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Grace Killelea

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CEO and Founder, GKC Group

Grace Killelea is the CEO and founder of the GKC Group, a firm offering leadership development programs to high potential women and men.

In addition, Grace is a highly rated and in-demand keynote speaker for companies and conferences on the topics of confidence, leadership and resilience due to her expertise and her ability to captivate and motivate audiences.

An accomplished human resource and talent executive, Grace served as senior vice president of talent at Comcast Cable Corp., a Fortune 30 company. After a 30-plus year career spanning retail, human resources and programming, Grace retired in 2012 to launch her firm.

Grace’s honors and awards include: “Wonder Woman” by Multichannel News; “Women on the Move” by CableFax’s; “Women in Power” by DiversityPlus magazine; and “Lucille Larkin Lifetime Achievement Award” by WICT Philadelphia Chapter.

Since founding GKC Group, Grace has been awarded the SmartCEO Brava Award (2015), a 2016 Woman to Watch by PhillyBiz Magazine and honored with the “Smart, Bold, Strong” award by Girls Inc. of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (2016). In 2017, she spoke at TEDxPasadenaWomen on “Making the Jump – Year of No Fear”.

Grace earned her master’s degree in Human Resources from American University’s Kogod School of Business. Grace’s book, “The Confidence Effect” [AMACOM], was listed as one of the top business books of 2016 by and listed as a top 10 best-seller for Women in Business on

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