Meet Katie Wake

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. 

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.

Client Testimonials

"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

"The program was a total bang-for-the-buck and Katie was the key. We walked out of the room with a whole pile of tools and tips that we could immediately put to work – now that is real impact. Katie makes what most people fear more than dying a truly fun learning experience. Looking forward to my next chance to ‘own the room’."
- Laurie Ledford, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Fun Fact

I strive for "Ultralight Backpacking" where many of my adventures in the woods, or over mountains, use a minimalist approach for what I carry with me.

Areas of Expertise

Communication Training, Panels, Media, Not-for-Profit, Pitch Development, Presentation Skills & Prep, Handling Objections, Fostering Dialogue, Coaching & Facilitation, Collaboration, Meeting Management, Memorable & Relatable Content, Gravitas with Tone & Body Language, Virtual Meeting Engagement, Feedback Culture

Region & Fluent Languages

Northeast United States | English