Boosting wellness and productivity: for organizations, corporate groups, and individuals.
The health of your employees — and the health of your bottom line — are inextricably entwined. Because when employees aren’t at their best, productivity, company morale and quality of work all suffer. While sick days and medical leaves continue to add up.
Through her past experience at Time, Inc. — including the self-sacrifice it takes to generate over $1.5M in sales — Katie McDonald understands the pace and pressures of corporate life at a personal and visceral level.
Depleted, depressed and just plain sick, Katie knew that something needed to give. She came to understand that doing what is good for your body and mind is also good for your career. A true testament to her own success, Katie has been disease-free for nearly a decade — while becoming a widely respected self care strategist.
Corporate and organizational programs for wellness and self care:
For time-pressed companies and executives.
From a company standpoint, customized bpresent programs can transform the culture of your company from one driven by stress and fatigue — to a highly-spirited one that is focused, emboldened and inspired. While giving your employees a sense they’re truly supported in managing their self care, stress levels and overall wellbeing.
Crafted to fit specific needs and goals.
Along with engaging bpresent events and coaching sessions, Katie also offers one-on-one consultations for select executives. The goal is to teach your key people how to incorporate intentional self care into their daily routines. Helping them to effectively manage stress in and out of the workplace. While accessing peak performance and productivity levels to soar to new heights. So they can consistently bring their most creative, resilient and resourceful selves to the challenges at hand.
Sample bpresent topics and subjects.
- Self care when you have no time
- Happiness: both a birthright and a choice
- Moving from surviving to thriving
- How busyness is hurting your business
- Nutrition: the ultimate in self care
- Getting your food to serve you
- Energy: thinking outside the coffee cup
- bdeliberate: empowered time management
- Productivity through food, time & thoughts
- Mental Clarity: from fuzzy to focused
A powerful presenter with an enviable following.
A life coach and self care thought leader who is consistently quoted in media outlets, ranging from the Providence Journal to the Huffington Post, Katie McDonald has delivered engaging bpresent to a wide variety of corporate and nonprofit entities, including:
When I pictured the kind of speaker I wanted to address my professional women's association for our annual kickoff event, I felt stuck. Words like "authentic," "impactful," "purpose-driven," and "intentional" came to mind, while still wanting someone who could offer pragmatic, business-centric advice. The two seemed to be at odds with one another. I had the honor to be introduced to Katie and upon meeting with her came to realize this type of unicorn speaker exists in Katie. Katie is an extraordinarily gifted speaker, a true master at mellifluously moving her audience through her compelling narrative. She leaves attendees with renewed vigor and fierce determination to do something different tomorrow, leaving in her wake a sea of change agents ready to have impact. She leaves attendees with the realization that we owe it to ourselves to be better. Just a few minutes with this luminary has you dreaming differently. In short, hearing Katie speak--and being in her company--is a privilege in every sense of the word."
Carrie Majewski, CEO, Nexus
Katie’s workshop on self care was one of the most life-changing things I have ever experienced. Although she was speaking to a group, I truly felt as though she was speaking directly to me and knew all of my thoughts, concerns, and what I needed to do to live life more fully and happy. The tools she provided regarding living life with intentionality, and curbing the negative self-talk, have made such an impact in my life since the workshop.
Up until hearing Katie speak, I always felt like I was in a state of overwhelm. The very next day I incorporated some of her strategies into my day and noticed immediate changes in how I felt. I have noticed that even during times of increased workload and stress, I am able to handle it better, tackle it, and not have that overwhelm that I used to. What I have learned has made a positive impact in both my personal and professional life. I highly recommend Katie McDonald, and feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from her.
Women’s Presidents Organization member
Katie is expert and inspiring. Her presentations were very well organized and thoughtful and were about very practical issues. We left our day together feeling challenged and motivated, with a plan of straightforward steps toward our individual goals, and the sense that we have the power to create personal change. Our day together exceeded our expectations.
WPO Albany Chapter 1 Member
Her own story is inspiring… and she is gifted in sharing that story and inspiring others to embrace positive change in their own lives. Unlike many speakers who initially inspire yet offer no “how-to-do” or operational support… Katie provides practical insights and tools to effect change – and offers the follow-up to assist along the way.
WPO Albany Chapter 1 Member
Katie is very authentic. Her wisdom goes far beyond her years. She was inspirational and motivating and assisted us in determining the "why" and "how" in formulating our individual change paths. She is there for us every step of the way to challenge and support and we look forward to continuing to work with her.
WPO Albany Chapter 1 Member
Her transparency is paramount to the success she achieves drawing her audience into her personal story which then she weaves seamlessly into a well-designed and compelling program wherein self care has a primary role in business achievement. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Katie as a speaker for other WPO Chapters as well as companies and other organizations searching for pragmatic inspiration.
WPO Albany Chapter 1 Member
Having Katie share her expertise, shaped by years of personal first-hand experience, was truly an incredible opportunity for our Leadership Rhode Island alumni community. We invited Katie to demonstrate the synergy between wellness, nutrition, effective time-management, and modern leadership practices. Her four-part series challenged our alumni to rethink the way in which they lead their own lives and clearly painted an achievable path of life-long wellness. Katie has a phenomenal approach to discussing often difficult topics and presenting strategies that are reasonable, measurable, and practical for the lives of our busy leaders. Our alumni walked away from each session excited to make a positive change in their behaviors and inspired to influence their own communities to do the same.
Communications and Engagement Specialist, Leadership Rhode Island
Katie McDonald is a true professional with a thorough knowledge of her business and a sincere desire to serve her clients. It is apparent within a few minutes of speaking with Katie that she is passionate about what she does and evident that her work is more than a job: it’s a lifestyle. Her aim is to bring out the best in each and every individual she encounters and has the great fortune of making her life’s work her career.
Vice-President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Katie’s presentation was fantastic and I know that people left there empowered. Not only was the content spot-on for what I was hoping our agency staff would take away, but the feedback I have received thus far has been excellent. Katie is a dynamic speaker with eloquence and a wealth of knowledge that she shares passionately.
Rhode Island Food Bank
We were very fortunate to have Katie as our main corporate wellness presenter over the past year. Katie is a beautiful soul who is able to connect to her audience through her personal struggles and helps identify the areas in our lives that need the most change. Her presentations are simple, unique and inspiring. I highly recommend introducing Katie and bnourished to your employees.
Wellness Coordinator, BlumShapiro
The presentation was vibrant, eye-opening, and informative. I left inspired to make self care my number-one priority — realizing this is how I can best support others. For anyone who wants to reach higher levels of performance and joy by getting real about their health, I highly recommend Katie.
Bring back Katie! Excellent speaker, very knowledgeable and engaging, wish we had more time. The hour flew by.
participant in corporate presentations
The bnourished approach to helping you believe that change is not only possible, but also attainable, empowers you to make better choices. We have invited Katie in to facilitate a lunch-n-learn with our employees on several occasions. Katie has lived in the shoes of a stressful work-life, and her insight has helped many of our employees to ‘hit the pause button’ by challenging them to think about their ideal path, then actually taking a hard look at the choices that they are currently making.
Whether it is her special herbal tea blend, her exceptionally crafted presentations, or the personal anecdotes she uses to add color and ‘tough love’ to her message, every element of Katie’s message is both engaging and empowering.
Greg S, Swarovski North America