Kristen Brown is an engaging international keynote speaker who motivates audiences to strive for maximum impact in their work and personal lives. She spent 15 years in sales and marketing leadership roles before starting her own award-winning company. She has worked with Fortune 500 teams across industries to drive sales and market share including companies like Target, Kraft, Bare Minerals, Cargill, Regis, Walmart, Mayo Health, and more.
Kristen makes your audience the star of the show by adding humor to her business-boosting keynote programs and weaving in relevant stories that resonate with attendees. Kristen will motivate your audience with low-stress, high-success ideas for GROWTH that will directly impact the bottom line by boosting sales, leadership, performance, and profits!
Kristen spent much of her early career in market research, sales, trend, and product development roles that were driven by heavy data analysis. In fact, she won several awards for her ground-breaking work to drive business for her clients. Today Kristen prides herself on motivating audiences to use real insights to drive their decisions both in their job roles and in their personal lives. This results-mindset is critical for successful sales, service, and overall performance. She also works with organizations to create people-centered workplaces that develop the professional AND personal needs of their employees.
Over Kristen’s 20-year career, she has been responsible for budgets and P&Ls up to $80 million giving her a financially-driven perspective when speaking to audiences and creating programming with meeting planners. She focuses on bottom-line impact while also prioritizing people-focused initiatives since your employees are your best assets.
Kristen starting speaking and entertaining by choice in 5th grade when she joined speech and drama. She continued her stage career into adulthood performing in plays, acting in corporate videos, and appearing in print advertisements. She showcases her engaging, funny, and entertaining personality on stage and on-air as a frequent media contributor, bestselling author, and chart-topping podcast host. She has been seen on over 500 media outlets including Inc., CNN, BBC, HLN, Live with Kelly & Michael, Psychology Today, Working Mother, First magazine, and many more. View her media appearances here.
As a long-time (and super nerdy) researcher and overachiever, Kristen is committed to educating herself on the latest insights into performance mindset, business trends, and workplace dynamics. She uses her Master’s certification in Integral Theory to inform audiences on the art and science of multiple perspectives. She is also a certified Holistic Coach giving her deep knowledge on how our work and personal lives impact each other – and how to make them play well together.
Kristen is a firm believer in the power personal stories and connections have on our professional success. Her programs are filled with funny and interactive case studies and stories that illustrate learning points. While she doesn’t often share her personal story at length on stage, she is proud of her resilience after she was widowed in 2007 when her healthy, 30-year-old husband, Todd, died unexpectedly of a heart attack when their daughter was just a baby followed weeks later by a challenging work situation and the economic crash. She helped herself and was helped by many others during that time. Today she supports various philanthropic organizations that allow her to pay it forward including donating a portion of her book sales to heart health research.