As a Corporate Wellness Expert, Top Professional Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker & Top 1% Podcast Host, Kristel offers approachable solutions, virtual and live Keynote Speaking & Corporate Wellness Trainings that can be shared with your team for your next event, conference or meeting to support the well-being and success of your group. Kristel was recently recognized as a 2021 Top 10 Influencer in Forbes and she is a highly sought after motivational speaker inspiring positive change.

After years of practicing in different areas of medicine as a Physician Assistant, and going on to further her education as an Integrative Medicine Fellow, Kristel saw many gaps that needed to be filled in individual’s approaches to health and success. While practicing clinically Kristel saw many different types of individuals experiencing mental health struggles & burnout from top level executives to stay at home moms and she realized that there was a strong need to start redefining self-care, success and mental wellness at work and at home. Kristel started Live Greatly to empower and motivate others to reclaim their health & well-being personally and professionally. If you are a company or organization looking to support your employee’s or student’s wellbeing and performance while promoting successful leadership skills and a company culture where people feel valued, Kristel can help. From quick and accessible self-care techniques and high-power habits to strategies to improve emotional intelligence and empathy, as a top female motivational speaker Kristel will share strategies to optimize mental well-being, leadership and success.

With Kristel’s experience working in Integrative Psychiatry and Functional Medicine, in addition to her training in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil, she has a unique perspective on optimizing physical and mental health.  As a Female Keynote Speaker, Kristel inspires and uplifts her audience with her message around topics of Wellness, Self-Care, Leadership, Emotional intelligence, Empathy & Burnout Prevention. Kristel is on a mission to redefine self-care, health and happiness in the workplace using high power habits, micro moments and emotional intelligence to support you and your team’s well-being and performance. As a Consultant, Kristel is available for personalized support for your company or organization. Kristel recently partnered with Cardinus Risk Management to provide the content for a well-being course available to many top companies. Here is a testimonial about working with Kristel from the CEO of Cardinus Risk Management, Andy Hawkes.

“It has been a delight to work with Kristel on the development of our Personal Wellbeing e-learning course. Kristel brings a unique, holistic perspective to this subject which has engaged our clients with many plaudits. In addition, we have had the good fortune of Kristel presenting to our clients across the globe and her expertise, enthusiasm and authenticity have been so evident.”

Kristel showcases her knowledge and expertise as one of the top female motivational speakers through her regularly ranked top 1% self-improvement Podcast series “Live Greatly” where she interviews individuals to gain insights into wellness and success including top CEOs, Professional Athletes, Medical Experts, and other remarkable individuals.

Kristel is an influencer in the wellness space with a following on social media of over 41,000 individuals. Kristel is also a wellness media expert and has been featured in Forbes and has been on ABC 7 Chicago and Ticker News along with many other media platforms. Kristel can be contacted to discuss brand partnerships and sponsorships.

Kristel is an Integrative Medicine Fellow via the Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Fellowship and has successfully helped many people overcome challenges to achieve their goals. She has been a Physician Assistant since 2006 and has a long term passion for helping others achieve their ultimate potential. With Kristel’s background and expertise she bridges the gap between Western & Eastern Medicine incorporating the mind/body connection and how it affects your overall well-being.

Kristel is passionate about teaching and is a University lecturer, and an Adjunct PBL Facilitator for Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Physician Assistant Program.

Kristel is a wellness advisor for Sparrows,, whose mission is to humanize your professional life.

Kristel’s personal interests include running, spin, yoga, meditation, spending time in nature, travel, and spending time with her family, friends, and 2 dogs. Kristel is located outside Chicago, IL but is available for speaking events, corporate training, and consulting throughout the world.

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