First-Hand

Experiences


First-Hand

Experiences

"Storytelling is an art form - and Kymberlee Weil is the master! I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented creatives in the world, and Kymberlee is close to the top of that list. Her approach to storytelling is game changing. She has an uncanny ability to uncover nuance and layers in a story - details often overlooked by the author - and has a deep understanding and connection with the value of well executed presentation. Her inspiration to never settle for good enough is constant and contagious, as is the desire to always want to dig deeper into the work. Working with Kymberlee is more than a journey, it’s a transformative experience. And you will be deeply grateful for it. If storytelling is what you need to level-up, hit the ‘hire now’ button. I guarantee you’ll soon be wondering what you ever did without her!"

Julian Reeve
Speaker, Author, Ex Music Director of HAMILTON

"To say Kymberlee Weil is a force of nature, would be a gross understatement! I hired Kymberlee to help me craft and deliver a TEDx talk, but I partnered with her because I know she'd push me and my business to new heights. If you want to work with someone (and I mean work really, really hard) who will stretch you way outside your comfort zone, then choose to partner with Kymberlee. Of all the coaches I have worked with over the years, Kymberlee cared the most, pushed me the most, and best of all, has become a dear friend and trusted advisor. We all read these sorts of recommendations all the time. This one was one of the easiest ever to write, because... the investment you make working with Kymberlee will provide quantifiable and qualitative returns for years to come."

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Jan Rutherford
Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, Expedition Leader, Author, Co-host, The Leadership Podcast

"Storytelling Sensei! I have been honored to work with Kymberlee for nearly 2 years now and look forward to many more years. She sets a high standard for herself and her charges! Just when I'm ready to laminate my most polished story and share it with her for her blessing (and high praise), she engages in a discussion that guides me into make it better! She uses storytelling to make me a better storyteller and she mentors me by making me do the work and the thinking (gasp). I am a better speaker because of her. I am a better storyteller because of her. My stories are better because of her. Can't wait to keep seeing the stories that surround us, waiting to be crafted, molded and told!"

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Mo Barrett
TEDx Speaker, Anecdotist, Mischief-Maker, Connector

"As a public speaker and storyteller, there is no better coach to have in your corner than Kymberlee Weil. Her keen insight, sage guidance, and steadfast encouragement has been invaluable (if not indispensable) in my preparations for talks given on stages around the globe, including TEDx Beacon Street. Although I would consider myself a natural storyteller, Kymberlee has taught me how to structure, refine, polish, and leverage those stories into a powerful tool for speaking, selling, and beyond. She is—simply—a master teacher; I am lucky to be one of her students!"

Christina Matteucci
Executive Director, David Beahm Experiences and TEDx Speaker

"When I was invited to audition for a TEDx talk with two weeks to prepare, I knew I needed someone to help me pull my ideas together to create a TEDx worthy talk.Kymberlee was recommended to me. When I spoke to her I knew immediately that I would hire her. She was so supportive and assured me that it would all work out great.Her sessions were amazing. She encouraged me to dig deep to come up with my core idea and make a compelling talk. She is amazing at what she does. I came away with a fantastic talk. It just went live on you tube and the feedback has been incredible.If you are preparing for a talk, Kymberlee is your lady. She is incredible and a joy to work with!"

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Janine Esbrand
TEDx Speaker, Executive Coach, Career Strategist

"Working with Kymberlee has changed my life. She is 100% there for you, she is generous, and she knows how to take you from ‘good’ to ‘great.’ She holds your hand through the process of creating a TEDx talk, as well as all the aspects of performance on stage. Kymberlee is not just an excellent coach and business strategist, she is family."

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Unni Turrettini
Attorney, Author, TEDx Speaker, Oslo Area, Norway

"When I was asked to give a TED talk, I was both extremely honored, but, also, I had absolutely no idea what I was in for! I have given hundreds of talks to audiences big and small. But the TED stage is a different beast -- every word matters. Kymberlee -- a veteran of the TED community -- helped me tremendously in the weeks leading up to my talk and afterwards. In a situation where you need an objective observer to give you honest and intelligent feedback, Kymberlee strikes the perfect balance of supportive and critical. Kymberlee kept me on point, focused and she took the time to figure out what my objectives really were and how to get me there. She not only helped me with the specific task of my talk, but she gave me insights that continue to help me in my public speaking and beyond. She is a true master of her trade and I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from her."

