Kristin J. Arnold, MBA, CSP, CPF has been very involved with the National Speakers Association (USA) since 1997. She served as National President in 2010-2011 and continues to serve at the local chapter, national and international level.
Kristin will be delighted to come to your NSA Chapter/International Convention to present one of the following programs:
For International Conventions and chapter meetings, Kristin will confirm the date within 30 days of the initial request. For US Chapters, Kristin will “hold” the date until six months prior to the engagement.
For US chapter meetings, Kristin will “confirm” the date six months prior to the engagement OR at any time upon mutual agreement.
In the unlikely event that an unforeseen conflict occurs, Kristin will ensure a suitable speaker will fill in (e.g. Immediate Past President, President Elect, Vice President, or National Director).
For Chapter Programs, Kristin prefers to:
Fly in the afternoon before the meeting.
Join your Board or chapter members for an early dinner that evening.
Turn in early.
Have the room set up appropriately.
Present for 90 minutes to no more than 3 hours as part of your chapter program.
Have books available for sale.
Use an LCD projector, screen and wireless lavaliere microphone. Have one flipchart, easel, and markers.
Fly back out that same afternoon or evening.
Kristin’s NSA Bio
Kristin Arnold is the only member of NSA who holds both the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation as well as the CPF – Certified Professional Facilitator. With over a dozen years of team-building and facilitation experience, Kristin specializes in coaching executives and their leadership teams in building collaborative cultures. A founding member of the Facilitators PEG, Past Facilitator PEG Chair, Lab Director, Provost of NSA’s University at Marco Island, and NSA President in 2010-2011, Kristin is one of our most knowledgeable sources around facilitation and interaction. She started her national involvement with NSA on the faculty of the Facilitation Skills Lab in 2000 and co-chaired the first Interaction Skills Lab in 2005. She is an author and columnist on teamwork and presentation skills as well as a contributing author to NSA’s Paid to Speak and the International Association of Facilitator’s Handbook on Facilitation.
Kristin’s NSA Intro
As a specialist in facilitating high stakes meetings, training others to faciltate, and speaking on high performance, collaborative teams in the workplace, Kristin helps organizations take their teams from ordinary to extraordinary!
As one of the first female graduates of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Kristin developed a passion for building strong teams during her two decades of service in the Coast Guard. The current President of the National Speakers Association United States, Kristin now will share advice based on over two decades of faciltation and speaking expertise.
Please give a warm welcome to our speaker, Kristin Arnold
“We came back recharged after our team-building session with you!”
Ron Marler , VP, North America Toxicology Services, Covance Laboratories, Inc
“Kristin helped the U.S. Naval Institute develop an absolutely outstanding Strategic Plan. I’m a strong believer in the process Kristin outlined for us and the way she helped guide us. The plan has withstood the test of time, and is driving significant results. Kristin has my highest possible recommendation!”
Scott Gureck , EVP, Membership and Marketing, U.S. Naval Institute
“We asked Kristin to deliver a program regarding personnel trends geared to our organization and demographics. Kristin was able to quickly understand our organization and to provide concrete ideas and common sense solutions. She did a terrific job pulling it together and delivering it in a way that was fun and inspiring.”
John Phelps , CEO, State Bar of Arizona
“Kristin Arnold is the best I’ve ever seen on the subject of ‘effective teams,’ at all levels from senior execs to problem-solving teams…. I highly recommend her if you ever need some outside help on your directions for team effectiveness.”
Steven L. Holcomb , Senior Project Engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding
“After literally decades of personally participating in these exercises, I was pleasantly surprised at Kristin’s skill in making this off-site one of the best ever. She exceeded all the team goals I set and provided several useful recommendations in her closing remarks and leave behind materials. Kristin is my first choice in the future to help me identify and resolve the challenges associated with any large team-building exercise. She has my unqualified recommendation as a facilitator, mentor, and problem solver of the first order.”
Garnett Stowe , Vice President, Raytheon Company
“I have had several opportunities to use the tips, tricks, and tools that you presented in your workshop…and [my next] Steering Committee meeting went extremely well, far exceeding my expectations.”
Leigh Baudreau , Sr Manager, Railinc
After literally decades of personally participating in these exercises, I was pleasantly surprised at Kristin’s skill in making this off-site one of the best ever. She exceeded all the team goals I set and provided several useful recommendations in her closing remarks and leave behind materials. Kristin is my first choice in the future to help me identify and resolve the challenges associated with any large team building exercise. She has my unqualified recommendation as a facilitator, mentor, and problem solver of the first order.”
Garnett Stowe , Vice President, Raytheon Company
“I hired Kristin to work with my Board of Directors to facilitate our strategic planning session. My Board is composed of executive-level distributors and manufacturers. She provided me with the pre-planning support that we needed to keep the Board on-task, facilitated the meeting (totaling wowing my Board) and then provided a post-meeting summary that we used as our blue-print to complete our planning process. She managed the process flawlessly and on-budget.”
Karen Ribler , Executive VP & COO, Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research
“Kristin is a highly skilled facilitator and speaker. She blends great subject matter knowledge with practicality to help groups achieve their objectives. I recommend Kristin without reservation.”
John Farrell , HR Manager, Marathon Oil Company
“Kristin did an excellent job! She kept us on target and used different techniques to reach consensus in a timely manner. We left the session with conceptual goals and action plans.”
Gary C. Beach PE , President McCrone, Inc
“Kristin does a great job of getting the principles across while making the workshop interesting and interactive. Class participants give her rave reviews.The participants in the department’s Leadership Development Program enjoyed your Extraordinary Team Facilitator workshop. They found your presentation to be top-notch. Comments I have heard include such things as…she presented the information in a very informative, non-threatening manner with just the right touch of light humor. Kudos to you on a job well done! On a more personal note, I add to the team’s compliments. I have completed two other facilitation courses by national organizations and found yours to be by far superior both in content and delivery.”
Kay Freidinger , Director, Missouri Department of Revenue