üma kleppinger

WRITER. CONSULTANT. SPEAKER.

Stranger than fiction.

By day I create content solutions for clients in the health, wellness, and tech spaces. By night I grab the nearest mic and tell stranger-than-fiction stories meant to make audiences, laugh and cry, sometimes both at the same time.

Storytelling in all its forms is a way of connecting people. We connect with others, to new ideas and perspectives, and perhaps most importantly, we connect with a deeper part of our own humanity.

What people are saying about me.

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Üma is a 7 Deadly Sins fan favorite. Her unflinching self-awareness, keen awareness of the world around her, and hilarious style of deadpan humor always blend together to create a story cocktail that is equal parts authoritative, playful, and deeply human.

R. TOD KELLY
PRODUCER, 7 DEADLY SINS. PANTS ON FIRE
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When Üma takes the stage, I know I’m going to get (at least) one very important thing: the TRUTH. Her fearless storytelling style and unabashed candor are infused with biting wit and self-deprecating humor. Üma’s stories take us to places we’d rather avoid, but we go and we are better off for it.

DAVE WILLIAMS
MOTH STORY SLAM PRODUCER
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Üma is a natural storyteller—as comfortable on stage in front of a couple hundred people as she is sitting down with a friend. She’s fearless about sharing the hard, difficult parts of a well-lived life—the parts where meaningful stories come from—and exploring what she and therefore we can learn from them. 

ANDREW DICKSON
MOTH STORY SLAM HOST

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