Burn Survivor Kelly Falardeau Selected As Recipient For The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubliee Medal

Burn survivor recognized for her valuable contribution to teenagers by speaking and writing books to empower them.

Online PR News – 29-November-2012 – EDMONTON, AB, CANADA – An extraordinary entrepreneur who serves as a leader in the personal and professional development field in the Alberta region of Canada, Kelly Falardeau has enjoyed a successful career filled with significant accomplishments. She has consistently displayed the passion, vision, dedication and diligence necessary to be mentioned among the elite.

On November 15, 2012, Falardeau received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, one of the 60,000 Canadians to be recognized by this prestigious award.
This new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIís accession to the throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

The offices of the Minister of Rona Ambrose nominated Falardeau for this award because of her work in empowering teens. At age two, over 75% of Falardeau's body was burned and she constantly faced rejection, teasing and staring throughout her teenage years. Her label was "the ugly scar-faced girl," but not any longer. She has proven you can overcome pain and struggle to become a successful single mom with kids and career.

Typically Falardeau speaks to women about going from near-death to success but recently has been called to do more work with teenagers. She has teamed up with Martin Presse and together they are writing a book entitled 1000 Tips for Teenagers. Falardeau and Presse believe teens are tuning out on the anti-bullying message so they want to empower teens and teach them new strategies for great self-esteem. Along with writing the book, they are organizing concerts/speaking events across Canada and the U.S. to connect with teens in an exciting and engaging way.

Falardeau is already the accomplished, best-selling author of two previous books. Her first book, No Risk No Rewards, tells the story of her journey from near death to success. Self Esteem Doesn't Come in a Bottle, her second writing effort, made the bestsellers list in one day and shares the secrets of how she developed great self-esteem and how you can use her strategies to transform your own life. The 1000 Tips for Teenagers book is being launched on National Childís Day, November 20, 2012.
An internationally recognized motivational speaker, author, and entrepreneur, Falardeau has served as an inspiration to people around the world due to her perseverance and her ability to transform thoughts into success. She has never allowed fear to get in her way and she exudes that confidence into others, motivating them to achieve their goals and reach their dreams.

In addition to the Diamond Jubilee Medal, Falardeau has received the Peopleís Choice Award from the Every Woman Model Search Competition, was named to the List of 10 Most Influential Speakers in 2011 and was the recipient of the Fierce Woman of the Year Award in 2010. At the age of 21, she was elected as President of the Alberta Burn Rehabilitation Society, an organization which provides support and assistance to burn survivors, their families, friends, and interested Albertans.

Her remarkable reputation as a motivator has been showcased on various television channels in Canada including Global TV Edmonton and Calgary, CTS TV, CTV TV, Breakfast TV, Access TV, CBC, A-Channel and CFRN. She has also appeared as a guest on a number of radio shows and has been featured in numerous magazines such as Edmonton Woman Magazine, Edmonton Examiner, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, and Pioneer Balloons Magazine. She has also been featured on the cover of Be Fabulous magazine.

Book Kelly Falardeau as a speaker for your next event by emailing her at mykellyf@gmail.com.

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