Katie writes for O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit: Live A Creative, Spontaneous, and Courageous Life Using the Tools of Improv Comedy. She is a nationally touring public speaker and retreats leader focusing on how to build self-confidence, break out of creative ruts in the workplace, and how to Gag Your Inner Critic. Want to make a big change but fear taking the leap? This is Katie’s genius. Want to empower your employees to think outside the box but inside the budget? Katie gets creative juices flowing that make people and companies productive, passionate, and energized. Katie leads a hilarious, truly useful and fast-paced presentation.
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Katie is the star of Broad Comedy, noted as “Brilliant!” by Comedy Central. Broad Comedy has performed internationally, including on one of Boston’s top stages, the 440-seat Stuart Street Playhouse for a 3-month smash success, as well as at Caroline’s Comedy Club in Times Square on Broadway (America’s #1 comedy club), and at the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Festival where Broad Comedy won the Pick of the Fringe, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, where they were voted top ten comedy picks by The Fringe Review. Katie was the founder and producer of the National Women's Theatre Festival in Los Angeles and an Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival. She is a founding member of the nationally touring improv comedy troupe, Spontaneous Combustibles. She is also the co-founder of the Equinox Theatre Company as well as Camp Equinox, a theatre camp for 250 kids, many of whom are at-risk youth. As a frequent flyer, she was recently upgraded to Delta's Elite Status and hopes to work her way up to Pilot status in the next year.
Katie and her co-author/co-director Soren Kisiel were nominated for the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for their unique work in theatre. Katie can be seen singing their song, “These Are The Things I Can’t F**kng Remember,” taped for an episode of Showtime’s comedy roundtable series, The Green Room With Paul Provenza.
She splits her time residing in Montana, Los Angeles and NY City.
She is very much her mother's daughter, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman. She sees what she does.....Katie runs women's spiritual retreats. She is, in terms of feminist politics, very much her mother's daughter, and sees what she does as "giving women a voice".
Finding Your Voice for a Change
Allowing for Safe & Creative Risk Taking Generating
Gagging Your Inner Critic
Collaboration in the Workplace
Flexibility at Work
Trust: Learning how to get out of your own way, creatively
Zen-Up Your Life: Getting Present, self-aware, and Self Confident at work and home
Leadership and Personal Power