About Kristin


Elizabeth Ellis

“Kristin Pedemonti’s stories ring with Hope. They are good medicine for our weary hearts.”

Elizabeth Ellis
Master Story Teller

Anna Osińska

“Kristin is an exceptional storyteller – she inspires and gives confidence that allows you to believe nothing can stop you. After meeting her you just have no excuse but to dare to realize your dreams.” –

Anna Osińska
Inkubator Starter, Gdansk Poland

Andrei Tolstopiatenko

“Kristin has taught us about the most important currency of all, the currency of love.”

Andrei Tolstopiatenko,
Manager, World Bank Group

We become the stories we tell.

As a Storyteller/Speaker, Presentation Skills Trainer and Coach, Kristin serves clients and audiences around the world to hear each other, connect across perceived differences and communicate their messages in a clear, compelling and connective way.

By the end of her presentation or training session; whether at a keynote, conference, or more intimate engagement, you will realize you are the author of your own story; there is a world of possibilities even within constant change and you can create a revised life narrative that propels you or your organization rather than potentially imprisons you.

What inspired her journey into story?

Growing up with a suicidal father who was a Special Ops Vietnam Veteran, Kristin learned early on the burden of an untold story and this is why she is so motivated to serve others to be able to tell their stories whether in the work place or a personal story.

Currently, Kristin serves as a Storytelling Consultant at the World Bank and is one of the highest rated facilitators: 6.8 out of 7. Since 2015, she’s taught over 1000+ staff to tell the human stories behind the numbers and communicate across 190+ countries and countless cultures. Her impact has reached thousands. She also consults for other clients such as GIZ and Center for Financial Services Innovation. She recently launched with Speaker Stardom and is one of their elite Speakers.

Kristin has performed and presented worldwide on 5 continents and 20 countries so far including Colombia, Kenya and one of proudest highlights: she was the 1st American Storyteller accepted into the Kanoon International Storytelling Festival in Iran, February 2015. Watch her performance here: One Person’s Kindness

She believes in being bold, taking risks and living one’s passion while serving others. In 2005 Kristin sold her home and possessions to create/facilitate a volunteer literacy project in Belize donating programs for 33,000 youth and training 800+ teachers how to use their own cultural stories in schools. Her book, A Bridge of Story: Risking it All to Connect Classrooms and Cultures is available for purchase.

In 2013 Kristin facilitated Artfully Aware’s Community Created Book Project in Kenya, Ghana and Haiti. The books Ghana Is… and Perseverance & Possibility in Kenya are available for purchase by clicking here.

Not only does her humanitarian work inform the way she sees the world, her experience auditioning for and being a finalist in TED Talks Talent Search deeply impacted her current trajectory. You can watch her talk here and she hopes it brings a smile to your face: Bringing Joy to Everyday Moments.

Kristin would love to work with you, to serve you to tell a new narrative that propels you rather than potentially imprisons you. It is time for your new story!




Fun Facts …

Kristin went to Burning Man in 2015 and camped with Pink Heart, yes it was as amazing as you’ve heard.

Kristin has been kissed by giraffes in Kenya, made groundnut soup in Ghana, performed yearly in Paris from 2008 to 2014 and couchsurfed across Europe on tour Spring 2010.

Kristin can sometimes be seen riding a pink drift trike in DC Bike Party.

She was 3lbs when she was born and does her best to live the phrase: “small but mighty.”


National Storytelling Network
2011 Oracle Award:

International Story Bridge

Finalist in the
TED Talks 2013 Worldwide Talent Search:
The Young, The Wise & The Undiscovered


National Storytelling Network

Storytelling Center of New York City

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