Katie is a professional speaker and young entrepreneur with vast experience in delivering to the health and fitness industry and business arena. She has a unique ability to inspire SME’s, students and employees with her down-to-earth style and usable business takeaways.
If you want humour, truly useable content and a fresh and motivating experience, then you need to look no further.
Fitness entrepreneur Katie, began her journey in the world of business at the age of 16, setting up exercise classes in her hometown of Sunderland. Fast forward 14 years and Katie is now selling her fitness DVDs and online training programmes in the 11 countries across the world, as well as educating her fellow fitness professionals on how they can grow their businesses and developing new group fitness concepts for leisure trusts, councils and the private sector.
She is a highly sought after presenter and educator, sharing her work and ideas at the UK's biggest fitness conventions such as Fit Pro Live and The International Fitness Showcase and is best known for her down-to-earth, friendly approach to fitness.
As a young entrepreneur, Katie is an in-demand professional speaker, appearing at Elite Business London, BE Group, LFX, several Universities and awards evenings and 2015 and 2016 saw her host The National Fitness Awards, deliver the keynote speech at The National Fitness Conference and be a panelist at the UK Active National Summit in 2015.
In addition to consultancy and brand creation, Katie also presents a health and fitness show (Total Tone Up) and a chat show (Chatty Lasses), in which she has also taken the role of producer, on MADE TV. When she’s not working in TV Katie can be found hosting the Sunday morning breakfast show on Sun FM, She has a strong PR and social media following, appearing and being published in Workout Magazine, FitPro, Bella, Women's Weekly, FHM, Holland & Barrett Magazine and Health Club Management.
Katie is a social media expert and had used it as a platform to create international success for her own business and now helps other businesses to boost their social profile, create highly engaging content and build a social strategy, as well as managing accounts for businesses.
Katie speaks about entrepreneurship, Fitness, and Social Media talks usually last 30-45 minutes depending on needs of the client.
What Katie Did
This keynote tracks Katie’s entrepreneurial journey from aerobics instructor to an international businesswoman and many of the lessons learned along the way. An inspiring, down-to-earth and humorous talk, this keynote will give delegates a series of takeaways that they can implement into their business to improve sales, retention, PR, marketing and the ability to stand out from competitors.
The Princess & The PR
In this keynote, Katie shares her secrets to social media success and how she has used it to create an international, online business, selling to 11 countries across the world. With a memorable theme paired with honesty and humour, this talk will leave delegates with take-home strategies that can be easily implemented into their business for maximum impact in boosting online presence and sales.
Are You Fit For Business?
If you want to be educated on what will really make you and your work colleagues fitter, healthier and more productive at work with fewer sick days and increased energy then this is a keynote for your entire workforce. With 13 years experience as a fitness professional, with an array of national industry awards under her belt, Katie will leave delegates motivated to upgrade all aspects of their health, fitness and lifestyle, and the exact steps to follow to make it a reality.
Awards & Accolades
UK Personal Trainer of the Year 2012
Sunderland Young Business Person of the Year 2012 (after selling her small group personal training programme The Little Black Dress Club to 39 locations across the UK and Canada)
FitPro & Life Fitness Top 10 Global Personal Trainers To Watch 2012
UK Fitness Professional of the Year 2013
Top Sante Magazine's 100 Hottest Health Gurus
BBC 1's The Apprentice Candidate 2014
North East Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs 2015
1st Class Honors Degree in Sport & Exercise Development
Wearside Role Model of the Year 2015
UK Active Active Training Awards 2016 Activity Champion of the Year Finalist
Health & Fitness Expert for Argos, Very.co.uk, Brand Ambassador for Reebok, POM Wonderful, PT500, Fit 4 Less (Energie Group), GymCube.com, David LLoyd, Health Haus, Future Fit Training, Physical Company, LFX, AMDIS, The PSA, The National Fitness Conference, Pro Mobile, University of Sunderland, International Fitness Showcase, Fit Pro, Fitness in the North, Several schools and colleges,
East Sussex Women in Business, The National Fitness Awards 2015 (co-hosted with Olympian Steve Parry) and 2016 (co-hosted with Ricky Hatton),
After Dinner Speaking
Sunderland Business Awards & Yorkshire Post Business Awards
What the Clients say:
‘I have been running business networking events for fitness industry professionals for eight years during which time I have engaged approximately 40 speakers to present to our members.
