Kimberly Lyall – Grit and Grace!

Inspirational and Highly Memorable Speaker! Expert in Tenacity and Thriving through Adversity.
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In a post-pandemic world that is weary and confused, Kimberly creates hope for a positive way forward.

After surviving a childhood of dysfunction and poverty, Kimberly became a CEO at the age of 26 years, only to have an employee commit fraud and then die by suicide. She rebuilt the organization into a powerhouse, only to be fired when she stood up to harassment. During the 7-year legal battle that followed, she lead an award-winning oral history project at the same time that her husband became terminally ill. They worked with medical teams across Canada to extend his life another 7 years until he passed away on November 6, 2021.

2022 was Kimberly’s most successful year in business, at the same time that she was reeling from grief and caregiver burnout, and a little thing called a pandemic! How?

By living with Grit and Grace!

Kimberly’s stories and life lessons about how to thrive through adversity inspire even the toughest critics. Leaders and talent at all levels of organizations report fundamental shifts in their thinking and outputs after hearing her speak.

Kimberly Lyall is a dynamic speaker, facilitator, and award-winning consultant whose insights about
resilience, growth, and purpose inspire people to live to their greatest potential. For more than 25 years Kimberly has enthralled people around the world with her ability to take them on a journey about themselves. Her energy and connection with audiences make Kimberly a powerful presence who captivates listeners and encourages them to live courageously and fully.

She is often the most remembered and talked about speaker at any event!

Kimberly has been featured in media such as Wider Horizons, The Question is Why, and most recently on the Chasing Success podcast. In addition to speaking she has consulted for organizations of all sizes supporting strategic planning, organizational development, and leadership. She is a YWCA Woman of Distinction, winner of a Governor General of Canada award, recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal and numerous honours from Lions Clubs International. She was recently given the Blackfoot name Kómmonoi Saamiaki (Blue Paint Headdress Woman).

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In late 2021, Kimberly lost her husband of 25 years following 7 years of caregiving and medical interventions. In learning to live with grief, loss, and caregiver burnout, Kimberly developed new perspectives on how we can thrive through pain. In this post pandemic world where everyone has suffered loss, knowing how to acknowledge loss is critical to being able to move forward with purpose and peace. This is a very timely keynote! Audiences learn: All Change involves Loss – How to become Comfortable being Uncomfortable – That to Thrive is to Grow – How Pain Inspires Strength and Gratitude.
So many people are not living to their potential. The barriers that prevent them from achieving their goals and being happy are often internal. Kimberly addresses some of these biggest barriers head on and shares how to overcome them. Through unforgettable stories and examples, audiences learn how to show up and move forward no matter what’s facing them. Audiences learn: The hard questions we all need to ask ourselves – How to use the Word No for Success – To Let go of Expectations – The Power of Choices.
Boundaries are critical for productivity and good mental health. Yet so many people struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Kimberly has discovered that a mindset shift is the secret to success. Through personal stories and experiences, Kimberly helps audiences see a new way to create healthy boundaries that help them have time and space for what really matters. Audiences learn: How Past Experiences and Patterns derail Boundary setting – Why Boundaries are so important for Success and Mental Health – The 2 Key Questions to ask themselves to Create Boundaries that Work.
People often talk about recovery and resilience as ‘getting through’ a crisis. True recovery and resilience are far more than that. They are about finding ways to move forward from crisis and challenges with strength, focus, and renewed energy. Kimberly knows from experience that resilience done right can make you even more successful than you were before the crisis. In this new and rapidly evolving post-pandemic world, resilience is the key to success! Ideal for leaders, in this keynote Kimberly shares her proven strategies for developing resiliency in organizations and personally. Audiences learn: The Power of Purpose – How Creativity sets you Above the Rest – Why its better to Lead than Follow – Why Outcomes are the Ultimate Measurement.

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