Headshot

Kristin Link

Public Speaking and Storytelling Coach at Link Coaching

Professional Training and Coaching

Silicon Valley

Biography

Kristin Link’s clients tell her that they need to become better at public speaking. They have an important message, but don’t know how to share it well. Kristin inspires them to create stories that are compelling, memorable and impactful. With coaching and practice, she teaches them how these stories can be confidently shared.

Prior to being a Public Speaking and Storytelling Coach, Kristin spent years working in high tech. With Computer Science degree in hand, she began a career at Hewlett-Packard, first in technical roles, then in sales and marketing before moving into leadership training.

She founded her business, Link Coaching, so she could help people share their stories and create a meaningful difference. She’s had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, from TEDx speakers to executives to entrepreneurs. When not running, spinning or practicing yoga Kristin can often be found deeply listening to her clients. Honored to hear their stories. Helping them make a difference.

Passion

All aspects of public speaking. Helping others learn while having fun. Chocolate.

Featured Video

I am willing to travel

More than 100 miles

When it comes to payments

I generally get paid for speaking but make exceptions

Topics

women in business selfadvocacy speaking communication skills storytelling public speaking stories elevator pitch selfpromotion interpersonal communication discover your why success stories pitch deck investment pitch

Origin Story

Kristin was terrified of public speaking. Truly terrified. After years of training, coaching and practice, one of her favorite things to do is speak in front of a crowd. Kristin loves to help others find their story and share their message with poise and confidence.

Best Story

I was 17 years old and scared. All I had to do was recite a poem in front of my class and I had no idea how I was going to get through that. Heart racing, palms sweating, knees knocking. Somehow the poem came out of my mouth. Barely. I had survived. At that moment, I decided I needed to do more than just survive public speaking, I needed to figure it out. How hard could it be? … It was hard and worth all of the work. Now I get to share my message with others and know that I’m making a difference in their lives. It’s all about my audience and what message I’m giving them, no longer about me and my fear.

Example talks

Deliver Technical Information to a Non-Technical Audience

The “Curse of Knowledge” is real. You may know your subject so well that you assume your audience understands it, even if they don’t. With just seconds to capture and keep attention, it’s imperative that you ensure your audience easily grasps your information.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll use storytelling techniques to deliver technical information so it’s comprehensive to your non-technical audience. By working to make it compelling, clear and concise, your message will be understood and remembered.

Confidently Share Success Stories

When you’re asked “How’s your business?”, do you find it difficult to tell a poignant success story with ease? Do you worry about speaking confidently without bragging? Do you listen to yourself ramble on and on until you forget the point of your own story? This presentation will help you tackle these issues and more.

Join us for this hands-on presentation as you discover how to confidently craft and share success stories that are clear, concise and impactful. You'll learn to trim success stories to their essence, take on the bragging issue and create a concise story from an outline.

Deliver Your Stories With Poise and Confidence

You have a story to tell. It could be a presentation, a webinar or anything in between. You feel good about your content. However, you’re not confident about delivering it. What do I do with my hands? My eyes? My nerves?

This presentation will help you deliver any presentation well. We’ll discuss public speaking anxiety management, body language, voice techniques, practice preparation, confident language, etc. Join us as we work together to help you deliver your message with poise and confidence.

Create Effective Interpersonal Communication

It can be a challenge to communicate with people, especially if they’re very different from you. They could be from another generation, have more or less knowledge than you or have a contrasting communication style. In this presentation, we’ll discuss how to make sure that what you’re saying is understood. Not just heard, but truly understood.

If you want to effectively share knowledge and ideas with others, come and learn three simple steps to make that happen.

Discover Your Why

Knowing your Why helps you find clarity in your purpose, bringing fulfillment and value to you and your business. Many of us know the mission or vision of our business, but few of us truly understand our Why.

In this presentation based on Simon Sinek’s work, participants will draft their personal Why statement and discuss ways to bring it to life. Having a clear Why allows you to be your best and focus on what truly matters to you and your work.