Kim Becking

Kim Becking is an engaging, high-energy, fun and impactful keynote speaker helping you boost resilience, reduce stress, conquer change and create MOMENTUM no matter what life throws at you.

Inspiring. Engaging. Riveting. Laugh-out-loud funny. Authentic. Highly entertaining. With a rare ability to connect at a deeper level with her audiences. Kim is a sought-after keynote speaker who leaves her audiences with a “Momentum Mindset” – ready to conquer change, take bold action, become more resilient, accelerate success and achieve more in their business, life and relationships no matter what life throws at them.

Kim’s Programs Help YOU:

  • Inspire Bold Action
  • Boost Performance and Productivity
  • Improve and Enhance Relationships
  • Conquer Change
  • Boost Resilience
  • Lead with More Impact and Influence
  • Create a Momentum Mindset to Accelerate Success No Matter What Life Throws At You

All of Kim’s keynote programs are tailored and customized to each audience.  In addition, most of Kim’s programs can be presented as a keynote, breakout, ½ day or full-day workshop or training.  

About Kim:

Kim Becking is an engaging, high-energy, fun and impactful keynote motivational keynote speaker and thought leader who has been helping organizations, leaders, teams and individuals conquer change, boost resilience, reduce stress and overwhelm and communicate and connect in a more authentic and meaningful way for over twenty years. She provides people with the tools needed to create a “Momentum Mindset.” – ready to conquer change, take bold action, become more resilient, accelerate success and achieve more in their business, life and relationships no matter what life throws at them.

A sought after motivational keynote speaker and change and leadership expert, Kim has been featured in national media such as People, SELF, The New York Times, USA Today, Good Morning America and Lifetime Television for her expertise on resilience and thriving in the midst of change. 

Using humor and vulnerability, Kim has the ability to connect with her audiences at a deeper level.  Her authentic, engaging, humorous and empowering messages of extraordinary resilience, conquering change and creating success regardless of your circumstances have made her a favorite among her audiences.  

Kim knows a thing or two about change and challenges through her own experiences in business and life.  As an attorney, serial entrepreneur running 2 successful businesses, communications strategist and “recovering” political consultant, Kim has conquered the ever-changing tough worlds of business, government, and politics.  She’s also conquered breast cancer. 

Kim has boosted communication, collaboration and consensus building, capabilities for companies, associations, government and non-profit organizations.   As a communications strategist, she provides practical tools and strategies for leaders to effectively manage change and deal with difficult people, tough conversations, and hard issues through the art of effective communication.

She’s coached CEO’s, top level leadership and elected officials to accelerate their success.

Kim graduated with honors from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and received her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.  She is a member of the National Speakers Association, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Association of Talent Development and holds a Certificate of Public Participation from the International Association of Public Participation.

A best-selling, award-winning author, Kim recently launched her Momentum series of business success tip books with more than four books in development for 2018, focusing on change, resilience, leadership and communications.

Kim resides in Columbia, Missouri and travels throughout the United States and internationally for conferences, conventions and events. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

MASTER YOUR DISASTERS: HOW TO OVERCOME ADVERSITY AND BOOST RESILIENCE

Challenges, unexpected changes and uncertainty are guarantees in life. Doing more with less. An unpredictable economy. Sluggish sales. Health challenges. Relationship struggles. Dealing with tough issues at home and at work. We live in an ever-changing, dynamic and stressful world – one where adversity will always live and life will inevitably knock you down.

The ability to find the lesson, grit up, get back up and create momentum to keep moving forward during the tough times is what will separate you from those who get stuck. In this inspiring, interactive and impactful session, Kim shares her own stories of resilience in life and business with healthy doses of vulnerability, humor and motivation. You will learn how Resilience Boosters can help you create a “Momentum Mindset” where you push past limited thinking and use the adversity in your life as the fuel needed to propel you forward – faster, further and stronger than ever before.

Leave this program equipped with the tools you need to create everyday resilience, master your disasters and conquer change.

Program Outcomes:

You will leave learning how to:

• Enhance your ability to adapt to change, deal with the unexpected and develop greater flexibility when adversity hits

• Handle stress and perform better under pressure

• Inspire and build resilient teams and organizations to amplify productivity, enhance performance, accelerate results and boost the bottom line

(NOTE: This program can be tailored to focus on personal resilience, team resilience, organizational resilience and/or developing resilient leaders.)

