Katrina Mitchell is a sales, marketing and business-development professional and the founder and CEO of SPEAK!, an agency that links compelling speakers with discerning audiences worldwide. Katrina’s background in business-to-business sales and marketing began during her years in print magazine sales, where she worked with ad agencies and advertising directors to craft compelling solutions that helped her clients’ messages reach their target audiences.
From 2003-2007, Katrina was the owner of the Boulder, Colorado location of a global franchise, Bark Busters, an award-winning dog training approach. Katrina learned first-hand the challenges and rewards of owning an effectively run franchise operation.
SPEAK! was launched in 2008, when Katrina saw the need for a service that provides a match of experienced speakers, trainers, facilitators and business consultants with franchisors, corporate event planners, and association leaders who are looking for dynamic delivery and actionable take-aways for their audiences.
What People Say About SPEAK!
SPEAK! provided several headline speakers at a recent franchise conference I attended. I was impressed with each of those speaker’s knowledge of the franchise world and their dynamic delivery styles and professionalism. Troy Hazard, Ruby Newell-Legner and Greg Nathan tied their topics into the theme and objective of the conference, and reinforced each other’s presentations. It was clear they had done their homework. I recommend SPEAK! as a resource to any franchisor looking for effective ways to educate, motivate and inspire their colleagues and franchisee communities.
–Donn R. Wilson, a 50 year veteran Senior Executive at McDonalds, Wendy’s, & Blockbuster
Working with SPEAK! to plan our annual conference was a great experience.
Katrina quickly understood our objectives and core business challenges and thoughtfully directed us to the right match in both content and speaker style. SPEAK! took the work out of finding the right speaker and the best part is, it didn’t cost us a penny more. Their supportive and professional service helped make our event a huge success.”
– Heidi Ganahl, Camp Bow Wow Corporation USA