keynotes, masterclasses and workshops


Carol has been seen regularly on stage in the US, UK, Ireland, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. She is a very highly respected keynote speaker in the areas of Personal Branding, Communications, LinkedIn and Executive Presence. She also speaks on Strategy Development and Storytelling for Entrepreneurs and Corporates and on specific interest areas such as Women in STEM. She has spoken for companies including EY, KPMG, NHS, HSE, DCU, UCD, UCC MBA and the Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking.  Not all Carol’s sessions are on big international stages though. She also runs internal sessions for market facing teams, Workshops and Masterclasses.  She is currently working mostly via Zoom and is running a sell out series of “Lunch and Learn” sessions for corporates to reward team members and energise and motivate teams working from home.  It’s also worth checking out her “Pro Series” aimed at filling the female leadership pipeline. Carol works closely with corporates who are pivoting and are in the position of having to rebuild or reduce team members.


Carol O’Kelly is a leading business speaker who can provide you with an inspiring keynote speech or interactive Masterclass to re-energise your internal teams or business association. She is renowned for delivering high energy, interactive and productive events.  Carol always provides practical tools your audience can put in place immediately.  She has over 20 years experience in fast moving business environments.

She is extremely popular with annual employee conferences, business association briefings, sales and marketing management conferences. She’s in high demand throughout Ireland, the UK and the US. She is a knowledgeable, influential and highly engaging speaker.

Carol will work closely with you to ensure she delivers a truly memorable and actionable keynote. With leading clients including The Executive Institute, Irish Management Institute, the HSE, Institute of Design and Technology and Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking, she is well versed in delivering high end results tailored specifically to your audience.


Redstorm Clients KPMG
Redstorm Clients KPMG

What People are Saying

I booked Carol to speak at a large nursing conference in London. She was an absolute joy to work with on the organising side. She was full of ideas of how to add value to our audience. She burst on stage and was so energetic and dynamic everyone went home full of enthusiasm. Just what we needed at a very difficult time for nursing. She gave prizes of One:One Sessions with her to audience members and even ran a special session after the conference for us organisers!

Eithne D – Lead Nursing Supervisor

Carol‘s session on “Personal Branding“ was absolutely inspiring at our International Women’s Day Conference! With the right balance of wit and professionalism she formed an instant connection with the audience and provided valuable tools to improve your personal brand. She really woke us all up to the real-world value of Personal Branding. The whole event was a huge success for the Women@ Team of Horizon Therapeutics plc with positive feedback all around.

Sabine C – HorizonTherapeutics

I booked Carol to speak at an international conference on Female Leadership. She was incredible to work with and couldn’t do enough to help us get the presentation absolutely right for our audience. Everything was done ahead of time, with no stress and a lot of good humour. She made my job incredibly easy and made me look so good in the eyes of my corporate clients! We got amazing feedback from the attendees and I know she has been booked by several of those attendees for their own conferences!

Jackie M – Diversity & Inclusion

Was so impressed by Carol’s talk on LinkedIn to Success at the Amplify Digital Conference. Such an eloquent,  knowledgeable speaker and a really interesting, immediately useful talk. I could see the whole room suddenly sit up, take notice and start taking notes! She’s been quoted non stop ever since on Twitter. Dying to book in now for a one to one workshop session. Never knew LinkedIn could be so powerful I’m returning to work energised and motivated! Thank you Carol.

Gill F – Director Airglow



People do Business with People

In this high energy presentation, Carol looks at the intrinsic values of having a strong Personal Brand, the elements to build into your own brand and how to communicate that brand throughout all areas of your life adding value to both your business dealings and to your personal ones.

This is a highly engaging keynote designed to challenge you to look closely at yourself, your own personal positioning and to take immediate action!


–  Personal Drivers & Values
–  How to find your True Passion & Purpose
–  How to create a Personal Brand;
– Brand Promise, Personality & Voice
–  The Power of your own Personal Brand
–  How To Leverage your Personal Brand Successfully (and nicely!)
–  Realising Your Full Potential through your Personal Brand

Popular with:

Sales, Marketing & Leadership Conferences, Team Development Days, Talent Development Masterclasses and Business Association Masterclass Days.


Don’t Be Afraid to Catch Fish

In this engaging presentation Carol looks at how to successfully use all the functionality of the new LinkedIn Landscape to build relevant and valuable business through your networks.  She teaches insider marketing tips to maximise your content reach and engagement, proven strategies to use every week to make LinkedIn your Go-To business development tool. This is an interactive presentation designed to immediately increase the efficacy of LinkedIn.


–  Learning the New LinkedIn Landscape
–  Building High Value, Relevant Networks
–  Strategies to Build Your Business
–  How to use “Purposeful Content”
–  Insider Hacks to maximise Engagement
–  Daily, Weekly & Monthly Tactics for Success
–  Stylishly create a Thought Leadership Position

Popular with:

Sales, Marketing & Leadership Conferences, Team Development Days, Talent Development Masterclasses and Business Association Masterclass Days.


Emerse Yourself in Growth

In this highly energetic, interactive and engaging masterclass, Carol teaches the latest Marketing thinking, works through the foundation steps with each business in the room and brings everyone up to speed with the latest techniques, insider hacks and tools to get their business successfully embedded in the market. This day is designed to be hands on and all attendees leave with an actionable, individual plan to put in place immediately.


–  Business Definition Clarity
–  Key cornerstones of Modern Marketing
–  Critical Tools in the new Marketing Arsenal
–  Designing a clear social media strategy
–  Key Role of your Personal Brand
–  Designing winning messaging for Key Audiences
–  Monetising your Business

Popular with:

Business Association Masterclass Days, Start-up Hubs, Entrepreneurs, Business Development Associations & Agencies, Start-up Funders.

Additional Keynote Topics

Carol is a well respected keynote speaker known for her energy and dynamic presentations. She speaks on several topic areas including Personal Branding, Career Pivoting, Female Leadership, Communications Styling, Messaging and Influencing, Storytelling, Motivation and Habits.

Contact Carol HERE for more details.

Masterclasses via Zoom

Carol runs a wide variety of Masterclasses and workshops over zoom, on topics ranging from Personal Branding to Motivation, Leadership to Storytelling, Communications to LinkedIn and don’t forget her sell out “Lunch & Learns” to get your teams motivated and energised!

Contact Carol HERE for more details.