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Kelley Gunter

Kelley Gunter

Keynote Speaker: Best-Selling Author, Mental Health Advocate Addressing Trauma, Addiction & Eating Disorders

Kelley Gunter Biography

Kelley Gunter is an internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, compassionate life coach, and a number one best-selling author. Her compelling memoir, "You Have Such a Pretty Face," explores Gunter’s painful journey to find peace and self-worth after enduring a childhood riddled with trauma and sexual abuse. Following a remarkable 243-pound weight loss and the 20-year maintenance of that loss, Gunter discovered that unhealed trauma from the past would continue to create destruction in the form of life-altering cross-addictions.

Mired in her own suffering and unable to reach out for help, Gunter’s career followed the path of a wounded warrior. She graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in counseling, both of which she used in her 30-year career as a licensed social worker. Gunter’s education enabled her to aid others on their own journeys toward peace, but it wasn’t until 2016 — when an untreated gambling addiction caused her to lose everything — that she was able to begin her own true healing process.

Sober now for over six years, Gunter is speaking and writing full time, and remains refreshingly candid about the trauma-induced cross-addictions that wreaked havoc on her life and forced her to her knees. Armed with personal experience and vast therapeutic knowledge, Gunter is able to apply both to the creation of her written and spoken work. To further her education and expertise, Gunter is now pursuing her doctoral degree in counseling and traumatology.

Gunter’s powerful speaking is infused with the kind of wisdom that’s only learned from hitting rock bottom and living to tell the tale. In this, she’s uniquely equipped to connect to others, relying on equal parts professional insight and an endless wellspring of empathy. Listeners will find that her message isn’t simply a pretty speech tied off with a bow, but rather an open invitation for conversation, growth, and understanding.

In speaking, coaching, and writing, Gunter addresses the painful reality that weight loss alone doesn’t heal the traumas that contributed to the weight gain in the first place, nor does it address the high likelihood that cross addictions can and may arise in weight loss patients who don’t acknowledge their trauma. Gunter asserts that the root of addiction lies in shame, and she works to undo the stigma surrounding trauma by opening up about her own life-long feelings of shame, which once strangled the hope from her existence. Gunter also acknowledges that without her strong faith in God, she wouldn’t be here today.

Gunter’s repertoire for speaking is widely varied and includes topics such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), suicide, weight loss, addictions, trauma, sexual abuse, motivation, and faith. She has spoken to audiences large and small, both live and virtually in a variety of media styles.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Kelley Gunter and other top speakers and celebrities.

Kelley Gunter Videos

Rising of the Phoenix
Try it one more time.
Kelley Gunter- Maintaining Sobriety

How to book Kelley Gunter?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kelley Gunter for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kelley Gunter, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kelley Gunter or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Kelley Gunter?

Booking fees for Kelley Gunter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kelley Gunter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Kelley Gunter?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kelley Gunter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kelley Gunter for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kelley Gunter or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kelley Gunter or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Kelley Gunter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Mental Health, Health and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kelley Gunter for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Kelley Gunter generally travels from Ohio, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lizzie Velasquez, Shannon Miller and Bethany Hamilton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kelley Gunter for an upcoming event.

Kelley Gunter Videos

Rising of the Phoenix
Try it one more time.
Kelley Gunter- Maintaining Sobriety
Healing from Trauma

Kelley Gunter Reviews

  • I contacted Kelley Gunter and asked if she would be willing to speak to my weight-loss surgery Facebook group via a Facebook Live Presentation. Kelley was amazing. She really connected and engaged with the group and personally responded to each individual that commented. Members very much liked her speaking engagement and could resonate with her story. That video has since been replayed hundreds of times by many Facebook group members.
    Bari-Fit Nutrition and Fitness Coaching - Apr 21 2021

  • I am Susan Pierce, executive producer and creator of Eden's Living TV. I teach all things naturopathic and give Hope to the Hopeless. I had Kelley Gunter as a guest and her story is amazing!! She truly is a miracle walking. Kelley is articulate, has passion that exudes to audiences that makes it possible for others to be able to relate and connect on a spiritual level. Being relatable is one of Kelley's most powerful skillsets. Her story captivated many of my followers and will help countless people find the healing and community they need. I highly recommend Kelley for any speaking or teaching platform. God most certainly made a gem in her!
    Eden Living TV - Apr 21 2021

  • I interviewed Kelley about her remarkable story of trauma, addiction, recovery, and healing while writing a feature story on her for Recovery Today Magazine. After that I also did a virtual event with her for the readers of our magazine to watch. Kelley's voice of truth spreads resounding hope that destroys the darkness that so many feel trapped in as a result of experiencing their own pain and trauma. Hearing her speak is life-changing--even for those who think her message has no relevance to their life. She speaks on surviving sexual abuse, PTSD, addiction, living in a morbidly obese body, losing 243 pounds, suicide, and the faith that saved her life. Kelley reinforces her message with intelligence and clinical knowledge that makes her compelling to hear. She has a powerful voice and the world needs to hear it. You will forever be changed.
    Recovery Today Magazine - Apr 21 2021

  • I routinely book speakers for my non-profit, Higher Ground Camp. We have used Kelley Gunter on many occasions for multiple age groups. She has always been very popular and delivers a dynamic, impacting message. Per my recommendation she was invited to speak at an annual fundraising dinner for a regional Catholic association. She was well received and successful in helping them meet their goals. Kelley will not disappoint.
    Higher Ground Camp - Apr 21 2021

  • Kelley Gunter is truly an amazing and dynamic speaker. She is able to convey and present truth, emotion, power and how faith is such a crucial part of who she is. Kelley has appeared on Christian Mix 106 with a message called Hold On, Pain Ends and those words, through her audio delivery, absolutely hit home as she delivered a message of hope and comfort to the person out there who so needed it.
    Christian Mix 106 - Apr 21 2021

How to book Kelley Gunter?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kelley Gunter for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kelley Gunter, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kelley Gunter or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Kelley Gunter?

Booking fees for Kelley Gunter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kelley Gunter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Kelley Gunter?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kelley Gunter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kelley Gunter for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kelley Gunter or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kelley Gunter or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Kelley Gunter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Mental Health, Health and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kelley Gunter for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Kelley Gunter generally travels from Ohio, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lizzie Velasquez, Shannon Miller and Bethany Hamilton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kelley Gunter for an upcoming event.

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