About Kelly


The Scoop on the Speaker

Over the past decade, Kelly Barnes has built a reputation as a one-of-a-kind storyteller who makes his audiences cry, laugh and cry laughing. Kelly has over 15 years of experience reminding audiences to appreciate the little things in life and helping them realize what truly matters.

Over the course of his career, Kelly has taught over one million students, teachers and industry professionals across the United States and Canada. His keynotes, workshops and leadership training seminars are upbeat and engaging with tangible takeaways for attendees. Kelly has extensive experience in training teams and individuals in the areas of organizational leadership, personal growth, relationship building and goal setting.

Kelly has a familiarity to him and audiences relate to his experiences easily, thus making his personal stories applicable and relevant to audience members' lives. Not only is Kelly approachable, he has the credentials to make him qualified. In 2018, Kelly was selected as a board member for the Insight School of Oklahoma and recognized as a Distinguished Alumni in Agricultural Leadership from Oklahoma State University. During his time spent at OSU, Kelly served as President of the Oklahoma FFA Association and Vice-President of the Student Government Association. Since 2004, Kelly has demonstrated his various leadership abilities as a successful entrepreneur, founding and managing Great Moments Keynotes and Seminars.