Kendra has been fascinated with how people learn, communicate, and succeed since 2002. With 13 years of experience in training and development consultation, instructional design, and employee relations, at organizations like AAA, Westgate Resorts, and Lockheed Martin she has challenged and honed her speaking and coaching skills making her an in-demand keynote speaker in the Central Florida Region. An Achieve Global Trainer in Leadership and Customer Service, a Professional Certified Coach, and holding additional certification in Positive Psychology Kendra differentiates herself and her content by combining her own lived experiences with the research supported by the field of Positive Psychology resulting in engaging, meaningful, AND scientifically relevant content delivered with both grace and humor.
Past Clients Include:
Siemens, Valencia College, Florida Hospital Waterman, Hilton Grand Vacation Club, Jewish Community Center of Orlando, College Park Neighborhood Association, XOS Digital, Casselberry Library, Winter Park Towers, and GAI Consultants.
- Authentic Leadership
- Stress Resilience
- Optimism at Work
- Service & Compassion
Growth, Grace, & Grit
Stress can have a myriad of effects on our lives from lowering metabolism and increasing cholesterol to contributing to higher rates of divorce and stifling our creativity. In this workshop we will challenge the idea of “managing stress” and learn how radical self-acceptance and mindfulness team up to build resilience - the key to balancing competing priorities and bringing our best selves to our toughest challenges. Combining recent research and our own lived experiences we will address the 3 most challenging stressors for women: perfectionism, comparison, and the pain of uncertainty. Discover how to flourish in the face of adversity and transform the way you live, love and work.
Science of Happiness: Cultivating Positive Emotions
While the term “happiness” may be subjective, there is an entire body of research which has its finger on the pulse of what actually produces positive results in people's lives, relationships, and businesses - Positive Psychology - the scientific study of what makes life worth living and individuals flourish. In this workshop we identify the common barriers to happiness such as our tendency to put limits or boundaries on happiness i.e. “When I get that raise- then I will be happy.” Learn what happens when we experience enough positivity to put us past the tipping point where, the research says, we experience an up-ward spiral which allows us greater clarity, better sleep, and to perceive more possibilities than before. We will explore the vital role our thoughts and actions play in happiness and learn three ways you can start cultivating positive emotions in your life today.
Published Professional Contributions:
- Central Florida Life Style magazine
Professional memberships include:
- Founding Fellow at the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.
"I was very impressed with Kendra's presentation and hope to work with her again very soon. She presented at one of our newly on boarded resource group's end of the year meeting to celebrate the group's success and to further enhance teambuilding. Kendra strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and being approachable. She is very articulate, very polished, her presentation material was tailored to our group, the content was excellent and very well received. She also did a wonderful mix of presenting, hands on work, and some “teambuilding” exercises.
She also has a wicked sense of humor, easily holds the room's attention and has an uncanny knack for getting people to improve the way they work together. The results were immediate and the team members that participated in her workshop last year still talk about it. I'm currently awaiting budget approval to bring her in for my immediate team (8 people). My boss, the Director of Supply Management (Americas Region) is reviewing options to bring her in for a larger session with his entire team (50+ people).
I highly recommend Kendra – have fun!"
Tonya K. Siemens