Juna Kollmeier
Astrophysicist, TED Speaker

"Before working with Kymberlee my stories were long-winded, chaotic, and lacked anything resembling a punch. Thankfully, I found Kymberlee well before taking the stage at TEDx Santa Barbara and my life has never been the same since. Now I use well-crafted, hard-hitting stories in every single area of my business and marvel at the power they have to influence and create the change I want, no matter who I’m speaking to. Stories are my new secret weapon and Kymberlee is the only person I trust to take them from good to life changing. Trust me: you need stories, and you need Kymberlee."

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Traver Boehm
TEDx Speaker, Coach, Author

"I thought I had public speaking down pat. I've addressed audiences all over the world ranging from 62 to 1000 people. But going into that red circle at TEDx, and connecting with a vastly diverse audience on an idea that can be shared around the world is like moving to another planet. Kymberlee made that move effortless and exciting. As a former Green Beret, I have followed a lot of quality leaders and coaches, and I would follow Kymberlee anywhere… Especially into the red circle."

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LTC (Ret.) Scott Mann
Green Beret, Entrepreneur, Storyteller, Trainer, Coach, Author

" After being invited to give a talk at TEDxOakland last October, I suddenly realized that I had no idea HOW to give that sort of talk, and began to panic quietly. Fortunately, I found Kymberlee through an acquaintance, and she graciously took me on, even though we only had 2 and a half weeks to prepare. What I learned was astonishing, not only in its elegance and simplicity but its power. She gave me insight into the most potent ways to convey a story while helping me (re)learn the connection between mind and body. She also created a mental space for me to open up about how I felt about my subject so that what I said, I MEANT. All too often, people rehearse endlessly to get a talk down but lack the key component – to tell the raw truth in front of others without being afraid. She gave me that freedom, which is expanding to cover many other forms of communication that I do every day. Thank you, Kymberlee. I will be back for tune-ups in the future."

Beth Anderson

Co-founder, CEO, Arkitek Scientific
Paso Robles, California

"Kymberlee taught, coached, and held our TEDxYoungstown speakers accountable to their own personal excellence. The day of the event no one in the audience left their seats and every speaker received a standing ovation, some more than one!"

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Greg Smith
AUTHOR, SPEAKER, TEDxORGANIZER COLUMBIANA, OHIO

"Working with Kymberlee has been a fantastic experience. I’ve gained clarity and inspiration through her guidance. Attending the Strategically Speaking workshop was the best thing I’ve done to improve my public speaking."

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Garrett TeSlaa
M.P.A. Host & Founder at The Squad Room, TEDx Speaker Santa Barbara, California

"After my TEDx Santa Barbara Talk, my friend just asked me how much of your teachings impacted my first non-TED talk. My response? All of it. I outlined it like you showed me, I practiced it the way you teach and I remembered the “I have time” mantra and paused for laughter. I read and revised trying to ask myself what you would tell me to cut. Thank you for changing my life and my speaking. I won the speaking contest and a $2,000 prize and booked another speaking gig from another association that was there. In other words: thank you, thank you, thank you."

Tim Bauer
Writer, Speaker
Los Angeles, California

"Kymberlee and her Strategically Speaking Workshop can be summed up in two words…Absolutely Amazing! Public speaking doesn’t come naturally for me. The exercises and tools that Kymberlee and her team provided helped me knock it out of the park at a recent speaking engagement I attended and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. You will love and appreciate attending one of Kymberlee’s workshops and will leave wanting more!"

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Michelle Lee
Owner, Narrative Loft
Santa Barbara, California

"It was through the greatest stroke of luck that a friend connected me to Kymberlee. I had only four weeks to prepare an important speech and I was struggling with fear and overwhelm. The way in which Kymberlee helped me feels like a small miracle. She is exceptional at this work. So focused, so skilled. I learned so much through this process — things that will serve me in many other areas of my life. What Kymberlee delivered to me exceeded all my expectations. If you are considering working with her, I cannot recommend her highly enough. You will be in excellent hands. You will be so glad you found her. I know I am and, forever grateful."

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Elizabeth Duvivier
Founder / Director, Squam Art Workshops
Providence, Rhode Island

"Kymberlee is a master trainer when it comes to the business of speaking, TEDx coaching and storytelling. In the last year and a half of working with Kymberlee, my speaking opportunities have doubled, I was expertly coached by Kymberlee for a TEDx stage in September of 2018, and my storytelling skills are now allowing for deeper impact with any audience I stand in front of. If you're looking for the coach who will hold you accountable and help you succeed more than you expected, Kymberlee is the master!"

