A native of the USA, Kelly Odell has been living and working in Europe for the past 25 years. Holding both a degree in theology and an MBA he is sometimes called the “Pastor turned Businessman”. As a popular, much sought after speaker, Kelly delivers a humorous, thought provoking and entertaining perspective on how successful organizations can win in today’s fast paced global business environment. Kelly shares openly from his experience of successes and failures in driving change in global corporations.
Kelly works today as a speaker and educator and has spoken to audiences across the globe on topics in the areas of Change Management, Leadership, Motivation and Sales/Marketing and always with a strong focus on execution! How can organizations get all their stakeholders interests aligned in order to move from knowing what to do to actually getting it done? How do we move from strategy to execution?
Kelly Odell has many years’ management experience in global corporations including Managing Director for Whirlpool Corporation in Sweden; VP Sales Volvo Cars, Sweden, President, Telia Mobile Sweden; and Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing, for TeliaSonera Corporation, the largest telecom operator in the Nordic region. Kelly has received many awards as a public speaker and has been featured in numerous publications and was recently highlighted by Veckans Affärer (one of Sweden’s leading weekly business magazines) as one of Sweden’s most influential foreigners.
Kelly typically speaks on Change Management, Leadership, and Motivation. He is also the author of much acclaimed “World’s Shortest Marketing Plan”. Following are a few of the titles from speeches:
Change Management – Creating Lasting Change: Are you sailing on the winds of change or just getting blown around?
Leadership – The Ten Commandments for Leaders: Straight talk about how “ordinary” people can become extraordinary leaders.
Marketing – The Worlds Shortest Marketing Plan: Getting to the heart of emotive marketing!
“We were thrilled with Kelly’s presentation! Kelly Odell is entertaining, thought provoking and insightful.”
–Cecilia Ornroth, Ericsson Corporation
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