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What happens after you’ve been burnt?

Burnt is a book about betrayal. How individuals betray themselves, and how organizations betray their talent. Covering topics like work myths, how to change the burnout narrative within policies and feedback systems, and how organizations can give back — to people and to the bottom line. 

The Opt-Out 

The Opt-Out", Kelley Bonner illuminates the pervasive narrative of struggle that Black women face daily. Drawing from candid conversations on the Black Girl Burnout podcast, Bonner exposes the societal expectation for Black women to constantly endure, yet she presents a revolutionary alternative. The Opt-Out is a choice to prioritize personal happiness over perpetual strife. However, what impediments prevent Black women from seizing their rightful peace? From media that idolizes the struggle, to harmful cultural myths, and even the weight of racism and sexism, barriers abound. But with self-awareness, community, and actionable steps, "The Opt-Out" guides readers towards a liberated path, reaffirming that Black women can choose joy and redefine their narrative.

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Kelley is a licensed therapist with masters degrees in both social work and criminal justice, and leads a team of HR professionals, positive psychologists, instructional designers, and expert trainers with a combined 25+ advanced degrees and certifications, and collective 120+ years of professional experience. 

Kelley served on the Gender Policy Committee for the White House as well as the International Women’s Economic Security Council. Hand-picked by the Biden Administration to assist in developing a national framework for workplace safety and harassment, Kelley is a thought leader in the realm of sexual assault and DEI in the workplace. 

She has worked with several federal and international organizations to create safer environments and strategies for violence prevention, including the U.S. Military, Library of Congress, National Academy of Sciences, The United Nations, and NATO. Kelley built the number one behavioral modification program for the New York State men’s prisons to reduce violence through policy development and program evaluation.

Called “a benchmark in her field” by the Pentagon, Kelley Bonner impacts culture and policy across the globe, evangelizing the way we talk about the cost of burnout in the workplace.

Meet Kelley Bonner 

Black Girl Burnout is a podcast dedicated to helping black women manage the stress of daily living and preventing the detrimental effects of burnout. Black women often feel overburdened and undervalued, and this podcast offers palpable solutions for this undeniable phenomenon. During each episode, she guides listeners through bite-sized and manageable practices that provide immediate relief by leaning into their own intuition and becoming more engaged and connected with themselves and their surroundings.




Kelley’s work has been praised by the Pentagon, the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, the UN, Congress, and the Whitehouse. You can invite Kelley to speak on a wide range of topics relating to decreasing burnout and bias, increasing innovation and inclusion, risk mitigation strategies, behavioral modification programming, addressing sexual misconduct, and sexual assault and violence prevention. 

Burn Bright

Burn Bright is a boutique consultancy focused on creating team cohesion and a generative company culture for organizations. Kelley and her team — with a combined 25+ advanced degrees and certifications, and collective 120+ years of professional experience — approach a range of intimate experiences from self care to sexual harassment, from perfectionism to project management, from DEI to leadership development creating systemic changes at the organizational level. 

Alison Miley - Senior Vice President of Communications Services at Notion Strategies

We worked with Kelley on a Fortune 500 C-level leadership offsite event. She took time to deeply understand the audience so she could deliver the most impactful presentation, guide difficult but necessary discussions, and facilitate workshops to help the team evolve their thinking and behaviors. Her approach to inclusive innovation, diversity and belonging was presented in the context of broader corporate goals and strategies, creating the necessary connection between the two for our client. She is truly a powerhouse and is uniquely skilled at moving the needle on helping teams operate with an “inclusive innovation” approach. We could not recommend her enough and look forward to teaming up with her again!

Elizabeth Gouéti - Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at NetApp

I’ve had the privilege of working with Kelley multiple times to develop strategies to drive equity in large tech organizations. She has the keen ability to leverage data and manage the human side of this work to bring forth success. Through her work, I’ve been able to move the needle in a meaningful way. Kelley makes strategy sexy.

Wellbeing Director at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Working with [Burn Bright] has been a great experience. They are superb at translating deep expertise in mental health into an engaging and impactful experience for participants. They took the time to understand our organization’s mission-driven, scientific culture. We were able to create multiple workshops that served our community, and I happily referred them to colleagues at other organizations because of the quality of their work.

Tina Fang - Chief Deputy Colorado at the Office of Public Defenders

Working with Kelley is easy and supportive. She has the connections necessary to help build a plan that incorporates many different layers of a strategy. She is flexible and strives to meet the needs of the organization. So far, we have been able to launch a whole cache of resources and she remains in contact for follow-up help and ideas as needed. I highly recommend her.

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