Eric Hodgdon
TEDx SPEAKER, COACH, AUTHOR

"I had the chance to work with Kymberlee on not one, but two TEDx talks. She has an innate ability to mine the diamonds in your story, and spin a web of connectivity and emotion in a way that serves the audience. She encourages you to step outside your comfort zone to ensure that you are playing to your potential, and lends you her confidence while you build your own. I can’t recommend her highly enough- if you are looking for a secret weapon- look no further- but be prepared to step into your greatness."

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Shelli Rae Varela
Fire Captain, TEDx Speaker, Founder of The Yes Effect Show
Toronto, Canada

"It was through the greatest stroke of luck that a friend connected me to Kymberlee. I had only four weeks to prepare an important speech and I was struggling with fear and overwhelm. The way in which Kymberlee helped me feels like a small miracle. She is exceptional at this work. So focused, so skilled. I learned so much through this process — things that will serve me in many other areas of my life. What Kymberlee delivered to me exceeded all my expectations. If you are considering working with her, I cannot recommend her highly enough. You will be in excellent hands. You will be so glad you found her. I know I am and, forever grateful."

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Sherry Simpson Dean
Senior Director Engagement and Impact at ITVS
San Francisco Bay Area

"Giving a TEDx talk was incredibly rewarding, and one big reason was Kymberlee. She really knows the craft of storytelling, and she was willing to make sure I was telling the story I needed to tell. I was not always easy to work with, but she was patient when patience was needed and she was assertive when that’s what was needed. I trusted Kymberlee because I knew that she would be both honest and kind. About a week before the event, I was ready to pull out because I was feeling so anxious. Kymberlee was not phased — she listened to my rant, smiled with empathy and then got me refocused where I needed to be. So, here’s the bottom line — if you have the chance to get on the TED stage, do it! If you have the chance to have Kymberlee as your coach, definitely do it! Working with her was an incredibly worthwhile investment. I know that the final result was greatly enhanced by her expertise and her commitment."

Dave Mochel
Internationally Recognized Wellbeing Coach and Consultant CEO
at Applied Attention
Santa Barbara, California

"My experience with Kymberlee was at a recent conference attended by some pretty savvy business leaders. She led us through a high energy exercise that really resonated with the group. The message was elegantly simple, the impact significant. It was a difficult assignment—given the audience. Nice job Kymberlee!"

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Bill Wiersma
Author, Speaker, Advisor to Senior Management
San Francisco Bay Area

"Kymberlee showed off her Strategic Samurai and team building skills at a recent conference I attended, and I have nothing but positive memories of the experience. Her insights transcended business into the personal realm, and I still keep her message, “See past the obstacle” near my desk! Her presence was both warm and commanding, and she captivated all of us with the power of her message."

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Anna Easterbrooks
Social Media Marketing Manager at Carahsoft, Author
Reston, Virginia

"If you have an open and learning spirit, Kymberlee Weil will blow your mind with her breakthrough thinking. Kymberlee resonates peace and genuine confidence that spreads. I am an avid reader of personal development and a believer in the power of the right mindset. Despite years of thinking in this area, Kymberlee’s strategic samurai presentation caused me to have a breakthrough thinking moment. If you seek personal improvement or know of a group of people who need it, Kymberlee will get you all down the path to being a more powerful thinker and person."

Mark Russell
Licensed Realtor at Keller Wiliams Realty Boise
Boise, Idaho

"Kymberlee’s Strategic Samurai presentation was a valuable, inspiring experience. She has seamlessly integrated her experiences in the business world into transformational pearls of wisdom that encourage us to push beyond plateaus of fear and complacency to achieve our highest personal and professional potential. I would absolutely recommend Strategic Samurai for those looking to up their game."

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Heather Green
Founder & CEO, Sprout Concepts
Santa Barbara, California

"Kymberlee embodies the heart and soul of a TEDx event, and it was an incredible honor to work with her on TEDxAmericanRiviera. Every year the speakers selected were unrivaled, an effort Kymberlee led. She was incredible at selecting speakers, but more importantly at working with them to hone their presentations and messages. TEDxAmericanRiviera was the success that it was because of Kymberlee’s tireless energy, unmatched work ethic and passion for what she does."

