Q&A WITH Kristi K. Hoffman

Kristi K. Hoffman  is an award-winning television host and producer, past PBS-TV media personality, author, businesswoman and keynote speaker. As CEO and Founder of Total Package Global,  Kristi develops success tools for pre-teen and teenaged girls and boys, young professionals, as well as seasoned executives to assist them in reaching their life and business goals.

Her Amazon best-selling teen and social issues book, Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life, and the Total Package Girl curriculum for junior high and high school girls provide girls with the intelligence, skills, and tools they need to navigate today’s digitally-focused life.

Kristi has spent two decades volunteering for organizations that emphasize youth self-esteem, health, mentoring and physical fitness. In 2016 she was appointed National Volunteer Partner by Girl Scouts of the USA. She has also been named 100 Women of Influence and Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by Girl Scouts, and has is a recipient of the Young Business Leadership’s “20 Under 40 Award.”

Kristi, married to Jim, has two amazing sons who inspire her. She loves golf, modern art, music and living the healthy, fit, fun Total Package Lifestyle!

What was your first job? My first job out of college was at WTOL-TV. But, truth be told,  I started working when I was 12 years old mowing lawns, babysitting, and picking strawberries. 

What health or lifestyle tips do you support? I support living a fit, healthy, and fun life — I call this the “Total Package Lifestyle.” I have a master plan and goals for each of these areas, and every day, I strive to be a better, kinder person.

Your biggest self-indulgence? One of my favorite things to do is go to a good rock concert, especially with my girlfriends!

I have always wanted to…? Host and produce a television show or documentary that makes a difference in the lives of many. 

What trait do you admire in others? I love to see others respecting each other for just who they are. Integrity is a trait I admire.

Something most people don’t know about you?  That I work tirelessly on legislation and as an advocate for those 15 million children and adults who live with severe food allergies every day of their lives. Another fun fact that few may know: I was a University of Toledo Rocket cheerleader.

Words you live by? “Run your own race.” Also, my grandfather always told me, “Work hard, be courteous, be honest, be kind.” I love that.

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