Kristen Cumming

Kristen Cumming

Edmonton, Alberta
Human Resources | Generations at Work | Leadership | Change | Future of Work
Kristen Cumming is a facilitator and trainer on recruitment, retention, leadership & execution who has operated a successful consulting practice for 20 years. Kristen Cumming appreciates the complexity of a topic and the audience and communicates critical themes with clarity, relevance, and humour in her breakout sessions and endnote presentations.
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Most Requested
  • Motivation
  • Philanthropy & Giving Back

KRISTEN CUMMING BIOGRAPHY

Kristen Cumming possesses a great deal of energy, passion and humour, and it shows during her presentation. Kristen offers over 20 years of public speaking experience, spanning keynote addresses, breakout sessions and endnote presentations. Through this, Kristen Cumming can appreciate the complexity of a topic and the audience and communicates critical themes with clarity, relevance and humour. She uses the power of story, imagery and statistics to engage audiences and leave them with ideas that stick with them in their lives and work.

Work has always fascinated Kristen from an early age. Everything about it intrigues her: the nature of work, the occupations people choose, the role work plays in the contexts of individuals, families, communities and economies. It isn’t surprising that her first job was in career development. As a result, she learned everything she could about the complex decisions people make to create the life and work that they find meaningful and satisfying. She then transitioned into human resources, seeking to understand the organizational side of work. In both areas, she was honoured to connect people with meaningful work. Beyond filling vacancies, it became clear that ensuring retention within organizations was equally important. There seemed no point in filling a bucket that had holes in it. This led her to work in performance management, management and supervisory training, and leadership development.

Kristen Cumming has focused the past twenty years on improving the connection between people and their work. Cumming holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Workplace and Adult Learning. Kristen Cumming also instructed at the University of Alberta in the Bachelor of Management Business Economics Program for eight years. Over the past 20 years, she has operated a successful consulting practice. She has worked with tens of thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations across North America.

Kristen Cumming’s career is now focused on elevating people in the context of their work. In doing so, she is passionate about supporting the stability, resiliency and performance of individuals, organizations and communities. Kristen specializes in communication, staff retention, performance management, high-performance teams, and leadership. As a result, Kristen can incorporate practical and relative solutions for each industry and work relationship. She uses her experiences within her education and her consultation practice in the career development and human resources industry to customize each presentation for each audience. Above all, Kristen has a unique perspective on understanding complex decisions that are made to create the life of work that employees find meaningful and satisfying and delivers powerful presentations that change the way one thinks about careers, organizations and industries.

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Kristen Cumming Topic Presentations

bridging the gap: building stronger, more cohesive intergenerational workplaces

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • As our workforce becomes increasingly diverse in terms of age and experience, it’s more important than ever to understand the unique characteristics and values of different generations in order to promote collaboration, communication, and success in the workplace. In her dynamic and engaging presentation, Kristen Cumming offers a fresh perspective on how to bridge the gap between generations in the workplace.

    Drawing on her extensive knowledge and annual research of demographic trends and research, Kristen shares compelling images and real-life stories that shed light on the experiences, expectations, and behaviours of different generations in the workplace. Through interactive exercises and group discussions, she encourages audience members to explore the similarities and differences between generations, and their communication methods to identify strategies for building stronger, more cohesive teams.

    Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career, “Building Stronger, More Cohesive Intergenerational Workplaces” offers practical insights and actionable tips for enhancing collaboration, communication, and performance across generations. So if you’re ready to take your team to the next level, join Kristen Cumming for an inspiring and empowering presentation that will leave you feeling motivated and energized!

navigating the future of work: strategies for success in an era of disruption

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • The future of work is rapidly evolving, with new technologies, shifting demographics, and changing economic conditions all contributing to a landscape that is both exciting and uncertain. In her insightful presentation, “Navigating the Future of Work,” motivational speaker Kristen Cumming offers practical strategies for success in an era of disruption.

    Drawing on her expertise in workforce trends and her experience working with a wide range of organizations, Kristen explores the key drivers of change in the world of work, and offers insights into how individuals and organizations can adapt to these changes and thrive in the years ahead. She shares real-life examples of companies and individuals who have successfully navigated the challenges of a rapidly changing environment and offers tips and tools for staying agile and resilient in the face of uncertainty.

future-proofing your talent strategy: attracting and retaining younger talent in the evolving world of work

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • As the workforce evolves, so do the needs and expectations of younger generations who are entering the job market. In order to attract and retain the best talent, organizations must stay ahead of the curve and adapt to the changing landscape of work. In her inspiring presentation, motivational speaker Kristen Cumming offers valuable insights and practical strategies for attracting and retaining younger talent in the evolving world of work.

