• Top-rated speaker for 2018 and 2019 StartingBloc Institutes in LA, RDU, NOLA, NY, and DC

  • Storytelling Consultant for Aurora Story (designing a storytelling program and curriculum for middle school and high school students in the Aurora Public School system)

  • Managing Editor for multiple project proposals and grant initiatives supporting the SDGs, IEEE, People Centered Internet and the UN

  • Director of Evoso Academy - a company that provides bi-annual speaker training and assets for changemakers, TEDx speakers, visionaries, and entrepreneurs

  • Storytelling Instructor for General Assembly Denver

  • Workshop facilitator and storytelling coach/consultant for organizations including Boulder Healing Hub, Self Leadership Global, Road Warrior LLC, 109 World, Celtis Ventures, StartingBloc, and UNLEASH

  • Top-rated speaker and panelist for the 2018 Boulder Startup Week and Denver Startup Week

  • Mentor for Watson University students

  • Judge for Parallel 18 in Puerto Rico

  • Founder of Word Wander - a monthly writing workshop based in Denver

  • Facilitator for the upcoming 109 World Women's Empowerment Retreat in Zion, UT (August 2019)


“Kat Short is not only brilliant she is a mastermind with words and ideas that solve problems, but she is also a kind soul with so much heart and compassion for others. Making an investment with Kat has been one of my best because she gives freely like no one else I know, and every moment spent with her and her material moves you forward and sparks your own spirit of creativity. I value Kat and can’t wait to work with her again in the future.”
— Rebecca Keselburg | Inspiring Your Shine
Kat, This project would have been impossible without you. I love that the mess of idea fragments and rambling documents we had to work with did not scare you, and like a calm iceberg, you cut right through to pull out the key material. I appreciate how you structure and group ideas, and make everything sound nice. And you work so fast! I felt total confidence in your work product, your commitment, and your goodwill. I have to say, this was one of the most satisfying shotgun work partnerships I’ve had in all my years of collaborating. So thank you, and I hope we can do it again!
— Karen Robbins | Co-Founder + CEO of AmTech
Kat has meticulously designed her one-on-one sessions so you free yourself from distractions and scattered ideas and refocus on your “Why”. After my two sessions with her I realized how many things changed, unintentionally, within my organization that were pulling us away from achieving our mission and telling our true story. Her genuinely curious, thorough and thoughtful questions helped me identify very quickly what needed to change and what the focus of our message and story should be - starting tomorrow! Within 48 hours, after some long brainstorming sessions, I had full clarity on how to tell 109’s story; a doable list of action items and a solid rebranding strategy. Most importantly, her sessions left me with the belief that we playing small does not serve the world. We are all meant to shine through our stories, not just some of us, all of us.
— Leticia Gonzalez-Reyes | 109 World
I loved how Kat walked us through everything easily and made a potentially stressful exercise low-pressure. At the end of the day we all walked away with an elevator pitch, which was the objective, but while we were in the workshop, we were really answering questions about what drives us and the aspects we love about our jobs. It was easy, stress-free, and fun. I love that Kat incorporates others sharing about one another too. Receiving compliments makes everyone feel good, and it’s nice to reiterate our strengths in a professional setting! The formula will be easy to remember for the whole team. I love that it’s just 3 simple steps!
— Emily Kirwan | Cetis Ventures
Kat is clearly doing her soul work; she is the gardener of your story, and her tools are intuition and loving guidance. She will gather up the truth inside you that you’ve been longing to meet and plant it (and it is, as always, up to you to water it). The tangible things she gives you to leave with are truly gifts from a wise woman—every person wanting to connect more deeply to themselves, their bodies, their mission on the planet and their Truth could benefit from a story session with her. Thank you for this blessing, Kat!
Amy Segreti | Live All of You
Kat delivers kind, calming clarity. She is the person to turn to when your own scattered ideas are slipping through your fingers. Her thorough and thoughtful investigation into Free Body Project is helping our team unravel the important threads of our story to re-weave something magnificent.
Sydney Skov | The Free Body Project
Everyone knows a good story when they see or hear one. But figuring out your own story or that of your company is incredibly hard. That’s where Kat comes in. She will help you identify and clarify your story and brand. She will pinpoint your message before you even knew you had one. After working with Kat you will see your brand with fresh eyes and will gain a new perspective and that’s so impactful. Most importantly, she brings passion and innovation and deeply cares about your mission and success.
Zarko Palankov | LEADIN
In a word, Kat Smith is insightful. My brand story was drifting as my business evolved, and I needed help to get on course. Working with Kat was the right decision. Kat asked thought-provoking questions and listened deeply to pull out the nuggets of truth that my clients need to hear. Within a week, I had clarity on my story and a solid marketing strategy. If you have a chance to work with Kat - do it!
Kimberly Kosmenko |
I signed up for the Storytelling Ninja workshop hoping to learn some basic information about storytelling. I left with vastly more. After a year of feeling stuck, in under 2 hours with Kat, I was able to rediscover my “why”, brainstorm names for my organization and determine the purpose of my online presence. I definitely left with tools to tell my damn story with a lot more confidence.
Lindsay Y.
Kat’s workshop fell in that perfect spot of educational and personal – I left feeling like I had a better sense of brands in general, as well as how to develop mine.
Amy l.