About

Because Every rock star Company needs a punk!

Are you ready for Coaching, Consulting and Speaking that will infuse you, your event, your company with more joy, urgency, creativity, purpose and humor than you ever thought possible? Are you sick and tired of fitting in and long to stand out? Do you want to turn your brand on its head and spin it like a b-boy? Do you want to create a campaign, speech, work culture, life that makes your day-to-day grind feel like painting, like singing, like dreaming, like flying, like being alive?  When you're ready to find inspiration where other see only limitations... Let's get to work!

What qualifies me to be near people + companies Let alone work with them?

For over a decade, I’ve been successfully sneaking creativity into Fortune 500 companies, tech conferences, TED Talks, arts organizations, marketing conventions and innovation summits to spark small-to-gigantic cultural revolutions. I even helped create the internationally viral empowerment campaign: #ItWasNeverADress for software company Axosoft. As a consultant I teach leaders creative principles, tools and strategies for connecting brands to people, people to purpose and purpose to action.

Short Bio: Tania Katan is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and creative trespasser who believes in storytelling at all costs! Her creative disruptions have been written about in the New York Times, Huffington Post, TIME, CNN, GLAMOUR, India Times, Inc., and more. She has been a featured speaker at Business of Software, S.H.E. Summit, Expedia, TEDx, and many more. As the former Brand Evangelist for Axosoft, Katan cut her teeth on Agile + Scrum methods. Prior to jumping into technology, Katan was the Curator of Performing Arts at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, where her disruptive programs like Arm Wrestling for Art and Lit Lounge, freaked out the board of the directors so much that they questioned whether or not Tania was working...or just having fun. Once they realized that museum attendance, revenue, and employee's spirits were all on the rise as a result of Katan's shenanigans... they joined in on the fun! Katan holds a B.A. in Theater from ASU, is a graduate of Creative Capital's Professional Development Program and is certified as an Anti-Bias & Diversity Trainer. As a Speaking Coach, she works with best-selling authors, TED speakers and CEOs empowering them with the tools and techniques to engage, inspire and delight diverse audiences. Katan is a whiz in disruptive marketing strategies, audience engagement and radically activating spaces online and off.

praise (from people other than Tania's mom)

"Tania is intelligent, personable, engaging speaker/writer/human being and a super conducting force for change. She and I have shared the stage twice – each time she has captivated my audience – nailed the key points – and received thunderous applause. She is very direct, has a great sense of humor, does her homework and is a unique talent."

— Dan Tyre, Author and Sales Director, HubSpot


"The energy Tania brings to stage is infectious. She's as real as it gets and has zero ability to fake anything which makes her inspiring and born to mobilize crowds from the stage. Pure edutainment. (Education + Entertainment)"

— Amy Jo Martin, Founder/CEO


"I hired Tania to help refine one of my talks and it was some of the best money I've ever spent. Not only is Tania a genius writer who helped make my script waaaay more concise, organized and, of course, hilarious, but her wise input on how to command the stage, move my body, what the hell I should do with my hands, etc. was priceless. She is a natural born storyteller, gifted performer and an excellent coach. I give her an A+"

— Jen Sincero, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author


"When you work with Tania you will find creative resolve to whatever challenge you have before you. You will grow, you will learn, you will play and you will totally triumph!"

— Jaimee Newberry, CEO, Picture This Clothing


“From the stage Tania is able to connect with thousands of people on a personal level and before they know it they are hooked, they listen, they react, they trust. Tania ALSO listens, understands and applies all of her insights just for you.”

–Ralph Klein, Managing Director, Landmark Ventures, Producers of Social Innovation Summit and CIO Summit

“She made the creative process feel enticing and totally accessible, tying the arts to technology, the act of writing to engineering. She was hilarious and engaging, somehow managing to be simultaneously self-deprecating and unapologetic on a range of topics covering gender, innovation, software, theater, evangelism, creativity, problem solving and so much more.”

–Rebeca Miller, Manager of Internal Communications, Etsy

“After Tania’s session, countless people came up to me saying that Tania was the best speaker we’ve ever had at Expedia and hoping it won’t be the last time we hear from her. To have our teams excited to disrupt some of our technologies with creativity was truly inspiring."

–Kristen Weber, Principal Program Manager, Expedia, Inc.


*"Tania is smart, fierce and fun. If harnessed, her creative energy could power the future. With her mind and heart, let’s hope she does."

— Kelly Carlin, Writer, Producer, Host


“Tania's workshop at Moz was one of our highest rated learning events in 2016. She energized us, found creative and caring ways to include even the shyest people in the room. She unlocked unexpected skills in all of us through fun practice in a safe space.”

— Kelley Eskridge, Learning & Development, Moz


_“Tania is a brilliant speaker who enlivens any room with her wisdom and humor. She has an incredible ability to connect deeply with her audience and can get any group of people thinking and seeing things differently. Tania has been inspiring our conference attendees for three years now and is consistently one of the highest-rated speakers at our events for women software engineers.”

— Alison Wade, President, Conferences, TechWell