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Domestic In-Person (USA): $5,000 – $10,000*
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Tags: Customer Experience / Branding & Advertising / Social Media / Digital Marketing / Future Trends / Innovation / Marketing


Kaitlin Maud (she/they) is a researcher, strategist, and three-time TEDx speaker who has made a significant impact in the world of consumer insights and brand planning. Collaborating with renowned agencies such as Deutsch, VMLY&R, Media Arts Lab, and BBH, Kaitlin’s work as an independent consultant has helped global brands, including Beats by Dre, Nike, Taco Bell, and Google, tackle complex challenges and drive transformation.

Kaitlin’s reputation as a speaker has led to engagements with Microsoft, AIGA, Soho House, SXSW, and various corporate events. With a dynamic presentation style, they captivate audiences of all sizes, sharing insights on topics such as personal branding, digital transformation, and the cultural impact of emerging trends. Kaitlin’s expertise has been featured in industry-leading publications and podcasts, including Forbes, AdAge, Basecamp’s ReWork, and Vistaprint’s Small Business Stories.

Currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, Kaitlin brings a unique perspective and human-centered approach to her work. Her passion for conscious business practices, the creative process, and cultural trends shines through in presentations, empowering individuals and organizations to unlock their creative potential, align with their values, and navigate the fast-paced landscape of today’s business world.


The Power of Pop Culture: Leveraging Trends for Business Success

In this dynamic and engaging keynote, Kaitlin Maud, an accomplished researcher, strategist, and three-time TEDx speaker, dives into the power of pop culture and its impact on business. Drawing from their extensive experience working with some of the most recognizable brands in the world, including Beats by Dre, Nike, Taco Bell, and Google, Kaitlin explores how cultural trends shape consumer preferences and behaviors. They highlight the significance of staying attuned to the ever-evolving pop culture landscape and demonstrate how brands can leverage these trends to build meaningful connections with their target audience.

Kaitlin’s expertise goes beyond surface-level observations. They delve into the underlying drivers and motivations behind cultural phenomena, helping audiences gain a deeper understanding of the societal forces at play. By unpacking the current collapse of Web3 and exploring the enduring obsession with Crocs, Kaitlin provides actionable insights that enable businesses to navigate the complex intersection of culture and commerce.

Throughout the keynote, Kaitlin shares real-world examples and case studies, showcasing how brands have successfully harnessed the power of pop culture to drive business growth and establish themselves as cultural icons. Attendees will walk away inspired and equipped with practical strategies for identifying and leveraging cultural trends to stay relevant, engage consumers, and achieve long-term business success.

Format: 30-60 minute keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • Marketing and branding teams
  • Business leaders and executives

The audience will leave with:

  • Insights on the influence of pop culture on consumer behavior and brand relevance
  • Strategies for leveraging cultural trends to drive business success

Unleashing Creativity: Nurturing the Creative Process in a Fast-Paced World

In this immersive and empowering workshop, Kaitlin Maud, an accomplished researcher, strategist, and three-time TEDx speaker, dives deep into the creative process and shares invaluable insights on nurturing creativity in a fast-paced world. Drawing from their extensive experience working with renowned brands and leading advertising agencies, including Beats by Dre, Nike, and Google, Kaitlin helps participants tap into their creative genius and overcome the challenges that hinder innovation.

Kaitlin believes that creativity is not reserved for a select few but is an innate human capacity that can be cultivated and nurtured. Through a combination of engaging exercises, group discussions, and thought-provoking activities, they guide participants on a journey of self-discovery and exploration of creative thinking techniques. From ideation to implementation, Kaitlin provides practical tools and strategies to generate and refine ideas, collaborate effectively, and overcome creative blocks.

As a passionate advocate for the creative process, Kaitlin emphasizes the importance of creating a conducive environment that fosters creativity. They explore the impact of time constraints, technology, and other factors that often hinder the creative process, offering practical solutions to navigate these challenges. By incorporating elements of expressive therapies and art therapy into the workshop, Kaitlin encourages participants to tap into their innate creativity and unleash their full imaginative potential.

Attendees will leave the workshop feeling inspired, equipped with actionable strategies to nurture their creative process, and ready to embrace the demands of a fast-paced world with a fresh perspective. Kaitlin’s engaging facilitation style ensures an interactive and transformative experience, leaving participants energized and empowered to make creativity an integral part of their personal and professional lives.

Format: 60 minute interactive workshop

This program is perfect for:

  • Creative teams and professionals
  • Individuals seeking to enhance their creative thinking skills

The audience will leave with:

  • Strategies for unlocking their creative potential and fostering innovation
  • Practical techniques to navigate the fast-paced demands of the modern business world

The Psychology of Consumer Behavior: Understanding and Influencing Decision Making

In this captivating keynote, Kaitlin Maud, an acclaimed researcher, strategist, and expert in cultural insights, explores the profound impact of psychology on consumer behavior. With a keen eye for emerging trends and backed by her pursuit of a Master’s in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, Kaitlin provides valuable insights into the factors that shape brand preference and shares strategies for effectively influencing consumer perception.

Understanding this psychology is essential for businesses seeking to connect with their target audience on a deeper level. Kaitlin unpacks the influence of emotions, cognitive biases, and social dynamics on consumer decision making, revealing the hidden drivers behind purchasing choices. They highlight the power of storytelling, behavioral insights, and trend analysis in building brands and crafting campaigns that resonate with consumers.

