"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!"
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."
FIRE CAPTAIN, TEDX SPEAKER, FOUNDER OF THE YES EFFECT SHOW
"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."
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."
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!"
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."
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING MANAGER AT CARAHSOFT, AUTHOR
"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."
LICENSED REALTOR AT KELLER WILIAMS REALTY BOISE
"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."
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."
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!"
"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!"
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)."
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."
SPEAKER, AUTHOR, CONSULTANT AND INVESTOR
"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."
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."
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC AND RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS AT CENTER FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, TEDX SPEAKER
"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."
PRESIDENT, PENNSYLVANIA CANCER AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTER
"Thank you so much, Kymberlee! Your help throughout this process has been invaluable. Never could have done it without you!"
FIRST TIME TEDX SPEAKER
OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE, CALIFORNIA
"I will always remember the wisdom you provided about looking beyond the obstacle."
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."
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!"
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."
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!"
HOLISTIC HEALTH COUNSELOR
"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."
REALTOR AT ROYAL LEPAGE ESTATE REALTY,
CO-FOUNDER S+M SALES,
MARKETING & SELF-PROMOTION
"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!"
"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."
Update two years later:
"Having recently had the opportunity to hear both some really effective speakers, and some ineffective speakers, I felt the urge to send another note of thanks your way. The lessons you taught me continue to guide me, hopefully for the benefit of the people and institutions I serve. I’m grateful for the very important role you’ve played in giving my message more clarity and impact."
PRESIDENT AT LEVENSON EYE ASSOCIATES, TEDX SPEAKER
"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."
INSTRUCTOR, LEADER DEVELOPMENT COURSE - SQUADRON COMMAND
"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."
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."
SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE ANALYST AT SHIPT
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA