It is with great pleasure that I recommend Katie! Our company’s Partner Engagement Group, Woman’s Initiative Network, hosted Katie as a keynote speaker. Her topic was on ‘Stop Being Your Own Saboteur’ and she knocked it out of the park! Katie’s attention to detail was extremely evident in her polished and on-brand PowerPoint and professional handouts. She even provided us with an electronic copy of the handout ahead of time so that we could share copies with our remote partners to make them feel more included. Furthermore, I was extremely impressed with Katie’s stage presence, which can be hard to do when you are presenting to 100+ employees, both in person and remote. She was polished and succinct in her talking points, but also, 100% true to herself and not afraid to be a little silly and laugh. In a very short time, she was able to create a safe environment. This was evident in the fact that many participants were vulnerable and shared very personal stories/examples that I don’t believe they otherwise would have shared. So a big thanks to Katie for setting the tone by being authentic and creating a safe environment. Back to engagement, Katie never missed a beat and always made a point to talk-to and include our remote partners in the dialogue. It was also refreshing to see that she not only engaged our team with in-person questions/comments, but that she also provided a safe, anonymous way to participate electronically through mobile. This exercise was incredibly self-validating and connecting, one participant said it best, “my main take away is that we are all, in some ways, feeling or thinking the same way.” Thank you, Katie!