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Tami Sherman
Partner, Elements Meetings and Communications
Santa Barbara, California

"Storytelling is an art form - and Kymberlee Weil is the master! I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented creatives in the world, and Kymberlee is close to the top of that list. Her approach to storytelling is game changing. She has an uncanny ability to uncover nuance and layers in a story - details often overlooked by the author - and has a deep understanding and connection with the value of well executed presentation. Her inspiration to never settle for good enough is constant and contagious, as is the desire to always want to dig deeper into the work. Working with Kymberlee is more than a journey, it’s a transformative experience. And you will be deeply grateful for it. If storytelling is what you need to level-up, hit the ‘hire now’ button. I guarantee you’ll soon be wondering what you ever did without her!"

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Julian Reeve
Speaker, Author, Ex Music Director of HAMILTON

"As a public speaker and storyteller, there is no better coach to have in your corner than Kymberlee Weil. Her keen insight, sage guidance, and steadfast encouragement has been invaluable (if not indispensable) in my preparations for talks given on stages around the globe, including TEDx Beacon Street. Although I would consider myself a natural storyteller, Kymberlee has taught me how to structure, refine, polish, and leverage those stories into a powerful tool for speaking, selling, and beyond. She is—simply—a master teacher; I am lucky to be one of her students!"
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Christina Matteucci
Executive Director, David Beahm Experiences and TEDx Speaker

"To say Kymberlee Weil is a force of nature, would be a gross understatement! I hired Kymberlee to help me craft and deliver a TEDx talk, but I partnered with her because I know she'd push me and my business to new heights. If you want to work with someone (and I mean work really, really hard) who will stretch you way outside your comfort zone, then choose to partner with Kymberlee. Of all the coaches I have worked with over the years, Kymberlee cared the most, pushed me the most, and best of all, has become a dear friend and trusted advisor. We all read these sorts of recommendations all the time. This one was one of the easiest ever to write, because... the investment you make working with Kymberlee will provide quantifiable and qualitative returns for years to come."

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Jan Rutherford
Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, Expedition Leader, Author, Co-host, The Leadership Podcast

"Storytelling Sensei! I have been honored to work with Kymberlee for nearly 2 years now and look forward to many more years. She sets a high standard for herself and her charges! Just when I'm ready to laminate my most polished story and share it with her for her blessing (and high praise), she engages in a discussion that guides me into make it better! She uses storytelling to make me a better storyteller and she mentors me by making me do the work and the thinking (gasp). I am a better speaker because of her. I am a better storyteller because of her. My stories are better because of her. Can't wait to keep seeing the stories that surround us, waiting to be crafted, molded and told!"

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Mo Barrett
TEDx Speaker, Anecdotist, Mischief-Maker, Connector

"Kymberlee is absolutely the best in crafting story into a speech. Story is what people remember and Kymberlee helps put that into context while speaking. I feel like I am at a higher level of speaking after working with her. If you want to see what’s possible, bring Kymberlee onboard!"

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Morgan Watt
Public Speaker

"When I was invited to audition for a TEDx talk with two weeks to prepare, I knew I needed someone to help me pull my ideas together to create a TEDx worthy talk.Kymberlee was recommended to me. When I spoke to her I knew immediately that I would hire her. She was so supportive and assured me that it would all work out great.Her sessions were amazing. She encouraged me to dig deep to come up with my core idea and make a compelling talk. She is amazing at what she does. I came away with a fantastic talk. It just went live on you tube and the feedback has been incredible.If you are preparing for a talk, Kymberlee is your lady. She is incredible and a joy to work with!"

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Janine Esbrand
TEDx Speaker, Executive Coach, Career Strategist

"When I was asked to give a TED talk, I was both extremely honored, but, also, I had absolutely no idea what I was in for! I have given hundreds of talks to audiences big and small. But the TED stage is a different beast -- every word matters. Kymberlee -- a veteran of the TED community -- helped me tremendously in the weeks leading up to my talk and afterwards. In a situation where you need an objective observer to give you honest and intelligent feedback, Kymberlee strikes the perfect balance of supportive and critical. Kymberlee kept me on point, focused and she took the time to figure out what my objectives really were and how to get me there. She not only helped me with the specific task of my talk, but she gave me insights that continue to help me in my public speaking and beyond. She is a true master of her trade and I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from her."

