Speaking

Upcoming Speaking Events

March 16, 2017

“Listening for the Voice of Grace: Where Mindfulness and Faithfulness Meet.” An evening of learning, discussion, and interactive practice.

Location: Armonia Cafe, Yorkville, IL

February 1, 2018

“Marriage Is For Losers: Turning Your World Upside Down.” Invited talk and facilitated discussion during Moms Together gathering.

Location: First Baptist Church of Geneva in Geneva, IL

February 8, 2018

“Marriage Is For Losers: Turning Your World Upside Down.” Invited talk and facilitated discussion during Moms Together gathering.

Location: First Baptist Church of Geneva in Geneva, IL

February 15, 2018

“Marriage Is For Losers: Turning Your World Upside Down.” Invited talk and facilitated discussion during Moms Together gathering.

Location: First Baptist Church of Geneva in Geneva, IL

Why I Speak

I think ideas are powerful. But, ultimately, ideas become redemptive when they are lived out. I believe dialogue in community is the bridge between transformative ideas and redemptive living. The blog provides some excellent opportunities for this kind of conversation, but in-person speaking has a synergy all its own. In my talks, I combine didactic teaching with group interaction, in order to guarantee participants leave with an understanding of how the ideas can be applied to their specific life situation.

What I Speak About

I have most often been asked to speak about spirituality, worthiness, marriage, parenting, communication, conflict resolution, and purpose. However, if you have additional areas of interest, please do not hesitate to inquire.

Contact Me

If you are interested in having me speak to your group or event, please feel free to email me with your inquiry.

Kelly is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder of Artisan Clinical Associates in Naperville, IL. He is also a writer and blogs regularly about the redemption of our personal, relational, and communal lives. Kelly is married, has three children, and enjoys learning from them how to be a kid again. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Disclaimer: Kelly's writings represent a combination of his own personal opinions and his professional experiences, but they do not reflect professional advice. Interaction with him via the blog does not constitute a professional therapeutic relationship. For professional and customized advice, you should seek the services of a counselor who can dedicate the hours necessary to become more intimately familiar with your specific situation. Kelly does not assume liability for any portion or content of material on the blog and accepts no liability for damage or injury resulting from your decision to interact with the website.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • Allison Johnsen

    Hi Kelly,
    Your blog is helpful to me, personally, and for my clients. Today, I am going to ask a couple to read this week’s post on putting away marital conflict and facing outward together. Thanks for writing all the good stuff that keeps bubbling up in your head. I miss talking over these things when we worked together! Allison Johnsen

    • Dr. Kelly Flanagan

      Allison! I’m glad it’s been helpful. And I really miss those times, too. I hope you, Steve, and the kids are well!

  • M.D.

    Hi,
    I just found your site tonight after reading the letter you wrote to your daughter. As a woman who grew up without a father, I found the letter so touching and powerful. I think it speaks volumes to what a woman should look for in a future husband. I only hope that one day I find an amazing man with this mentality to be a father to my children. Your family is truly blessed. Thanks again for the thoughtful words and I look forward to reading your blogs.

    • drkellyflanagan

      Thank you for taking the time to share such kind words, and I hope you enjoy some of the other posts on the blog!

  • jeannie

    Great stuff ! Thank you

  • Campfreddie

    Hey Kelly, You’d make a great guest speaker for DAD2.0 next year. I can make the introductions. Please let me know!

    • drkellyflanagan

      Please do. The Summit looks very interesting and I’d certainly be open to an introduction!

      • Campfreddie

        Its done. Please check your email.

        • drkellyflanagan

          Thank you!

  • Joleen

    Hi, I would like a copy of the ebook on marriage but I am already subscribed. How can I get it if im already a member?

  • Sheila

    Hi, I see you give a lot of talks in churches,
    are your talks based on the principles of a particular faith, eg Catholicism?

    • drkellyflanagan

      Hi Sheila, my worldview is shaped by my Christian faith, and I’ve attended almost every kind of Christian church. So far, all my church talks have been in Protestant churches, though most of my spiritual mentors have been Catholic.

      • Sheila

        How interesting!… I’m a fan of your blog and have read maybe half of your great articles in it already and I would never ever tell you were a Christian with Catholic mentors. Please don’t take me wrong, I don’t mean to be disrespectful or judgemental, it’s just that the way you write is so liberating and broad and I haven’t found these qualities in religious people before (usually more dogmatic and rigid). Voila, found the first one. Thank you. (still think you might be a hippie at heart 🙂 )

        • drkellyflanagan

          Sheila, that might be the nicest compliment anyone has given me. My faith has changed much over the years, and if there were two words to describe it with, I’ll take liberating and broad any day. : )

  • jodi jano

    when i click on your email nothing comes up..could I get that please? email me at
    coachingyouforward@yahoo.com…thanks!