Laura Joan Katen


Laura Joan Katen is an author, keynote speaker, consultant, communications coach and president of New York-based professional development training company KATEN CONSULTING. She travels more than 100 days a year for speaking engagements. She divides her time giving keynote talks at various national conferences, leading group-training programs, and facilitating one-on-one coaching sessions for clients spanning a multitude of industries, titles, and positions across the United States. Katen is the author of the strategies book “How to Communicate with Confidence, Clarity, and Credibility!” Her next book “The Communication Habit: Strategies That Set You Apart and Leave a Lasting Impression,” being published by McGraw Hill April 2020, is available on Amazon for pre-order.

KATEN CONSULTING is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and conducts group training programs and one-on-one coaching sessions in 4 key topics: Executive Presence, Communication Skills, Individual and Team Presentations (to include Media Training), and Business Social Etiquette. She works as adjunct faculty in the communications department at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY; is a Business & Dining Etiquette specialist having attended the Protocol School of Washington; received her bachelor of fine arts degree with extensive training in voice and speech from Carnegie Mellon University; and simultaneously attended Chatham College to study education. Prior to co-founding KATEN CONSULTING in 2003, Katen began her corporate career in the financial services industry at Merrill Lynch. KATEN CONSULTING’s iTunes Audio Book Chapters “Enhance Your Chance” help listeners to make a polished, positive impression when preparing for an interview.