If you missed “Women On The Rise” Program this past Wednesday you missed listening to two dynamic women; Katherine Waddell and Lisa Hatfield. Katherine Waddell started her career at This Needs To Be Said Media, Inc. in 2009. She transitioned to her company after exiting the school system deciding that her classroom would be the radio audience. She offers her clients a platform to market their business as a commentator through her training and coaching program. She has been called upon by her clients for accountability, business advice, and mentorship.

She is considered as one of the most influential media personalities in the Radio and Broadcasting business. She is often called the next “Kathy Hughes” in the Communication industry, because of her determination and will to make her business thrive. Not only did Ms. Waddell not quit, but she grew her profitability by 125% percent. She works with national brands to bring awareness and recognition to her clients. She has launched the careers of new artist, authors, actors, coaches, and speakers using her expansive networks and expertise in radio and television.
Katherine is known as the ‘Next Strategist’ to her clients from the world of the unknown to being recognized by their first names. A Charlotte Native she has served as a community leader, a youth mentor, and an inspiration to those seeking to live out their passion. Serving as an advocate for those who were able to speak up for themselves to earn the promotions or recognition they deserved.

She has worked for Cigna Healthcare, Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, and Life Span, Inc. Each position gave her room to flex her creative muscles. Those companies also allowed her to use her gift to motivate people to create the life they want through using their gifts. She holds a bachelor’s in Educational Studies and a Master’s in English and Creative Writing. Her clients have been featured on Charlotte Today, Tom Joyner, Huff Post Live, GQ, ABC, Men’s Fitness, Match.com, Dating Advice.com, Essence Magazine, and the New York Times Best Seller’s list. – Katherine Waddell

You can hear more of our interview on Women On The Rise Program with Katherine Waddell and Lisa Hatfield as they share their Challenges, What Success means to them and their advice for other Women On The Rise!