About Kathy & Keeping It Human®


Working with a Content Marketing Team

Comedy, storytelling and strategy are in my DNA. At 8, my first oral presentation was about Harold Lloyd, Hollywood’s premiere comic stuntman and director of the silent film era. Yes, I mimed! My comedy and storytelling nerd superpowers were visible from space.

Today I am a speaker, author, workshop leader, and improv comedian. With an MBA and MA, I have 20 years in communication and innovation strategy and storytelling on business and comedy stages in the SF Bay Area. My career is a story of using play as creative fuel. How does your culture focus on making peoples’ lives better?  It can run like an improv group with a collaborative “yes and” mentality.

We’re all wired for creativity, and I am passionate about helping teams, leaders, and brands tell human stories, banish boring marketing, develop great culture, and unleash creativity for big ideas and results.  Business storytelling drives great marketing, innovation and culture.



  • Social Media Today
  • Convinceandconvert.com
  • CustomerThink
  • MarketingProfs
  • Pragmatic Marketing
  • The American Marketing Association’s Marketing Power 
  • Business2Community
  • The Nimble Blog
  • Medium
  • The Society for New Communications Research and The Conference Board