Kristin Arnold
KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP
Certified Professional Facilitator Master (CPF-M)
TRAVELS FROM:
Arizona
SPEAKER FEE:
$5,001 – $7,500

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

"Kristin is my first choice in the future to help me identify and resolve the challenges associated with any large team building exercise. She has my unqualified recommendation as a facilitator, mentor, and problem solver of the first order."

 

Vice President
Raytheon Company

"Thanks for hitting a home run for us! You were fabulous to work with and helped me meet expectations. A true professional and an excellent speaker and facilitator. Keep on doing what you are doing...you are really good at it!"

 

Deputy Executive Director/COO
Illinois Association of School Business Officials

"Kristin Arnold is truly the best moderator I have had the pleasure to work with. She was instrumental in helping our sales and marketing team properly prepare for and successfully launch an industry accredited webinar which included a panel discussion. Kristin knows how to ask the right questions in order to stay on track, and how to lead a team to set and achieve their goals and objectives. She is genuine, fun and a pleasure to work with."

 

Business Development Manager
ITA Group, Inc.

ABOUT KRISTIN ARNOLD

Kristin Arnold creates collaborative conversations at the intersection of a presentation and facilitation. Regardless of the size of 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 a 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.

Kristin is on the Executive Development Faculty in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, specializing in Leadership Through Teambuilding.

Kristin has achieved these highest designations within each of her core competencies:

  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from the National Speakers Association (2002)
  • Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) from the International Association of Facilitators (2002)
  • Certified Professional Facilitator Master (CPF|M) from the International Association of Facilitators (2019)

She is also certified to administer several assessment tools that assist people in determining their thinking styles, personality preferences and management effectiveness (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Kolbe™, Human Synergistics’ Group Styles Inventory™ and Organizational Culture® Inventory).

When Kristin is not working with teams of people, she hangs out with her husband in Scottsdale, Arizona and Prince Edward Island, Canada.

KRISTIN ARNOLD PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Bring on The Bravo! A Game-Changing Conversation

  • How would it affect your organization’s financial performance if every one of your employees understood and were able to focus on the #1, most important aspect of your business?
  • How would it affect your organization’s financial performance if every one of your employees understood and were able to focus on the #1, most important aspect of your business?
  • Are you frustrated talking to your people about your core strategies such as innovation, collaboration or customer service?
  • Does everyone on your team know the behaviors that translate into success?

Kristin Arnold’s completely customized presentation is an engaging and interactive experience revolving around your organization’s key strategy or corporate initiative.  Kristin creates a high-impact conversation with the audience, moving the most vital issue facing your organization from concept in their brain to action with their hands  – where they can actually do something about it, literally, when they return to work!As a result of this HUGELY interactive session, your group will understand and be able to carry out your business strategy – all the way from the top to your front-line employees.

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.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!

Beyond the Usual Suspects: Springboards to Unleash Your Team's Creativity and Tap into Their Next Innovation

Let’s face it. We’re living in a commoditized world. And if you aren’t innovating, you’re dying.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 real time potential innovations

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

Supercharge Your Team: A Booster Shot to Leverage Your Team 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 team to the next level:

  • 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!

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

Request Availability for Kristin Arnold

KRISTIN ARNOLD BOOKS
KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP
Certified Professional Facilitator Master (CPF-M)
Kristin Arnold
TRAVELS FROM:
Arizona
SPEAKER FEE:
$5,001 – $7,500

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

 “Kristin is my first choice in the future to help me identify and resolve the challenges associated with any large team building exercise. She has my unqualified recommendation as a facilitator, mentor, and problem solver of the first order.”

Vice President

Raytheon Company

“Thanks for hitting a home run for us! You were fabulous to work with and helped me meet expectations. A true professional and an excellent speaker and facilitator. Keep on doing what you are doing…you are really good at it!”

Deputy Executive Director/COO

Illinois Association of School Business Officials

 “Kristin Arnold is truly the best moderator I have had the pleasure to work with. She was instrumental in helping our sales and marketing team properly prepare for and successfully launch an industry accredited webinar which included a panel discussion. Kristin knows how to ask the right questions in order to stay on track, and how to lead a team to set and achieve their goals and objectives. She is genuine, fun and a pleasure to work with.”

Business Development Manager

ITA Group, Inc.

ABOUT KRISTIN ARNOLD
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KRISTIN ARNOLD PROGRAMS & TOPICS
Bring on The Bravo! A Game-Changing Conversation
Kristin Arnold's completely customized presentation is an engaging and interactive experience revolving around your organization's key strategy or corporate initiative. Kristin creates a high-impact conversation with the audience, moving the most vital issue facing your organization from concept in their brain to action with their hands – where they can actually do something about it, literally, when they return to work! As a result of this HUGELY interactive session, your group will understand and be able to carry out your business strategy – all the way from the top to your front-line employees.
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 and discover simple techniques to prevent yourself from falling into these traps

Beyond the Usual Suspects: Springboards to Unleash Your Team's Creativity and Tap into Their 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!

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. Rather, the leadership role has evolved into being more of a facilitative coach, responding to the needs of a specific person and situation in order 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.

Supercharge Your Team: A Booster Shot to Leverage Your Team 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 team to the next level. 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!

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: 7 Levers to Create a Constructive Culture

People talk about how important “culture” is to an organization, but what exactly is “culture”? More importantly, how can we, as leaders, intentionally shape the organization into a much more productive and engaging workplace? In this highly interactive and engaging session, team management expert Kristin Arnold shares real-time, practical tools, techniques and best practices for leaders, managers and employees to access, enhance and magnify your organization’s culture.

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