I’ve been a word nerd since I was three.
Back then, my favourite TV program was the word-association game show, “Password.”
I’d beg my mom to let me stay up to watch it and get all excited when they’d whisper the ‘mystery’ word!
But it wasn’t until I graduated from high school that I knew words had power.
I was valedictorian and I discovered that my words could make people laugh. The vice-principal, whom we all hated, was doubled over in his chair!
I’d always gotten A’s in English class but I didn’t know my words could do that.
The “official” bio…
I am a journalist and content marketing writer with over 25 years of experience in print, online and TV creating content for major Canadian media including CTVNews.ca, CBC.ca, MSN.ca, TV GUIDE and the broadcast networks, YTV, HGTV and W Network.
I’ve interviewed many talented people including executive chef Jamie Kennedy, best-selling author Margie Warrell, actor Colin Mochrie, internationally acclaimed designers Ross Lovegrove and John Pawson and Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew, Viscount David Linley.
I am a former TV host, associate producer, and photo editor. I also earned my Honours BA and my English Second Language (ESL) teacher certification at the University of Toronto where I also taught ESL.
The Spirit of Bratty Kathy
A few years ago I returned to freelance writing and also launched my blog, Bratty Kathy.
Creating a business, not just a blog
Women loved the blog and I loved writing it but I wanted to do more than inspire them – I wanted to get their voices heard on a much bigger scale.
I wanted to create a business that would do that using the voice and irreverent spirit of Bratty Kathy (me) and my talents as a speaker, storyteller and writer.
Take on the World is born!
In working with women entrepreneurs, I learned that most were comfortable getting their message across in person but that they found it challenging to communicate in an equally compelling manner, online.
The words were getting in the way.
I am a storyteller and content creator; I knew I could help.
As an online editor, I have taught business professionals how to blog, how to shine on video, and how to get media attention for their organizations. I’m also a business owner.
This background along with my journalism, TV and media credentials made me realize I had powerful expertise to share.
Now I help women entrepreneurs find their brand voice — and their own words to express it. That way they are irresistible to their dream clients and they repel the rest. Because “if you’re not repelling people, you’re doin’ it wrong.”
The power of words really can help you…. take on the world!
And so can I.
Curious about working together?
Contact me for a complimentary 30-minute strategy session to discuss your content goals and what’s getting in the way. You’ll get some great ideas to move forward and we’ll see if we’re a fit.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s never been a better time to take on the world!
©2018 Kathy Barthel