“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, connector and catalyst Kristin builds bridges between people and cultures breaking down stereotypes and barriers through Traditional and True stories of acceptance, perseverance, possibility, resilience and understanding. Stories are collected through worldwide travels as well as interviews with artists, educators, entrepreneurs, innovators and students in the developing and developed world. These Stories illustrate that Everyone has a Story, those Stories Matter and we all have the potential to make an impact on the world around us no matter what our age, background, gender or geography.
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, universities, schools corporate and special events. She’s performed throughout the US including NYC & globally in Belfast, Berlin, Bogota, Gdansk, London, Nairobi, Naples, Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw & beyond.
In 2005 she sold her home & most possessions 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 schools. 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. The books Ghana Is… and Perseverance & Possibility in Kenya are available here.
By the end of her presentation; whether at a keynote, conference, or more intimate speaking engagement, you too will realize a world of possibilities where people are far more similar than different, risks are wings and our passions 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 include 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