"Coaching with Kate dramatically changed my life and my work … Lab 360 is A MUST for any professional ready to take their career to the next level."     Bernadine D. VP Alumni & College Relations

Lab 360

Brian Jones (The Crichton Group) Marianne Barnes (Castle & Key Distillery)), Rebecca Hooper (Texas Roadhouse, Caroline Heine (CRH Group), Betsy Phillips (BMO Bank), Shauvon McGill (Google), Tony Harris (MFA Candidate, DePaul University)

Brian Jones (The Crichton Group) Marianne Barnes (Castle & Key Distillery)), Rebecca Hooper (Texas Roadhouse, Caroline Heine (CRH Group), Betsy Phillips (BMO Bank), Shauvon McGill (Google), Tony Harris (MFA Candidate, DePaul University)


  • How the physical body relates to powerful communication

  • How to deliver any content in a compelling and effective way.

  • How to sharpen your self-awareness.

  • How to be in the moment.

  • How to manage performance related anxiety.

From Executives to Entrepreneurs, Engineers to Architects, Bankers to Bourbon Makers, Lab360 has helped a host of professionals find their formula for dynamic, confident communication. 

This 3 hour, small-group development lab combines the most compelling and effective teaching techniques from Theatre, Improv and Corporate Communications.

Each Lab360 is unique because it is responsive to the people that show up in the room.

What do you want to work on?

How do we make you confident in your speaking and communicating?

Next Lab360

June 15th
10AM - 1PM
Louisville Kentucky

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Every Lab 360 includes:

  • Coaching in these areas : Delivery | Presence | Content

  • Individually tailored exercise to increase effectiveness

  • Multiple opportunities to practice

  • Group Feedback

  • Remarkable Remarks Generator

  • The Coach Yourself Cheat Sheet


Are you ready to try?

Are You ready to expand, explore and excel?

In LAB360 every participant  brings in something they are working on - a presentation, a keynote, a tedtalk. Or maybe you're preparing for an interview, a board meeting or an investor pitch.  Maybe you want to be promoted - or you have recently been promoted - and you realize (or your boss helped you realize) that it's time to work on your communication skills. And you know you can do something better - I mean, we all can do something better - you're just not sure what. So, we identify what you need to work on.

Lab 360 was transformational!
— Dayna N, EVP, United Mail
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we explore:

Is your presence communicating what you intend it to communicate?
Is your content clear and engaging?
Is what you are saying relevant to the audience?
What do you want to accomplish and is your body & content helping you get there?
Sometimes it's a simple as  - CAN WE HEAR YOU?! 

You receive coaching and feedback. And coaching. You are given exercises to try. You step out of your comfort zone. You try something new. You experience new thoughts, new energy and new approaches. Then you try again.  Only this time, you are more awesome. This time you have found a piece of your process.

A process that will lead to the outcome you want to achieve - confident, authentic communication, a successful interview, a top-notch presentation.  



Lab360 provides an opportunity to practice, to receive coaching from Kate and feedback from your Lab360 peers. And you will get a chance to synthesize the feedback and apply the coaching in real time. Sometimes the exercises are physical in nature. Sometimes they are mental. Sometimes its a breathing exercise or a visualization. Sometimes they are goofy or downright silly - but they are always effective. 


We realize that the process of learning something new is messy. And uncomfortable. So we provide an environment where our Lab360ers can explore freely. We allow only 1 employee from a company at a time. 




Lab360 was designed and is facilitated by Kate Bringardner, Founder of The Speaker’s Studio.Kate Bringardner has studied Theater & Performance at The Conservatory for Performing Arts in Pittsburgh PA, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY, NY) and attained her MFA at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. For 3 months in early 2019 she studied Movement, Improv & Story at the Mask Movement Studio in San Miniato, Italy.

She founded The Speaker's Studio in 2010.

Over the past decade she has traveled the country teaching, coaching and speaking on topics around Public Speaking, Listening, Improv and Leadership Charisma.
Her work has taken her from Pittsburgh to San Francisco and everywhere in between.

Clients have Included BMO Harris (Individual Coaching, Improv Leadership Training, consulted and helped create an internal talent development training known as The Expansion Academy.) International Speed Art Museum (Coached Senior Level Leadership, Improv:Leadership and Lab 360) Northwestern Mutual (Training), Honda Engage (Public Speaking Training), Woodford Reserve, Brown Forman, Old Forester, Castle & Key Distillery, YMCA of the USA, Clariant Corporation, Sicilian Bank, Greater Louisville, Inc & many others.

Along the way Kate has spoken at national conferences, business summits, and annual meetings. She once stepped in to give the Commencement Speech at a regional seminary - with only 8 hours notice. (“The first thing I did was what any good Southern Baptist Preacher’s daughter would do - poured myself a bourbon!”) She has emceed Gospel Slams, Gala Dinners and . She has shot a couple of regional films & a handful of commercials.

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