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Juna Kollmeier
Astrophysicist, TED Speaker
Washington, DC

"Kymberlee taught, coached, and held our TEDxYoungstown speakers accountable to their own personal excellence. The day of the event no one in the audience left their seats and every speaker received a standing ovation, some more than one!"

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Greg Smith
Author, Speaker, TEDxOrganizer
Columbiana, Ohio

"Working with Kymberlee has changed my life. She is 100% there for you, she is generous, and she knows how to take you from ‘good’ to ‘great.’ She holds your hand through the process of creating a TEDx talk, as well as all the aspects of performance on stage. Kymberlee is not just an excellent coach and business strategist, she is family."

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Unni Turrettini
Attorney, Author & TEDx Speaker
Oslo Area, Norway

"Before working with Kymberlee my stories were long winded, chaotic, and lacked anything resembling a punch. Thankfully, I found Kymberlee well before taking the stage at TEDx Santa Barbara and my life has never been the same since. Now I use well-crafted, hard-hitting stories in every single area of my business and marvel at the power they have to influence and create the change I want, no matter who I’m speaking to. Stories are my new secret weapon and Kymberlee is the only person I trust to take them from good to life changing. Trust me: you need stories, and you need Kymberlee."

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Traver Boehm
TEDx Speaker, Author, Coach
Santa Barbara, California

"After being invited to give a talk at TEDxOakland last October, I suddenly realized that I had no idea HOW to give that sort of talk, and began to panic quietly. Fortunately, I found Kymberlee through an acquaintance, and she graciously took me on, even though we only had 2 and a half weeks to prepare. What I learned was astonishing, not only in its elegance and simplicity but its power. She gave me insight into the most potent ways to convey a story while helping me (re)learn the connection between mind and body. She also created a mental space for me to open up about how I felt about my subject so that what I said, I MEANT. All too often, people rehearse endlessly to get a talk down but lack the key component – to tell the raw truth in front of others without being afraid. She gave me that freedom, which is expanding to cover many other forms of communication that I do every day. Thank you, Kymberlee. I will be back for tune-ups in the future."

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Beth Anderson
Co-founder, CEO, Arkitek Scientific
Paso Robles, California

"I thought I had public speaking down pat. I’ve addressed audiences all over the world ranging from 62 to 1000 people. But going into that red circle at TEDx, and connecting with a vastly diverse audience on an idea that can be shared around the world is like moving to another planet. Kymberlee made that move effortless and exciting. As a former Green Beret, I have followed a lot of quality leaders and coaches, and I would follow Kymberlee anywhere… Especially into the red circle."

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LTC (Ret.) Scott Mann
Green Beret, Entrepreneur, Storyteller, Trainer, Coach and Author
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida

"Giving a TED talk was incredibly rewarding, and one big reason was Kymberlee. She really knows the craft of storytelling, and she was willing to make sure I was telling the story I needed to tell. I was not always easy to work with, but she was patient when patience was needed and she was assertive when that’s what was needed. I trusted Kymberlee because I knew that she would be both honest and kind. About a week before the event, I was ready to pull out because I was feeling so anxious. Kymberlee was not phased — she listened to my rant, smiled with empathy and then got me refocused where I needed to be. So, here’s the bottom line — if you have the chance to get on the TED stage, do it! If you have the chance to have Kymberlee as your coach, definitely do it! Working with her was an incredibly worthwhile investment. I know that the final result was greatly enhanced by her expertise and her commitment."

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Dave Mochel
Internationally Recognized Wellbeing Coach and Consultant, CEO at Applied Attention
Santa Barbara, California

"I had the chance to work with Kymberlee on not one, but two TEDx talks. She has an innate ability to mine the diamonds in your story, and spin a web of connectivity and emotion in a way that serves the audience. She encourages you to step outside your comfort zone to ensure that you are playing to your potential, and lends you her confidence while you build your own. I can’t recommend her highly enough- if you are looking for a secret weapon- look no further- but be prepared to step into your greatness."

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Shelli Rae Varela
Fire Captain, TEDx Speaker,
Founder of The Yes Effect Show
Toronto, Canada

"After my TEDx Santa Barbara Talk, my friend just asked me how much of your teachings impacted my first non-TED talk. My response? All of it. I outlined it like you showed me, I practiced it the way you teach and I remembered the “I have time” mantra and paused for laughter. I read and revised trying to ask myself what you would tell me to cut. Thank you for changing my life and my speaking. I won the speaking contest and a $2,000 prize and booked another speaking gig from another association that was there. In other words: thank you, thank you, thank you."

