Kristel Bauer – Keynote Speaker

Corporate Wellness Expert, Popular Keynote and TEDx Speaker, and Host of Top-Rated Podcast 'Live Greatly'

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Specialist Subjects

  • Find Your Imperfect Happy
  • Leadership Development and Team Building: Embrace a Growth Mindset and Create a Culture of Excellence
  • Achieving Peak Performance With High Power Habits
  • The Future of Work: Redefining Work/Life Balance To Thrive Personally and Professionally In This New World of Work


  • English


Kristel Bauer is a corporate wellness expert, popular keynote and TEDx speaker, and the host of top-rated podcast, “Live Greatly,” a show frequently ranked in the top 1% for self-improvement.

Kristel is an Integrative Medicine Fellow & Physician Assistant with clinical experience in Integrative Psychiatry, giving her a unique perspective into optimizing mental well-being and performance while attaining a mindset for more happiness and success in the workplace and beyond.

Kristel decided to leave clinical practice in 2019 when she founded her wellness platform “Live Greatly” to share her message around well-being and success on a larger scale. With a mission to support companies and individuals on their journeys for more happiness, success, and well-being, Kristel taps into her unique background in healthcare, business, and media, to provide invaluable insights into happiness, high-power habits, leadership development, mental well-being, peak performance, resilience, sales, success, team building, wellness at work, and a modern approach to work/life balance.

Kristel is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur, and she is an influencer in the business and wellness space having been recognized as a Top 10 Social Media Influencer of 2021 in Forbes. A popular speaker on a variety of topics, Kristel has presented to groups at APMP, Bank of America, bp, Commercial Metals Company, General Mills, Northwestern University, Santander Bank, and many more. She has been featured in Forbes, Forest & Bluff Magazine, Authority Magazine & Podcast Magazine, has contributed to CEOWORLD Magazine & Real Leaders Magazine, and has appeared on ABC 7 Chicago, WGN Daytime Chicago, Fox 4’s WDAF-TV’s Great Day KC, and Ticker News. Kristel lives in the Chicago area, and she can be booked for speaking engagements worldwide.

Popular Talks by Kristel Bauer

Find Your Imperfect Happy

In the relentless pursuit of business excellence, it’s easy to overlook the crucial role happiness plays in organizational success. But let’s not dismiss it as mere sentimentality; happiness directly impacts the bottom line.  Research demonstrates that happier leaders cultivate more engaged and productive teams. Happier employees aren’t just more satisfied—they’re more efficient, innovative, and resilient in the face of challenges. But how can employees lean into happiness in their everyday work and life, even when things aren’t going as they had hoped? This isn’t about feel-good initiatives; it’s about strategic investment in your company’s most valuable asset: its people. Kristel’s keynote offers actionable strategies rooted in empirical evidence to elevate employee happiness and, by extension, organizational performance. Prioritizing happiness isn’t just a nicety—it’s a strategic imperative. It’s time to leverage the power of happiness to drive profitability, retention, and a culture of excellence within your organization. Book Kristel today and position your company for sustained success in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Leadership Development and Team Building: Embrace a Growth Mindset and Create a Culture of Excellence

Effective team building and optimal leadership require high levels of awareness, emotional intelligence, and optimal communication, but these are not areas that come naturally for many leaders and employees. Even if you think these are areas you and your team excel in, it can be all too easy to unintentionally have blind spots, especially if you are in a position of power.  Research has shown that while many people think they are self-aware, the majority don’t measure up to self-awareness criteria. Research has also shown a significant discrepancy between how leaders feel and how employees feel regarding communication. Many leaders believe they maintain a clear feedback loop within their team, when at the same time, many employees don’t feel like an appropriate feedback loop has been established. In this keynote, Kristel will share insights and actionable strategies from her experience in healthcare, integrative psychiatry, and business, to provide research-based solutions to build connection, boost emotional intelligence, enhance empathy, and develop self-awareness, all while harnessing a mindset that promotes growth, innovation, and team success.  Your group will walk away with methods to effectively manage stress, support peak performance and happiness,as well as research-backed strategies for effective communication including the importance of informal check ins and the best way to give negative and constructive feedback.  Book Kristel today to promote a vibrant, successful, and profitable company culture.

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