EducationJ.D, Golden Gate University School of Law
M.B.A., International Business Management, Johnson & Wales University
B.S., Marketing and Retail Management, Johnson and Wales University
Professional AffiliationsCEO, HR Legally Speaking, LLC
Kelly Charles-Collins, CEO of HR Legally Speaking, LLC, has the unique ability to make difficult and sensitive topics more approachable.
She is a powerhouse attorney and expert on disrupting unconscious bias, bystander intervention, and workplace investigations. Charles-Collins uses her 20+ years of employment law experience, intuitive perspective, and engaging personality to empower leaders to stay on the right side of the next #hashtag movement.
A sought-after authority around the country, Charles-Collins educates people on how unconscious bias and indifference can stifle potential and cause legal issues to pop-up in the most unexpected ways. Leaders love her practical tools that instantly improve culture, promote diversity and inclusion, and boost productivity while protecting their people and profit. Kelly’s book, ACE Your Workplace Investigations, helps HR leaders conduct legally compliant investigations.
Kelly and her award-winning TEDx Talk - The Bystander Effect: Why Some People Act and Others Don’t, has been featured on television and podcasts and she’s been quoted in several publications.