KATIE WAKE

PRODUCT MANAGER AND COACH

katie@owntheroom.com

Katie has a gift for taking complex professional subjects and breaking them down into pieces that people understand. Her clear, concise and engaging coaching style has allowed her to help senior leaders at top companies worldwide command the spotlight.

Katie has always been interested in what happens behind the scenes to make a project come to fruition. As a Production Manager at Time Inc., she oversaw operations to produce ads in national magazines, including Time, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, InStyle and Food & Wine. At the start of her career, Katie ran the printing press aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner, traveling all over Europe as well as Egypt, Uruguay, Brazil, and the Falkland Islands. At Own The Room, Katie has progressed from event management to product development, in addition to teaching seminars across the globe.

A native of Western New York, Katie is an ardent sports fan (go Buffalo Bills!) and an avid swimmer who swam competitively as a teenager and has been known to cross Seneca Lake.

"Katie brought energy and on-point advice and techniques to a group of consultants (who are used to doing the presenting!) and kept them engaged throughout multiple sessions over two days. She was extremely credible because she did her homework to ensure that she understood our business and could speak our language. I also appreciated her flexibility as we developed the agenda and content in advance of the meeting. And most importantly, we heard great feedback from the participants! "

Kathy Woodruff, Principal, Mercer


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