In this interview, Kymberli Speight sits down and shares her definition of networking and why business relationships matter.

About Kymberli Speight

Kymberli Speight believes in enhancing your personal brand to reach your target audience. She is an author, professional speaker and executive coach. She wrote the book I Need To Know You: How to Meet Ordinary Extraordinary People and Improve Your Life where she chronicles her journey meeting 100 people in 100 days—their stories—and what she learned along the way.

Kymberli knows people do business with, promote, and hire people they know, like, and trust, but first you must become known. She also believes that people’s stories play a powerful role in changing the lives of others. Everyone, not just celebrities, has a story worth being told. She regularly speaks to audiences about networking and improving your personal brand.

“Kymberli Speight is an excellent presenter, and brought the material to life even in a virtual setting. Kymberli brought an interesting approach to relationship building to our Employee Resource Groups during our annual event. She connects well with her audience, shares stories and examples, and provides excellent expertise.” – Reggie Willis

She is certified at the master’s level with the Reach personal branding process and holds additional certifications in executive coaching, career coaching, Conversational Intelligence, and several others. Kymberli is currently serving as the President of NSAAustin.

Her claim to fame is that she once spent $954M. Early in her career, as an active duty Air Force officer, she was the buyer for 36 McDonald Douglas F-15E fighter jets.

Kymberli Speight is married to a retired Air Force colonel and has two adult sons. She is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and considers it a privilege to have served in the Air Force for 5 years active duty and 6 years in the reserves. Kymberli is passionate about giving back to the various communities she comes from.

About The Book: “I Need To Know You”

Wanting to improve your organization’s work relationships? Build stronger business partnerships? Or perhaps gain and develop new customer relationships Do you need to find your new tribe or desire a more connected community? Meet ordinary, extraordinary people and improve your life.

Whether for business or personal reasons, after reading I Need To Know You, you will walk away with the necessary tools to make more meaningful connections and then deepen those relationships.

About Thom Singer

Thom Singer works for Stanton Chase, a leading executive search firm that specializes in helping companies and associations place key hires. He is also a keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies / EmCee

After a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 900 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or master of ceremonies he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as “The Conference Catalyst” he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.

Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 400 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.

At 50 years old Thom decided to reinvent his life and make age 50 to 75 the best years of his life. This meant saying yes to things that scared him, and trying new things. Since that time Thom has jumped off buildings, took up running (and lost 30 lbs) and began performing stand up comedy.