    Drawing on her experience working with a wide range of organizations and industries, Kristen shares proven methods for creating a workplace culture that appeals to younger generations. She explores the latest trends and technologies that are shaping the future of work and offers tips for adapting to these changes while maintaining a strong, engaged workforce.

    Whether you’re a business leader, HR professional, or hiring manager, this presentation provides the tools and insights required to attract and retain top talent in a rapidly changing environment. So if you’re looking to build a high-performing team that can thrive in the future of work, join Kristen Cumming for an engaging and thought-provoking presentation that will leave you with actionable takeaways and a renewed sense of understanding of the needs of today’s workforce and the individual employees, to shape a workplace culture that attracts & retains top talent from different generations.

winning the war on talent: strategies for attracting, retaining, and developing top talent

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In today’s competitive business environment, the ability to attract, retain, and develop top talent is key to long-term success. But in a world where the war for talent is constantly evolving, it can be challenging to stay ahead of the curve and build a high-performing team. In this inspiring presentation, motivational speaker Kristen Cumming shares practical strategies for winning the war on talent and building a culture of excellence.

    Drawing on her experience working with a wide range of organizations and industries, Kristen explores the latest trends and best practices in talent management and offers insights into the key factors that drive employee satisfaction and loyalty. She shares real-life examples of companies that have successfully attracted, retained, and developed top talent, and offers tips and tools for building a strong employer brand and creating a workplace culture that appeals to the best and brightest employees through a winning workplace culture.

the power of engagement: creating a culture of connection, purpose, and performance

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Engaged employees are the foundation of any organization, driving productivity, innovation, and growth. But in today’s fast-paced, constantly evolving business environment, it can be challenging to keep employees connected, motivated, and focused on their goals. In her inspiring presentation, “The Power of Engagement,” motivational speaker Kristen Cumming shares proven strategies for creating a culture of connection, purpose, and performance.

    Drawing on her extensive experience working with organizations of all sizes and industries, Kristen explores the latest trends and best practices in employee engagement and offers practical tips and tools for building a highly engaged workforce. She shares real-life examples of companies that have successfully fostered a culture of engagement and offers insights into the key factors that drive employee satisfaction and loyalty.

    Whether you’re a business leader, HR professional, or frontline manager, “The Power of Engagement” will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to create a workplace where employees feel connected, valued, and motivated to do their best work.

advancing growth and performance: unleashing the power of effective feedback and recognition

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this transformative session led by renowned expert Kristen Cumming, participants will delve into the realm of effective feedback and recognition, gaining invaluable insights to propel personal and organizational growth. Kristen’s expertise centers on providing feedback that is specific, timely, and future-oriented, fostering an environment that nurtures continuous improvement. Attendees will discover the importance of forward-looking feedback that encourages learning and development, transcending the limitations of dwelling on past mistakes.

    With a focus on constructive feedback and task-oriented approaches, Kristen empowers individuals to embrace growth opportunities and cultivate a growth mindset. Additionally, the session emphasizes the value of autonomy in the feedback process, allowing participants to actively participate in setting their own improvement goals. Kristen highlights the transformative power of unconditional recognition in driving individual and organizational performance, unlocking possibilities and fostering deeper connections. Through her dynamic delivery and interactive approach, attendees will be inspired to become more decisive, confident, and action-oriented. Join this engaging session to unlock the potential of effective feedback and recognition, and embark on a journey towards enhanced growth, performance, and success.

elevating customer retention: the power of recognition in exceeding expectations

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this enlightening session, Kristen Cumming unveils the key to retaining, delighting, and surpassing customer expectations in an increasingly competitive landscape. With the bar continually raised, organizations must cultivate exceptional customer experiences that go beyond mere satisfaction. Kristen reveals the often overlooked yet immensely powerful customer-facing strategy that can be executed by every team member, regardless of their role or seniority – Recognition.

    By emphasizing the importance of making customers feel heard, valued, and appreciated, Kristen highlights the profound impact of cultivating deep, meaningful connections through both micro-moments and long-term rituals. She challenges attendees to genuinely value their customers and continuously earn their trust and loyalty, even when it may not be expected.

