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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