Speaking

kelly flanagan speaking

Kelly is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and host of the The Loveable Podcast. He speaks regularly at churches, schools, corporate events, and retreats around the United States.  

In recent years he has spoken on a wide range of spiritual and psychological topics including embracing our worthiness, overcoming shame, cultivating enduring marriages, the complexities of parenting, communication and conflict resolution, finding places of belonging in the world, and clarifying our passions and our purpose in life.

No matter where he speaks, Kelly combines his unique brand of story-telling and teaching with thoughtful Q&A and group dialogue. His relatable style of speaking is conducive to a sense of safety, increased engagement, changed hearts, and clarity about how to make real and lasting changes in daily life.

Endorsements

“Kelly’s unique gift of reminding us how much we are loved has impacted our church, our marriages and our love for God.” —Troy Murphy, Lead Pastor, Green Bay Community Church, Chaplain to the Green Bay Packers 

“Whatever the topic, Kelly speaks to my heart and makes me think more clearly about life in my head.  I invited Kelly to speak at a gathering. To be honest there was a bit of concern because I know lots of people who write beautifully but don’t connect so well with an audience. Kelly does both. I listened to him talk and felt an even deeper connection with what was going on inside of me than when I read his book. Kelly has a real gift to be vulnerable and make it safe for others to do the same.  I will be inviting Kelly back again next year for sure.” —Dave Norman, Senior Pastor, Crossroads United Methodist Church, Ashburn, VA 

“Dr. Kelly is both confident and humble. After reading his book, I knew we needed him to present at our Front Row Dads retreat. His teachings are both profound and palatable. It’s a rare skill to both inspire an audience and move them to action. I always know a speaker knocks it out the park when the audience keeps referencing their ideas, and is able to implement action steps that create change. Dr. Kelly hit a home-run.”  —Jon Vroman, Founder FrontRowDads.comAuthor of The Front Row Factor 

 “Kelly has found his own way to repackage the consistent stream of wisdom from the mystics and saints that have been overlooked and forgotten. His work in Loveable was not only a gift to me and my wife, but it also has provided language, light, and clarity to so many within my tribe across the country. We had the chance to host Kelly for a weekend retreat at our home and everyone left lighter and brighter and with a desire to carry compassion and empathy into their lives, families, and workplaces. It is so clear that Kelly’s life calling to remind us all that we are loved just as we are is just getting started and I believe it will have waves of impact across the current and future generations of humanity.” —Ashton Gustafson, Host of the Good / True / & Beautiful Podcast

“Dr. Flanagan takes a very personal approach to educating teams.  His points are reinforced with personal examples that bring the subject to life. If you are searching for a way to express to your team that healthcare is hard work, and caring for each other makes the job easier, I highly recommend Dr. Flanagan.” —David Schreiner, CEO, KSB Hospital

“As ‘fans’ of Kelly Flanagan we are both confident and enthusiastic about hosting a “Loveable Weekend” at our our ranch in Utah.  Speaking from our own experience of attending one of his weekend events last year, we would encourage anyone who has a desire to learn more about themselves and those around them in a loving, supporting and absolutely approachable way, to attend a Loveable Weekend.  Many new people become new friends, and the take away from Dr. Kelly’s wise counsel over a fun and productive weekend can’t be overstated!  We are never too old to learn, and our 40-year marriage has been enriched by his ‘presence’ in our lives.  Whether it is by blog, live broadcasts, or his written word, we are grateful to have been taught and encouraged by Dr. Flanagan! —Donna & Gary Urban, Founders, 4U Ranch

If you are interested in having Kelly speak to your group or event, please feel free to contact him by completing the form below.

2019 Events

January 4-6

Annual marriage and parenting retreat. Invited speaker and retreat leader. Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church.

Location: Austin, TX

January 11

“The 10 Things You Need to Know About Living a Purpose-Centered Life.” Training call for FamBundance family members.

January 15

“From Living in Fear to Living in the Present Moment.” The fourth session of the Heart Talks Series entitled “Parenting Courageously.” Public event. Click here to register.

Location: Alive Teen Center, Naperville, IL

February 9

“Live a Purpose-Centered Life Instead of a Purpose-Driven Life.” Invited talk. Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Location: St. Charles, IL

February 19

“Collaborating with Our Kids Around Technology.” The fifth session of the Heart Talks Series entitled “Parenting Courageously.” Public event. Click here to register.

Location: Alive Teen Center, Naperville, IL

April 26-28

“A Loveable Weekend.” Keynote speaker and retreat facilitator. Public event. To find out more and/or register for tickets, click here.