In my mind there, until yesterday, three ‘stand out’ speakers who have graced our stage,Phillip Mills, CEO of Les Mills Global, David Stalker, CEO at UK Active and Joe Townsend, Iron Man and double-amputee.
Katie presented to our members on Thursday 27th November 2014 and immediately demonstrated the natural traits only shown by a few professionals speakers/presenters. A blend of story telling,Powerful business tips and honesty made Katie’s session a joy to experience. She also used slides the way they should be used and she injected her presentation with humour without trying too hard.
I would highly recommend Katie as a speaker and I predict big things for her on global stage if yesterday is anything to go by.
Thanks for yesterday Katie, you were sensational.’
Graeme Hinde, LFX
‘We were delighted to work with Katie on the 2015 National Fitness Conference and Awards.
She proved to be an engaging, enthusiastic co-presenter for our annual awards’ evening and delivered an informative and inspiring keynote speech at the conference, which was extremely well received by delegates.
Katie was a pleasure to work with and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her as a speaker or event host.
We look forward to working with her again in the future.’
Christina, Editor of Workout Magazine
‘Katie delivered the after-dinner speech at the Sunderland Echo business awards at the Stadium of Light. Not an easy gig when you’re in front of a city’s business community – of which you are part. Katie’s talk was warm, genuine, engaging, funny but most of all inspirational and poignant. She pitched her content perfectly and was more than happy to chat to people afterwards. A pleasure to work with.’
Joy Yates, Editorial Director, Johnston Press North East
‘Katie was the speaker at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards for 2016 and went down a storm. Her warmth, positivity and endearing personality – coupled with professional and polished delivery kept the audience captivated.’
Gavin Foster, Managing Editor, Johnston Press North East
‘Katie is an absolute star. She is lively and entertaining on stage, and delivers a powerful message from her own experience of being a very successful businesswoman. She knows how to wow an audience, and does it every time. I have no hesitation in recommending her.’
Alan Stevens, MediaCoach.co.uk
‘I was fortunate to see Katie speak on the main stage of the Professional Speaking Associations Annual conference “MEGA” and to take part in a panel discussion. Both provided extraordinary insights into the world of an Entrepreneur in a way that was very real. The learning for anyone running a business was brilliantly communicated with the right level of humour, context and insight. I know that with just one or two of the key points I took away my business will be much stronger. I loved Katie’s style and professional approach, it’s truly inspiring. Thank you, Katie.’
William Buist, Founder xTen Club
‘I just loved Katie’s honest, funny and absorbing presentation at the PSA annual conference. She is a natural speaker and a joy to have on stage. Well done Katie!’
Mark Lee, The Inner Circle for Accountants
· Brilliant and very useful
· FANTASTIC – really great, simple ideas that can be easily implemented. Great!
· Brilliant – good fun and relevant
· Really useful and engaging
· Great presentation with lots of good ideas
· Excellent speaker and good choice to finish the conference on
· Amazing – what a woman!
· Useful information – well delivered
· Great info, Great fun
· Great practical takeaways
· Amazing she’d done her research and really gave us lots of useful social media tips and it was great to have so many takeaway points
· Excellent finish
· Wonderful speaker, engaging and funny and with real insight and practical takeaways
· Fab speaker, very relevant, very funny, lots of ideas
Thank you so much, once again, for coming and presenting – a really great end to our conference’
Tory Gillingham, AMDIS