The biggest reason people pay attention to McKenna at events is because she has a compelling story to tell. Ten years ago, Katie McKenna was run over by an 18-wheeler. She not only survived—she lives

Brooklyn Magazine

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How to Get Run Over By A Truck

Everyone has had a moment where they feel like they have been run over by a truck. One pivotal moment that breaks apart everything one knows to be true. My truck moment was literal, but others are figurative. We have a choice: either mourn the life you lived or fight to create a new life so beautiful that you can’t help but fall in love with it. In this talk I'll walk you through how I fought to be happy in the face of tragedy, and how you can too! 


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Big Fear Alleviated by Small Kindnesses

Have you ever had a moment where your entire world is turned upside down? For me that moment was when I was run over by an 18 wheel truck. That one event changed my life forever, and the experiences that I had with client facing professionals during and after that moment, impacted the way that I saw the world. In this talk I will walk you through how the way that we treat our clients can change the way that they see their challenges, how they feel about you and, most beautifully, how you feel about yourself!

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How to Make No Your Favorite Word

When I was rushed into 10 hours of emergency surgery after being run over by an 18 wheel truck I was told No a series of times: No, I was not going to survive the emergency surgery I was about to undergo. No, I was not ever going to walk again. No, I would never live a normal life. I took every single one of those NO’s and I turned them into a YES. In this talk I walk through how to find power, purpose and freedom in the word No and I will give you the tools you need to make it your favorite word!

Katie is certainly not confined to these topics and is delighted to work with her clients to create tailor-made speeches