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Tim Bauer
Writer, Speaker
Los Angeles, California

"Working with Kymberlee has been a fantastic experience. I’ve gained clarity and inspiration through her guidance. Attending the Strategically Speaking workshop was the best thing I’ve done to improve my public speaking."

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Garrett TeSlaa
M.P.A. Host & Founder at The Squad Room,
TEDx Speaker
Santa Barbara, California

"Kymberlee and her Strategically Speaking Workshop can be summed up in two words…Absolutely Amazing! Public speaking doesn’t come naturally for me. The exercises and tools that Kymberlee and her team provided helped me knock it out of the park at a recent speaking engagement I attended and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. You will love and appreciate attending one of Kymberlee’s workshops and will leave wanting more!"

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Michelle Lee
Owner, Narrative Loft
Santa Barbara, California

"It was through the greatest stroke of luck that a friend connected me to Kymberlee. I had only four weeks to prepare an important speech and I was struggling with fear and overwhelm. The way in which Kymberlee helped me feels like a small miracle. She is exceptional at this work. So focused, so skilled. I learned so much through this process — things that will serve me in many other areas of my life. What Kymberlee delivered to me exceeded all my expectations. If you are considering working with her, I cannot recommend her highly enough. You will be in excellent hands. You will be so glad you found her. I know I am and, forever grateful."
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Elizabeth Duvivier
Founder / Director, Squam Art Workshops
Providence, Rhode Island

"When TEDX Occidental College team embarked upon our first conference, we chose Kymberlee as our speaker coach. We had no idea that she would become part of the team, providing expertise in supporting organization of our inaugural event and elevating our speaker /experience and relations. Our global group of speakers included students who were in many cases publicly speaking for the first time. Her work included support in honing their overall presentations and providing clarity and movement coaching. Overall a great experience. She is precise, organized, dedicated and a pleasure to work with."

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Sherry Simpson Dean
Senior Director Engagement and Impact at ITVS
San Francisco Bay Area

"If you have an open and learning spirit, Kymberlee Weil will blow your mind with her breakthrough thinking. Kymberlee resonates peace and genuine confidence that spreads. I am an avid reader of personal development and a believer in the power of the right mindset. Despite years of thinking in this area, Kymberlee’s strategic samurai presentation caused me to have a breakthrough thinking moment. If you seek personal improvement or know of a group of people who need it, Kymberlee will get you all down the path to being a more powerful thinker and person."

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Mark Russell
Licensed Realtor at Keller Wiliams Realty Boise
Boise, Idaho

"Kymberlee showed off her Strategic Samurai and team building skills at a recent conference I attended, and I have nothing but positive memories of the experience. Her insights transcended business into the personal realm, and I still keep her message, “See past the obstacle” near my desk! Her presence was both warm and commanding, and she captivated all of us with the power of her message. "

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Anna Easterbrooks
Social Media Marketing Manager at Carahsoft, Author
Reston, Virginia

"My experience with Kymberlee was at a recent conference attended by some pretty savvy business leaders. She led us through a high energy exercise that really resonated with the group. The message was elegantly simple, the impact significant. It was a difficult assignment—given the audience. Nice job Kymberlee!"

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Bill Wiersma
Author, Speaker, Advisor to Senior Management
San Francisco Bay Area

"Kymberlee’s Strategic Samurai presentation was a valuable, inspiring experience. She has seamlessly integrated her experiences in the business world into transformational pearls of wisdom that encourage us to push beyond plateaus of fear and complacency to achieve our highest personal and professional potential. I would absolutely recommend Strategic Samurai for those looking to up their game."
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Heather Green
Founder & CEO, Sprout Concepts
Santa Barbara, California

"Kymberlee embodies the heart and soul of a TEDx event, and it was an incredible honor to work with her on TEDxAmericanRiviera. Every year the speakers selected were unrivaled, an effort Kymberlee led. She was incredible at selecting speakers, but more importantly at working with them to hone their presentations and messages. TEDxAmericanRiviera was the success that it was because of Kymberlee’s tireless energy, unmatched work ethic and passion for what she does."

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Tami Sherman
Partner, Elements Meetings and Communications
Santa Barbara, California

"Kymberlee is absolutely the best in crafting story into a speech. Story is what people remember and Kymberlee helps put that into context while speaking. I feel like I am at a higher level of speaking after working with her. If you want to see what’s possible, bring Kymberlee onboard!"