Location: Park City, UT

May 17-19

“A Loveable Weekend.” Keynote speaker and retreat facilitator. Public event. Email Kelly your interest by clicking here.

Location: Portland, OR

2018 Events

February 1

Lose to Win: What Radical Love Can Do For Your Marriage.” Invited talk and facilitated discussion during Moms Together gathering.

Location: First Baptist Church of Geneva in Geneva, IL

February 8

Lose to Win: What Radical Love Can Do For Your Marriage.” Invited talk and facilitated discussion during Moms Together gathering.

Location: First Baptist Church of Geneva in Geneva, IL

February 15

Lose to Win: What Radical Love Can Do For Your Marriage.” Invited talk and facilitated discussion during Moms Together gathering.

Location: First Baptist Church of Geneva in Geneva, IL

February 23

“Becoming the Superhero You Already Are.” Invited talk at the KSB LDI Speaker Series.

Location: KSB Hospital in Dixon, IL

March 10

“You Are Enough.” Invited talk to church leadership.

Location: Green Bay Community Church in Green Bay, WI

March 11

“How We Start, How We Hurt, How We Search, and How We Heal.” Invited talk and book signing.

Location: Green Bay Community Church in Green Bay, WI

April 15

“The Good News About How We Start, Hurt, Search, and Heal.” Invited talk, discussion, and book signing.

Location: Crossroads UMC in Ashburn, VA

Time: 9amET, 11amET

April 20-22

“A Loveable Weekend.” Keynote speaker and retreat facilitator. Private event.

Location: Waco, TX

April 24

“What Makes You Come Alive?” Invited talk to youth and parents.

Location: Alive Teen Center, Naperville, IL

May 9

“Looking for Worth in All the Wrong Places.” Invited talk and book signing.

Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Dixon, IL

September 18

“The Secrets to Raising Kids with Resilient Self-Esteem.” The first session of the Heart Talks Series entitled “Parenting Courageously.” Public event. Click here to register.

Location: Alive Teen Center, Naperville, IL

October 16

“A New Definition of Success.” The second session of the Heart Talks Series entitled “Parenting Courageously.” Public event. Click here to register.

Location: Alive Teen Center, Naperville, IL

October 24-26

“Emotional Mastery.” Front Row Dads Semi-Annual Retreat. Private event.

Location: Islamorada, FL

November 3

Annual marriage and parenting retreat. Invited speaker and retreat leader. Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Location: St. Charles, IL

November 27

“Facing Our Fears about Our Children’s Failures.” The third session of the Heart Talks Series entitled “Parenting Courageously.” Public event. Click here to register.

Location: Alive Teen Center, Naperville, IL

December 2

“The Grit Is Part of the Glory.” Invited talk and book signing.

Location: Green Bay Community Church in Green Bay, WI

2017 EVENTS

January 14

“You-Turns: What Your Turning Points Are Telling You About Where You Want to Go.” Men’s Breakfast.

Location: First Congregational Church of Western Springs, Western Spring, IL

March 16

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

Location: Armonia Cafe, Yorkville, IL

April 5

“Remember: You Are Loveable.” An evening of learning, discussion, and interactive practice.

Location: Carlson Chiropractic Clinic, Dixon, IL

April 8

Book Talk and Signing, 4-6pm

Location: Books on First, Dixon, IL

April 9

Book Talk and Signing, 2-4pm

Location: Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL

April 26

“Chase Your Dreams, but Chase Them for the Right Reasons.” Keynote Speech, Kiwanis Club 65th Annual Dixon High School Scholastic Honors Banquet.

Location: Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL

September 21

“Living Loveable.” Invited talk, Women’s Society Group.

Location: First Congregational Church of Western Spring

October 12

“Enough: A Conversation About the Worthiness of You and Everyone You’ve Ever Met.” Invited talk about how to raise confident kids in today’s competitive world.

Location: Mariners Christian School, Costa Mesa, CA

October 12

“Seen: How to Find Belonging in Marriage, Friendship, and the Most Unexpected Places.” Invited talk about marriage and vulnerability.

Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA

October 13

“Awake: The Very, Very Good News About Why You Are Here.” Invited talk about finding your purpose through the pursuit of your passion.

Location: Pacifica Christian High School, Newport Beach, CA

December 21

“Worthiness, Belonging, and Purpose: Learning the Language Your Kids Have Been Speaking All Along.” Phone training for Front Row Factor Dads.

Location: Zoom Teleconference

 

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+.

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