“I really enjoyed the Busyness workshop you facilitated last week. The yummiest little nugget I took away was how you reframed success at an art show. You mentioned that having 3 good conversations made you feel that a show was successful. When I think back to the best, most memorable moments of past art shows, it is by far the conversations and connections I make with people that stand out and leave me feeling fulfilled. Sure, I want to sell art, but the feeling of connection is what fills my soul and motivates me to keep creating.
Thank you for your sharing your authenticity and vulnerability. You encourage me to feel safe going forward and sharing my authentic self.”
- Erica Gibson; Portland, OR (@ericagibsonart)
“Thank you so much for this incredible event! I came away from the night with new connections and a better feeling of the “why” behind some of my thoughts as I forge ahead into being a consultant after a long time in the corporate world. You gave me words of empowerment specifically – ‘Stop chasing things you don’t want’.”
- Kirsten; Green Tree Consulting; Portland, OR
"Kyira's presentation on shame touches deeply on wounds and trauma that so many of us face from years of denying our true feelings and her words allow the audience to reach within themselves and heal the inner wounds that so many individuals have from broken families or misguided adulthoods. Kyira is in the truest meaning of the word a voice of healing through her presentations and a gift to all who hear her words."
- Maria Hanson, JD, CPS, PRC; Peer Specialist Coordinator at Mendota Mental Health Institute
"As the lead programming librarian for adult services, I've had the pleasure to work with Kyira on two separate occasions when she presented workshops on mental and emotional health at our library. I found her workshops to be well-organized, evidence-based, and focused squarely on educating our patrons and helping them improve their lives. Her compassion and enthusiasm for helping others is evident in her engaging and disarming presentation style. From a planning perspective, Kyira is very easy to work with. She is unfailingly reliable and prompt in her communications, which needless to say makes my job a lot easier. I would recommend Kyira without reservation to anyone looking for quality programming on topics related to self-help and mental health."
Jim Ramsey, Head of Adult Services; Middleton Public Library
"I’ve had the opportunity to attend many presentations done by Kyira – I say many because once I heard her speak I had to hear more! No matter the topic, she is always authentic, concise, to the point and non-judgmental. She is a fun and fantastic speaker who engages her audience with real life, practical stories and experiences. The material presented truly resonated with me; and her energy and truth she shares is a gift that I’m not sure she even grasps."
- Donna F.; Madison, WI
"I've seen Kyira speak at a few different events and every time, I leave feeling like a weight has been lifted off me. The way she connects with her audience speaks to all of the inner voices we are hearing all the time, holding us back. I love that she can be vulnerable and calls out the BS thoughts we have clouding our minds, and helping us see the a path to new "truths". She is an authentic and passionate speaker that uses her training in psychology to help individuals understand why they might be thinking the way they do and what they can do to move in a more positive direction. I would HIGHLY recommend her as a speaker and a coach, she changed my life and I am so grateful."
- Emily B. Madison, WI
"I appreciated your clear and effective communication style. Very few presenters can talk over a 90-minute period without an 'uh' or 'um', but I think you accomplished that in our session. Others noticed that, too."
- Neal Kunde; Madison, WI
"I wanted to send a quick thank you from today's presentation. Your presentation was amazing! This subject has been a real challenge for me to address with students and families. Your presentation was to the point, informative and funny. Thank you for helping me become more informed about this challenging topic and hopefully a better school counselor because of it."
Bill Storck; School Counselor; Waupaca, WI
"I have attended many of Kyira's speaking events and I always leave feeling informed, energized and inquisitive. Kyira asks her audience to set an intention with regard to what we want to get out of our time with her. This allowed me to focus on where I needed (and wanted) to start my work at home. With her honesty and quirky humor, Kyira makes the group environment feel comfortable and at ease, and welcomes questions and input. Attending Kyira's speaking events has helped me learn a great deal about myself and how I interact and fit in with the world around me and for that, I am thankful."
- Brea Kleine; Madison, WI
"I have had the privilege of working with Kyira in both professional and personal capacities. Most recently, I hired Kyira to come in and offer my employees an individualized workshop that offered communication strategies, self reflection tools and team building opportunities. Kyira was incredibly thorough in this process. About a month before our workshop, she reached out to each employee individually in hopes of acquiring their goals, challenges and aspirations for their personal development. It was truly a blessing! My staff really tapped into their needs, strengths and weaknesses within their careers. She was incredibly professional, tuned into staff needs and also followed up with them after the workshops. Working with Kyira is a blessing to anyone who gets the privilege to work with her!
- Jessica Wackett; Owner of Starlight Academy & Starlight Learning Center; Oregon, WI
"I've had the privilege of hearing Kyira speak in many different settings. Each time, I'm amazed at her unique ability to adapt her meaningful and personable presentation to each audience. Kyira has taught me skills that have improved both my personal and professional life. She's dynamic, inspirational, and humorous! I would recommend her as a public speaker for any event."
- Jamie Gurgul; Co-Owner; HYPE Event Planning
"Kyira uses an combination of humor and authentic real life talk to address the tough topics of self love and acceptance. Her effective communication skills and experience not only provide her audience with valuable insight on the topics she shares and is passionate about, but it also empowers her audience to take the necessary next steps in their own personal journeys. Her presence in the community is both seen and valued and the take-aways from her speaking engagements are reflective and life changing! "
- Jennifer; School Teacher