Kelly Watkins, MBA, President of Expressive Concepts, is a Global Thought Leader – helping organizations to improve effectiveness by developing their employees. Ms. Watkins has witnessed Leadership and Communication from awesome to awful all over the planet – on all 7 continents. Ms. Watkins is among an elite group of experts with significant experience providing Professional Development training to Accountants. She has authored two 8-hour CPE courses for the AICPA, as well as 14 on-line courses. In 1997, Ms. Watkins facilitated 17 forums throughout the USA for the AICPA Visioning Project. She has been facilitating AICPA courses since 1999. She has also served as a Consultant to a state society. Ms. Watkins has written five books and hundreds of articles, including a Feature Article in the Journal of Accountancy. She has a B.S. with Honors in Marketing and an MBA in Marketing and International Business. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at various colleges. Ms. Watkins serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Association and the District Export Council (approved by the US Secretary of Commerce). She is a Global Ambassador for The International Alliance for Women. Ms. Watkins is Past Chair of Global Development for the National Association of Women Business Owners and Past President of the National Speakers Association/Kentucky. She is an authorized distributor for DiSC® Behavior Profiles.