Kristen Cumming
Communication, Leadership, and Change Expert
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Edmonton, Alberta
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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.

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation

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.

Bridging the Gap - The Intergenerational Workplace

  • Demography is a powerful tool to explore workforce trends due to its relative stability and predictability. In her presentation, The Intergenerational Workplace, Kristen shares images that clarify the population changes that define each generation. She discusses the differences in characteristics, values and learning patterns of each generation. This is most powerful with a significant amount of audience participation and works very nicely in both large and medium-scale presentations.

    The strength that Kristen offers is the ability to weave together the numbers and the stories of different generations to provide a strong learning opportunity for organizations. The fun part is in the qualitative exploration. This presentation illuminates the experiences, expectations and behaviours of different generations in the workplace and offers useful ideas to increase collaboration, communication, and performance between generations at work.

    Kristen’s exploration of the North American demographic landscape focuses on real stories of shared experiences within the social and economic context of each generation. This landscape pattern is proven through technological, economic and social trends that surface in our everyday interactions at home or work.

  • Keynote Presentation

The HOW of Transformational Change

  • This talk illuminates techniques that support business leaders to make powerful, resonant changes rapidly within an organization. Whether the change includes new products, customers, project management, structure, or culture, the HOW of achieving sustainable change is often confounding. It is clearly necessary to align business leaders and their reports around the WHY (vision) and articulate the WHAT (mission/strategy), however, the HOW of change is a function of modifying the collective habits currently entrenched within the organization. This talk will explore proven methodologies and techniques, and the role of leadership in defining and supporting collective habits of execution to improve business results.

  • Keynote Presentation

Leading a Learning Organization

  • One of the most predictable forces of change facing organizations now is that change itself is happening at an increasingly rapid pace. Organizations are challenged to keep pace and make decisions with both agility and clarity to remain competitive in an increasingly turbulent business environment. This is the time to engage the breadth and depth of the learning capacity within an organization. Leading, therefore, must be centred on the ability to steward the learning of teams and individuals. This session will share a model of organizational learning and techniques to both foster and steward organizational learning and remain competitive through the turbulence of change.

  • Keynote Presentation

The How & Why of Difficult Conversations

  • Learn useful techniques to maintain productivity, morale and interpersonal harmony while addressing conflict and difficult conversations at work.

  • Keynote Presentation

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.

IN THE MEDIA

PODCASTS

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS

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Kristen Cumming CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Team Building & Teamwork
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation
FAQs ON BOOKING Kristen Cumming

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 BOOK Kristen Cumming FOR A VIRTUAL OR KEYNOTE PRESENTATION?

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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