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Kathryn Janicek is a sought-after media and public speaking expert training entrepreneurs and corporate executives around the world. Click HERE to book a complimentary consultation with Kathryn.

Kathryn is a three-time Emmy Award-winning television executive producer and spent 20-years creating engaging content and coaching teams of anchors, reporters, producers and writers in newsrooms across the country.

She has extensive crisis communications experience including overseeing all international, national and local media when the 35W bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River.

She also helped brands like WGN and NBC (LA, NY & Chicago) launch their social media brands. She now helps run marketing and content for a west coast news operation.

As a media and public speaking trainer -- she also teaches the CEOs of companies how to TELL their story and reach the most customers on social media, in mainstream media and on stage.

Kathryn is an engaging professional public speaker who travels the country making presentations and training large audiences.

In life, we face many changes. There could be job and career changes. And there can also be personal changes.

Sometimes deciding to step back or say “no” to commitments so you can fully concentrate on something else is hard.

One of our podcast hosts, Kathryn, just had a child — and found herself learning how to manage her professional life differently. It’s difficult to do, but we all, at times, need to learn how to reevaluate our personal and professional lives and reprioritize.

In this podcast episode, we share big changes for Think Tank of Three in the new year, and talk about balancing work after the birth of a child.


Continue Reading Changes Coming to Think Tank of Three… Managing Business Life After the Birth of a Baby – Podcast Episode #27

Do you get updates on your phone saying how much screen time you have in a day? 

The average adult spends 11 hours interacting with screens a day. We use the internet for work, for play, for communicating… it’s nearly impossible to escape this aspect of our lives. 

We’re spending so much time in the digital world, it’s easy to get caught up in using bad manners and losing sight of what’s going around you in the real world. 

Netiquette, or internet etiquette, is the unspoken code of polite behavior that should be practiced in cyberspace.  There are no official rules for netiquette, but if you follow common sense, essentially you should be respectful while online.


Continue Reading “Would I want my mother to see this?” The 5 Basic Rules of Posting on the Internet

I’m sure you’ve considered hiring a management consultant when you were faced with a business obstacle that was difficult to solve on your own.

But management consultants aren’t always the best answer.

You’ve heard of the phrase, “fake it ‘til you make it?’”

In an article from the Harvard Business Review, the authors reveal all of the ways consultants live by this motto. Some consultants are sold to us as experts even if they necessarily aren’t in reality. Here’s why instead of hiring a consultant, an agile coach would be a better investment for your company.


Continue Reading Why you need an agile coach

When I was young (and sometimes still now), my mom would say, “Kathryn, the Reader’s Digest version, please!”

I loved to tell stories.

And I loved to talk to my mom. Still do.

Reader’s Digest is the largest subscriber-based magazine in the world. It features short stories, jokes and advice. SHORT stories. I loved reading it when I was younger. But I couldn’t for some reason, tell a story succinctly like the “Reader’s Digest version.”

It’s easier when you write. When you write, you can go back and edit over and over and over. I highly recommend that. We’ll talk about that in a moment.


Continue Reading Why Less is More in Public Speaking

I was just helping a few people rewrite and beef up their LinkedIn pages this week… and thought… maybe yours may need a little reworking. When was the last time you updated your profile? Or posted an article to attract more eyeballs? Added a link to recent work of yours?

With so much information out there… we’re on overload.

Newsfeeds. Overposting. White noise. Buzz words. It can be difficult to stand out. As you grow your personal brand and market yourself, one key part (and often a forgotten step) is developing a bio that reflects your worth.


Continue Reading The Importance (and how to write) a Professional Online Bio

You’ve been invited to interview for a job that will elevate your career. You have the credentials and know you can make a difference at the company. Now, you just have to prepare. There’s a lot of advice out there on how to best approach this important meeting, and it’s overwhelming.

Or is this you?

You’ve been interviewing and interviewing… but no call-backs. You have the experience and knowledge — but something is stopping you from landing your dream job.

Or is it this?

You have the years of experience, you’re ridiculously brilliant, everyone says you should be in “his job”… but you just can’t interview. You won’t apply. You won’t leave and go for the opening that would have you managing a larger team at your competitor. You’re stuck. You’re afraid. You’re afraid of the interview, putting yourself out there… the possible rejection.
Continue Reading How to Prepare for the Interview & Land Your Dream Job

Some people want a family someday but have no idea how that could work with work.

Some others have children and then have the mom guilt or the dad guilt.

While you’re at work, you feel guilty about being away from your child and when you’re with your child you feel guilty that you’re maybe missing out on something with work or you’re not keeping up.

One woman created a company to help professionals keep growing their personal careers and still have family time.

It was so successful she sold her company for millions.


Continue Reading How One Woman Created a Multi-Million Dollar Company So She Could Have a Real Life with Joyce Marter– Episode #19

Hello friends! This week your fearless Think Tankers are enjoying some time away from the blog and podcast. However, we didn’t want to leave you high and dry so we thought we’d share a couple of our top posts.

These are the posts you’ve loved the most over time all together in one spot. You can reconnect to the content that you’ve said was most meaningful.
Continue Reading Happy 4th of July: Take a Break and Refresh Your Memory

Think it’s too late to change your career? It may not be.

On this episode of Think Tank of Three, we’re talking to a former nurse who spent decades in hospitals, but changed gears completely to follow her passion: wine. She now has a very successful company and charity with her husband, and we’re finding out how she did it.

In this podcast, you’ll also learn:

  • How to get the best value on a bottle or a glass of wine in a restaurant.
  • Which glass should you buy to save money.
  • Which glass of wine has the highest markup and which one to choose instead to save money.
  • How you can order a bottle of wine in a restaurant at the best price — without looking cheap.
  • A little insight on what it’s like owning a business with your husband.


Continue Reading How to Get the Best Prices on Wine & Starting a Business in Your 40s – Episode #18

You work, and work, and work some more. Sometimes you get enough sleep, water, and time for yourself to decompress, but are you getting enough? What happens to our bodies when we forget about the number one person in our life: ourselves?
Today’s podcast features Beth Heller, with a personal story that could change your life.


Continue Reading Work, Stress, and Fertility with Beth Heller – Episode #17