Michael Ziener

Executive Nonprofit Leader, Navy Veteran, Consultant and Public Speaker

When I need the best…
I go to Kathryn Janicek!

When I need the best in Chicago for media coaching, executive production, TV production/personality or scripting, editing and telling “THE STORY”; I go to Kathryn Janicek! There is no one else in the country I would rely on for my media and production strategies than Kathryn.

Since my time as CEO at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, I have watched this executive producer lead market 3’s top morning news show, direct and create amazing and compelling stories for TV and global corporations as well as volunteer her limited spare time to better her community by helping nonprofits close to her heart.

From cancer to military organizations, to businesses large and small; Kathryn will assess, study and then create your communications strategy and then visually align it with your desired message.

She will collaboratively design and produce your TV or production needs that will drive response, ROI and evoke emotion.

I have seen many media professionals in my experience as a leader in the nonprofit space and Kathryn continues to rise above and exceed all expectations.

My interview yesterday went really well — probably the most confident I’ve felt in an interview setting. I really appreciate it, and can’t thank you enough for the help!

Executive

Company Executive at Uber

With very little lead-time, I reached out to almost 100 bloggers across the country to get placements promoting Super League Gaming. In response – they had huge ticket sales.

Super League Gaming

As a TV News Director in Nashville and former co-worker of Kathryn’s, I can assure you she’s the real deal and knows of what she speaks.

Bryan McGruder

WZTV News Director

Mike Minton

Consulting Leader, Project Mgmt & Quality Specialist

Kathryn worked with me in one of my volunteer businesses to help me build a strategy and stimulate growth in the business.

She is an exceptionally insightful and talented media expert, as well as one of the hardest working individuals I’ve ever met.

Her passion for learning made it easy to bring her up to speed on the ins/outs of my business, then plugged in to build a promotion strategy and help execute.

I learned a ton from her along the way, and as a direct result of her work, more than tripled my promotional/media reach in less than six months.

Kathryn continues to be among my most trusted advisors. Her track record of success stories continues to grow.

Kathryn provides excellent feedback that can be immediately implemented. Her coaching leads to successful presentations!

AbbVie Global Marketing Team

Kathryn provides excellent feedback that can be immediately implemented. Her coaching leads to successful presentations – Kathryn was great!

Megan Richards Martin

PR – Equinox Fitness Clubs

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“To be honest, I know media coaching doesn’t come cheap, but from what I’ve been told you’re the best in the city if you want to be successful in the industry.”

Emilia Serrano

TV and Film Writer

I was working on a summer project for Super League Gaming.

Before we landed in Chicago, I knew Kathryn would be my saving grace.

Her connections, her media savvy, her organization, and her quickness is an asset… she is born with incredible business skills and her recommendations for media were localized and strategic.

Awesome.

She handled the hard stuff with ease, and when I needed last minute assistance, onsite in Chicago, she said “I got this. Tell me time and location.”

And just like the fairy Godmother of Everything, she granted that wish too.

Because of this, I’ve hired her for more projects and am already recommending her to my colleagues in Chicago and beyond.

I Can’t Thank Kathryn Enough For All The Help She Has Given Me

She has been excellent in providing personalized, individual advice in public speaking and presentation. Her training and constructive encouragement has helped me accomplish more than I ever would have had…. The techniques I have learned have already made a difference, and will continue to do so for years to come.

I would highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for ways to advance their careers or develop important life skills that may not have been taught in a classroom setting, such as skills in public speaking, presentation, or social etiquette on a professional level.

Leo