Training Speaker Kristin Arnold

Kristin Arnold

President and Founder of Quality Process Consultants, Inc., one of the first female graduates of the United States Coast Guard Academy

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $7,500 - $10,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Arizona, USA

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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 on-board 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.

Testimonials 4

  • I highly recommend Kristin Arnold as an innovative and interactive presenter who brought in new and useful technologies and techniques to challenge the audience think and take action. A delight to work with, she tailored her entire session to our industry and the audience.

    Bob Hobbi

    Co-Chair, National Business Aviation Association Leadership Conference

  • 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 recommendation as a facilitator, mentor, and problem solver of the first order.

    Garnett Stowe

    Vice President, Raytheon Company

  • Two years ago, 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

  • You certainly are the best at your profession. You are the best Team Facilitator Trainer in the WORLD!

    Steve Orr

    Operations Manager, Honeywell International

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