(Speaker | Author | Coach)
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Hello, I'm Kelly.
I help people take the 'T' out of can't.
My general philosophy is that we are not perfect and will have many challenges to deal with in life. Life is all about how we deal with those challenges and move through them.
I am dedicated to helping people love their imperfect selves and to see their tragedies can actually be gifts in their lives.
I help people by speaking on stages, writing books, coaching, online courses and artwork.
You are still beautiful even as your imperfect self...
SPEAKER | AUTHOR | COACH
HEART CENTERED, DETERMINED, UNSTOPPABLE,
WOMAN OF INFLUENCE
At the age of 2, Kelly was severely burned over 75% of her body in her childhood home. Her life was forever changed in that moment. It led to numerous surgeries throughout her life. Because her scars are so visible it led to a life of being highly visible, to being bullied, to being shunned, to being avoided because they were uncomfortable knowing how to talk to her, and to her not feeling wanted, needed or even loved.
But she has a beautiful story of discovering for herself that she wanted herself, she needed herself and most of that she loved herself. She became herself and she owned who she was. She was not defined by what happened to her, not by any event that happened to her.
She met someone special and fell in love and had three beautiful children. 24 years later she learned even more about herself and her strength and divorced her husband and became a single mother. Her strength comes from within and knowing who she is. This led to eventually trying painting and the inspiration for this blanket. The image on this blanket is one her first original works and the message is her message to anyone going through similar struggles that she has experienced in her life.
Kelly found a way to go from near-death to success; from the ugly scar-faced girl to the Top 10 Most Powerful and Influential Speaker, Fierce Woman of the Year, Best-Selling Author (4 times), recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and most recently a YWCA Woman of Distinction 2013.
You have to ask yourself how? How did a burn survivor who constantly struggled with rejection, staring and teasing burst through all the negativity in her life to succeed? You have to hear her speak or read her books to learn the stories of how she did it.
Your Scars Are Your Gift
Not Your Tragedy
Kelly has graced international stages all over the world sharing her story and inspiring people of all ages to reexamine their relationship and perspective to beauty.
Kelly is a powerful speaker and role model to our youth. Her message is resonant as it comes at a time when belonging and fitting in with peers means everything.
Embracing our differences is a topic that impacts and benefits everyone.
In a a world consumed by appearances, Kelly Falardeau is a breath of fresh air that is here to show us how to love ourselves...as is!
Best Selling Author
The author of 5 books, 4 of which are best sellers, Kelly has used her tragedy, life struggles and relationship with self-love as proof that beauty is self-defined. Her books have planted the seeds for her speaking career, the Still Beautiful Documentary and her upcoming online programs.
Her most recent book; Still Beautiful, not only offers Kelly's inspiring story and her self-love formula, but they also includes the wisdom of other influential people that have redefined their personal relationship to beauty.
As we move closer and closer into an era that uses the mirror to define our beauty- Kelly is proving that beauty isn't external.
You are PERFECT as you are!
Kelly is excited to announce the upcoming launch of her (2) online programs.
Be prepared to fall in love with yourself.
These two programs are geared for teens and women.
In these online programs, Kelly outlines the steps to help you embrace your beauty and fall in love with yourself...
Find out more about Kelly's upcoming courses below.
Painting is a passion for Kelly. She teaches painting classes prompting others to use this creative outlet as a form of self expression and play! Her only workshop rule is to leave your perfection at the door.
Kelly's artwork has been wrapped around the hearts of thousands (literally). It has been the inspiration for her Blankets For Burn Kids project.
Her message speaks to the souls of those who are hurting...You are loved. You are needed. You are Wanted. These loving words accompany the beauty of Kelly's artwork embodied in the warmth of a cozy blanket.