Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH, Health Care Conferences



Energetic keynote and workshop presenter for Health Care Conferences, Corporations & Association Events, & Women’s Conferences

Travels from: USA – Oregon
Professional Fees: $5500 – $9500 USD +


Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH is a self-care strategist, a nationally published author, professional speaker, and blogger. Kelli works with organizations who want achievable strategies to slay burn-out and optimize their team’s total health. She also coaches others to put their own Self Care first, so they can fully live their lives, and better serve the world.

Kelli is the author of the best seller: Martinis & Menopause — Strategies, Science and Sips that Empower Women to Beat the Hormone Groan and hosts a popular blog on women’s health and wellness.

She is a past president of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and current president of the NSA (National Speakers Association), Oregon Chapter.

Kelli holds master’s degree from Oregon State University in Communication and Adult Education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1996.

When not working, Kelli enjoys traveling to cool venues for scuba-diving and performing in live theater productions.


How to Thrive in our New Working Reality:
Taking Care of your Personal Wellness when the World goes Crazy

Many employees in today’s fast-paced, overstressed world, are burned out, stressed out, and maxed-out, resulting in low employee morale, and decreased performance – the opposite of what a thriving, successful workplace wants. In recent memory, the world has turned upside down, causing seismic changes in our personal and professional lives. So much to do, so little time. In this environment, we often place ourselves at the bottom of the list when it comes to self-care. Everyone else’s needs come before our own; both at work and at home.

How do we prioritize our own physical and mental well-being?

How is self-care not just another unfinished task on the to-do list?

By incorporating simple, self-care strategies into our lives, we can slay workplace burnout and rejuvenate our sense of purpose. This fast-paced, activity-driven presentation offers important self-care strategies that will empower you to experience a renewed sense of self and positive workplace culture.

In this presentation we will:

  • Discover how mini-moments of self-care can make an impact
  • Investigate simple, positive changes to address burn-out and increase personal wellness
  • Evaluate and employ effective stress management techniques
  • Have fun doing it!

Taking Care Of Ourselves So We Can Better Save The World

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superhero Strategies! Imagine a workplace infused with positivity and efficiency. Imagine a workplace where everyone was working with their personal superpowers: fully present, exceedingly productive, and happy!

Most people want to be their best, give their best, and live their best lives. However, in today’s fast-paced, overstressed world, we often ignore the very strategies that would launch us into superhero status. Instead of walking in our own power- we are tired, stressed, and preoccupied with negative self-talk. A superhero uses the tools that will combat the negatives and stand them in their own unique power. A superhero knows that everyone – including family, community, and co-workers – benefits when we are operating at the top of our game.

The key to unlocking our superpowers is Self-Care. This presentation focuses on simple, achievable self-care strategies anyone can accomplish to enhance their physical and mental health. Taking care of ourselves in areas of sleep, nutrition, and exercise will result in positive changes at work and at home.

So grab your cape and let’s explore self-care superhero strategies! You just might save the world.

Course Objectives:

  • Investigate the power of food to bring heath to the body and brain
  • Discover effective activities to increase sleep and exercise in your life
  • Create a personal plan to increase overall wellness so you can be a Superhero in your own life


Martinis, Millenials, Motherhood & Menopause:
Considerations in Women’s Health

With over 50% of dentists graduating female and over 80% of dental assistants and hygienists being female, our industry needs a clear focus on women’s health. Women have health considerations unique to their gender and hormonal make-up. As our population ages, women will outnumber men two-to-one. How do we best care for ourselves and our patients in this growing reality?

Let’s be real: throughout our lives as women, our bodies change, and our hormones groan. Whether we are dealing with our Periods and PMS, Pregnancy, or Perimenopause- many women find themselves feeling alone and confused by the changes in their bodies. As our hormones fluctuate, they affect our emotional and physical selves.

The good news? Women can be proactive in making lifestyle choices to get healthier and live longer. As healthcare providers, we can educate and empower our patients in positive habits for longevity.

This course will examine multiple systems within the female body that are affected as we age. We will explore practical strategies needed to reduce disease risk, while living healthy and well-balanced lives.

