As the Co-Founder and CEO of Luminate, Kristen knows what it takes to build a business from the ground up. Not only has she started her own successful company, she’s also interviewed some of the most influential leaders and visionaries from the worlds of business, politics, philanthropy, entertainment and sports -- extracting their wisdom and distilling their hard-won insights that inspire us all to have the grit, tenacity and fortitude to overcome adversity while in pursuit of our passion, purpose and personal power. 

Capturing compelling stories that ignite innovation and champion change, Kristen built her unique skill set over more than a decade as a road-tested entrepreneur, journalist, writer, producer and content creator for ABC, CBS, Yahoo!, and ESPN. Her work has been honored with an Emmy Award, five Telly Awards and a Davey.


With her perpetual advocacy for women in leading roles in life and work, typical speaking topics cover a range of impactful and insightful subjects such as brand building, influence, courage and overcoming limited beliefs while committing to something even greater than ourselves. See the list of curated speaking programs by Kristen below, or contact her for a specific speaking request.




Every great brand has a personality. And like a real person, a brand builds relationships based on its characteristics and reputation. A brand is not simply a logo, a symbol or a tagline, it’s a living entity—a collection of perceptions and beliefs that live in the hearts and minds of your customers. How do you identify, articulate and harness the power of your brand? In this interactive session, Kristen uncovers the five core elements that separate the breakout brands from the competition. Drawing from interviews with executives from the world's most successful companies, she shows audiences the strategies every entrepreneur and business leader can leverage to build a brand that customers, employees, and investors can’t get enough of.

Lessons from Luminaries:

The Defining Moments of the Daring

What separates the boldest among us? What defines and delineates the daring? How can we activate the ethos of the empire builders? After hundreds of interviews with the world’s most iconic and influential individuals from Richard Branson to Sir Anthony Hopkins to Serena Williams and beyond, Kristen has identified patterns in what it takes to overcome insurmountable odds to achieve the extraordinary. Through storytelling, connection, and step-by-step examples, Kristen will guide the audience through the process of identifying our own defining moments to go from dreaming to doing, while unleashing our ultimate power and potential in pursuit of greatness.


Ignite the Light Within

Husband and wife team Seth and Kristen give audiences an enlightening and entertaining look at how to thrive in today’s fast-paced society. As co-founders of Luminate, a digital media platform and global community of luminaries, leaders, and influencers igniting remarkable change in the way we work, lead, live and love, their unique combined perspective provides audiences with a candid, provocative and inspiring conversation from both sides of the aisle on what’s required to build purpose-driven, mission-centric companies with the people that matter most to you.

Event Emcee | Panel Moderator

Kristen is an Event Emcee and Moderator for general sessions, conferences, awards presentations, panel discussions and other corporate events. Bringing more than a decade of broadcasting experience and business knowledge to the stage, she is a master when it comes to engaging, inspiring and motivating your attendees while making sure that your message is delivered.


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