“Kathy has an incredible gift for putting your passion into copy that is juicy and enticing for your clients. During our time together she dug deep to pull out of me the content that was going to really compel people to want to know more. I have seen an increase in sales calls since I put up the new copy on the new site, and I am proud to have people check it out. Thanks Kathy!”
Master Healer & Life Strategist
“My website copy was on hold for a long time before I met Kathy. I had lots of ideas but didn’t know how to put them together. Kathy patiently helped me with my copy and she didn’t give up on me until I got the desired result. I highly recommend Kathy to anyone who would like to have an awesome copy in a short period of time.”
“Kathy Barthel is an amazing editor who will help your voice shine. As a paramount professional for authors, Kathy’s great communication and pointed questions coupled with her amazing editing skills, allowed me to have peace of mind from our first conversation. Kathy shows genuine concern and diligence to ensure that your voice comes through the pages clearly. I was able to reach International Best Seller this year with a product I am more than proud of.
As this was my first project, I am so grateful to have been able to work with an editor of such caliber. Kathy is very professional and was able to easily understand the message I wanted to convey to my readers. I felt safe to express personal information in the book, as Kathy was very respectful, sensitive, and ensured that my voice came through. I will be very happy to use Kathy’s editing services for my next books.”
“God is a Woman is my first novel and it was a wonderful experience to reach the point where I could collaborate with a great editor.
Kathy steered me in the right direction, offering me great advice on how to develop the story as well as packaging and marketing the book.
A big challenge for me was developing the Q&A for my website. Kathy really helped me to express my views on feminism and I can’t thank her enough for the attention she gave to that side of the project.
I was able to draw on Kathy’s creativity, enthusiasm, and her wealth of expertise on how to develop and deliver my novel. I’m looking forward to working with her on my future projects.”
“I cannot thank our editor, Kathy Barthel, enough for her hard work and dedication to this project, which could not have been possible without her tireless efforts.”
Timea Belej-Rak, MD
Embrace Your Fertility: Empowering You with Tools to Help You Succeed
“Well from all accounts you wowed the women at your breakfast talk. Thank you so much for bringing your enthusiasm, energy and expertise to the group.”
“Really enjoyed that presentation, Kathy! Last Tuesday, was my 55th birthday – thought it was about time to find my voice and reflect that in my business – even if it is “being nice”. I really liked your spin on it to “gentle persuasion”. An active voice, rather than simply passive.
Many thanks for all your insights! I did actually start a blog. It will take a bit of work to get really going, but I was inspired by your talk to finally take the Tumblr plunge!”
“I have had the extreme pleasure of both watching and working with, Kathy as a panel moderator. She has the rare talent of being interesting, energetic and fun, all the while asking thought-provoking questions and keeping the panelists and audience highly engaged. If you are looking for a panel moderator then Kathy is it!”
Business Growth Guru & Co-Founder of Powerful Women Today Conference
“Kathy Barthel moderated the panel discussion, for which I was a panelist, at the Powerful Women Today Urban Retreat and Conference. Through Kathy’s careful preparation, she ensured a successful presentation by everyone. She was given a very high-level description of the topics of interest by the organizers, conducted pre-interviews with each of the panelists, and then developed the flow of questions, probes and discussion to pull the best out of each of us on the day.
In my pre-interview with Kathy, she immediately hit on the one or two most important nuggets I shared and helped ensure that I would be able to “go deep and be concise.” The flow of the panel discussion was seamless, with interconnecting thoughts naturally woven in by Kathy. Her warm, friendly approach put all of us at ease and the panel discussion, the last formal agenda item for the day, was a big hit.”
Focal Point Coaching
“I recently had the pleasure of being a guest panelist, on a panel that was moderated by Kathy Barthel. Kathy made the experience such a pleasure. She got to know a bit about me by way of having a friendly phone interview first. The questions she asked were interesting, open ended and thought provoking. On the day of the event, Kathy was professional, engaging, passionate and genuine. She made it a fun, memorable experience.”
Find Yourself Coaching
“The ‘Blogging for Business: The Fun and Easy Way’ workshop with Kathy should not be a workshop at all, because it really is all play!! Kathy made the day fun and relevant. She sprinkled just the right amount of teaching, never preaching, and the balance of group work and interesting techniques, for any and every learning style, to make the day fly by.
Best of all? We came out with ideas, structure, inspiration and the motivation to put those into action!! If you’re a beginner, a seasoned blogger, or a business owner, I would HIGHLY recommend coming to Kathy’s workshops. Well done Kathy!”
Author and Founder
Brave Ecstatic Woman
“I had a great experience attending Kathy’s blogging workshop. The tools were very helpful particularly when we were asked a series of questions to come up with a great headline for a new post. It was certainly a method I haven’t thought of before. Kathy’s approach in sharing her knowledge with us made the work of coming up with a blog fun and entertaining.
The interview segment was one of the most effective exercises for me. It was helpful having my voice recorded and listening to the play back…who knew how easy it would be to “write” a blog if it was spoken in conversation! Thank you Kathy for this fantastic workshop!”
I found the whole idea very overwhelming in terms of what to write about and whether anyone would be interesting in reading what I have to say. I was also not overly comfortable sharing personal stories with the public.
I really enjoyed working with you. Your help was exactly what I needed to get started.”
Your Custom Project
“When I was nominated for a prestigious award reflecting my entrepreneurial abilities, I was required to write an entire business plan.
Yikes! Without hesitation, I reached out to Kathy to help me write it because of her professionalism, lengthy career in the writing arena, and her stellar reputation for accuracy and detail.
Kathy interviewed me and drew out of me the deeper story, the personal side, and captured the essence of who I was as a person and business owner. I trusted her completely as I shared very personal information and she got to the core of me.
There were strict guidelines for the technical side of the business plan and Kathy was an expert at abiding by these rules while engaging the reader with the woman behind the nomination.”
For more testimonials about my expertise as an event speaker, interviewer and moderator, check out the Speaking & Events page.
Curious about working together? Contact me for a complimentary 30-minute strategy session to discuss your copy or your event, and we’ll see if we’re a fit.