“Kristin is an exceptional storyteller – she inspires through her amazing stories and gives confidence that allows you to believe that nothing can stop you. After meeting her you just have no excuse but to dare to realize your dreams.” – Anna Osińska, incubator Starter, Gdansk Poland
As conduit, connects and catalyst Kristin builds bridges between people and breaks down stereotypes and barriers through stories of perseverance and possibility, resilience and understanding. She shows you a world where we are all interconnected, there are No Strangers and anything is possible. Kristin encourages everyone to realize Your story matters and we all have the potential to be the change we wish to see.
Award winning, Cause-Focused Storyteller, Speaker, Author, Lead Facilitator for CGI member Artfully Aware and TED Talks talent search finalist, Kristin Pedemonti performs world wide at festivals, conferences, TEDx events, universities, schools and special events sharing tales of hope, resilience, perseverance, possibility and understanding. She sold her home & most possessions in 2005 to create/facilitate Literacy Outreach Belize and has donated programs for 33K youth and trained 800 teachers how to use their own cultural stories in the classroom. Her book, Building Bridges Between; Connecting Culture, Classrooms & Communities is slated for publication in 2014. In 2013 Kristin facilitated Artfully Aware’s Community Created Book Project in Kenya, Ghana and Haiti. She’s performed throughout the US including NYC & globally in Belfast, Berlin, Bogota, Gdansk, London, Nairobi, Naples, Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw & beyond.
She shares true tales; her own near-death at birth, a challenging childhood to the progression of living a life of joy and ultimately taking a leap in 2005; selling her home and possessions to create/facilitate volunteer project Literacy Outreach Belize which went global Summer 2013. She also shares cultural and real life stories gathered from her worldwide travels which illustrate the incredible potential that exists everywhere.
By the end of her presentation; whether at a keynote, conference, or more intimate speaking engagement, you too will realize a world of possibilities, a world of opportunities, where risks are wings and dreams can come to fruition if only we take a moment to make a choice, take a chance and step outside our comfort zone.
Her other passions are sharing FREE HUGS and helping others release their Inner Superheroes.
Finalist is the TED Talks 2013 Worldwide Talent Search: The Young, The Wise & The Undiscovered:
Kristin is the Recipient of the National Storytelling Network 2011 International StoryBridge Oracle Award for her work bridging cultures through story.
National Storytelling Network
Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild
Storytelling Center of New York City