Kristen Brown

Speaker | Bestselling Author | Life Leadership Expert

Kristen Brown helps busy professionals minimize stress, leverage goals and boost performance which directly impacts personal and bottom line growth. She’s the founder and CEO of Happy Hour Effect, a two-time bestselling author, keynote speaker and life leadership performance expert.

Prior to starting Happy Hour Effect in 2009, she spent 15 years leading teams and working with Fortune500s, start-ups and everything in between. She specializes in partnering with organizations to identify and implement opportunities for holistic leadership, sales, people development and personal branding programs.

Kristen was widowed in 2007 with a new baby during the economic collapse which prompted her shift into helping others spin stress into success despite the challenges we face every day. She holds a Master’s in Integral Theory (the art and science of multiple perspectives), a holistic coaching certification and has won several awards for business and writing.

She’s regularly seen on screen and stage including Live with Kelly & Michael, HLN’s Making It In America, Forbes, Inc., Women Presidents Organization, General Mills, Nielsen, Target, Cargill, Regis and more. Her bestselling books include The Best Worst Thing, The Happy Hour Effect and a contributing chapter to Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Women. She recently signed a two-book publishing deal for her next two books.

Kristen and her daughter live in Minneapolis and she will do just about anything for bacon.