Throughout the keynote, Kaitlin shares real-world examples and case studies, showcasing how companies have successfully utilized consumer psychology to drive loyalty and achieve business goals. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the psychological mechanisms that drive consumer decision making, empowering them to navigate the dynamic consumer landscape, anticipate trends, and create impactful marketing strategies.

Format: 30-60 minute keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • Marketing and advertising professionals
  • Business leaders and entrepreneurs

The audience will leave with:

  • Deep insights into the psychological factors driving consumer behavior
  • Strategies for effectively influencing consumer decision-making
  • An understanding of how to leverage current trends to maximize marketing impact

The Future of Work: Redefining Success and Well-being in the Digital Age

In this thought-provoking keynote, Kaitlin Maud, an esteemed researcher, strategist, and expert in consumer insights, explores the transformative trends shaping the future of work in the digital age. With a keen eye for emerging trends and a deep understanding of the importance of creativity, Kaitlin delves into the evolving landscape of work and its impact on our definitions of success, well-being, and productivity.

Drawing on their pursuit of a Master’s in Psychology at Lesley University, Kaitlin examines the future of work through the lens of trends such as remote work, flexible schedules, and the gig economy, addressing the challenges and opportunities they present for organizations of all sizes. They provide practical strategies for teams to adapt and thrive in this new era, emphasizing the importance of creative problem solving and innovation.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into the forces reshaping the future of work, along with strategies for bolstering creativity, promoting work-life balance, and prioritizing well-being in the digital age. Kaitlin’s keynote provides a roadmap for navigating the changing work landscape and embracing necessary changes to drive success and fulfillment.

Format: 30-60 minute keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • Business leaders and executives
  • HR professionals and team managers

The audience will leave with:

  • Insights into the trends reshaping the future of work
  • Strategies for fostering creativity and innovation in the digital age
  • Tools to promote work-life balance and well-being in a technology-driven world




  • “Kaitlin wowed us from the very beginning with a sparkling, friendly personality and a super compelling talk topic. It was clear from day one that she understood public speaking dynamics and what our audience was looking for. That's something very unique amongst presenters. Kaitlin was fantastic to work with—she was engaged, worked on schedule and didn't leave things to the last minute. She also took feedback very well and worked it into her talk. Out of all the talks given that day at SXSW, Kaitlin's was one of the talks that I actually heard audience members talking about afterward! They were commenting on some of the funny quips that she made. Which is another point—she can actually be funny if the talk calls for it. Not everyone can do that.” Firen Forrest Co-Founder of Ignite Talks, Organizer of Ignite@SXSW
  • “I met Kaitlin Maud at TEDxSouthCongress in 2020 and I was incredibly impressed by her speaking ability and expertise in her field. When I created my speaker wish list for the TEDx event I organized in 2022, TEDxKoenigLane, Kaitlin was at the top. I felt so lucky that she agreed to participate and she was wonderful to work with - always reliable, communicative, and enthusiastic. I had no doubt she would deliver a powerful talk, but she has grown so much as a community leader in the last few years, which was evident in her performance. Her delivery was confident, fresh, and passionate. She gave a beautiful TEDx talk - one that really resonated with the audience. Many audience members referenced the activity she led in their feedback form as being a stand-out of the event.” Shelby Hadden Organizer and Producer, TEDx Koenig Lane
  • “In an industry of egos, Kait swims upstream. She is open and humble - but fierce when she needs to be - which makes her an absolute pleasure with which to work when you want to get shit done, and still enjoy the process. She also happens to be an excellent manager, workshop facilitator, and public speaker. In the worlds of culture and marketing, Kaitlin is a truly invaluable asset.” Eric Tabone Former Sr. Manager, Design Program Coach, CVS Health
  • “Kaitlin is a dynamic speaker that brought so much energy to our DigiGirlz event. Not only was she wonderful to work with when developing her presentation, she was sure to tailor her notes so that attendees walked about with tangible knowledge they could apply as they went through high school - this made her standout amongst the other speakers we had for the event.” Kayt Racz Former Manager, Global Public Affairs, Microsoft
  • “After hosting Kaitlin as a guest on The Strategy Inside Everything podcast, I was struck by her communication style and invited her to host a series of special episodes to showcase her voice. Kaitlin has delivered with a series of insightful conversations incorporating her understanding of subject matter and sensitivity to her subject. Kaitlin is equal parts perceptive and compelling and her episodes of the podcast are some of the favorites among regular listeners.” Adam Pierno Managing Director, Brand Strategy at Arizona State University
  • “I invited Kaitlin to guest lecture a digital marketing course I taught at Boston College. As an expert in digital and social media, as well as consumer behavior and culture anthropology, I knew she would be able to bring to life the course material in a way that would engage the students and she delivered. She was flexible and actively involved in planning an interactive and engaging presentation for my students. Once in the room she held their attention and generated a lot of participation.” Ezra Englebardt Adjunct Professor, Boston College
  • “With an expert understanding about what's next for brands, Kaitlin is able to dissect their current efforts, but also provide a road map of where they need to be heading.” Beth Tucker Head of Account Service, East of Western
  • “Kaitlin is always on top of all things trending. She doesn’t follow the crowd, the crowd follows her.” Kimberly Getker Creative Director
  • “I just took your class and it was awesome! You're awesome! This class was more useful than any of the marketing classes I took in college!” Madeline Tuthill Designer at Outerknown
  • “Kait, you have Gwen Stefani beat the moment you roll out of bed in the morning. Respect.” Adam12 Program Director, Rock 92.9 Boston