For over 15 years, Kelly Galanis, The Red-Headed Diva, has had a progressive and positive career in Higher Education. With the explosion of Social Media over the past few years, she has seen a need to educate and empower individuals, groups, organizations and institutions on creating and maintaining a positive, confident social image. Through her unique methods of teaching and powerful presentations, she empowers the notion of personal branding – the concept that confidence can be learned and that everyone can be a DIVA. Kelly is available to address groups, organizations, and institutions of any size and can tailor a presentation to meet your needs. Contact her today to learn how she can help you find your Inner Diva!
Kelly is a higher education professional with over fifteen years of experience working for both public and private institutions. Her tenure includes work in the divisions of Academic Affairs, Admissions, and Advancement, Foundation and University Relations at Westfield State University. This experience allowed Kelly to work on a variety of projects for the betterment of the University, including developing programs for the alumni population and serving as a leadership figure in the community.
Kelly’s prior positions have had a strong focus on information management and database design for educational institutions. She is experienced with prospect research, communications, and marketing aspects, especially in the fields of Admissions and Advancement/Development in higher education.
Her expert opinion on social media is frequently requested and her unique approach to educating others in social media is highly sought after in the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts area. Long active from a leadership standpoint, Kelly is Past President and current Public Relations Chair for Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education, Inc. and a member of the Bay Path College Alumni Association Council. Her dedication and commitment to her profession and volunteer organizations was honored when selected as one of Business West’s Forty Under 40 – the class of 2008, as well as the Top Female Educator in the 2013 Western Massachusetts Women’s Magazine’s Top 25 Women to Watch Awards.
As The Red-Headed Diva, Kelly is a consultant and presenter who helps individuals and groups develop a positive, confident social image by educating them on the proper use of Social Media. She has presented and taught at Westfield State University, Bay Path College, Springfield Technical Community College, Holyoke Community College, UMass Amherst – Isenberg School of Management, Western New England University, Hartford’s Professional Women’s Network, Women Business Owners Alliance, Westfield Non-Profit and Volunteer Network, and Podcamp Western Massachusetts. She has presented topics such as “Embracing Your Inner Diva”, “Breadcrumbs: Protecting Your Online Social Identity” and “Social Media in Higher Education: An Education Essential” and welcomes inquiries on speaking for any group.
The Diva Believes:
A class with the Red-headed Diva feels like spending the afternoon with one of your best girlfriends — but you walk away with so much more than shopping bags.
Kelly truly is a professional socializer (social media maven), networking natural, technological dynamo and confidence creator. I have had the privilege to work with Kelly as my co-chair for the Traditional Alumni Council Committee and as my partner in social media presentations for Bay Path College. I highly recommend Kelly as her talents, leadership and results are above and beyond any other social marketer out there. Kelly would be an asset to any institution in need of a “resident diva,”…
The RedHeadedDiva is a joyous bundle of positive energy, enthusiasm, and can-do goodness!
Kelly and I became “family” in a community theater comedy. Since it was an ensemble cast, anyone’s absence at rehearsals would be felt. So, Kelly made super-human, diva efforts to attend — even multiple times when she was returning from out-of-state business trips. I knew she had to be tired, but she still managed to turn on boundless energy onstage. Kelly always had positive things to say to cast members, including me — which encouraged me as a newcomer to the stage. The show was over…
There are many words to describe Kelly; Diva fits the best though. She is definitely a presence in the room, which she always lights up with her bubbly personality!