Author Kate Kelly is an engaging speaker and leading expert on stories of America’s lively past. She runs America Comes Alive, a website dedicated to telling inspirational stories of Americans who have made this country great. Her speeches motivate audiences as they hear about how simple steps can make a big difference in any undertaking.
As the author of more than 35 nonfiction books, Kate can speak on topics ranging from the ingenuity of American inventors to female pioneers in health care as well as rollicking stories of America’s past election days including how we voted and how we celebrated the day.
One of her most compelling speeches is about lessons we can learn from the story of America’s first seeing eye dog. Buddy was life-changing for his owner, but dog and owner together demonstrated that overcoming life’s obstacles can be accomplished with human courage, drive, and determination.
Kate is very responsive to her audience, and people are energized by her enthusiasm and her focus on what audience members want to know more about. Kate’s versatility and flexibility will improve the outcome of any event. Her programs can be adjusted to the changing needs of both the event organizer and the audience.
Whether in print, on camera, or on the speaking circuit, Kate presents information in an accessible and interesting manner. “I collect stories that are highly intriguing and always entertaining,” she says. “I enjoy sending my audiences away with more knowledge than they had, smiles on their faces, and inspiration for making the world better.”
- “Thank you SO much for presenting such a fun and interesting program! It was wonderful to have you here.” -Dee Van Eyck of the Larchmont Historical Society.
- “You were the perfect guest for Women’s History Month…everyone learned something new. You gave the students information that expands how they see their futures.” -Ajouli Butler of Barrett Honors College at Arizona State.
- “Bravo! The audience response was enthusiastic with good, positive feedback.” -Barbara Wenglin, librarian, White Plains (NY) Library.
Kate’s wide-ranging expertise makes her a veteran of both local and nationwide talk and news programs. She has been quoted in publications such as Time and The Wall Street Journal. She has appeared on World News Tonight, Good Morning America, The View, The CBS Early Show, Fox and Friends, and on CNN, MSNBC and The Fox News Channel.
Kate also teaches at the Osher Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles ((UCLA).
From the Can Opener to Blue Jeans: Stories of Ingenious American Inventors
Little-Known Women Who Have Made a Difference in Health and Medicine
American Freedom: Lessons Learned from Buddy, America’s First Seeing Eye Dog
Election Day Stories: Who Voted, How They Voted, and How They Celebrated the Day