 

PUNCH IN THE GUT MOMENTS: HOW TO GET UP, GRIT UP AND CONQUER CHANGE

Unexpected changes. Punch in the gut moments. “Stuff” hitting the fan.   Life, both personally and professionally = constant change, with crazy and unpredictable ups and the downs. How you deal with this ever-changing high stress world is completely up to you.  Change is certain. But growth and progress are not. Do you learn, grow, evolve and stretch or do you stay stuck when unexpected change and challenges knock the wind out of you?  In this authentic, inspiring, high energy session, Kim will share her own punch-in-the-gut moments and how to unlock the keys to conquer change and roll with these gut punches in life.  Six Keys to ROCK Your Change will be unveiled, providing you the tools you need to get up, grit up and rock any change that is thrown your way.

Program Outcomes:

You will leave learning how to:

  • Conquer change, boost performance and productivity and reduce the stress associated with change
  • Create an organization of Change Catalysts instead of Change Resisters by focusing on the 3 C’s of Change: Communication, Connection and Collaboration
  • Inspire and lead your team through change, helping them embrace change, become solution seekers, innovate faster and create more sustainable success while increasing morale, engagement and productivity.

 

RESIGNING AS GENERAL MANAGER OF THE UNIVERSE: FIVE KEYS TO FINDING BALANCE AND REDUCING STRESS

In this fast-paced, constantly changing, high stress world, life is anything but balanced.  It’s more like a colossal collision between the thousands of things pulling at your time – the demands of work, home and everything in between – leading to overwhelm, stress and burnout.  In this interactive, energetic, laugh out loud program, Kim will share her own raw, inspiring and humorous lessons learned about “balancing” the chaos of life through the demands of being a wife, mother, cancer and life thriver, serial entrepreneur, passionate volunteer as well as the dozens of other hats she wears.  You will learn the Five Keys To “Resigning As General Manager of the Universe” and leave with practical, immediately actionable strategies to reduce stress, overwhelm and burnout; boost your resilience; take control of your health and your life; and create a life where you are thriving and creating momentum for massive success.  

Program Outcomes:

You will leave knowing:

  • Key techniques and simple mindset shifts you can use to reduce stress, burnout and overwhelm and boost your resilience
  • How to put yourself first, set boundaries, say NO without guilt, prioritize, and delegate more effectively 
  • Proven strategies to maintain a positive attitude, maximize your energy, create more focus, and become more present, productive, engaged and connected

 

COMMUNICATING COURAGEOUSLY: WHAT EPIC LEADERS KNOW ABOUT LEADING THEIR TEAM THROUGH CHANGE

Program Description:

Change is certain.  But communicating change effectively is not.  Often when dealing with change, communicating the change is where the breakdown occurs.  A disconnect may occur between those who are pushing for change and everyone else.  Resistance to change keeps people stuck, creates stress and stifles growth and productivity.  And people resist what they don’t understand. For leaders to successfully navigate change, communication and engagement with those affected are critical in order to reduce drama, stress and misunderstanding.  In this engaging, fun and highly interactive session, you will learn proven, easy to implement strategies on how to effectively communicate, connect and create the momentum needed for success when facing change – whether you are the one pushing for the change or the one having change “happen” to you.

Program Outcomes:

You will leave learning:

  • How to effectively deal with the naysayers, resisters and challengers to the change, turning resistance into understanding
  • How to be more confident when leading through change
  • How to create Change Catalysts instead of Change Resisters by focusing on the 3 C’s of Change:  Communication, Connection and Collaboration

 

DITCHING THE DRAINERS: HOW TO STOP DIFFICULT PEOPLE FROM SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF YOU

Difficult and toxic people. They’re everywhere – in both our professional and personal lives – co-workers, bosses, customers and even family members.  You know who they are.  The Whiners. The Drama Makers. The Complainers.  The Gossips. The Back Stabbers. The Know-it-Alls. The Bullies. The Negative Nellies. The Victims. The Drainers. They are exhausting, annoying and can drive you crazy.  And if you’re not careful, they have the ability to negatively impact you, your team, your organization and your life. Effectively dealing with negative and difficult people can reduce stress, improve confidence, boost productivity, improve morale and create a better life for you and those around you.  In this fun, energetic and engaging session, you will learn what they do, why they do it, and what you can do about it the next time a drainer enters your life, whether at work or at home.  You will leave with tools you can start using right away to make an immediate impact.

