Introducing Kindra Hall as the Chief Storytelling Officer for SUCCESS Magazine

Kindra Hall Chief Storytelling Officer SUCCESS Magazine

Hi there!

It was a Thursday afternoon in mid-April when I received a phone call. 

You see, I had recently come to terms with the reality that life as I knew it wasn’t going to be “getting back to normal” any time soon and I needed to start thinking about how best to navigate the strange times ahead.  Does that sound familiar?

For me,  I’ve spent the last several years of my career as an author and thought leader speaking on stages to audiences of thousands. 

But the stages are dark now, and audiences can’t gather.  So, where do I go from here? 

The Wednesday night before the call, I had stayed up late asking myself, the universe, and my sleeping husband, Michael, “Who do I BECOME during this time?”

I went to sleep without an answer, but the next day, the call came in. 

It is often during the most unexpected of times that an opportunity shines through. That is exactly what this phone call from the team at SUCCESS was for me. 

I am SO excited to introduce myself to you as the Chief Storytelling Officer of SUCCESS magazine!

Like many of you, I have been a long time reader and learner of SUCCESS, and I am so honored to play a major role in spreading the SUCCESS message and sharing more stories with you. 

I know the best lessons of success are taught through the stories of those that came before us. You will be seeing and hearing more from me as I share the stories of past and present entrepreneurs. Together we will dig into the strategies that helped these people achieve their highest level of success. We will learn how to navigate these unprecedented times and discover who we are to become now. 

Your success story is being written right now. And as the Chief Storytelling Officer, I’m here to help you write it. 

To Your Success Story,


Kindra Hall is the Chief Storytelling Office of SUCCESS, the best-selling author of Stories That Stick and a sought-after speaker. She is the president of Steller Collective, a marketing agency focused on the power of storytelling to overcome communication challenges.


  1. John Barry on May 20, 2020 at 10:26 am

    How much for you to help write a story? I think I have a good one… ;)

  2. Richard Bliss Brooke on May 20, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Kindra is the best. What a brilliant move. Success is all about stories and Kindra will tell them powerfully and teach us to do the same.

  3. Roy Jr N Martha on May 20, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Welcome, Kindra.

    Looking forward to this next “chapter” of life for us all, as part of the COV19 situation.


  4. William (Bill) Koenecke on May 20, 2020 at 10:51 am

    How much does this cost?

    I’m writing my second book – “Study Smarter, Not Harder: Improve Your Study Skills In Just Minutes A Day.” My first book was published in 2017 and is on The name of that book is “Write Well Right Now: A Guidebook on English Grammar, Punctuation, and Writing.” The web site of that book is

    I’m a retired educator of 40+ years and I’ve taught at three universities during my career. I, too, have had a subscription to “SIUCCESS” off and on for many years. I was taking the magazine when each issue contained a CD. (I still have a large number of those CDs!)

  5. Lyle Hicks on May 20, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Kinda, good luck with your job. I have followed Success many years and share articles with my classes. I will be retiring after 50 years full or part time teaching and coaching. In my office student athletes always saw John Wooden Pyramid of Success.

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  7. Marta Merlo on May 20, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Congrats Kindra I am so excited to learn from you ! I am actually working on creating my story now and sharing with my international direct sales community of several thousand ! We are doing many virtual presentations right now and our business is booming!!

  8. K S Rao on May 20, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Hi Kindra,

    Hearty Congratulations on being appointed as the Chief Storytelling Officer of Success Magazine!
    Wishing you the very best in your new job & in your life!


  9. James Ogden on May 20, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    This is so fantastic and I wha so happy for you! I can’t wait to read your stories with and about others! Congrats!

  10. Sharon Burstein on May 20, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Life stories are lessons learned. When we share them it gives meaning to both the person speaking and the messages conveyed. Stories make challenges not only come to life, but show to others in the audience who may have or have had the same challenges the same challenges, that they are not alone.
    When as a speaker you share a great story and also make people laugh, they remember the moment and you.

    Sharing stories as speakers, makes each of us and our messages real to those we are connecting with.

  11. Elizabeth on May 20, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Hi.I am so in need to know how I would build my confidence as a counselor as I do group counseling. Kindly help.

  12. Ken Abraham on May 20, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    So cool, Kindra! I am really excited for you! I know you will do a great job and will have many “stories that stick” and inspire!

    Ken Abraham

  13. Mark Graziano on May 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Congratulations Kindra! May you be blessed with your health, your family’s health, a successful career all the while having the peace and joy only explained as God given.

    Have a great day.

    Mark Graziano

  14. Jessica Egnew on May 20, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Hi. Congratulations, Kindra Hall! I am very happy for you on your Excellent promotion! Storytelling is a passion of mine, too.

  15. Richard on May 20, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Congratulation Kindra Hall
    Our new chief storytelling officer can’t wait to read more stories from you.

  16. Jefff on May 20, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Congrats on your new job. Story tellers can hold a village together and a village can hold a country together.

  17. Gary Anderson on May 20, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Looking forward to your sunshine in these dark days of COVID!

  18. Andrew Bachert on May 20, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Welcome Kindra! I am excited to hear more and looking forward to your impact to Success Magazine!

  19. Christine Delaney on May 20, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Oh sounds good. Would like to know more.

  20. Ron Miron-Alimpich on May 20, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Yeah. I recently read your book “Stories That Stick” and will be happy and excited to hear more from you.

  21. Tina Wong on May 21, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Welcome Kindra Hall, you are loved and appreciated..

  22. Ron Geroff on May 21, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Great news and a great benefit to Success Magazine!!

  23. Lisa Seiber-Garland on May 21, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Welcome! I look forward to hearing your stories!

  24. Robert Rulapaugh on May 21, 2020 at 10:22 am

    I subscribe to Success Magazine and anxious to receive more information.

  25. Gajanan Patil on May 21, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Dear Kindra,
    I am happy for you, that you now know the path to achieve your dream destination.

    However, I am very confused. I am absolutely not clear for my path.

    May be you can help.

  26. Anna Shustack on May 21, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Congratulations on this new chapter of your story!

    Having heard you on stage twice, I know how much value you have to share. I just subscribed to Success so I don’t miss a thing. :)

  27. Reeca Divel on May 27, 2020 at 8:30 am

    So happy for you Kendra! You certainly will be such an asset to SUCCESS Magazine and will help so many people with your amazing skills of Story Telling!
    ThanK you for sharing about your new opportunity!

  28. Krista Hampton on May 28, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Kindra – thank you for this letter. As I read it, it resonated with me and my ‘journey’ through these very interesting times. I have also wondered, “Who will I become.” When things first started getting ‘not so normal,’ I first wanted to make sure that my family was going to be okay and that they had everything they needed to get through the next couple of months. I then made a conscious decision – this is MY time. The world is watching, my kids are watching, my parents are watching – everyone is looking up and around for someone to rely on, someone to lead them. This is MY time. It’s very easy to get caught up in the world around you – the easy thing to do is sit on the couch, watch Netflix all day, snack to your heart’s content, wonder what life will look like in six month, etc. This is My time. There is opportunity to be of service, there is opportunity to lead, there is opportunity to become the person that I am supposed to become. This is MY time. And, with a few minor changes and a decision to keep my eye on the prize, I am grateful for this journey and grateful that I am who I am and that this is MY time. Welcome to the SUCCESS team, and thank you for your contributions. Signed,
    A dedicated Reader and long-time believer in SUCCESS.

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