Kindra Hall, MA Wall Street Journal best selling author, Award-Winning Storyteller Kindra Hall told her first story in the spring of 1992.
Long before storytelling became a business buzzword, Kindra was fulfilling a 5th grade language arts assignment by reading a story to a room full of out-of-control 3rd graders. Instead of reading from the pages, Kindra set the storybook aside and told the story herself. Within the first few sentences, she held those unruly 3rd graders in the palm of her hand and knew, in that moment, she had stumbled upon something powerful.
Since that time, Hall has become the go-to expert for storytelling in business and beyond. She is the best-selling author of Stories that Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business. Stories that Stick debuted at #2 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller List and Forbes said it “may be the most valuable business book you read.”And Inc.com said her newest book, Choose Your Story, Change Your Life is “the business book you need to read in 2022.”
Kindra Hall is a sought-after keynote speaker trusted by global brands to deliver messages that inspire teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products and their individuality through strategic storytelling. Hall is also the former Chief Storytelling Officer at Success Magazine where she shared the inspiring, often untold, stories of achievers like Daymond John, Deepak Chopra, James Altucher and Misty Copeland in print and on the podcast Success Stories with Kindra Hall.
Kindra lives in Manhattan with her husband, young son and daughter. When she is not traveling the world speaking, Kindra can usually be found at spin class, spending time with friends or exploring the city with her family.
Companies are only as strong as their people, and never has individual happiness and well-being been under greater threat than now. And no one — no industry, no business division, no level of leadership — is immune. Organizations are desperate to find a way to affect individual mindset as a means for achieving collective excellence. Is it even possible? The answer is yes… through self-storytelling.
Researchers have long studied the profound impact inner-thoughts have on outer-experience and the results are in; more important than “you are what you eat,” when it comes to your success, happiness and overall satisfaction with life… “you are the stories you tell yourself.” Self-stories shape the way people feel and the actions they take. Therefore, individuals who take back control of their self-stories have the ability to improve their mindset, increase their happiness and even impact their professional results.
In this keynote, best-selling author Kindra Hall shares her original research, case studies and stories to offer a new perspective on the inner workings of your people’s psychology. Hall has presented this unique perspective on the power of self-storytelling for thousands across the globe. Far from fluff or new-age jargon, Hall offers a simple, research-based, immediately actionable approach to making big change. Using Kindra’s proven methodology, attendees leave empowered and equipped to silence the inner-critic that is holding them back and redesign their path to success and happiness from the inside out.
“Kindra’s enthusiasm is contagious. Everyone on your team will learn something during her presentation and everyone will leave feeling a deeper emotional drive to deliver a better, more authentic message on behalf of your organization. Kindra provides the perfect blend of insight, fun, realness and motivation.”
“Because of Kindra, story has become a huge part of what we do at my United Way. We’ve dialed back on spouting out our statistics and goals and have started telling more stories to support our goals and successes. Professionally, Kindra has helped me achieve one of the most pivotal years in my career.”
“I have worked for the American Heart Association for almost 10 years and never have I worked with someone who has Kindra’s incredible talent in developing stories.”
“I am very accustomed to public speaking and proficient at spouting facts and figures to an audience. Recently, I did not want to bore my audience with my usual information-packed address, so Kindra took my own experiences and information and helped me create a heartfelt memorable message.”
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“Kindra exceeded our expectations. She thoroughly prepared for the engagement and applied company specific details into her keynote to effectively impact our sales organization.”
“Kindra’s session on storytelling has received high marks on our survey and glowing feedback about how excellent the session was. I couldn’t agree more.”