Across all of my speaking engagements and workshops, I encourage people to use their voice, tell their story, and cultivate kindness.

I bring elements of psychology, design, and physicality to a deep understanding how people work and why we do what we do. My deep love of movement and wellness (including 20 years of NCAA collegiate swimming to 200-hour yoga teacher certification) — means that I bring a holistic health focus into the conversation, with an emphasis on well being, honing your intuition, and integrating the mind, body and spirit.

AIB-talking on stage On-Stage Appearances:

  • Alive in Berlin — Keynote: “The Upside of Loneliness,” 2014.
  • The World Domination Summit — “Raising $29,000 For Charity: Water,” 2012.
  • Powder Keg, Indianapolis — “29 Lessons From Swimming Naked From Alcatraz,” 2012.
  • KA Connect: Knowledge Architecture — “The Story of Landscape Urbanism: Building A Community Through Social Sharing,” 2012.
  • The University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design: “Landscapes of Uncertainty: A Panel,” 2012.
  • The University of Virginia, School of Architecture — Keynote: “Building Landscape Urbanism,” 2012.

Workshops, round-tables, and small group events:

  • Creative Mornings — “Field Trips: The Art of Storytelling in Everyday Life,” 2015.
  • Moment Design — “Creative Writing Workshop,” New York City, 2015.
  • Pakistani Emerging Leaders — 30 Under 30 Fellowship. “Communications Roundtable: The Art of Storytelling And Crafting A Winning Pitch,” New York City, 2015.
  • Storylines in San Francisco — “Building a Career And A Life On Your Terms,” San Francisco, 2014.
  • General Assembly, San Francisco: “Introduction to Storytelling,” “The Psychology of Storytelling,” and “How to Win at Crafting Stories,” San Francisco, 2013—2014.
  • Private Gala, Russian Hill, San Francisco — “Inside The Brain of an Open Water Swimmer,” 2012.

Podcasts, Interviews, and Media Appearances:

  • Todd Henry’s Accidental Creative Podcast
  • Srini Rao “The Unmistakeable Creative” Podcast
  • Real Talk with Nicole Antoinette Podcast
  • Build A Better Life Podcast with Adam Carroll
  • En*theos: Improve Your Storytelling, Improve Your Life
  • Fast Company “Reinvent Business Summit,” Hackathon 2013
  • Startup Weekend LA: Tech Crunch
  • Do Something — Featured on SlideShare with over 300,000 downloads

Above: The 2015 Unmistakeable Creative Podcast. My segment was featured as an “Animated Short” by Rebel Dot Com on Soul Pancake (1.7 million subscribers).

Topics that I would love to speak to your audience about:

  • Startup pregnant: how pregnancy and the workplace can be entirely re-invented.
  • The upside of loneliness: how feelings are wayfinders to our authentic self.
  • How to craft great stories, pitches, and narrative arcs.
  • Content strategy: how to create a simple yet powerful thought leadership platform. (Hint: you don’t need to start a blog.)
  • The power of starting — why starting is a difficult aspect of behavior change.
  • Why pursuing outside (and outsize) goals can make for better worker productivity, happiness and engagement.


To book me for a speaking gig, email SKP stage ready