Kristin’s reputation as a five-star speaker is built on her ability to explore leadership and life-centered topics with incredible awareness, warmth, and humor. She is a consummate thought leader, entrepreneur, and storyteller. Her unique viewpoint on alignment inspires and challenges individuals, teams and organizations to feel, think and act differently to achieve their personal and professional aspirations.

Kristin reaches her audience at a personal level with passion and conviction. Her clients say that ‘she 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!’

Kristin Kaufman brings to the room a passionate energy, wit, and Southern charm mixed with an old fashioned work ethic and philosophy. It refreshes. It challenges. Yet, most importantly it leaves you thinking. Her unique presentation style is rich in content, direct in spirit while still being humorous, engaging and inspiring. Her talks are customized based on the client and organization’s areas of focus and interest.

Kristin’s primary content centers on her 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? Her unique and strategic viewpoint will challenge the mind, and inspire individuals, teams and organizations to feel, think, and act differently. Kristin thrives on developing custom keynotes to address the areas of most interest for her audiences.

Preferred Format

Depending on the event and topic, Kristin is available to serve as a featured speaker, panel moderator, and panel participant or workshop leader.

Selected Keynote Topics


The Power of Alignment for Individuals and Organizations

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, Kristin Kaufman gives 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.

Get Real: How Authentic Leaders Inspire Others with a True Heart

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, Kristin Kaufman 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.

Collaboration: The Secret Weapon of Successful Companies

Successful companies are often defined by the level of collaboration within their workforce – across organizations 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, Kristin Kaufman gives 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.

Is This Seat Taken?® Random Encounters That Change Your Life

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 Kristin’s widely acclaimed book. Kristin’s 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, Kristin’s content will ring true to the soul in each of us.

Is This Seat Taken?® It’s Never Too Late to Find the Right Seat

‘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. The keynote will offer hope, inspiration, and applicable lessons as derived from the lives of well known, and not-so-famous men and women who found new and unexpected success–by many definitions–late in life.

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.

Preferred Audiences

Kristin customizes her presentations depending on the type and size of the audience. She can speak to global audiences that include, but are not limited to: C-Suite executives, board of directors, high-potential employees, HR managers, organizational development groups, professionals on the fast track and sales executives in a variety of industries including: healthcare, technology, direct sales, education and non-profit organizations. She speaks to smaller audiences (3-500) to larger audiences (30-65,000) and customizes her content and style to meet the audience where they are.

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Pricing and Booking Information

You can contact Kristin below or complete our contact form.

Kristin Kaufman, CLC, PCC
4606 Christopher Place
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 526-4944