bannerGrowing a Franchise

Franchise Influencers: Katrina Mitchell, Chief Matchmaker and Founder, Franchise Speakers

As part of our annual Influencer Issue, 1851 Franchise has enlisted the help of the franchise community to compile a list of the top people making moves in the franchise industry.

By Savannah BilboStaff Writer
11:11AM 03/13/23

Katrina Mitchell

Chief Matchmaker and Founder

Katrina believes that everyone can create immeasurable waves of positive influence by how they show up in the world every day. Her personal code and professional culture is based on the values of kindness, respect, integrity, communication, trust, fun and love. As the only speakers bureau in the world to focus exclusively on franchising, Franchise Speakers is the industry go-to expert. There is nothing they love more than helping clients find the perfect speakers to ignite their franchise audiences, whether franchisees, unit managers or groups of seasoned franchisors. During her years as a franchisee, she was often frustrated with the quality of presenters at meetings, which inspired the launch of Franchise Speakers. For more than 14 years, they have helped over 500 brands find relevant, timely and topical speakers; trainers; emcees; and entertainers for both virtual and live events. Franchise Speakers is the only speakers bureau in the world focused exclusively on serving franchise, dealer, co-op and licensee models. In 2008, Katrina Mitchell, a successful franchisee herself, saw the need for a franchise industry speakers bureau that would help franchisors find the perfect experts and talent to authentically connect with their franchisees.

About Franchise Speakers: At Franchise Speakers, their mission is to help franchisors create a fabulous experience for their franchisees. They listen actively and respond quickly with carefully selected speaker, trainer, emcee and entertainer options based on desired learning objectives. And through the process, they make sure that the presenter options offered for review will connect with the culture of the system and the feeling, tone and energy of the event.