Eleni Kelakos, the Speaker Whisperer®, is a presence and presentation expert, she uses performance techniques learned over twenty years as a professional actress and award-winning, nationally touring, singer/songwriter in NYC and Hollywood to help business leaders worldwide speak with more authenticity, confidence and impact.
When she’s not coaching individuals, or facilitating trainings at companies like General Motors, Allstate, Little Caesar’s Pizza, and Kubota Tractors, Eleni practices what she preaches, firing up hearts and minds with her signature keynote presentations at conferences nationwide.
The daughter of a career diplomat, who lived in Paris, Rome, and Israel through her mid-teens, Eleni relishes her work with an international clientele hailing from such countries as Belgium, Australia, South Africa, India, Germany, China, the United Kingdom and the U.A.E.
A double major in Theatre and Semiotics from Brown University, Eleni is a past president of the National Speakers Association of Michigan. She’s sung the national anthem at Shea Stadium for three (winning) Mets games, and has produced four acclaimed CDs of her original songs. Her songs have featured in the film Jill and Jac, and danced to by America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Beth Ann Robinson, Her book, Touch the Sky: Find Your Voice, Speak Your Truth, Make Your Mark, was a gold medal winner of the 2014 Global e-Book Awards. She recently released her second book, Claim the Stage: A Woman’s Guide to Speaking Up, Standing Out and Taking Leadership, which hit #1 best-seller status on Amazon.
Eleni lives happily in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband, Jim, and two constantly shedding cats, Cicely and Max.