Morgan Watt
Public Speaker

"I was privileged to be invited to speak at Kymberlee Weil’s TEDxAmericanRiviera event. I have been involved in many high quality live events, including other TEDx events, and honestly, it was the most organized, well-prepared, grade A+, enjoyable speaking event I’ve ever participated in. Much of that credit goes to Kymberlee’s vision, professionalism, attention to detail, and passion for being a catalyst for changing the world. Not only was the event meticulously crafted, Kymberlee also made herself available as a coach to the speakers, helping us knit our often “all over the map” threads of message into a perfect tapestry of “ideas worth spreading.” Two highly enthusiastic thumbs up!"

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Lissa Rankin
OB/GYN Author, Artist and Founder of Owning Pink
Marin County, California

"Kymberlee knows what it takes to craft a talk that motivates the masses. As a speaking coach, she intuitively knows how to hone what you say and how you say it to ensure you convey your message with clarity and confidence. I would work with her again (and again . . . and again)."

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Nikki Groom
Business and Brand Strategist
Providence, Rhode Island

"Kymberlee, well, this was the first time I’ve ever been coached as you know. Twenty+ years of paid public speaking, and you’re the first. You made me look into each thought for its deeper meaning, made me stretch for a title that would motivate, made me aware of the length of each story as it threads to the moral. For all of this, thanks. Quite an experience, this."

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Dave Berkus
Speaker, Author, Consultant and Investor
Arcadia, California

"I wanted to take another moment to thank you. I know that you are aware of the impact you make on people, but I have to tell you that you really helped me become a better communicator, and I will use these tools for the rest of my life as I work and play to make our world more just for those who deserve more, and for those of us who have it made. Much love to you and your craft."

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Alberto Retana
President & CEO at Community Coalition
Los Angeles, California

"As someone who has limited experience with public speaking and who is not very comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people, I was nervous about delivering a TEDx talk to my school community. Kymberlee, however, helped me get to a place where I not only felt comfortable speaking to a room of hundreds of people but confident as well. Kymberlee was instrumental in guiding me through the articulation of my idea and provided specific, honest feedback throughout the entire process. Not only did she give practical and necessary guidance during the development stage of my talk, she also made sure to make me feel emotionally supported before and after I actually gave my talk. With Kymberlee’s invaluable insight, I was able to give my talk with assurance and clarity."

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Cordelia Kenney
Assistant Director of Strategic and Research Partnerships at Center for Global Development, TEDx Speaker
Washington, D.C.

"Kymberlee, you have a unique ability to focus our ideas in a way that is more important – and of broader importance – it is a very unique type of creativity. The way in which you managed to direct and expand the thoughts of such different topics is unmatched – it required that you had a genuine interest and focus on extraordinarily different areas. You have a very unique and eclectic intellect- and I have several friends with nobel prizes. Well done."

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Richard G. Pestell,
President, Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Research Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Thank you so much, Kymberlee! Your help throughout this process has been invaluable. Never could have done it without you!"

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Brian Erickson
First time TEDx Speaker
Occidental College, California

"I will always remember the wisdom you provided about looking beyond the obstacle."

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Angela Fletcher, SPHR
Management Consultant, Aspiring Author & Philanthropist
Greater Atlanta Area

"You don’t know what to expect when you walk up that board Kymberlee is holding for you to “break through.” Needless to say when you break through your board you feel like you can conquer the world. Kymberlee’s seminars build confidence, team energy, and camaraderie. I haven’t felt closer to my team in ages and it’s all thanks to Kymberlee’s expertise and presentation. Thank you for an amazing experience! The unconventional experiences are always the most lasting."

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Kyle Svenningsen
President, InStyle Technologies
Santa Barbara, California

"What an empowering experience! I was filled with fear and anxiety as my turn approached, could I really break that thick board? Will I break my hand or wrist? I hope I don’t fail!…but with Kymberlee’s easy manner, technical skill and focused guidance I broke the board not only easily, but totally painlessly. It was amazing & exhilarating! I knew right then I could conquer anything I put my mind to. Harnessing my internal focus with her guidance was so powerful, I was completely blown away… as was the entire room of over 150 women whom she helped succeed that day! You have to do this, truly life changing!"

