In this age of rapid-change, increased competition and endless pressure to perform, it’s no wonder that employees are feeling the stress and more are vocal about their dissatisfaction. But few people understand real challenges more than 28 year-old Kelsey Tainsh.  A stroke victim at age 15, Kelsey has spent the past twelve years defying stereotypes and confounding both her doctors and her doubters.  Kelsey has learned that the key to inclusion lies in teaching people to embrace their differences and recognize the unique gifts that everyone brings to work and relationships. Delivered with humor, remarkable insights and profound takeaways, Kelsey will help you gain a new perspective on creating a more inclusive, dynamic and an enlightened approach to boosting work satisfaction. Audiences will learn to transcend discontent and walk away with a resilient new mindset and a fresh appreciation for the gift of work, accomplishment and the relationships we all share.

Audiences will learn:

  • The real value of a diverse workplace.
  • To be more inclusive by embracing the gifts we have in common.
  • How most people have some disabilities or differences and how we try to hide them.
  • How to work better with those who have disabilities and differences.
  • How revealing differences can bring them closer to their co workers

Kelsey Tainsh has been through more in her 28 years than most will endure in a lifetime. Successfully overcoming a brain tumor at only 5 years of age, Kelsey went on to be a happy, healthy kid and a champion athlete. Ten years later, at 15, it all came crashing down when the tumor returned followed by a crippling stroke. Her friends had disappeared, her right side didn’t function and she became paralyzed with fear and self-doubt. Despite her significant physical challenges, she worked hard to pull herself up and charged back into life graduating magna cum laude from the University of Florida and going on to work for one of the most recognized companies in the world. Today, this remarkable young woman has become a champion for the rest of us. An acclaimed professional speaker, Kelsey travels the country speaking to colleges, organizations and corporations about the power of diversity, inclusion and perspective. Her clients include: The Coca-Cola Company, Harvard Medical School, Automotive Training Institute, Atrius Health, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, INBOUND, HubSpot and more. Kelsey has also been featured in BYOU Magazine, Coca-Cola Journal, The Orlando Sentinel, Our Town Magazine and Home Magazine and National Speakers Association (NSA) Speaker Magazine.

  • WHEN:  THURSDAY, December 6th
  • WHERE:  Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd  **New Location**
  • TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. (7 a.m. Registration) COST: $30 meeting fee, including breakfast buffet
  • HRCI:  Pending
  • SHRM PDC: Pending


Event Date/Time:

  • Thursday, December 6th, 2018    7:30 – 9:30 a.m. (7 a.m. Registration)
  • Place:   Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS    **New Location**
  • Cost:    $30 meeting fee, which includes breakfast buffet

Payment Options: When you register, you may choose to: pay your meeting fee at the door (cash or check only) OR pay immediately upon registration online with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account via our secure PayPal link.

EPN ‘s cancellation policy:  If you must cancel your reservation please do so no later than 24-hours before the event.  We are required to turn in the number of registered attendees to our vendor for planning purposes and must pay for the number of attendees we anticipate, whether they attend or not.   As a not-for-profit organization we simply can’t afford to pay for no-shows.  Thanks for understanding!

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