Kari Mirabal

Speaker | Leader | Innovator

CLASSY YET SASSY this about sums me up

I’m a seasoned and award-winning speaker – a passionate leader with a proven track record for inspiring audiences across the country, and abroad, to think differently. I cut my teeth in the networking arena as a former IT recruiter and recruiting company business owner who once helped countless professionals secure new careers. I’ve helped place people within a variety of industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, government, telecom, construction, and oil/gas.  I travel the globe helping hundreds of thousands of people explore how networking can change their career (and their life like it did mine). I specialize in helping business professionals build and sustain powerful connections – authentically.  Experience has taught me many things – things I can’t wait to share with you!


First and foremost, I am a proud Mom. I aspire to raise smart, confident, and kind young men who value the importance of being contributions in this crazy world. I am dedicated to my body of work so I can enjoy more QT my boys who I cherish. I’m one of those people that might make you roll your eyes because I talk nonstop about how much I adore my career but my goal is to help you explore new possibilities too. Once I learned some simple strategies that helped me master the art of networking, it changed my life.  So I know it can change yours too.  I want to serve as a conduit for my clients to also experience breakthroughs.

Then and Now Kari Mirabal Speaking

WELL BEHAVED WOMEN rarely make history

One of my favorite quotes by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve known that I wanted to share my ideas (and use my voice) to help others learn and grow.  In my keynotes, audiences can expect to laugh, cry and of course – hear more about how to “Network Smarter”.  Whatever it takes to make an impact.  I want my audiences to eliminate uncomfortable conversations, awkward smiles, and self-doubt. The best possible outcome for me is to transform audiences from perceiving networking as a daunting task to exploring how it can be a powerful tool.

LIFE OUTSIDE OF WORK here’s what I do

I have an appreciation for world travel, the company of great friends, and laughing so hard tears come out of my eyes. I am a terrible cook and spend too much free time binge watching Netflix, attending theater productions (I’m a former ballet dancer) and watching my amazing sons play competitive sports.  I love trying new restaurants (especially Mexican food) in the company of great friends.  I also believe that GOD is faithful and that the universe works in mysterious ways so often, I’ll start my day with a prayer and ask for the people I can help to cross my path.  I’m always up for a good challenge.

ORANGE HEELS & black dresses – why?

The color orange radiates warmth, adventure and happiness – hence the heels I wear.  Orange also represents a spirit of fun (which represents my passion to always enjoy each experience when I share knowledge at conferences and corporate events across the globe).  My signature black dresses (classy) and orange heels (sassy) represent the importance passion plays in the work I do and invites others to explore how a positive outlook can be life changing.  I’m on a mission to create a movement of people who all “Network Smarter” and inspire as many people as I can to consider how networking can lead to new possibilities.