“A good story knows no strangers.” – Wm. Paul Young
Hi there! I’m Kara Kemp and I am a speaker and storytelling coach for visionary leaders who wish to leverage the power of their personal narrative. For over two decades I have facilitated customized approaches for strengthening work cultures and creative leaders. I have crafted systems for companies and individuals in non-profit and for-profit sectors. I work with organizations and leadership teams on how to harness the power of storytelling to maintain momentum in their field. I am a firm believer that communication and collaboration are the keystones to effective work cultures and to encourage bold choices that expedite success.
I am a Tennessee native with an eclectic career history in management as a managing director of a theatre company, hospitality crew chief for touring bands and am currently the General Manager of Tangerine Salon and Spa, one of middle Tennessee’s largest Aveda Lifestyle Salons—named a top salon in the nation ten years in a row. I am the founder and producer of a national, award-winning storytelling event, United We Style, benefiting United Way, as well as co-creator and producer of The Bloom Stage, a multi-genre storytelling platform.
“Creative-tude” is the creative attitude which connects inspiration to meaning in lives and strengthens work confidence. Creativity is the capability to create something novel, unique, and value-adding, resulting in things that are interesting, important and human. Since creativity has not always been fostered as an important life skill, often resulting in people downplaying their creative aptitudes, I coach people to discover their “Creative-tude” by teaching organizational techniques, discovering their story and keeping a soft focus on their overall goals so they may be more inspired and driven in how they live and work!