Her book, 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." She is a contributing editor to SUCCESS Magazine, a former Director of Marketing and VP of Sales and currently serves as the President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective -- a firm focused on the strategic application of storytelling in business.
What began as a storytelling assignment in 5th grade, grew into a passion for not only telling stories, but a mastery for teaching others the methods and science of storytelling so they can better tell their own. She was a National Champion storyteller (yes, they have those), member of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network and has her master’s degree in communications where she conducted original research studying the role of storytelling in defining and revealing organizational culture.
Kindra is a former Director of Marketing and VP of Sales. Today, Kindra’s work can be seen at Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com and as a contributing editor for SUCCESS Magazine. Kindra’s message spans all industries and her clients include Facebook, Hilton Hotels, Tyson Foods, Target, Berkshire Hathaway and the Harvard Medical School. Her much anticipated book will be released by Harper Leadership in the fall of 2019.
Regardless of the industry, Kindra has become a conference favorite for her clients. The blend of inspiration and education in her keynotes mean that audiences leave feeling excited and equipped to finally put their stories to work in a tangible way. Kindra lives in Manhattan with her husband, young son and daughter. When she is not traveling around the world speaking, Kindra can usually be found at spin class or in Central Park with her
- Choose Your Story, Change Your Life
Each individual sitting in your audience is struggling with a story they tell themself. These stories determine the way we think, feel and act. They are deeply powerful predictors of what we will become in life. These stories are entirely invisible—an automatic, everyday mental routine that people don't recognize. The good news? We have the power to change them.
In Kindra's keynote, your audience will learn how to identify and flip the script on the internal stories and regain control. This eye-opening journey will help transform individuals from “passive listeners” into “definitive authors” of who they are to achieve everything they want to be.
- Stories that Stick: The Irresistible Power of Strategic Storytelling
Best Audience: Marketing, Entrepreneurs, User Conferences, Associations
• Understand the psychology behind strategic storytelling—to fully take advantage of it
• Gain clarity on what a story actually is—a nuance lost in the sensationalism of the word
• Learn how to access the unlimited supply of stories within each brand and/or individual
• Discover the biggest storytelling mistake and how to avoid it
• Breakdown the 3 Step Storytelling Process
• Study the anatomy of a fail-proof story for maximum impact
• Determine the many opportunities for telling the stories for results
- Storytelling Workshop - Half Day
Perfect for: Sales Teams, Marketing Team, Executive Team, Fundraising Organizations, Associations, Small Business Owners
his workshop is designed to first generate participant excitement about the simple shift to telling compelling stories to close sales, enhance a brand, raise funds or become a transformational leader. Through research, case studies, and her own expertly-told stories, Kindra proves that not only is strategic storytelling a skill worth developing, it’s worth developing immediately. From there, Kindra helps participants identify the three most important stories to tell for their particular goals. With specific techniques, attendees work together to start identifying their own stories. Under Kindra’s guidance, individuals will workshop stories of their own in front of the group. The outcome of this half-day event is everyone walks away with a story they can use to enhance their effectiveness in each of their roles.
•Learn the psychology behind the irresistible draw of stories
•Gain clarity on what a story actually is—a nuance lost in the sensationalism of the word
•Discover the biggest storytelling mistake and how to avoid it
•Understand the threestep storytelling process
•Discover the three most important stories to tell first
•Identify possible stories to tell
•Work on individual stories in groups
•Work on individual stories in front of the room with Kindra’s guidanc• e
- Story Your Way To Success In Network Marketing
Best Audience: Direct Selling Annual Conferences, MLM, Network Marketing
This keynote will revolutionize the way your distributors* approach their businesses —switching from product facts to telling engaging stories. As you know, the best way for your people to increase reach and revenue is not with a deeper understanding of the products or compensation plan, but rather a greater commitment to telling the stories that bring the products and opportunity to life. The greatest leaders in the network marketing industry influence, motivate and inspire their prospects and teams by connecting on a deeper level… that level is reached through stories. Regardless if they are brand new or a seasoned veteran of the industry, better storytelling is the fastest most effective way to accelerate growth.
•Learn the scientific reasons why storytelling makes price irrelevant & can fast track trust
•How to make the switch from “selling” to “telling”
•Understand the psychology behind storytelling to inspire, connect and move to action
Best Audience: Sales Conferences, Kickoffs & Trainings
This fast-paced StorySelling keynote will have your sales force re-thinking how they pitch, propose or present to clients. Kindra, a former vice president of sales, breaks down the power of strategic storytelling to influence buyer’s behavior and, ultimately, close more deals. This keynote easily aligns and adds depth to your existing methodology. Kindra walks through compelling, even shocking, research proving story’s ability to render price irrelevant, fast-track trust and likability, double efforts and create a lasting, advantageous impression. Capturing attention in today’s distracted marketplace requires a sophisticated strategy that appeals to both logic and emotion. Kindra teaches audiences the stories they must be able to tell, how to find them, and in which scenarios they will yield maximum results. She inspires audiences and gives them the confidence to switch to the story default in high-stakes sales situations to increase their effectiveness, enhance their relationship, and ultimately generate more revenue. The prevailing outcome of this keynote will be a sales organization more capable of connecting with clients and able to stand out in a competitive selling environment.
•Learn how to hack the brain to disrupt the decision making process
•Craft any story to make the invisible benefits of your product vivid and real for your customer
•Ask the questions that will really reveal your customer’s motives
•Add value to your product and service in a way that will make price irrelevant
•Shape attitudes on your team to help them find meaning in their work and reach new heights
•Build a confident and resilient culture