Keynotes


“[Kristin Kaufman] is a gifted extemporaneous speaker who brings street credibility to the podium. And speaking of podiums, that’s not her style. Kristin moves about the room engaging her audience in conversation rather than speaking to them!”

As a keynote speaker, it is my goal to reach my audience on a personal level, bringing to life my passion and conviction. I use my viewpoint on Alignment to inspire and challenge individuals, teams and organizations to feel, think and act differently to achieve their personal and professional aspirations.

I firmly believe that it is more impactful to engage with your audience, instead of just lecturing to them. It is important to be relatable, and I try to do that by bringing my passion, energy, wit, and southern charm to each event. I deliver rich content that is humorous, engaging, inspiring and structured around each client’s areas of focus and interest.

The primary content is structured around my perspective of alignment.

  • How does being aligned instill power?
  • How can we become more aligned and authentic as leaders?
  • How can this translate into competitive differentiation in the world today?

This strategic viewpoint of alignment will challenge the mind, and inspire individuals, teams and organizations to feel, think, and act differently.

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Featured Keynote Topics

The most successful leaders are congruent and fully aligned within themselves, to their organization, and ultimately to the customers and markets they serve. When this is multiplied throughout an organization – the power is undeniable. Through an engaging and thought provoking presentation, I deliver valuable insight on the power of alignment – both individually and collectively, providing:

  • Key questions to guide alignment around common vision and strategies
  • Benchmarks about the power of alignment in leadership and in organizations
  • Additional resources to leverage greater alignment for ourselves and our company. The net result of alignment is sustainable transformation that equates to ongoing overall personal and professional success.
Authenticity is the strength behind leaders who leave legacies built from their true self and not who they or others think they should be. Their confidence provides the fortitude for them to lead, inspire and transform those around them. They succeed in building cohesive teams and gaining stakeholder support by sharing vulnerabilities and fears alongside strengths. Authenticity requires getting to know who we are, embracing who we are, and living who we are out loud. In this presentation, I will dive into the qualities that make an authentic leader, how we can gauge our own level of authenticity and how to integrate it into our lives and careers.
Successful companies are often defined by the level of collaboration within their workforce – across an organization’s units, divisions, departments, product lines, geographies and teams. In a collaborative workforce, people and teams are eager to solicit input and share creative thinking and diverse perspectives. Further, information and resources are easily accessible and used collectively. Collaboration leads to greater results within the organization – not only effective innovation and operations, but also increased sales, improved margins, and efficient use of assets. In this presentation, I work to give guidance on how organizations can build collaborative teams, how individuals can better collaborate with others – all based on real results from companies that have realized the bottom-line return on effective collaboration.
If you think incidental meetings are incidental – think again. No matter how much we plan as executives, leaders and individuals, the random encounter opens up unforeseen opportunities. Lessons and perspectives on leadership, alignment and the power found in the present moment are discussed and made real through actual stories from the widely acclaimed book, Is This Seat Taken?® Random Encounters That Change Your Life. This book, endorsed by notable leadership gurus such as Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, and Noel Tichy, will come alive on stage and have your audience thinking about their everyday moments from a different perspective. Whether the audience is a group of power-house executives, Type A sales professionals, or individuals needing a bit of inspiration, this content will ring true to the soul in each of us.

‘Now, what do I do?!” I dare say, there is not a single person who at least once in his or her life has not faced an unexpected situation, a newfound reality, a daunting challenge, or veiled opportunity and not wondered what to do. You may feel that you have made poor choices, that your opportunities have passed you by, or that you’re playing musical chairs, the music has stopped, and all the seats are taken.This keynote centers on the book which was written for those individuals like you who have come to a fork in the road, chosen a path, and found themselves twenty to thirty (or more) years later in a destination they didn’t quite recognize. Yet, the stories are relevant for anyone, at any age, at any station in life who has awakened and wondered what they are going to do next or how will they move forward. These remarkable transformational stories will light a spark–whether you are twenty-five or sixty-five–to take back the reins of your life and become clear on exactly what you are going to do now and how you wish to contribute to the world. The music has not stopped, and there is still time to find your seat.

Available Formats

  • Featured Speaker
  • Panel Moderator
  • Panel Participant
  • Workshop Leader

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Pricing and Booking

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