Karianne Michelle Photo

Teach at GA

Join our talented instructor team dedicated to transforming thinkers into creators.

Find Out More

Karianne Michelle

President, Lofti

Chicago

Karianne Michelle is a Chicago-based brand strategist, wellness advocate & international presenter with 15 years of brand leadership experience in the creative industry.

Karianne has led branding, digital marketing, and advertising strategy for some of the world’s biggest brands including State Farm, Hewlett-Packard, and GE. She facilitated consumer marketing campaigns as a Vice President, Digital at Weber Shandwick, a global communications firm and in 2017, launched Lofti.

Transitioning from the high-pressure, high performance corporate world to business owner naturally led her to integrating a more mindful approach to health. Her company Lofti hosts holistic professional development workshops that enable authentic self-connection, more compassionate communication, and a deeper sense of community.

Karianne has coached and presented to over 3,500 leaders in London, Africa and throughout the U.S. including 100+ workshops and panels at General Assembly.

Previously (126):

How to Build Your Personal Brand - with Lofti

How to Build Your Personal Brand - with Lofti

Start with creative exploration and deep diving into the brand of you.

19 Times

LinkedIn & Resume Refresh For Career Changers

LinkedIn & Resume Refresh For Career Changers

Learn how to increase your chances of landing your dream tech job by refreshing your resume and LinkedIn for 2018!

19 Times

Personal Branding Workshop

Personal Branding Workshop

Learn how to craft an image and build a reputation that can create new opportunities for you and your career.

11 Times

Interviewing like a Pro: How to Strike the Right Note when   Talking about Yourself

Interviewing like a Pro: How to Strike the Right Note when Talking about Yourself

We’ll cover strategies to optimally prepare for important conversations, to craft stories and messages that stick, and to help ensure your interviews are infused with a spirit

8 Times

Tell Me About Yourself: Storytelling Hacks for Networking + Interviews

Tell Me About Yourself: Storytelling Hacks for Networking + Interviews

Learn to turn your personal story into a compelling career narrative that both your grandma AND employers will enjoy.

6 Times

Post-Work Day Mindful Meditation

Post-Work Day Mindful Meditation

Take a break after your workday grind, and spend 30 minutes on breath, body and mind.

5 Times

Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn

Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn

In this two-part series, you’ll learn and apply best practices to enhance your LinkedIn profile for increased searchability, reach, and overall impact of your professional brand.

4 Times

How to Be an Effective Manager

How to Be an Effective Manager

Get an in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of a manager and learn the skills necessary to succeed in a management position.

4 Times

Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Figure out how to be your best when the pressure’s on. Get expert feedback in a supportive environment.

3 Times

Build Your Brand on LinkedIn - with Lofti

Build Your Brand on LinkedIn - with Lofti

Balance best practices for creating a sellable LinkedIn profile with crafting a professional brand story that is connected to a deeper sense of self.

3 Times

How to Create Authentic Talking Points - with Lofti

How to Create Authentic Talking Points - with Lofti

Learn a repeatable strategy for crafting memorable talking points and practice delivering them from a genuine, centered place while you speak with confidence.

3 Times

How to Be an Effective Manager - with Lofti

How to Be an Effective Manager - with Lofti

Level up your managerial skills, no matter where on the ladder you may fall.

3 Times

Refine Your Public Speaking & Presentation Skills - with Lofti

Refine Your Public Speaking & Presentation Skills - with Lofti

Learn a repeatable method to tell a more engaging story from a grounded place.

3 Times

Building Your Personal Brand

Building Your Personal Brand

Learn to better understand and communicate your personal brand so you can effectively represent both your company and yourself when talking to investors and potential customers.

2 Times

How to be an Effective Manager Bootcamp

How to be an Effective Manager Bootcamp

Due to the fast pace of change today, many employees get thrust into managerial positions and immediately face numerous new challenges and responsibilities with little training

2 Times

Career Conversations: Digital Marketing

Career Conversations: Digital Marketing

Considering a career as a Digital Marketer? Join us to find out if this might be the right career for you!

2 Times

Midday Mindful Meditation

Midday Mindful Meditation

Join General Assembly and learn the art of meditation.

