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.

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


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

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

“Making the Workplace Work for You.” Invited talk at the KSB LDI Speaker Series.

Location: KSB Hospital in Dixon, IL

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+.

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.

    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. : )

        • Brian Shimer

          That’s what I love most about how Dr Kelly writes and speaks, Sheila, that he has such depth without being “preachy.” I appreciate that I continue to encounter deep truths that echo into my own faith in all he writes. Thanks for your questions and you, Kelly, for your answers.

  • jodi jano

    when i click on your email nothing comes up..could I get that please? email me at

  • Chase Arrington

    Hey Kelly, I’d love to connect with you. Please email me: chase@tag.expert