Meet Kerry Hannon, Your Next Keynote Speaker


Who: Kerry Hannon

What: Learn, Laugh, Act

Where: Worldwide

Why: Motivate, Inspire, Connect

Hannon (center) with Chip Conley, strategic advisor, Airbnb; Tena Clarke, award-winning songwriter and author

I’m a keynote speaker, moderator and best-selling author of 13 books, who will capture the hearts and minds of your attendees and send them home encouraged and motivated to take charge of their lives both personally and professionally.

They (and you) will learn about the many ways to achieve not only a bigger bank account, but the inner richness of doing work with love, with people you care about and making each day count.

I am a nationally recognized expert, strategist and spokesperson on entrepreneurship, career transitions, personal finance and retirement. I’m a frequent TV and radio commentator and am a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences across the country.

My expert columns appear regularly in The New York Times, PBS Next Avenue, MarketWatch and Forbes.

Millions of viewers, readers and listeners have been motivated by my enthusiastic, upbeat energy and can-do, down-to-earth message.

My Three-Part Fitness Plan: Financial, Physical and Spiritual

My “Hover” Takeaway: Hope, Optimism, Value, Enthusiasm and Resilience

  • I share proven strategies that help entrepreneurs-to-be start a business or nonprofit enterprise at midlife and discover the joys of entrepreneurship.
  • I deliver smart steps to save for a financially secure retirement. 
  • I’m a sherpa to help women get back on their feet after a loss of a spouse, or a divorce.

I deliver a punchy, heartfelt and action-oriented message to 20-somethings getting started on their financial journey, who need to save for life, and to those nearing retirement and living in retirement as well, who must make smart moves now in order to not outlive their money in the decades to come.

My diverse audiences range in age from 20s to 80s and beyond. My stages range from college campuses and community libraries to civic auditoriums and convention center arenas with audiences of 1,500 or more.

Your attendees (and you) will leave my presentation motivated to take control of their money and their lives.

I care. I’ve been down the road myself making financial mistakes that make my stomach sink still, starting a business midlife, finding joy and success and secure financial footing.  


My latest bestselling books are Great Pajama Jobs: Your Complete Guide to Working From Home and Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life,  both published by John Wiley & Sons. 

My  polished and dynamic presentations tailored to your audience include:

  • Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Joy of Midlife Entrepreneurship 
  • Financial Confidence, Health Confidence, Self Confidence
  • Master Aging, Engage, Educate,  Inspire
  • How to Find a Great Job at Any Stage of Life
  • How to Discover Your Passion
  • Your Career Transition Roadmap
  • Great Pajama Jobs: How to Find a Great Remote Job and Succeed
  • The Joy of Reinvention: Discovering New Passion, Profits and Purpose 
  • How to Fall in Love with Your Job (again); Reviving a Stalled Career
  • How to Find Work with Meaning and a Paycheck
  • Unleash Your Potential: Be Your Own Boss
  • What New College Grads Need to Know About Money…and Living a Rich Life
  • Taking Charge: What’s Different Financially for Women: An Age-by-Age Guide: Key Financial Questions Every Woman Should Ask and Actions to take NOW
  • Suddenly Single: Money Skills for Divorcees and Widows
  • Women in the Workplace. How to Negotiate for Pay, Promotions and More.
  • Managing Your Money Solo for Women 
  • Making it Work: Today’s Multi-Generational Workplace

Specialties: midlife entrepreneurship, personal finance, retirement planning, career transition, women and financial security

Home base: Washington, DC

Web site:

Twitter: @KerryHannon

Click below for some of my top advice for those ready to launch a business:

Book Now for Speaking & Media Appearances in 2021 and 2022

Whether you are looking for a speaker or moderator for a corporate event, women’s conference, arena event, off site conference, or financial workshop, I would like to be your go-to option.

I’m also available to be a thought leader or expert brand ambassador if our goals are aligned–to make people’s financial and work lives their personal best. It’s about them not us. 

What are you waiting for?

To book me for your event, you can go the traditional professional avenue by contacting the amazing speaking bureau that represents me Leading Authorities, or pop a line to my supernova literary agent, Linda Konner at The Linda Konner Literary, or, what the heck, I’d like to talk to you personally. If you’re in the mood, contact me directly at

Kerry Hannon delivering the keynote address at the Age Smart Employer awards at The Rainbow Room in NYC

I have worked with the following companies, nonprofits and universities:

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A few glowing remarks that make me blush…

“Kerry Hannon is the go-to source to help women find financial security and confidence. She skillfully embraces the need for women, who find themselves on their own, to take control of their financial future, take responsibility, and continue to educate themselves about financial choices. Importantly, read this book to find out how to take a look at your financial situation, make decisions based on your individual needs, and make sure you understand an investment before you put your money into it.”

Don Blandin, president and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) and the Investor Protection Institute (IPI)

“The greatest feeling in life is knowing who you are, doing what you love, and living the life you enjoy. Kerry Hannon leads you to that place.”

Richard Leider, International Best-Selling Author of The Power of Purpose

“As people are living longer, there’s ever more desire to get the most out of the hours we spend at work. Kerry Hannon can help you cure the career blahs, tackle serious burnout, and get your spark back.”

–Daniel Pink, Author of Drive and A Whole New Mind.

“Kerry Hannon shares expert insights in a simple steps. In doing so, she lovingly offers an empowering message for newly single women that they can take control of their finances as they move forward their lives.”

Catherine Collinson, President of Transamerica Institute 

“Kerry provides practical strategies for a wide range of difficult decisions that women enter a new life stage will need to make to ensure their future economic security.”

–M. Cindy Hounsell, President, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement

“As a noted authority on work and careers, Kerry knows exactly what the rest of us need to do to become more fulfilled at our jobs. Take her advice and I’m confident you’ll get more out of work and more out of life.”

–Richard Eisenberg, Managing Editor of PBS Next

“Millions of older Americans will have to work longer to achieve a secure retirement, but burnout can be a big obstacle. Now we’ve got a thoughtful, action plan for staying engaged and passionate about work from one of the best experts on careers after age 50—Kerry Hannon.”

Mark Miller, author of Jolt and retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar, and

“Work should offer more than a paycheck. Work is also a big part of the daily search for meaning, the desire for a sense of fulfillment, the pursuit of community and connections. Kerry Hannon has the wisdom she’s gathered over the years interviewing, thinking, and writing about jobs and careers—insights she brilliantly translates into practical strategies for us to consider.”

—Chris Farrell, author of Purpose and a Paycheck

“Kerry Hannon demonstrates that loving your job is not a mysterious process, and it does not depend on the power or whims of others. She succinctly explains the specific set of behaviors, actions, thoughts, and beliefs that lead to meaningful job satisfaction now and in the future.”

—Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor, Leader to Leader, and author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way

Have a look and listen:

The Dr. Phil Show in Hollywood, CA. Topic: Older Workers/Younger Bosses Watch the video

TIAA Expert WebcastLiving Your Passions in Your Bonus Years. Featuring W2W Expert Kerry Hannon and TIAA Wealth Management Director, Melanie Simons discuss living your passions in your bonus years.

  • Picture and plan for the possibilities to make the most of your bonus years.
  • Embrace the future and look forward to what you’re going to do during this time.
  • Learn what you can do now to pinpoint your passions and build a financial plan to support them.


 Boomer Summit with Kerry Hannon from Bloomfield Township 2 on Vimeo.


Kerry on Great Jobs Media Tour.

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