“The greatest art in the world is the art of storytelling.” - Cecille B. DeMille
Kymberlee Weil believes wholeheartedly in that quote. Join our Women of Achievement honoree for a presentation that will help you discover your Signature Story, a significant moment in your life that made you who are today. By developing your own Signature Story, you can connect, inspire, motivate and teach those around you, no matter the environment. A Signature Story lives inside all of us. Let’s find yours.
Kymberlee Weil, Strategic Samurai
Kymberlee Weil is a lifelong athlete, a passionate entrepreneur, an improv performer and an exceptional communicator who has spent over 28 years studying the mindset that creates peak performance in business, sports and communications. She has produced six TEDx events including TEDx Santa Barbara, and she has helped hundreds of speakers discover their core idea and transform it into a message the world needs to hear through story, structure and staging.
At the University of Hawaii Kymberlee attended on a full scholarship for softball and was recognized as an NCAA Woman of the Year. She earned her MBA at Pepperdine University and wrote two books on computer technology. Kymberlee co-founded introNetworks, an award winning software development and licensing company which debuted at TED in 2003. Her experience speaking at TED University inspired her to create Strategic Samurai, a company that specializes in Short-Form High-Stakes Communications, influenced by insights gleaned from sixteen years of attending, participating in and producing TED events as well as experience training and performing in improv comedy.
Kymberlee works one-on-one with clients all over the globe. She gives workshops that take participants to new levels of awareness, confidence and focus in their public speaking, especially when everything is on the line. Her events include training on Signature Storytelling, High-Stakes Short-Form Talks, Improv for Executives, Breakthrough Thinking and more. In 2014, she won the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award for Professional Services. In all of her entrepreneurial efforts, Kymberlee draws on her lifelong experience as an elite athlete. She has been a Martial Artist for over twenty-five years and is a Fourth Dan Black Belt, Master level, in the Korean Martial Art, Hapkido. In addition to training in the Dojo, Kymberlee can be found most mornings at CrossFit where she tests and pushes her own boundaries every day.
Kymberlee’s determination to defy her own barriers fused with her unique combination of Storytelling, Sports and Strategy has resulted in a powerful approach to communications which she willingly shares with others. By revealing the secrets for Short-Form, High-Stakes Talks, typical of TED style of speaking, she achieves her mission of affecting change in the world, one story at a time.