Kelley’s success hasn’t been easy. She’s encountered many obstacles along the way, including a career-changing injury, heartbreak at the 2016 Olympics, and a challenging dispute demanding equal pay for equal play.
Off the pitch, Kelley is the VP of Brand Engagement & Product Strategy for Tame the Beast grooming products focusing on sustainability and building a brand rooted in equality and inclusion. She is also the Co-Founder of USA Beat Everybody fan gear.
Regardless of the challenge, Kelley approaches every situation with heart and humor. Whether sharing stories of her successes or adversity, she engages audiences with an intellectual yet down to earth sensibility giving a glimpse of what it takes to be a professional athlete – a life onthe road and in the headlines.
- The Social Athlete
As the first generation of professional athletes with social media, Kelley provides insight into life in the limelight where her every move is tweeted, snapped, instagrammed, etc., and discussed. In this candid conversation, Kelley shares how she deals with trolls, bullying and trying to maintain privacy in a very public world.
- A Conversation with Kelley O’Hara
Kelley brings an authentic and real-life perspective on leadership, motivation, adversity, teamwork, success and perseverance, drawn from her journey from a small town in Georgia to Stanford University and her ultimate ascension as one of the best and most versatile players in the history of the USWNT. Kelley inspires audiences of all ages, groups and profession. Whether sharing stories of her successes or adversity along the way, she engages audiences with an intellectual yet down to earth sensibility giving a glimpse of what it takes to be a professional athlete – a life on the road and in the headlines. Soccer has taken Kelley all over the world and she has had tremendous success at every level, culminating with the two World Cup Trophies in 2019 and 2015 and the Olympic gold medal in 2012.
- Use Versatility to Its Fullest
O’Hara is the embodiment of a team player. She knows that being a member of a team means doing what’s best for your people – no matter what. As a soccer player who has excelled in many positions, she understands the value of versatility.
- Equal Pay For Equal Work
The gender pay gap is a serious issue in the sports world, despite some women having a much longer track record of success. O’Hara is an outspoken advocate and supporter of equal pay for equal work – and play – for women everywhere, in every industry.
- Do the Work
O’Hara measures success in more than just accolades, possessing a competitive will that drives her to win. By writing down her goals, she willed them into being. She holds herself to high standards and expectations, drawing on her inner strength to put in the work needed to succeed. If you put your mind to something and are true to yourself and don't make excuses, O’Hara says, then the sky is the limit.