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Katie Hooper

Senior Communications Consultant

Find out a bit more about Katie

Where has your passion for communication come from?

I have always instinctively known that communication underpins all aspects of leadership, team and organisational performance. There is a clear link between the way that people communicate and how they perform at work. In my spare time, I commentate on both national and international synchronised swimming and was a member of the commentary team at London 2012. I realise how important it is to be concise and interesting with words and inject my personality into the way I communicate.

How can employee communication drive real engagement?

Communication helps people to build trust and deepen relationships. It truly does drive behaviour change. So don’t communicate for communications sake - do it to make people sit up and take action.

Background

  • 10 years at Lane4 with experience in research, measurement and product development
  • 4 years’ experience at Comment8, Lane4’s Internal Communications practice, helping to shape the strategy and evolution of the communications and engagement offer
  • BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, specialism in Psychology, Bath University
  • Graduate of EMCC Accredited Coaching programme
  • Mental Skills Training Consultant and sports psychology support for Great Britain and England synchronised swimming squad for the last 10 years
  • Media experience, including sports commentary and live-to-camera work, for synchronised swimming at national and international events including London 2012 Olympics
  • Two times Commonwealth Games medallist and multiple national titles in synchronised swimming

“Katie managed the project well even with changing priorities and timescales and ensured that the finished product was excellent and exceeded our expectations in every way. Katie led the design team to produce infographics to translate what was in my head into something that the managers in the business could use and understand. Katie displayed a vast array of skills such as leadership, planning, great communicator, commitment in delivering a great product”

Suzanne Beck, People Development Team

Centrica

I have had the pleasure of working with Katie from the development through to the delivery of our Communications Academy, this has been a great success, Katie supported us throughout the process offering expert advice on content, training our in-house facilitator team, delivering the first few workshops then handing over delivery to our team with support and continued interest. Katie was engaging, built rapport very well and was skilled at getting the best from the delegates in the room.

Alison Townson, Leadership Development and Talent Director

Brakes