Guest Lectures & Keynotes

“Kristin is fascinating. She takes over the stage and grabs the attention of the entire audience with stories that will give the listener a series of positive emotions. Her message very authentic.” ~Louis-Philippe Loncke, Adventurer, Explorer, Motivational speaker, entrepreneur, Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Ambassador

“Kristin is an exceptional storyteller – she inspires through her amazing stories and gives confidence that allows 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

These programs are suitable for guest lectures and keynotes across disciplines and sectors.

Cross Cultural Communication Through Story:  This talk illuminates the power of story to foster greater cross-cultural understanding engendering acceptance, tolerance  and valuing differences while celebrating similarities. 60 to 90 minutes with Q &A


Every Story Matters: We become the stories and experiences we tell.  The good news is we have the power over what we tell and listen to. Are the stories we sharing serving us and others? If not, how do we begin to re-frame and re-tell? Kristin shares a pathway to sharing stories that inspire, uplift and provide hope for ourselves and others. 60 minutes. Keynote


Potential & Possibility: True Stories gathered from in person interviews with activists, artists, change makers, community leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, innovators and students throughout the developing world and culled from the web are shared via a multimedia presentation to inspire participants to discover their own gifts, talents and skill sets and connect them to a community challenge or a cause about which they care in order to create the change they wish to see.  This program breakdowns stereotypes, fosters cross-cultural understanding, changes the pity/poverty model to highlighting best practices & potential for replication of projects while illustrating the power of story to change perceptions and inspire action. 60 minutes with Q & A Guest Lecture/Keynote


Every Day Superhero:  True tales culled from the internet & in person interviews across the globe of people of all ages who positively impacted their communities & world through sometimes seemingly small actions that created big changes in education, environment, innovation, transportation, etc.  This highly interactive program serves students in identifying their own inner Super Powers; their gifts, talents and skill sets and illustrates how they can utilize these gifts to positively impact their communities. 45 minute presentation followed by 30-60 minutes break-out brainstorming sessions. Geared toward youth in Middle, High School and College.


I Know Victoria’s Secret: She’s Not Perfect Either/ Love Your Body:  Every day we are inundated with airbrushed beyond recognition images of the human body; often these images are literally impossible to achieve and yet we struggle to mold & morph our bodies to fit the frame.  Through a multi-media interactive, participatory presentation, Kristin re-frames our thinking to focus on all that our bodies CAN do and offers tips, activities and practical advice to Celebrate rather than berate our Bodies.  This program can be customized for teens, adults and also for those recovering from catastrophic illness. 60 minutes.


HERstory: Weaving Women’s Stories: re-framing History with true stories of women throughout the world and time who paved their own path and left their mark across sectors including community efforts, education, environmental change, entrepreneurship, and government. Seeks to inspire and encourage women and men to see their own gifts, talents and skill sets and share them locally and globally. 60 minutes


Wings of Hope: This keynote pushes past stigma and stereotypes in mental health. Every one of us is more than one descriptor, we do not need to be defined by a diagnosis. Kristin shares  her journey out of darkness and the unexpected gifts gleaned from growing up with a suicidal father who served in Silent Warriors in Vietnam, an understandably anxiety-ridden mother and an alcoholic brother. She shares her story and survivors from around the world. Where there is darkness, there is also light and by sharing our stories we can offer healing to others and ourselves. 45 to 60 minutes.

One Response to “Guest Lectures & Keynotes”

  1. Lauren Purcell 07/12/2015 at 13:52 #

    Hi Kristen,

    I hope that all is well! I’m just wondering if you have a presentation that could tie in somehow to this year’s Women’s History Month theme “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”, even if this theme only would relate to a small number of stories. If so, I’d be interested in booking you to speak sometime at Immaculata University this March 2016.

    Thank you so much!

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