2 Times

Part 3, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Stand-out Summary & Headline

Part 3, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Stand-out Summary & Headline

You will learn how to apply your professional brand story to build a stand-out Professional Summary and Headline. You’ll also get 1:1 feedback in this session on your professional

Part 4, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Maximize Your Profile

Part 4, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Maximize Your Profile

You will outline go-to themes that align with your professional story for content development and networking talking points, and You’ll also get 1:1 feedback on your profile.

LinkedIn Profile Basics

LinkedIn Profile Basics

In this session, you’ll learn how to build a standout, searchable LinkedIn profile to help you to move up, pivot your focus, or find the right next role.

Part 1, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Your Professional Brand Story

Part 1, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Your Professional Brand Story

In this three-part series, you’ll learn and apply best practices to enhance your LinkedIn profile for increased searchability, reach, and overall impact of your professional brand.

Part 2, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: a Standout Summary & Headline

Part 2, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: a Standout Summary & Headline

Coming out of the session, you will have built a new LinkedIn headline, summary, and overview of your work experience that tells a consistent story about your career.

Part 3, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Maximize Your Profile

Part 3, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Maximize Your Profile

Coming out of the session, you will have outlined go-to themes that align with your unique professional story for content development and networking talking points.

LinkedIn Workshop for Career Changers

LinkedIn Workshop for Career Changers

This workshop is for you if you are ready to take control of your career. Learn to leverage the power of the ultimate job search tool, LinkedIn.

Unleash the Power of LinkedIn

Unleash the Power of LinkedIn

In this workshop, you’ll learn and apply best practices to enhance your LinkedIn profile for increased searchability, reach, and overall impact of your professional brand.

Design Your Dream Career

Design Your Dream Career

Take a break from the 100-hour workweeks, meaningless Excel models and office politics, and explore the possibility of a career and life lived on your own terms.

Ladies Lounge | Know Your Value

Ladies Lounge | Know Your Value

This month, Ladies Lounge, an event series hosted by GA, we'll hear from women who are dedicated to helping you know the value you bring and how to communicate it.

Building Brands People Love

Building Brands People Love

Making people care is hard. Making them care about your brand is even harder. Join us for a night of talks to learn, debate and craft the building blocks of creating a brand that p

Find Your Superpower: Design Your Dream Career

Find Your Superpower: Design Your Dream Career

Take a break from the 100-hour workweeks, meaningless Excel models and office politics, and explore the possibility of a career and life lived on your own terms.

Tell Me About Yourself: How to Create Authentic Talking Points

Tell Me About Yourself: How to Create Authentic Talking Points

Explore step-by-step instructions to mindfully uncover your unique professional story to create a storytelling framework that can be applied to any conversation.

Build Your Brand on LinkedIn

Build Your Brand on LinkedIn

Balance best practices for creating a sellable LinkedIn profile with crafting a professional brand story that is connected to a deeper sense of self.

Ladies Lounge | Intentional Goal Setting

Ladies Lounge | Intentional Goal Setting

Ladies Lounge is a monthly series where we bring together influential women entrepreneurs focused on a central theme.

Women in Tech Breakfast

Women in Tech Breakfast

Join us for this interactive dialogue about how women are succeeding in tech and fostering the next generation of leaders.

Find Work That Matters

Find Work That Matters

Looking for fulfillment or a new direction in your career? Learn how to seize opportunities to cultivate happiness and pride in your work.

Ladies Lounge | Confronting Imposter Syndrome

Ladies Lounge | Confronting Imposter Syndrome

Ladies Lounge is a monthly series where we bring together influential women entrepreneurs focused on a central theme.

Personal Branding: How to Craft and Tell Your Story

Personal Branding: How to Craft and Tell Your Story

In this workshop you'll learn how to develop your brand, craft your story and use it to grow your career.

A Mindful Approach to Building a Successful Career

A Mindful Approach to Building a Successful Career

In this session we will discuss and adopt tools and mindsets for building fulfilling careers.

Part 1, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Profile Basics

Part 1, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Profile Basics

Learn how to develop a LinkedIn profile that includes a standout, searchable professional description, summary, and experience section that authentically tells your story.

Part 2, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Your Professional Brand Story

Part 2, Build Your Professional Brand on LinkedIn: Your Professional Brand Story

You will learn what makes a sellable LinkedIn profile and spend time building your professional brand story.

Teach at GA

Join our talented instructor team dedicated to transforming thinkers into creators.

Find Out More