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Kelly McDonald Consumer Trends, Marketing and Sales Expert

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  • How to Work With & Lead People Not Like You
  • How to Market and Sell to People Not Like You
  • Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You
  • It's Time to Talk About Race at Work: How to Make Progress on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • How to Wow, Work With & Win Customers NOW

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  • 2021 It's Time to Talk about Race at Work: Every Leader's Guide to Making Progress on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • 2017 How to Work With & Lead People Not Like You
  • 2012 Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You
  • 2011 How to Market to People Not Like You: "Know It or Blow It" Rules for Reaching Diverse Customers

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Kelly McDonald is considered one of the nation’s top experts in marketing, leadership, the customer experience and consumer trends. She is the founder of McDonald Marketing, which has twice been named one of the “Top Ad Agencies in the U.S.” by Advertising Age magazine.

Her client experience includes brands such as Toyota, State Farm, Kimberly-Clark, Nike, Harley-Davidson, Miller beer, and Sherwin-Williams.

Kelly does hundreds of speaking engagements each year, both in person and as Virtual Keynotes and webcasts for clients.

She has been featured on CNBC, in Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, on CNNMoney.com and more.

She is the author of four bestselling books. Her latest is titled "It's Time to Talk about Race at Work: Every Leader's Guide to Making Progress on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion", and debuted at #1 on the Bestselling Business Books list in June 2021. Her fourth book is titled “It’s Time to Talk About Race at Work: Every Leader’s Guide to Making Progress on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” and it will be released in June.

Kelly lives in Denver and when she’s not working, she enjoys boxing – (not kickboxing, actual boxing! 😊) – and shopping for high heels.


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