• National Charity League

    Fairfield Chapter (Fairfield, CT)

  • Student Leadership Event

    Manhattanville College – Purchase, NY

  • American Management Association

    Women’s Leadership Event DC

At KATEN CONSULTING we provide coaching sessions and group training programs to corporate and government executives, Fortune 500 companies, academia, and national not-for-profit organizations. In addition to facilitating group training programs and one-on-one coaching sessions, KATEN CONSULTING is also available to give the Keynote Address or be the Featured Speaker at events and conferences.


Position employees to be more effective communicators by conveying confidence, purpose, and clarity in their verbal, non-verbal, and email communications.


Position employees and leaders to effectively present themselves and their information in a clear, confident, and engaging manner.


Position employees to be seen as credible, confident and professional both in and out of the office by knowing how to effectively build rapport or navigate food, drink, and conversation.


A two-day group learning session that focuses on giving up to 12 women key techniques for exuding an executive presence. Participants will be videotaped so they can identify their strengths and practice eliminating habits and devastating faux pas that could be undermining them and creating the wrong impression.


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Keynote Addresses and Featured Speaker Engagements:

• California
• Connecticut
• Pennsylvania
• Tennessee
• Washington State
• New York
• Delaware
• Florida
• Virginia
• New Mexico
• New Jersey
• Massachusetts
• North Carolina


Specifically designed for high school and college students embarking on the job search, entering the workforce, or looking to make a positive impression at an interview.
KATEN CONSULTING’s Enhance Your Chance® Curriculum covers some of the most important skills needed to appear polished, professional, and make a positive first and lasting impression.


“Ms. Katen and her team have continued to produce top-notch workshops for the professional development team. We appreciate that KATEN CONSULTING is open to tailoring each business etiquette training to meet the diverse needs of various student populations. They truly listen to what we want to accomplish and collaborate with us to assure that our goals are being met. The staff at KATEN CONSULTING communicate in a timely and professional manner, and their attention to detail is noteworthy.”

Brenda StoverExecutive Director Professional Development Villanova University School of Business

“Ensuring our customers get the highest level of support across all customer facing organizations is our top priority at Glowpoint…As a result, training is critical to our success. Laura and the staff at Katen Consulting designed a program tailored to our needs…Katen’s training was interactive and engaging, utilizing real scenarios and examples that the employees could relate to. As a result of the success of the program, we are looking to expand the curriculum and incorporate the training created by Laura and her team, into a new employee training curriculum for all employees.”

Thomas P. SchroederOperations, P&L Executive Glowpoint, Inc.

I am a huge fan of Laura and Katen Consulting. I first met Laura through the Business Council of Westchester; since that time she has helped mentor me in the arts and nuances of public speaking and marketing myself in order to grow my business. Her follow-up is prompt and professional, and her attention to detail is second to none. Laura receives my highest level of recommendation.

Daniel Timins Esq.CFP®

“At Villanova University’s School of Business, we present over 80 career programs each year dedicated to professional development for our undergraduates. Villanova colleagues have commented that “Katen is the best etiquette trainer we have seen, and we see a lot of them!” Katen Consulting has readily won our loyalty in etiquette training because they provide superior service, with a strategic approach, so our audience leaves feeling equipped for success.”

Christine DellaPennaCareer Development Professional Villanova University

“Laura and Katen Consulting provided tremendous service for us. We learned we were one of three finalists for a prestigious national award, and that I was able to deliver a 10 minute, ‘TED-style’ presentation. Other speakers at the event included high profile individuals like Henry Kissinger and T. Boone Pickens. I reached out to Laura, and she was able to re-arrange her other commitments to work with me. Even in such a short time, we made tremendous improvement in both the content and style of delivery. And we were named first runner-ups in the competition! I recommend Laura for her dedication, competence, and results.”

Larry FrommGeneral Manager Achates Power

“Laura went above and beyond required time and agenda and spent additional hours with Management Associates where she identified a need for improvement. Laura and her team very easy and efficient to work with, excellent delivery and service overall.”

Ruth H. MahoneyPresident, KeyBank Hudson Valley NY District

Laura Katen was truly amazing with the NCL Fairfield Chapter Ticktockers at our 2017-2018 Kick Off Meeting tonight! I have never experienced a group of teenage girls that engaged for ten minutes, let alone an hour! You were magical and awe inspiring! Thank you!

Tricia Brady President-Elect for Fairfield Chapter of NCL.

KATEN spoke to the over 100 young women and mothers about making a positive first impression. She shared key nuances to keep in mind as they navigate presenting themselves, interacting, and communicating now and as they pursue their aspirations.

National Charity LeagueFairfield Chapter (Fairfield, CT)

Hi Laura,
Thank you for the wonderful presentation on Sunday. What an inspiring way to Kickoff our year! I don’t need to tell you it made quite the impression on the young (and not so much) members 🙂

Lia Carter VP Patroness Programs, National Charity League, Fairfield Chapter

KATEN spoke to 100 student leaders as part of Manhattanville’s Student Leadership Training Program. She shared key leadership traits and strategies for reflecting key characteristics that would help to distinguish the students and progress their success on campus and beyond.

Manhattanville College Purchase, NY Student Leadership Event August 2017

KATEN spoke to over 100 women at the DC event. She facilitated this event that included formalized networking, strategy session, panel Q&A, and a half-day Executive Presence for Women training. KATEN, who facilitated the one-day event, is pictured with panelists from the event.

American Management AssociationWomen’s Leadership Event DC July 2017

Dear Laura,
It was so nice to meet you yesterday. I learned a great deal from your class and look forward to practicing what we learned during this new chapter in my life.

Elizabeth O’DonnellOffice of Emergency Management

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