Beverly McKee, Speaking Biography
Corporate Speaker • Keynote Speaker • Motivation Speaker
Beverly McKee is a dynamic, results-driven social service executive with twenty five years of leadership and business development experience. A natural born story teller, Beverly has an extensive history in public speaking in a variety of arenas. Beverly’s speaking experiences include the following:
- Keynote speaker for non-profit fundraisers, conferences and holiday events.
- Motivational speaker creating culture change within large scale organizations.
- Professional speaker educating the medical field about a variety of social service issues for audiences including medical practices and universities.
- Corporate speaking focusing on improving productivity and employee morale by offering essential life strategies for both career and personal growth.
- TV and radio appearances.
An unexpected diagnosis of Stage III breast cancer in 2012 broadened Beverly’s career to include inspiring others to utilize crisis as a catalyst for positive change. Her award winning blog, published book and worldwide platform allows her to share the arsenal of life strategies that she has researched and cultivated throughout her career.
Her writing has appeared throughout the world including the New York Times, Post Dispatch, Cancer Today, Faces of Inspiration, The Islander, Survivor Secrets, Breast Cancer Wellness magazine and Cancer Treatment. She was honored to be named a “Portrait of Hope” by the American Cancer Society and a “Torchlighter” by the United Way, both of which involved extensive public appearances and speaking opportunities.
Beverly connects with her audiences on an emotional level, eliciting laughter, tears and inspiration. Her training and experiences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides insight into the human spirit and makes her approachable by her audience members. Beverly also offers a ten session program that offers essential life strategies for coping with adversity, increasing productivity and cultivating a satisfying life.
Beverly customizes her presentations to meet the needs of every audience. She utilizes a team approach with event planners and corporate clients to ensure that every detail is addressed and that outcomes exceed expectations. She is in high demand, speaking to many types of audiences, including corporate seminars, cancer events, educational seminars for the medical field, women’s events, conferences, private corporations, nonprofits, universities and medical schools. If you would like more information about booking a speaking event, please click here.
Most Requested Topics
Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life!
In a world that is often unpredictable and chaotic, we yield the power within ourselves to control how we perceive life. Beverly shares four essential strategies that will allow your audience to harness the power of perspective and learn how it impacts their career, relationships and daily life.
Life is full of unexpected challenges both personally and professionally. Beverly’s twenty five years of experience in the mental health field, as well as overcoming her own personal health crisis has culminated in these four strategies that will help your audience utilize adversity as a catalyst for positive change.
Finding Purpose in Your Why
Reaching a destination is much easier when you know where you’re going and why. The same is true for navigating life, both personally and professionally. Beverly will challenge your audience to explore their true purpose in life and how they can utilize their why to become a better person/employee.
But Boss, I Don’t Want to Merge!
Mergers are exciting but challenging. Beverly shares her insight and training into the human side of mergers in this interactive, dynamic presentation. Geared towards leadership and executive teams, your audience will learn essential strategies necessary to minimizing collateral damage to their workforce throughout the merger process.
See Beverly In Action
Below are a few videos of Beverly's speaking engagements.
Below is a partial client list of our past audiences.
- J.W. Terrill
- Washington University
- American Cancer Society
- United Way
- Centric Group (A division of Enterprise Rent A Car)
- World Wide Technology
- Saks Electric
- St. Anthony’s Hospital
- DePaul Hospital
- Mercy Hospital
- Barnes Jewish Hospital
- St. Clare Hospital
- Division of Social Services offices
- Parenting Groups
- Countless Medical Practices: Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Psychologists, Mental Health Therapists, Family Practitioners
- Large fundraisers including dinners, trivia nights, golf tournaments, and black tie events
- Scott Air Force Base
- Fort Leonard Wood
What Other's Are Saying...
“I have had the extreme pleasure of working with Beverly McKee in a professional motivational speaker setting for the last 2 years through the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Beverly is engaging, dynamic, courageous and adapts easily to any audience. She tells her story in a way that instantly connects the audience with her mission, which is to educate others on how the power of perspective and a positive outlook will take you far in life. Beverly is a complete professional, and has been a true asset to our organization’s mission.”
~ Stephanie Hadfield, Community Manager, American Cancer Society
"Beverly was a speaker at our "Celebration of Life: I Will Survive" event. She talked about her breast cancer journey with optimism, hope and enthusiasm. Not once did anyone feel that she was a victim. She chose to take her life experience and channel it as an opportunity to educate others. She is motivating, as well as, inspiring. She is the type of person that a cancer survivor wants and needs to encounter. We are invited to her party in 2052. We look forward to the reunion."
~ Drema Lee Woldman, National President, Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
"A big thank you to Beverly McKee for sharingChange Your Perspective, Change Your Life at our annual conference! Your presentation was well done. You engaged the audience and kept everyone interested. You inspired us to realize that we can either let something defeat us and stop living or choose a more positive outlook on life. Learning that you have conquered so much and continue to help others was inspiring and motivating. I would recommend your presentation to anyone looking for an inspirational message"
~ Mary Jane Kelly, CAP, IAAP Event Coordinator
"Beverly’s strength and desire to find the positive are unwavering. She has a down to earth message and style that is appealing to all audiences and all walks of life. Even the most stoic listener will be hard pressed to not soften as she shares her own myriad experiences as well as those of others she has met along her journey. Beverly would be an asset to any group looking for an uplifting message and speaker."
~ Judy Hillyer, MSW, LCSW, Director of Advancement, Great Circle
"Beverly McKee transcends the barriers of occupation, age and social status with her heartfelt, entertaining style of speaking. Her magnetic personality gives every attendee the sense that Beverly is speaking directly to them. Her life lessons are always intriguing and inspirational. I highly recommend considering her for your next event."
~ Wayne Crull, Principal, WD 60 Group