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Kristin Arnold, CSP

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Leadership and change expert, veteran, author and team-builder advising companies on decision-making and team-building.

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Kristin Arnold is a keynote speaker specializing in creating an uplifting work environments for optimal success. Kristin uses her 20 years of experience paired with her outlook as a veteran to help companies, team, and individuals succeed.

Why book Speaker Kristin Arnold?

  • She is a force of empowerment. Speaker Kristin Arnold studies her audiences to understand an organization’s underlying issues. She provides insights in a manner that all attendees will understand. 
  • She is a veteran with expert leadership skills.  Speaker Kristin uses her experiences as a veteran along with over two decades of experience to make your event a successful one! She provides insight on a variety of topics geared toward leadership, empowerment, and innovation.
  • Kristin will bring over 20 years of team building to your event. She has worked with over 100 different organizations, and 300 teams on leadership, strategy, innovation, critical thinking, and teamwork. Kristin will transform your team with her powerful insights.

”One of the ways I could tell a high-performing team is if I walk in and I can’t tell who the leader is, because the team is managing its own dynamic.” – Speaker Kristin Arnold

Kristin Arnold creates collaborative conversations at the intersection of a presentation and facilitation. Regardless of the size of the group, large or small, Kristin has a unique ability to engage and inspire audiences to take action. As a high stakes meeting facilitator, keynote speaker, and professional panel moderator, Kristin has worked with over a hundred different organizations, three hundred different teams, and presented to over half a million people around the world on the topics of leadership, strategy, innovation, critical thinking, and teamwork. As one of the first female graduates of the United States Coast Guard Academy and the first woman stationed onboard an ocean-going buoy tender, Kristin learned early on about working with others.

In 1990, she became one of the first Coast Guard facilitators – and made every mistake one could! Frustrated, she avidly researched this nascent skill called “facilitation” and found herself training a cadre of internal facilitators. By 1992, companies were asking her to teach their people how to facilitate and lead teams! Since then, she has been sharing her concrete approach to leading teams with a treasure trove of practical concepts, tools, and techniques her clients can apply immediately to see positive sustainable results.

Kristin’s passion for leading teams is reflected in her writing, speaking, facilitation, and consulting. She is an award-winning author, newspaper columnist, and contributing author to myriad other team-based books such as The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation. Her latest book, Powerful Panels: A Step-ByStep Guide to Moderating Lively and Informative Panel Discussions was published in November 2013.

Featured in numerous publications such as Harvard Business Update, USA Today, Selling Power, Kristin knows what it takes to lead, facilitate, and participate on high-performing teams. She was on the board and President of the National Speakers Association of the United States (2010-2011). She also served as President of the Downtown Hampton (Virginia) Development Partnership (2001-2), a nonprofit business organization attributed to turning Downtown Hampton from a quaint, sleepy town to a thriving entertainment, retail and residential center. She retired from the USCG Reserves in 2002 as a Lieutenant Commander.

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Smarter, Better, Faster - How to Make Good Decisions More Often

In a world of incredible change and chaos, where decisions are made in the blink of an eye, have you ever made a half-baked decision? For whatever reason, you just didn’t think it through. The result? Less than stellar outcomes.

You and your people don’t have hours to agonize over every decision, (nor would you want to) but you can get smarter about it! In this highly interactive and thought-provoking presentation, you will be able to:

  • Identify 5 common traps that cause poor or faulty reasoning
  • Discover simple techniques to prevent yourself from falling into these traps
  • Learn an easy, 4-step process that will allow you and your teams to be brilliant!

Create smarter decisions, greater confidence, and outstanding outcomes.

Keynote by speaker Kristin Arnold

Beyond the Usual Suspects - Springboards to Unleash Your Team's Creativity and Tap Into the Next Innovation

Let’s face it. We’re living in a commoditized world. And if you aren’t innovating, you’re dying. But, it’s gotta be more than “new and improved,” slapping a new label on a new package of your tried-and-true product. You’re looking for innovation…and it’s in short supply! In this big brainstorming, barnstorming barrel of a good time, we’ll:

  • Dig through Drucker’s 7 sources of innovation.
  • Show you how gosh darn easy it is to come up with new ideas.
  • Sift through the possibilities to find real gold in them there hills!
  • Brainstorm in potential real-time innovations.

Better brainstorming, more innovative thinking, brilliant Ideas

Keynote by speaker Kristin Arnold

Stop Working So Hard! The Leaders' Guide to Elevating People, Process and Performance

Gone are the days when the leader can simply tell their people what to do. Instead, the leadership role has evolved into being more of a facilitative coach, responding to the needs of a specific person and situation to achieve the desired performance.

In this fun, upbeat and interactive session, you will learn how to coach your team members to be truly empowered – with minimal intervention from you! You’ll increase the quality and quantity of conversations you have with your employees, accelerate their development, and dramatically improve their performance.

You’ll walk away being able to:

  • Diagnose the development levels of your team members and choose the appropriate coaching style
  • Discover your own “default” coaching style
  • Adapt to the changing needs of your team members

Improving performance, empowering employees, gaining a stronger sense productivity.

Keynote by speaker Kristin Arnold

Supercharge Your Team - A Booster Shot to Leverage Your Teams' Talent

Teamwork is not a natural talent – and no two teams are alike. That’s why Kristin’s approach is completely customized to take your organization to the next level:

Key takeaways include:

  • Propel performance with quick tips and ideas to shift team expectations and behavior.
  • Help explain the team dynamic with relevant models.
  • Increase the team toolbox – just the right thing to do at the right time!

Exceptional results, a smooth process, cohesive relationships


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