Kelly Charles-Collins

Attorney, Speaker, Author, HR Legally Speaking, LLC

Kelly Charles-Collins is a sought-after authority specializing in unconscious bias, bystander intervention, and courageous conversations. Kelly has been revolutionizing the way leaders and employees learn about and address the issues of justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace; acknowledging the tension, resistance, associated with and the vital importance of these issues.

As a retired 20+ year employment law trial attorney turned keynote and award-winning TEDx speaker, author, podcast host and magazine publisher, Kelly understands first-hand the complexities of employer/employee and employee/employee relationships and feels compelled to lead a revolution to create safe, inclusive, accountable organizational cultures and environments where people see, appreciate, and respect each other’s humanity.

Kelly’s past clients include Raymond James, eBay, Tampa Bay International Airport, United States Tennis Association, BayCare Health Systems, SHRM, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Association Forum and many more.

A transformative keynote speaker and mentor, Kelly has been featured in some of the biggest media publications and outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS,, Forbes, Fast Company, Authority Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, Thrive Global and more. She is also the author of Conversations Change Things: The “PER”fect Framework for Courageous Conversations and Unapologetic AF: 34 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Badass.

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