Liza Kindred, keynote speaker

A sought after global keynote speaker, audiences have called Liza “inspiring” and “courageous,” as well as “fabulous and informative.” Liza customizes her keynotes specifically for each audience with an eye towards the event curator's goals. Examples are always current, references timely, and the enthusiasm infectious. 

Liza has spoken at public events both large and small, including SxSW and Apple's Future series in the US, WebSummit in Europe, and Webstock in New Zealand––as well as at more than 100 other conferences and events. She has delivered private talks for companies from VOGUE Magazine to FedEx, and her school lectures include NYU Stern and and Columbia Business School.

Liza has been quoted by or featured in Well+Good, Wired, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Fast Company Magazine, Cosmo UK, InStyle Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal Market Watch and many more.

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Liza’s Talks

Liza is the founder of Mindful Technology, the creator of EFF THIS! Meditation, and the author of the upcoming book EFF THIS! 108 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for When You’re Stressed Out, Anxious, and Overwhelmed (Rock Point Press, 2019). You can find Liza on Twitter and Instagram.

She delivers customized versions of two talks:

✨ Mindful Technology ✨

We’ve all witnessed both the delight and the disappointment that manifests when we let technology into the most personal parts of our lives. Too often it seems that we serve the machines more than they serve us. (Are you listening, Alexa?!) There’s no doubt that ever-present technology has improved our lives, given us superpowers, and made us more efficient. But at what cost?

With our addictive apps, sticky widgets, and blindly engaging interactions, we’ve created an era of distraction. We can do better. As the bits and bytes settle into the most intimate spaces of our lives, our homes, and even our bodies, technology builders and users have new responsibilities and obligations. In this talk, learn how to create real insight, joy, and utility while still getting the job done. Instead of simply building better tech, in other words, let’s build for better human connection.

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✨ EFF THIS! It’s time for me ✨

Alternatively titled “It’s Time For Me!” this talk lays out the reasons why taking care of our own needs is taking care of others–and teaches precisely how we can do that, even when we are overwhelmed, annoyed, or kind of over it.

For many people in today’s chaotic world, feeling like crap has become the new normal–but it doesn’t have to be like that. There are easy, private, often free techniques that we can use to help us reconnect to our deeper sense of health and well-being.

Liza has been a student of Buddhism for ten years, is a certified meditation teacher, a level two reiki practitioner, and a licensed minister… but she is also a New Yorker who swears and has to take the subway. Think of her not as a guru, but as your spiritual friend.

Super accessible while deeply rooted in ancient traditions, Liza’s keynote about healing and self care is designed for busy people, skeptics, and you.