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Meet “The Katies”

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KT Speetzen

KT Speetzen is your favorite comedic storytelling strategist through her flagship company, KT Speetzen Presents. What the heck is that you ask? KT is here to help organizations leverage storytelling to increase sales, attract and retain clients, and enhance workplace productivity. Working with clients varying from international market research firms, CEOs in the online market space, and one of the nation’s top children’s charities, KT passion is helping people create authentic and productive working relationships. 

In addition, KT produces a monthly stand-up and storytelling show, The Mother Cluckers, and is the host and producer of The KT Speetzen Show: Connecting CEOs to Your Earbuds podcast. A 20+ year veteran stand-up comic, KT has told stories through both documentary television production and as a Master Educator for Chicago Public Schools and Illinois State University teaching fellows. She’s here to help you Find Your Funny™.

KT holds her BA from Northwestern University and her MEd from DePaul University. During her downtime, KT hangs with her husband and daughters in Chicago and gets some Vitamin D when she visits Los Angeles, her hometown.

KT Speetzen

KT Speetzen is your favorite comedic storytelling strategist through her flagship company, KT Speetzen Presents. What the heck is that you ask? KT is here to help organizations leverage storytelling to increase sales, attract and retain clients, and enhance workplace productivity. Working with clients varying from international market research firms, CEOs in the online market space, and one of the nation’s top children’s charities, KT passion is helping people create authentic and productive working relationships. 

In addition, KT produces a monthly stand-up and storytelling show, The Mother Cluckers, and is the host and producer of The KT Speetzen Show: Connecting CEOs to Your Earbuds podcast. A 20+ year veteran stand-up comic, KT has told stories through both documentary television production and as a Master Educator for Chicago Public Schools and Illinois State University teaching fellows. She’s here to help you Find Your Funny™.

KT holds her BA from Northwestern University and her MEd from DePaul University. During her downtime, KT hangs with her husband and daughters in Chicago and gets some Vitamin D when she visits Los Angeles, her hometown.

Katie Lord

Katie Lord has helped companies achieve over $50,000,000 in venture capital funding through marketing and design. Having held positions such as a Marketing Manager at SMS Assist (now a $1B+ company) and Art Director at the Tribune, she has valuable experience working with and at the C-level of companies to guide their marketing strategies and execute creative design.

She founded Katie Lord Inc in 2015 has been helping companies get their start and make their ideas happen since. She’s also on the leadership team with Women Tech Founders, is a mentor for 1871, AIGA, and General Assembly for UX design, how to escalate your hustle, and productizing services. She’s also an Adjunct Professor at Tribeca Flashpoint College teaching Design for Business. Some recent projects she’s worked on are for the Admirals Pointe Condominium Association, ImpactVision, Germin8 Ventures, The Difference, Tillable, Theorem, Worldlink Specialty, Midwest Women in Tech Conference, Chicago Podcast Festival, Sales Hacker Midwest, Syndio, Kiser Group, Rainmaker, Xaptum, Besafemeds, EventUP, University of Chicago SSA, Parents for Healthy Kids sponsored by Aldi.

Katie grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her mom and identical twin. For the first seven years of her life, Katie’s mother drove two hours each direction to earn a degree in education. That dedication, determination and overall work ethic inspired Katie to start her own company, ingraining in her the understanding of what it means to be a woman founder. She carries that knowledge with her to every meeting.
Katie currently lives in Chicago and enjoys spending time with her son Maxim, traveling and hanging out with her samoyed named Ymka.

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