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Karianne Wardell

President, Lofti

Chicago

Karianne Wardell is a Chicago-based marketing consultant, meeting facilitator, and presenter with 15 years of brand leadership experience in the creative industry.

Over the course of her career, Karianne has led branding, digital marketing, advertising strategy and execution 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 to help small business owners navigate the complex world of branding.

In her inaugural year with Lofti, Karianne coached over 100 small business leaders through private consulting and facilitated branding workshops in London and throughout the U.S.

Backed by her personal passion for inner wellness, Karianne has undergone training to become a Qigong instructor and sound healer. She combines her classical training as a vocalist with methods learned during her 20-year yoga practice to leverage the elements of movement, breath and sound to cultivate a deeper connection within that elevates your energetic being.

Upcoming:

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.

17
Tue, 17 September 11:00 - 2:00pm EDT
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.

17
Tue, 17 September 6:30 - 8:30pm EDT
Midday Mindful Meditation

Midday Mindful Meditation

Join General Assembly Atlanta and learn the art of meditation.

4
Fri, 4 October 12:00 - 12:30pm MDT
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

4
Fri, 4 October 1:00 - 5:00pm MDT
Midday Mindful Meditation

Midday Mindful Meditation

Join General Assembly Atlanta and learn the art of meditation.

11
Fri, 11 October 1:00 - 2:00pm CDT
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.

14
Mon, 14 October 10:00 - 1:00pm EDT
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.

14
Mon, 14 October 2:00 - 4:30pm EDT
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.

14
Mon, 14 October 7:00pm EDT
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

16
Wed, 16 October 10:00 - 12:30pm EDT
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.

16
Wed, 16 October 2:00 - 5:00pm EDT
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!

16
Wed, 16 October 6:30 - 8:30pm EDT
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.

17
Thu, 17 October 2:00 - 4:30pm EDT
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.

18
Fri, 18 October 11:00 - 1:00pm EDT
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!

23
Wed, 23 October 6:00 - 8:30pm CDT
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.

28
Mon, 28 October 5:30 - 6:00pm CDT
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

28
Mon, 28 October 6:30 - 9:00pm CDT
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.

6
Wed, 6 November 5:30 - 6:00pm CST
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.

6
Wed, 6 November 6:30 - 8:30pm CST
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.

16
Mon, 16 December 5:30 - 6:00pm CST
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!

16
Mon, 16 December 6:00 - 8:30pm CST

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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!

16 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.

9 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

7 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.

6 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

Midday Mindful Meditation

Midday Mindful Meditation

Join General Assembly Atlanta and learn the art of meditation.

3 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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