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Linda Lockwood
Business Consultant & Accountant
Port Townsend, Washington

"Kymberlee was masterful at organizing a room of over 100 women, inviting them to state their innermost desire and seeing past the barrier of wood to what lay on the other side: its manifestation. The fear and doubt I had before walking up to the board did not match the exhilaration I felt coursing through my body when I broke through. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. To this day, and each day, I am reminded of my desire and the image of it on a red rose. Powerful and life changing."

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Joelle Lydon, MA, CPC
Relationship Coach
Albany, New York

"It was such a fantastic empowering experience! I can still remember how my entire body tingled with excitement before, during, and after the exercise. I was also nervous, but I witnessed how each person surprised themselves with their own power. When it was my turn, the look on Kymberlee’s face transmitted her calm confidence and I was reassured that I was in safe hands. It felt like pure electricity going through my body. It was such an amazing team-building exercise and it taught me so much about myself. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world!"

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Lai Har Cheung
Holistic Health Counselor
Philadelphia, PA

"I thought this would be just pure fun. I had no idea of the fear that would surge through my body as I anticipated my turn. As my heart pounded I thought “I wonder if I can do this?!!!” With Kymberlees’s guidance and steady gaze I summoned my inner strength and BAM!!! I not only broke through the board but conquered my fear. I left that day feeling like I could do ANYTHING! Thanks Kymberlee for showing me that you can LOOK feminine and beautiful and be strong and fierce at the same time. I am forever changed by this experience."

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Sophie Solomon
Realtor at Royal Lepage Estate Realty,
Co-Founder S+M Sales,
Marketing & Self-Promotion
Toronto, Canada

"Kymberlee’s board breaking seminars are amazing. Her presentation framed our experience so that the impossible seemed possible. She has a strong and serene presence that brings forth our own inner warrior. I loved how her spiritual philosophy inspired me to see what is possible for myself. This seminar is the perfect way to give your team a way to break through any barriers and take them higher!"

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Andrea Gaines
Wellness Coach
Chicago, Illinois

"I’m a doctor; not a public speaker. Fortunately, Kymberlee is calm and resolute and creative and experienced. She very quickly found the drop of wisdom I held, distilled it, crystallized it, and gave it the light to shine. There’s a feeling of calmness and confidence you get when you realize you’re working with somebody who’s very skilled at what they do. I had that feeling from inception to completion, and content through performance, working with Kymberlee."

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Dr. Jeffrey Levenson
President at Levenson Eye Associates, TEDx Speaker
Jacksonville, Florida

"From the TEDx stage to boardrooms nationwide, Kymberlee has strengthened the presentations and communication skills of leaders in all industries. As a participant in her "Strategic Samurai Presentation Course," I learned the methods, techniques and strategies to communicate my CORE story and the KEY learning points more effectively.

Within 24 hours of taking this course, I was already using the ideas Kymberlee so elegantly and eloquently shares.

Whether you're terrified of speaking in front of a group or a veteran with many years of on-stage experience, this program will give you the process, the practice, the tools and most of all the confidence you need to get results."

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Jason “JW” Womack
Instructor, Leader Development Course - Squadron Command
Montgomery, Alabama

"I called Kymberlee last minute - as in, one week before I was asked to give a 20 min talk to 1,000 people, on a huge stage, with no notes. I was skeptical of my own abilities - and skeptical that somebody would be able to help me with such a quick turnaround. That said, I signed on - and if given the opportunity again, wouldn’t hesitate. Her methods are effective, and she has the ability to help you instill more confidence in yourself than you knew possible. Additionally, her suggestions and counsel are unwavering, and she helps you stay focused throughout the whole process - even when it seems daunting. I am now more excited (versus scared) for my next speaking engagement."

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Andrea Holland
Founder/CEO of DialedPR, Author/Instructor for LinkedIn Learning, Founder of ContractPRJobs.com
Santa Barbara, California

"Recently, I attended Kymberlee's Strategic Samurai: Strategically Speaking Seminar. It was an incredible experience. Overcoming public speaking anxiety is no small feat, but Kymberlee's experience and warmth as both a coach and a successful public speaker herself, translates into a full day of confidence boosting, productive fun.

I've had the pleasure of working and learning from Kymberlee on a mix of different projects for the last 5 years. She is both a mentor and a friend. Kymberlee's influence has been an essential guiding force to my own professional development."

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Maximilian Lemos
Software Quality Assurance Analyst at Shipt
San Francisco Bay Area