Course Objectives

  • Discover how hormones impact multiple bodily systems, including oral health
  • Identify risk factors and prevention strategies for other systemic disease states
  • Explore simple strategies in mental and physical wellness to beat the hormone groan at any age
  • Address the role of the health care professional in understanding, supporting and educating patients

Resilience & Reinvention: The new R&R
How to Thrive in Times of Change

 Throughout life’s journey we are presented with many situations and realities that we do not choose. 2020 comes to mind. The kinds of challenges that sneak up on us and leave us reeling. Consider these: Employment restructuring, work norms undone, parents falling ill, children needing extra resources, changes in your primary relationship status, Covid-19 upending your world, or cancer striking!

When life’s challenges hit, they can throw us into a negative spin of despair and fear, with outcomes of anxiety, depression, and becoming the slug on the couch – unable to motivate ourselves.

OR- They present us with the opportunity to change, to shift our focus, to see new opportunities. To see what is possible. The choice is ours.

Resilience is just that, the ability to recover quickly from adversity, shift mindset and actions, and adapt to your new reality. And the outcome of resilience is the opportunity to change and reinvent ourselves for the future we are excited about.

How do we get there?

Take a journey of exploration into what is possible when we set ourselves up to thrive in times of change, creating foundational habits to be resilient and to reinvent ourselves so we can take actionable steps to achieve our dreams!


-Discover 5 pillars of resilience- and how to shore them up in your life

-Explore self-care strategies necessary to thrive thru times of change

-Create your non-negotiables- so you can be ready for the unexpected

-Invest in your personal reinvention for the future you dream of

Practical Information In This Growing Weed World

Times they are a’ changin’. As the legal use of marijuana and other cannabis products grows, consumers are becoming more curious about their options. Historically, many of us in the U.S.A. were brought up to view marijuana as something to be feared. We were told it was a gateway drug; the ‘devils weed’. Today, research is pointing towards its positive effects for many medical conditions including stress, PTSD, and epilepsy. Universities are offering courses and even degrees in cannabis. As more and more states legalize the consumption of this popular plant, attitudes shift and curiosity grows both at home and in the workplace.

This presentation will take a closer look at current cannabis culture; including the historical arguments, mindsets, and policies surrounding it. Through the lens of change, we will take a closer look at the journey cannabis has travelled, from ‘gateway drug’ to accepted medicine. What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? What is the difference between THC and CBD? What about medical vs. recreational use? Does all cannabis make you high? Marijuana 101 will address these questions and more.

Let’s demystify cannabis consumption and continue the cultural conversation in this growing weed world.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand historical perspectives of cannabis in the United States
  • Describe methods for ingesting cannabis, how it works and its health effects
  • Discover the difference between THC and CBD, and their effects on the body
  • Discuss what this new legal cannabis culture means in the workplace


(for virtual)

…WOW! Thank you so much for presenting today. Your presentation was absolutely amazing! I have never seen interaction like that before virtually. You were incredible & I could feel your energy through the screen.“

Operations Team of Global Dynamic Events- Paityn Fiets

(for live)

“Kelli’s enthusiasm and passion about self-care is contagious in a way that encourages us to reevaluate our personal level of self-care. She expresses the importance of making self-care a primary concern without guilt or anxiety. She is engaging and entertaining with her stories that highlight a well-balanced lifestyle.”

Sue Harte, Past President, Oregon School Counselor’s Association

 “Kelli was spot-on in tailoring her presentation to our group’s mission and vision. If you want a speaker who will motivate and inspire your company to be inclusive, to fully support women in the workforce, and to create a culture of community and grace – Kelli is who you want. Everyone who listened in, loved Kelli’s energy and took away many pearls of advice.”

Andi Bortoletto. Senior Oncology Account Specialist, Ipsen, Biopharmaceuticals

“I hired Kelli as one of the featured speakers at our annual meeting and she was an absolute hit! In her preparation, she surveyed our participants to help her better understand their job, their challenges, and their needs. She connected with attendees by using their language and stories in her presentation. Working in an industry that demands so much from our employees, it was refreshing to have Kelli’s focus on them – their health, self-care and wellness. As the program planner, I enjoyed Kelli’s energy, focus, knowledge, and professionalism.”

Michael A. Jones, Executive Director

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers Coalition, Ky

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