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. 

Each week, Kelley dives deep on topics around burnout including career burnout, relationship burnout, and how racism and sexism contribute to the acceleration of burnout-in just 15 minutes! 

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.

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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.

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Kelley is the author of two books, Burnt and The Opt Out, both of which address the faults of the burnout narrative in the western work culture, and pose alternative ideas about how we can mitigate, heal from, and prevent burnout, to live more successful lives without self-betrayal.




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.