Celeste Kelly, The Leadership LevelUp Podcast - Ep. 34

On this episode of Leadership Level Up, Celeste Kelly returns to the show to chat with Jeff and Brian about leadership, her career, and the people that have helped her along the way. She emphasizes the importance of leaders who don’t set limits on what can be achieved, fostering a culture of limitless possibilities.

She cites an example that involves an unexpected call from the White House, which led to the opportunity to work with president Gerald Ford. This episode revolves around the idea that effective leaders don’t shy away from significant challenges; they embrace them, creating an environment where people can achieve what they initially didn’t find possible.

Celeste’s journey highlights the transformative power of fearless leadership. She advises listeners to always give your best and approach tasks with thorough preparation, ultimately emphasizing that success is not about individual glory but collective achievement. Be sure to subscribe to Leadership Level Up so you don’t miss future conversations with great leaders

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Meet Your Guest

Celeste Kelly

Celeste Kelly boasts 40 years of experience as a senior communications executive, with experience in corporate and broadcast communications, public relations, and end-to-end event management for global markets. Throughout her career, she produced and hosted engaging programs with celebrities and newsmakers, and pioneered groundbreaking community outreach initiatives.

As Vice President of Development and Public Relations for the Kidney Cancer Association, Celeste Kelly secured major gifts from global corporations and individuals and organized international physician symposia. She continues to offer comprehensive media, public relations, and event planning services through C! Communications, while also cherishing her role as a proud mother and grandmother.

About the Leadership LevelUp Podcast

Being a boss and a leader are very different. A boss tells you what to do and a leader partners with you in the process. Jeff, being a leader of leaders, has a vast knowledge of best practices and exercises to discover leadership traits. Brian shares stories with Jeff about the ups and downs of his leadership quest while talking to business and community leaders to discuss their personal leadership journey. Who influenced them? What do they do when they have a bad day? What gives them inspiration? Do french fries or tacos or ice cream make them feel better after a bad day? Through laughter and casual conversation, Brian and Jeff explore all aspects of good leadership.

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Dr. Jeff Williamson

Brian Prairie

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