As a key-note speaker, facilitator, coach, and writer, Katherine Baker inspires people to maximise their personal and professional potential through developing deeper self-understanding and stronger communication techniques.
Her assignments have taken her all over the globe including Islamabad, Yangon, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, New York, London, Paris, and Krakow.
Katherine is Founder and CEO of Intrinsic Energy, an EdTech platform revolutionising corporate training methods, to make learning and development more impactful and accessible for all. With over 8 years of experience as a trainer, working for companies such as Cisco, Unilever, Schroder’s and Goldman Sachs, Katherine saw the challenges employees were facing when it came to their own career development, and upon receipt of a grant from Innovate UK in 2020, launched Intrinsic Energy in 2021.
Katherine is also responsible for co-founding Congress London, a women’s support and mentoring network with over 700 members that helps women to progress their own careers and become inspirational leaders. Featured in Marie Claire magazine, The Evening Standard, The Financial Times and The Economist, Katherine hosts panel discussions and speaks at Congress London’s regular large events for their members.
Katherine captivates audiences through dynamic talks full of illustrative and motivational stories which inspire new ways of thinking and encourage mind-set change. Katherine works to enable individuals to increase self awareness, thrive under pressure and remove roadblocks to their personal and professional goals.
With Brexit, emerging technology, and the new millennial way of working, leaders need to be adept at thriving with change. One of the main concerns of people today is how they are going to be able to adapt quickly to the faster-than-ever pace of change. Through engaging talks, Katherine works to equip her audiences with the skills to thrive in any environment.
Speaking topics include –
- Leading through Change
- Thriving Under Pressure
- Personal Appreciation and Understanding
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Unleashing Your Potential
- Cross Cultural Understanding and Communication
- Business Development
- Women in Business
“I first met Katherine at a Congress event where she was giving a talk on Unleashing Your Potential and have since been to a number of her talks both with Congress and otherwise. Katherine always consistently engages with her audience and delivers talks with confidence and poise. I always leave with a refreshed sense of inspiration and a clear understanding of what I need to do to move forward.”
— Rebekah Dobson - Legal Operations Associate at Nested.com
“Katherine engages the audience and panel with poise and grace as well as impeccable comedic timing. I love how she always manages to be both refreshingly honest and self confidence. Katherine is someone young women can really look up to: she embodies aspirational qualities and it is always inspiring to hear her speak. She speaks to the best version of all of us and effortlessly leaves us with the motivation to move towards our potential”
— Ariane Bouché – Novus Programme Consultant at Capita
“Katherine has a talent for motivational speaking, which is uplifting, educational and enjoyed by everyone who watches/hears her. She instills confidence to women especially in her talks she gives at Congress London, a female-based entrepreneurial women's group she co- founded in London. I first met Katherine when she was delivering a keynote speech regarding the art and science behind Influencing people, which I found incredibly interesting, engaging and of course inspiring.”
— Cleo McGee – New Markets and Brand Development at Condé Nast