    Participants in this session, tailored for business owners, sales associates, and all those involved in the customer journey, will gain invaluable insights and actionable strategies to create a raving fan base. Kristen explores the transformative potential of turning customers into passionate advocates who can’t help but share their positive experiences.

    Whether you’re an entrepreneur, sales professional, or part of an internal team, this session will empower you to cultivate collaborative, harmonious, and mutually satisfying relationships with customers. Attendees will walk away with boundless ideas and practical possibilities to elevate and enhance the relational customer experience. Join Kristen Cumming in this immersive session to unlock the power of recognition and forge long-lasting connections that drive customer retention and growth, all while maintaining a healthy lifestyle and growing your heart-based business.

generational dynamics in customer service and sales: strategies for engaging customers of all ages

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Customers today come from a wide range of age groups, each with their own unique expectations and preferences when it comes to customer service and sales. In this informative presentation, motivational speaker Kristen Cumming shares insights into generational dynamics in customer service and sales and offers practical strategies for engaging customers of all ages.

    Drawing on her expertise in workforce trends and customer engagement, Kristen explores the key characteristics and preferences of different generations and offers tips and tools for tailoring customer service and sales approaches to meet the needs of each age group. She shares real-life examples of companies that have successfully engaged customers across generations and offer insights into the latest trends and technologies that are shaping the future of customer engagement.

driving sustainable transformation: the critical role of leadership and collective habits

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Transforming an organization is a complex and challenging process that requires strong leadership and the ability to modify entrenched collective habits. In this insightful presentation, motivational speaker Kristen Cumming shares proven methodologies and techniques for achieving sustainable change within an organization.

    Drawing on her experience working with a wide range of organizations and industries, Kristen explores the key elements of successful transformational change, and offers insights into the critical role of leadership in driving change. She shares real-life examples of companies that have successfully transformed their businesses by modifying collective habits, and offers tips and tools for building a culture of execution and achieving sustainable business results.

leading a learning organization: strategies for people-first leadership and human-centered design

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  • In today’s fast-paced business environment, organizations must be able to adapt quickly and make decisions with agility and clarity to remain competitive. To do this, they need to tap into the learning capacity of their teams and individuals. In this engaging and inspiring presentation, motivational speaker Kristen Cumming shares a model of organizational learning and practical techniques for fostering and stewarding the learning potential of your organization.

    Drawing on her expertise in people-first leadership and human-centred design, Kristen explores the key elements of a learning organization and offers insights into how to cultivate a culture of learning and growth. She shares real-life examples of organizations that have successfully leveraged the power of learning to drive innovation and stay ahead of the curve and offer tips and tools for leading and building a highly engaged and motivated workforce.

navigating tough conversations: tools and strategies for building trust and resolving conflict

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Difficult conversations are a fact of life in any workplace, and the ability to navigate these conversations effectively is key to building trust, resolving conflicts, and maintaining a positive and productive work environment. In her insightful presentation, “Navigating Tough Conversations,” motivational speaker Kristen Cumming shares practical tools and strategies for handling difficult conversations with grace and skill.

    Drawing on her experience working with organizations of all sizes and industries, Kristen explores the underlying dynamics of difficult conversations and offers insights into the key factors that can make them challenging. She shares real-life examples of successful approaches to handling tough conversations and offers practical tips and tools for building trust, managing emotions, and resolving conflicts. Whether you’re a manager, team leader, or individual contributor, “Navigating Tough Conversations” will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to handle difficult conversations with confidence and professionalism.

Testimonials

The presenter of the multigenerational workforce did a great job of showing us how the “why generation” thinks and does things. I was amazed.

The relevance, the honesty, the intelligence, the humour. The insight into today’s youth and today’s market. The light bulb went on as I listened.

A sense of reasoning behind generational behaviours. Thank you.

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Kristen Cumming keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Kristen Cumming delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Kristen Cumming from Edmonton, Alberta for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

Interested in booking Kristen Cumming for an event?

Are you looking to hire Kristen Cumming for your event? Kristen Cumming Edmonton, Alberta is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Kristen Cumming is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Kristen Cumming is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Kristen Cumming from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Kristen Cumming to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Kristen Cumming creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Kristen Cumming from Edmonton, Alberta offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Kristen Cumming is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Kristen Cumming focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Kristen Cumming will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Kristen Cumming’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Kristen Cumming speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

How much does it cost to hire Kristen Cumming for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

Kristen Cumming is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Kristen Cumming speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Kristen Cumming to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Kristen Cumming for your event. As Kristen Cumming's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Kristen Cumming and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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