 

Program Outcomes:

You will leave learning:

  • Key strategies on how to effectively communicate with difficult people, including the words to use, the words to avoid and powerful body language techniques
  • How to be more confident when dealing with the most difficult people and how to handle any difficult conversation
  • How to control your emotions and reactions, set boundaries and stay calm when a negative person pushes your buttons
  • Practical solutions for how to transform the drainers negative energy into positive contributions 
 

LEAD FROM WHERE YOU ARE: HOW TO IMPACT, INFLUENCE AND CREATE MOMENTUM TO GET RESULTS

Titles don’t define a leader, actions do.  You have the ability through your action and your attitude to lead right from where you are, regardless of your title, role or position.  In this interactive session, Kim will outline strategies to Lead From Where You Are and discuss those qualities that create an epic leader.

Program Outcomes:

You will leave learning:

  • The importance of connecting, communicating and collaborating with others
  • Why having massive, epic failures are critical to success
  • How to become a champion of change, instead of a resister to change
  • That attitude and positivity is what will determine your success as a leader
  • To recognize that leadership is about something bigger than you as the leader – it’s bigger than you – it’s about teamwork. 
 

THE RECIPE FOR AN AWESOME LIFE: NOT ONLY SURVIVING, BUT THRIVING

Kim shares her recipe for survivorship, which has allowed her to not only survive, but thrive in life – even in the midst of uncertainty, change and challenges. It’s a recipe that required thousands of tries before she got the right mix of ingredients and one that she created after many different combinations of life’s lessons – her battle with cancer while raising a two-year old, the demands of owning her own business, losing friends and family, the balance of being a working mother, the unexpected challenges of marriage, family and divorce, facing life as a single mom, having a second chance at love, remarrying a widower with two small children, and adjusting to a fabulous new life in a blended household as Kim Becking – mom of three, party of five. No matter the challenge, Kim continues to reinvent herself, adjusting and adapting her recipe for a great life as life’s challenges require. Kim’s challenges have been faced by many of us, and this presentation is one that will leave audiences at ease while inspiring them to create their own recipe for a great life – not simply surviving, but thriving.

inspirational / life-changing educational / informative humorous / funny

THE ROLLERCOASTER OF LIFE: LEARNING TO THROW YOUR HANDS UP, SCREAM AND FIND THE JOY

Rollercoaster – defined as anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes. Also known as life. Kim shares her honest, raw, inspiring and humorous ride on the rollercoaster of life. Through the ups and downs of cancer, divorce and other dips, she learned to throw her hands up, scream and in the end find the joy on the ride of her life, even though at times, she would have rather been on the ferris wheel. Kim shares the tools she used to successfully navigate change and find the joy so that others can learn how to successfully ride the rollercoaster of life.

 

WHEN MOMMA AIN’T HEALTHY, AIN’T NOBODY HEALTHY: TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR LIFE

You’ve heard the saying – “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”  Well, “if momma ain’t healthy, ain’t nobody healthy.”  Kim shares her experiences on how to make time for yourself, reduce stress, be your own health care advocate and ultimately take control of your health and your life – even when facing obstacles and challenges in life.  After catching her breast cancer early because of breast self-exam, Kim is living proof that taking care of yourself can save your own life.  Audiences will leave with practical tips on how to find balance and ensure that they are taking care of themselves in order to create a healthy and fabulous life.

 

NO DOCTOR I DON’T UNDERSTAND YOUR ALPHABET SOUP

Kim shares her experiences from the patient’s perspective after hearing those four words “you have breast cancer.”  Often times, doctors, their medical jargon and their assumptions about a patient’s understanding of their own diagnosis leaves patients feeling more confused, scared and overwhelmed than before they were diagnosed.  This program was specifically designed to provide health care providers with stories from real patients, providing suggestions on how to talk to patients, and allow those attending to improve their interactions with their patients. This program is designed for medical health care professionals.

 

BRAVE ONES: RISING ABOVE THEIR FEAR AND LEADING WITH COURAGE

Leaders are the brave ones facing their fears with courage and grace.   Kim shares her own experiences as an entrepreneur  and leader.  The lessons she has learned through owning and operating her own business for over fifteen years, being a leader in her community, as well as facing the other unexpected obstacles in her life, including cancer and divorce, will inspire leaders to be the best they can be.  She will leave audiences with practical advice and share ten key strategies that they can use to rise above their own fears and lead with courage. 

 
 

 

 
 



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