Dr. Kelly K. Hope

Helping You Reach Your Level of Great!


Black Women Speaking From Within

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Dr. Kelly K. Hope is a high impact educator, trainer and motivational speaker who creates and facilitates workshops and keynote speeches.

She is the founder and owner of Kelly Koren Unlimited, a leadership and education consulting group whose mission is to educate, equip, and empower first-generation college students with the tools needed to navigate and succeed in college, S.H.I.F.T Network, a network for black women and her allies whose mission is to educate, uplift, and empower women of color to be vocal, bold, and brave change agents her communities and beyond, and G.E.M, a production company whose mission is to provide first class praise and worship unto God through theater arts.

Dr. Hope is a college administrator and adjunct faculty member. She has a Master of Science degree in English Education from Southern Connecticut State University and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University.

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Shades of Beauty

During this session, Kelly leads participants in a robust conversation centered on exploring the stratum of beauty and the definitions of beauty emergent in modern society. Participants leave this session understanding the difference between colorism and racism, and preference and prejudice. Dr. Hope also discusses the importance of self-love and care. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and plan an awareness program to be implemented on campus.

Read BE-tween the Lines

This interactive round-table discussion addresses biases and acknowledges the affect their biases have on others. During this session, Dr. Hope will facilitate discussion around classism, sexism, racism, elitism, and heteronormative ideologies. Participants are encouraged to “read between the lines” in order to examine the impact microaggressions and unspoken norms have on their communities and the global society.

Sorry; Not Sorry; Owning Your Privilege

Dr. Hope sets out to debunk the negative implications of privilege while empowering participants to identify their areas of privilege, accept their areas of privilege, and own it.

Speaking from within: Being a Black Woman in Academe

In this engaging and thought provoking session, Dr. Hope discusses her research on black women in higher education while giving participants a glimpse into her experiences as a black woman in academe. Dr. Hope carves out a safe space for traditionally marginalized groups to commune, share experiences, and develop practical tools for navigating challenging spaces.

Values, Vision, Voice

During this interactive session, participants explore the importance of values, vision, and voice.
Through self-inventory and exploration, participants establish personal and professional strategic plans that incorporate values, vision, and voice. Dr. Hope provides tips for cultivating and fostering buy-in from others.

Mother, Mentor, Master

This interactive round-table session examines some of the unspoken roles Student Affairs
Professionals fill while helping students navigate academia. Throughout this session, participants
have a chance to discuss and brainstorm practical ways to create boundaries, work-life balance, and
performance, social, and cultural capital.

Reaching Your Level of Great: 5 Keys to Unlocking Your Greatness

During this interactive session, Dr. Hope provides the 5 keys to unlocking personal greatness. This high
impact session seeks to train and empower leaders to be comfortable leading from any position and in
any position.

Waiting at the Table

In this in your face and interactive session, Dr. Hope discusses single-life and the importance of self-reflection, self-improvement, and self-love. This session explores what to do while waiting at the table!


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