For over 25 years, Kristin J. Arnold has helped over a hundred different organizations, facilitated over four hundred executives and their teams, and presented to over a half a million people around the world around the topics of team leadership, team work, collaboration, culture, and critical thinking.
Whether your meeting is completely online or a "hybrid" with some folks meeting face-to-face while others join in virtually, your meeting success is directly related to the ability of the speakers and participants to connect with the topic and each other.
That's where Kristin Arnold can help!
Kristin is a leading authority on panel discussions, a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), as well as a Certified Professional Facilitator | Master (CPF | M) and an award-winning author. This unique background and personality enable her to work as a mainstage conversationalist™, engaging and involving the audience in shaping the content.
Her most requested programs include:
• Smarter, Better, Faster - How to Make Good Decisions More Often
• Beyond the Usual Suspects: Springboards to Unleash Your Team's Creativity and Tap into Their Next Innovation
• Stop Working So Hard: The Leaders' Guide to Elevating People, Process, and Performance
• Supercharge Your Team: A Booster Shot to Leverage Your Team Talent
• Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: 7 Levers to Create a Constructive Culture in Your Organization
• So What? Now What? Translate Your Takeaways into Action
• Panel Moderation: Making Conference Panel Discussions Extraordinary
• Emcee – Master of Ceremonies
• Executive Roundtables/Mastermind Groups
Kristin's passion for teams is reflected in her writing, speaking, facilitation and consulting. She is an award-winning author of Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire Your Audiences to Action and several books in the Extraordinary Team Series (Team Basics, Email Basics and Team Energizers). Her latest book, Powerful Panels, was written to raise the level of performance of panels at meetings, conferences and conventions. Her next book, 125 Ways to Add More Pizzazz to Your Panel will be published in the summer of 2020.
Featured in numerous national publications, Kristin knows what it takes to lead, facilitate and participate on high performing teams. She was President of the National Speakers Association of the United States (2010-2011) and served as a National Director from 2005 to 2012.
Industry Expertise (5)
Health Care - Services
Professional Training and Coaching
Areas of Expertise (5)
Teamwork & Collaboration
High Stakes Meeting Facilitation
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) (professional)
Conferred by the National Speakers Association, the CSP is the speaking profession's international measure of professional platform competence. The CSP is a measure that Kristin is considered to be "the best of the best" through her commitment to the profession, top-notch speaking ability and a track record of professionalism and success. Only the top 10 percent of speakers earn this credential!
Certified Professional Facilitator|Master (CPF|M) (professional)
Conferred by the International Association of Facilitators, the CPF|M is based on rigorous peer review of knowledge, experience and demonstration of skills. As of 2020, there are only 12 CPF Masters in the world! The IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator designation indicates attainment of these core competencies. The professional facilitator designation offers clients an assurance that those who are certified are qualified to design and provide basic group facilitation services.
US Coast Guard Academy: BS 1982
St. Mary's College of California: MBA, Marketing Strategy 1988
- National Speakers Association - US
- International Association of Facilitators
- Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
Sample Talks (1)
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: o Identify 5 common traps that cause poor or faulty reasoning o Discover simple techniques to prevent yourself from falling into these traps o Learn an easy, 4-step process that will allow you and your teams to be brilliant!
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
Research Focus (1)
Panel Improvement Evangelist
Making ALL panel discussions lively & Informative!