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Kathy Steele


CEO & President

Actionable, relevant, practical, and inspirational are the words that commonly appear in audience feedback.

Kathy is a notable speaker featured at top industry conferences, association events, and intimate venues. She has been a guest on an array of podcasts and authored articles for local and national publications like the Daily Herald and Forbes. She shares her expertise in Employee Experience, Growth Planning, Brand Building, and Compensation. In 2018 Kathy founded the People+People™ Conference to help business leaders get access to resources that helped her grow Red Caffeine.

Recent Speaking Events:

  • Great Game of Business Conference - Capitalism Reimagined Sept 9-11
  • Compference20 Oct 28-29


  • Business Reboot & Your (Employer) Brand - 2 Hour Workshop
    • For C-Suite Business Leaders & HR Management
  • Investor, Innovator, Efficiency Expert - What Growth Approach Fits Your Company? - 45 Minute Presentation
    • For C-Suite Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs
  • What Does Success Look Like? Use Visioning to Inspire Business Outcomes - Presentation or Workshop
    • For C-Suite Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs
  • Brand Archetypes: Be Memorable in the Minds of Your Customers - Presentation or Workshop
    • For C-Suite Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Marketing Professionals
  • Creating a Winning Talent Strategy - Building a Brand Employees Want to Work For - 45 Minute Presentation
    • For C-Suite Business Leaders & HR Management
  • What is your PayBrand Story? - 45 Minute Presentation
    • or C-Suite Business Leaders & HR Management
  • What now? Employer brands in the new normal - 45 Minute Presentation
    • For C-Suite Business Leaders & HR Management

She has appeared on or at:

Gathering of Games
Inc. 5000. Conference
Des Plaines Chamber
HR Source
Human Resources Today
National Retail Federation
The Leadership Podcast
Flourishing Together Podcast
Making Chips Podcast
Growing with Purpose Podcast
Technori Podcast
Do Nothing Podcast

Best known for their work on:

  • Brand Exposure - Grow market share, launch a product, or enter a new vertical
  • Digital Transformation - Digital consulting and custom software to automate manual processes, integrate systems, and innovate for market differentiation
  • Employer Branding - Defining, empowering, and amplifying purpose-driven cultures with brand assets and campaigns that improve recruiting and employee engagement
Janet Viane



Janet Viane has been a featured speaker at several industry, association, nonprofit, and educational events addressing strategic marketing, digital transformation, customer value, technical talent management and executive development topics. Her 35 years of experience and zest for the subject matters listed actually made one Wall Street industry analyst say “after listening to Janet Viane, I would go long on xxxxxx!”

  • Crain’s Internet Quarterly Breakfast
  • IT Business Services Summit
  • Chicago Software Association, “IT Workforce Shortage Conference”
  • WGN AM 720 Radio Talk Shows
  • “Let’s Talk Business”, Radio 1100 AM, Phoenix AZ
  • National Retail Federation
  • Direct Marketing Association, New York
  • The Analytics Collective
  • The American Heart Association
  • GiGi’s Playhouse
  • University of Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Northern Illinois, University, Loyola University


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