Ana Close up smiling Gala 2015 1_preview.jpg

Katherine’s techniques helped me reach a level of self-reflection I had never experienced. With every draft I wrote, it was like I was peeling back the onion layers of my soul. Without her help, I would not have been able to convey such a deep, emotional, and honest speech in front of a community I admire and care so much about. -- Ana Baires, Assistant District Attorney, Alameda County

'Your Story Deep Dive' Process

INTAKE

We create a connection between us that will serve as the starting point for the content of your talk, and the confidence you’ll have to deliver it. I’ll be listening for what you want to say and asking questions to help you tell your story.

CREATION OF CONTENT

Once we dig deep and get it all out, together, we’ll see what sticks. This process can take a few meetings and several drafts. We’ll dance between your writing and my editing and vice versa. The arc of the story will start to take shape.

practice OUT LOUD

I coach you on delivery, projection, and cadence. I listen for the parts of the speech that need to emotionally resonate with the audience and will help you find the words to do so. You’ll practice until you are ready.

 


Projects start at $3,000. 


Sharing your story is the heart of effective fundraising. If your nonprofit needs to spark or re-ignite passion for your cause, I can work with individual speakers to craft their story. This will translate into raised revenue. Another benefit is that your supporters will want to come back year after year, and bring their networks right along with them. Please inquire for my nonprofit rates.

greeny grey.jpg

testimonials


Jane with Microphone.jpeg

JANE SACCARO

CEO, Kesem

Working with Katherine was a true joy. She created a very safe space where I felt comfortable to explore what I wanted to say…and helped me craft my message in a way that allowed me to more fully connect with everyone in the room. 

For the first time, our guests understood the essence of what makes our organization so special. We raised an additional 40% from the previous year…and, most importantly, we inspired people to get involved. Katherine is an amazing force!


Tiana S.

Alumna, Girls Hope Pittsburgh

Because of you I was able to make such an impactful and truly from the heart speech. My best friend who knew my story for years still cried while watching my presentation. You helped me put into words my feelings, and you helped me truly see how far I’ve come. 

I’ve told my story many times before but this was the first time I felt like it was a true depiction of how much I’ve grown. You were a joy to work with.


Working with Katherine was an incredibly comfortable, positive and insightful process.  With a difficult personal story to tell, Katherine’s invaluable feedback helped me structure my ideas, connect my thoughts and relate to my audience in an authentic and meaningful way.


Kaur_Manmeet_SH2017_0.jpg

MANMEET KAUR

Founder, City Health Works

Katherine’s coaching enabled me to gain the courage to share my personal story in a way that was purposeful and enriching for myself and the audience. I had never shared the core drive behind my mission before; Katherine respectfully pushed me to go beyond my comfort zone while providing practical guidance along the way. I hope to work with her again! 


Katherine’s strength as a coach lies in her ability to quickly identify the most compelling elements of any one person’s story and then gently place these crystallized messages against the backdrop of the organization’s purpose. 

She weaves messaging so elegantly, the result is a seamless tapestry of one critical point after the other, with each speech seeming like an obvious extension of the preceding one, while omitting repetition. 

Essentially, Katherine is a master at making every word count and packing a punch without anyone knowing a punch has just been had!