Kristin Inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame – 2023

Kristin Arnold | Extraordinary Team | CPAE Hall of Fame

In February 1977, the National Speakers Association (NSA) established the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE)® Speaker Hall of Fame to honor professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence.  Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in the following five categories:

  • Message
  • Presentation and Delivery
  • Experience
  • Professionalism
  • Collateral Material


Candidates are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process – and only five are selected each year.  Kristin now joins the ranks of around 250 legendary speakers like Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Connie Podesta, Colin Powell, Og Mandino, and so many others.

Learn more about Council of
Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE)®

Kristin Earns the Certified Professional Facilitator –
MASTER Designation – 2019


In 2002, Kristin earned the IAF CertifiedTM Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation for her extensive experience and demonstration of the IAF Core Competencies.  The Core Competencies represent a fundamental set of skills, knowledge, and behaviors that support effective facilitation in a wide variety of contexts.

In 2019, Kristin earned the IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator ǀ Master (CPF | M) designation, representing a more senior level of experience, as well as a broader engagement with advancing the field of facilitation (particularly for her writing, publications, and contributions to the facilitation body of knowledge.  There are only 56 people in the world with the CPF | M designation.

Kristin Earns the Certified Speaking Professional – 2002

In 2002, Kristin earned the National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, signifying that she is among the top echelon of professional speakers who have earned this international designation. Only 17 percent (or so) of NSA members worldwide have earned this hard-earned designation based on having a proven track record of continued success and professionalism as a speaking professional.

Kristin Arnold | Extraordinary Team | Certified Speaking Professional

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