Author, talk show host, trainer and entertainer, Karen Kataline is the owner and President of The Center for Leadership Communication. Ms. Kataline received her Masters’ Degree from Columbia University and has practiced as a clinician and consultant.
Ms. Kataline is passionate about freedom, equal justice, independence of thought and personal responsibility. She is a frequent fill-in host for AM Talk Radio and hosts Spouting Off, a live, Internet call-in talk program covering current events, politics, and pop culture. She has run for public office, writes Op-Eds for major publications and has sat on several community service boards.
Ms. Kataline is a proud native of Colorado, but her first career as a professional actress and singer led her to New York and Los Angeles where she collected “survival careers” like others collect baseball cards. She has worked on Wall Street, sang telegrams dressed as a giant bumblebee, sold real estate, tended bar in Chinatown, and took her life in her hands as a New York taxi driver.
As a performer, Ms. Kataline has toured the country in musical comedies, entertained on cruise ships and appeared in television and film. Her broadcast experience includes turns as a classical music radio announcer, newscaster, voice-over artist and of course, talk radio host. She lends her operatic voice to a variety of fundraisers and community events and has sung the National Anthem and God Bless America in numerous venues from State Legislatures to the New Jersey Nets.
Her expertise in health care marketing has earned her consulting contracts with physicians groups, nursing organizations and home health care companies. She has been a corporate trainer for business executives and taught communications, voice and diction, and public speaking as an adjunct professor at the New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design in New York and Montclair State College, Fairleigh Dickenson University among others.
In print, Ms. Kataline has published “The Legacy of Medical Mistakes” for the DES Action Voice and was interviewed as one of several experts on public speaking for a piece called, “How to Talk Like a Grownup” for Cosmopolitan Magazine. She is the author of the award-winning memoir, FATLASH! Food Police & the Fear of Thin, a personal account and analysis of her experience with child beauty pageants, food restriction and her “stage mother on steroids.”