You’re an expert in your industry.

You’re smart and you worked hard to get here.

  • You have a story to tell – but you don’t know how to get media attention.
  • You want to learn how to present better in public – how to tell your company’s story – and keep the interest of your audience.
  • You need someone to show you what to wear on stage or on camera, how to speak passionately and how to deliver a memorable message to your audience.

That’s what I do.


I’m Kathryn Janicek.

I’m the media coach and public speaking trainer who helps people present at a higher level, tell their story to attract dream clients or to gain media attention.

I have 20 years of media experience.

I don’t like to brag — but here are some stats so you know you can trust me:

  • I’m a three-time Emmy-winning executive producer in news and social media. I also won two Associated Press Awards.
  • I coached anchors, reporters, producers and writers across the United States for 18 years.
  • I led a national news network as VP of News.
  • I handle crisis communications too. I was the spokesperson for the law enforcement agency that handled the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota — coordinating all local, national and international media.
  • I’ve interviewed celebrities – politicians – the biggest athletes…

How can I help you?

  • I help entrepreneurs and corporate executives sell themselves in the media and in front of live audiences.
  • I coach executives looking to move up in their career, those who are making major speeches for the first time or 100th time — and spokespeople who need to get “media ready.”
  • I also love coaching clients who speak English as their second or third language. We work on delivery, pronunciation, and vocabulary.

If you’re looking for media:

  • I show you the story that’s inside of you or your company that the media will love.
  • I coach you on how to look and sound the best.
  • And I help you strategize on how to get your story in the media.
  • For some clients – I produce all their video!

If you need public speaking coaching:

  • I teach you how to keep the attention of a live audience – whether it’s a small team – or several thousand people.
  • I teach you body language – what to wear – and vocal skills so you command your audience.

I can also help you by:

  • Training large numbers of people throughout all levels how to brand themselves & your company by using all forms of social media
  • Correcting/enhancing reputations
  • Crisis communications & internal/external communication
  • Analytical writing & editing/proofreading skills (social media, TV news copy, sophisticated press releases, speeches, talking points, national magazine articles and promotional materials)
  • Translating complex information into understandable messages that influence others

Confidentiality is everything.

I am discreet. Most clients don’t talk about me… but you’ll notice a change in them after I work with them.

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More about me (the fun stuff): I love mentoring college students and I’m very active as a board member of the Illinois Patriot Education Fund. We send military families to college. It’s awesome.

I sing all the time. And I’m not too bad.
I live in Chicago and travel worldwide training clients.