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Kristin Arnold, Speaker

Kristin Arnold

    • President and Founder of Quality Process Consultants, Inc.
    • High Stakes Meeting Facilitator & Professional Panel Moderator  
    • One of the first female graduates of the US Coast Guard Academy
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Kristin Arnold's Definition of Empowerment (1 min)

Kristin Arnold's Definition of Empowerment (1 min)

Conversation Coach Kristin Arnold Provides Conversation Tips (5mins)

Conversation Coach Kristin Arnold Provides Conversation Tips (5mins)

Kristin Arnold - Speaker Video

Kristin Arnold - Speaker Video

Kristin J. Arnold, MBA, CPF, CSP is the president and founder of Quality Process Consultants, Inc., with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Cape Traverse, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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-By-Step 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.

For more information on leadership speaker Kristin Arnold, contact Executive Speakers Bureau at (901) 754-9404. 

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
• 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!
Smarter Decisions ♦ Greater Confidence ♦ Outstanding Outcomes

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!
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
Better Brainstorming ♦ More Innovative Thinking ♦ Brilliant Ideas

Stop Working So Hard: The Leader’s 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.
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
Improved Performance ♦ Empowered Employees ♦ Greater Productivity

Super Charge 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!
Exceptional Results ♦ Smooth Process ♦ Cohesive Relationships

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.
• Define “culture” in the context of your organization and/or industry.
• Understand seven key elements that contribute to your current organizational culture.
• Discover specific steps/techniques/tools to help shape the company culture.
Exceptional Results ♦ Smooth Process ♦ Cohesive Relationships

So What? Now What? Translate Your Takeaways into Action
You just budgeted a boatload of bucks for the upcoming conference. And what do you have to show for it? Smiley faces? Comments about the tepid coffee?
Find out what your attendees are really going to take away and do back in the workplace.
In this unique and highly interactive session, the participants will:
• Share their “keepers” – key takeaways and best practices
• Develop mastermind partnerships and accountabilities
• Be energized and motivated to implement their ideas
• Be excited about coming back to the next conference!
And… you’ll be able to extend the learning by following up on the actions that matter most!
Exponential Learning ♦ Awesome Accountability ♦ Inspired Action

Emcee – Master of Ceremonies
With Kristin as your onsite or virtual Emcee, you can be assured that your business event will flow smoothly and on time. She’s the glue that holds it all together in a gracious and elegant way.

Kristin quickly connects with the group with her warm, engaging style. She reinforces the conference theme and “connects the dots” between mainstage speakers and event activities. She involves the audience without making them do silly teambuilding, ra-ra, turn to your neighbor activities. She’s “refreshingly candid,” building conversations with the audience about key issues. She’s known to be spontaneous, witty, and gets the audience to crack a few smiles and chuckles – even with left-brained scientists and engineers!

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