Connecting On Our Humanity: First BE Then DO | Kïrsten Blake | TEDxCherryCreekWomen

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Why following your passion is not the right question to ask. This video takes us beyond the typical human interactions and transforms how we look at ourselves and how we can choose to connect with others.
Kïrsten works as a brain-based narrative coach, facilitator, and storyteller to help individuals re-frame their personal narratives and (re)connect with their internal BEing. She leverages her 15+ years of program development, teaching, and curriculum design skills to tie people’s transformational stories to their personal and professional growth. Inspired by her dedication to education, human connection, and issues of equity, she believes that stories are a powerful way to create connection – both to self and to others.Since 2011, she has interviewed nearly 600 people highlighting and sharing their stories of BEing in hopes to inspire and help people find connections to themselves as well as our common humanity.
Kïrsten Blake is the Creator and Founder of Chapter BE, an organization that guides individuals as they reframe their narrative from doing to BEing through individualized coaching, facilitation, and storytelling.
She has interviewed nearly 600 people to highlight their stories of BEing, in the hopes of helping others (re)connect to their own BEing, as well as find connections to our common humanity. These stories have been highlighted in the Chapter BE podcast, The BE Stories storytelling project, The Being of a Nation road trip, and The Huffington Post. Kïrsten’s love of cities, stories, and exploring new places has resulted in her living, working, and playing in New York City/Brooklyn, Washington D.C., St. Thomas (USVI), and Denver, CO – with her work and curiosities focused toward education, human connection, and issues of equity. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at