Karen Loftus of Women's Adventure Travels is a consummate storyteller. After touring globally for ten years as an award-winning playwright, a Tennessee Wimmans Fellow, and an international comedian, Karen continued her travels as a journalist.
As a travel and lifestyle writer, she put what she once shared on stage on the page. She continues to tell stories, her own and others, on stage in her speaking engagements and on many pages for 100+ media outlets online and in print. She has written for top in-flight, fashion, financial, and lifestyle magazines in regional, city, and national papers worldwide.
It was an easy transition for her to go from playwright and stand-up comedian to a top travel and lifestyle writer, as telling a great story is key in all formats.
In stand-up, you must paint a clear, concise, and enticing picture in seconds or lose your audience. The same is true in today's media. You have but a few seconds to get a reader to stop and even less to get them to stay.
If your audience wants to stop, look and listen to you in an otherwise noisy market, you must have an enticing story with cohesion and intentional messaging to create an engaged and devoted audience.
If you want coverage of your brand, business, destination, event, or individual, Karen can capture it on location or ongoing, be it assignments, contracts, or specific projects.
Most recently, Karen was an entrepreneur in residence at a university for a semester, as she has always stood at the cross-section of business and creativity. She led a team of 25 interns from top universities across the country (NYU, Cornell, Berkley, Georgetown, Goerge Washington University, The New School, F&M, Drexel, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Millersville University, and others), live and online throughout the COVID crisis. She brought in key speakers from several media, tech, and entertainment, businesses.
Whatever side she plays on, storytelling is always at the wheel.
Let's hop on a call to discuss your storytelling needs and goals. Karen's vibrant and intuitive approach makes her an excellent consultant to individuals, teams, companies, and brands on strategic storytelling.