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Kathleen Wood

Entrepreneur, speaker, author and expert in leadership, growth strategy and business development known for consistently delivering powerful and engaging, results oriented keynote presentations.

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Kathleen Wood Biography

Kathleen is the founder of Kathleen Wood Partners, LLC, an innovative growth strategy and business development firm, specializing in building and turning around businesses for new levels of success and profitability. Kathleen and her partners offer consulting services, career coaching, keynote presentations and result driven solutions for hospitality, healthcare, service, manufacturing and retail clients. Her firm consistently works with Fortune 500 leaders, INC 1000 founders and entrepreneurs.

She is a nationally recognized growth strategist, motivational speaker, author, and a proven leader in business and non-profits. She blends her corporate sensibility and rigor with entrepreneurial vigor and innovation to deliver sustainable solutions. Over the past twenty-years Kathleen has been a growth strategist with industry leaders and leading brands such as Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave's, McAlister's Deli, Checker's/Rally's, Interim HealthCare, PeopleMatter, Last In Concepts, and Marie Callender's. In 2010 she published her first book, The BEST Shift of Your Life - The Restaurant Manager's Guide for Success Outside the Restaurant.

Kathleen is also a featured speaker and keynote presenter at corporate events, association meetings and at multiple industry functions. All of Kathleen's presentations are developed to specifically meet the needs of her clients and their audiences. Kathleen's presentation style is a blend of inspirational and motivational, combined with real-world operations and served with practical tips, techniques and tools. Participants leave her sessions renewed, reinvigorated and ready to shift to new levels of success.

The following is a sample of her recent presentation platforms: The People Report Quick Service Symposium, Raising Cane's Operational Meeting, Perkins Leadership Meeting, Marie Calendar's Leadership Meeting, Self Opportunity Annual Conference, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, Interim Healthcare National Conference, International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, Fast Casual Summit, Association of Healthcare Foodservice, Taco John's Annual General Manager Conference, the Council of Hotel And Restaurant Trainers Annual Conference, Women's Foodservice Forum and more.

Before founding her own company, Kathleen served as the President and COO of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers from 2005 - 2007. Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is an award winning, one hundred million dollar company, operating over 100 restaurants in fourteen states with over 2,100 employees. During her tenure, she led the organization through the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the extensive recovery process that followed, and through unprecedented 100% growth in two years.

Kathleen is currently a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the People Report, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Women's Foodservice Forum, and the Strategic Advisory Committee for PeopleMatter. She is also the co-founder of the Foodservice Council for Women. Kathleen is a past President and Board Member of Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.

She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Hotel Restaurant and Management from University of Wisconsin - Stout and Master in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago.

MOST REQUESTED KEYNOTE TOPICS:

* The Ultimate in Business Prosperity: Eight Non-Negotiables for any Successful Business
* Build an Unstoppable Brand: A Blueprint for Competitive Greatness
* Success on One Page: Plan Your Growth without the Pain of Planning
* Your Network is Equal to Your Net Worth: How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business Network
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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kathleen Wood for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kathleen Wood, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kathleen Wood or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kathleen Wood?

    Booking fees for Kathleen Wood, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kathleen Wood, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kathleen Wood?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kathleen Wood for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kathleen Wood for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kathleen Wood or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kathleen Wood or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Entrepreneur, speaker, author and expert in leadership, growth strategy and business development known for consistently delivering powerful and engaging, results oriented keynote presentations.

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Kathleen Wood Biography

Kathleen is the founder of Kathleen Wood Partners, LLC, an innovative growth strategy and business development firm, specializing in building and turning around businesses for new levels of success and profitability. Kathleen and her partners offer consulting services, career coaching, keynote presentations and result driven solutions for hospitality, healthcare, service, manufacturing and retail clients. Her firm consistently works with Fortune 500 leaders, INC 1000 founders and entrepreneurs.

She is a nationally recognized growth strategist, motivational speaker, author, and a proven leader in business and non-profits. She blends her corporate sensibility and rigor with entrepreneurial vigor and innovation to deliver sustainable solutions. Over the past twenty-years Kathleen has been a growth strategist with industry leaders and leading brands such as Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave's, McAlister's Deli, Checker's/Rally's, Interim HealthCare, PeopleMatter, Last In Concepts, and Marie Callender's. In 2010 she published her first book, The BEST Shift of Your Life - The Restaurant Manager's Guide for Success Outside the Restaurant.

Kathleen is also a featured speaker and keynote presenter at corporate events, association meetings and at multiple industry functions. All of Kathleen's presentations are developed to specifically meet the needs of her clients and their audiences. Kathleen's presentation style is a blend of inspirational and motivational, combined with real-world operations and served with practical tips, techniques and tools. Participants leave her sessions renewed, reinvigorated and ready to shift to new levels of success.

The following is a sample of her recent presentation platforms: The People Report Quick Service Symposium, Raising Cane's Operational Meeting, Perkins Leadership Meeting, Marie Calendar's Leadership Meeting, Self Opportunity Annual Conference, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, Interim Healthcare National Conference, International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, Fast Casual Summit, Association of Healthcare Foodservice, Taco John's Annual General Manager Conference, the Council of Hotel And Restaurant Trainers Annual Conference, Women's Foodservice Forum and more.

Before founding her own company, Kathleen served as the President and COO of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers from 2005 - 2007. Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is an award winning, one hundred million dollar company, operating over 100 restaurants in fourteen states with over 2,100 employees. During her tenure, she led the organization through the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the extensive recovery process that followed, and through unprecedented 100% growth in two years.

Kathleen is currently a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the People Report, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Women's Foodservice Forum, and the Strategic Advisory Committee for PeopleMatter. She is also the co-founder of the Foodservice Council for Women. Kathleen is a past President and Board Member of Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.

She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Hotel Restaurant and Management from University of Wisconsin - Stout and Master in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago.

MOST REQUESTED KEYNOTE TOPICS:

* The Ultimate in Business Prosperity: Eight Non-Negotiables for any Successful Business
* Build an Unstoppable Brand: A Blueprint for Competitive Greatness
* Success on One Page: Plan Your Growth without the Pain of Planning
* Your Network is Equal to Your Net Worth: How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business Network

FAQs on booking Kathleen Wood

  • How to book Kathleen Wood?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kathleen Wood for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kathleen Wood, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kathleen Wood or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kathleen Wood?

    Booking fees for Kathleen Wood, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kathleen Wood, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kathleen Wood?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kathleen Wood for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kathleen Wood for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kathleen Wood or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kathleen Wood or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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