Laura Katen is the President of KATEN CONSULTING, a NY-based professional development training company. KATEN CONSULTING conducts workshops for various organizations on the topics of individual and team presentations, communication, and business etiquette. Ms. Katen is a licensed Business & Dining Etiquette specialist, having attended the Protocol School of Washington in Washington, DC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with extensive training in Voice and Speech from Carnegie Mellon University graduating Cum Laude, and she attended Chatham College for Education. Prior to co-founding KATEN CONSULTING in 2002, Ms. Katen began her corporate career in the financial services industry at Merrill Lynch helping to manage $100 million dollars in client assets and training new hires in customer service and communication techniques.
Ms. Katen and team travel nationally to conduct group seminars and facilitate one-on-one coaching sessions to corporate and government executives, Fortune 500 companies, academia, and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Ms. Katen works as adjunct faculty in the Communications Department at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY; is the author of “How to Communicate with Confidence, Clarity, and Credibility: For Organizational and Individual Success!” (Publication 2015); is often invited to provide the Keynote address at various national conferences, presenting on such topics as “Does Your Communication Style Help or Hinder Your Effectiveness / Leadership Capabilities,” and “What Does Your Professional Presence Communicate About You?” Ms. Katen’s speaking pipeline includes working domestically and abroad, to include: Fort Lauderdale FL, Arlington MA, Philadelphia PA, New York City, Tennessee, San Diego CA, and Qatar.
Ms. Katen has published several articles on the subject of presenting oneself with credibility and professionalism (www.themuse.com/author/laura-katen/), some of which were re-published by Forbes.com; she was interviewed on CNNMoney; and featured in the Westchester County Business Journal’s award issue “Special Women in Business.” Additionally, Ms. Katen worked with Judge Judy’s “Her Honor Mentoring Program” as the resident life-skills expert, and was named “Top 40 Career Expert” on Twitter by Gen Y media outlet @PYPro.
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Ron Katen received his Masters Degree from Harvard University and has been teaching professional development in both the military and civilian arenas for over thirty years. In addition to conducting corporate training programs for KATEN CONSULTING, he co-hosts the company’s award-winning New York cable television series “Enhance Your Chance®: A Guide to Maximizing Your Possibilities.”
Joan Maliha graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hunter College in New York City where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the prestigious Francis Morehouse Alpha Chi Alpha Prize “For the Most Distinguished Record in the Social Sciences at Hunter College.” Offered the highly competitive New York State College Teaching Fellowship, Ms. Maliha received her Masters Degree and completed her Ph.D. course work at Columbia University. She has been a teacher for over 20 years and has been included in “Who’s Who in America”, and in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.”