bringing their vision for the world in a crystal clear, well-articulated message. Most importantly, she helps others recognize their self-worth so they can capitalize on the most valuable asset—their personality!

Her philosophy of “There is a fun and simple way to have a YAY every day!™” will leave you with the confidence and encouragement you need to challenge the impossible and redesign your life.

Keli completed her Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She is certified in Paul Ekman eMETT and eSETT facial expressions. She is also a John Maxwell certified public speaker and host of the talk radio show, Sisters Seriously!

Keli has two incredibly handsome sons (Carlos and Nathaniel) and is married to Max Manlangit (a Jackie Chan look-alike). She resides in Houston, Texas and lives out loud every day!

(Yeah! That’s me in a nut shell…)

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Find Keli on;

Facebook: www.facebook.com/keli.g.chevalier

Instagram: www.instagram.com/kelichevalier

 


 

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