Lori Klinka

Lori Klinka

Lori has been speaking since… well since she was old enough to speak!

Lori has used her skills as a business woman, speaker, educator, producer and actress to bring an entertaining and informative style to her coaching, presentations and workshops


  • One of Chicago’s premier speaking coaches.
  • Trainer on business communication skills to hundreds of professionals
  • Teacher for 25 years.  Currently teaches Speaking and Acting at Columbia College.  Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • Author of two books and working on her third, which is on speaking skills.
  • Member of the National Speaker’s Association and was voted “Member of the Year” in the Illinois chapter.


Lori has worked with small, medium and Fortune 100 companies and individuals internationally including sales, healthcare, technology, communications, education, not for profit and associations.

Her clients include Fuji, IBM, Motorola, Hewlitt Packard, Toshiba, Kodak, Sprint, Siemens, Kodak, Hitachi and Johnson & Johnson.


People Don’t Come with Warning Labels:  How to Deal with Difficult People
In this entertaining and informational program Lori uses humorous characterizations to help people learn to resolve conflict and create a more productive work environment.

SNAPSHOTS to SUCCESS:  Living Life One Frame at a Time
Lori creates a fun and inspiring learning experience to demonstrate her Focus- Capture- Frame approach to feel more energized, inspired and hopeful. She portrays a humorous and insightful cast of characters, to help you see how the power of perspective, adjusting your expectations and living in the moment can improve your personal and professional life.

Speak for Success
In this highly interactive workshop, communications expert Lori Klinka will help you improve your communication skills in any business situation:  in individual conversations, during impromptu meetings or when delivering a presentation.

Speaking Coaching
Lori has had great success helping business professionals improve their communication skills and you will see results within the first session.


“This was the best training we’ve ever had.”
-Susan Schramm, Siemens

“Your humor, personality and interaction made this a fantastic program.  I have been to many programs but this was the best!”
-Julie Dudzik, Association of College Registrars & Admissions

“Lively and entertaining as well as insightful. What a wonderful speaker.”
-Diane Thomas, Kishwaukee Community Hospital


EM:  lklinka@sbcglobal.net
W:  (815) 469-9846
Cell:  (708) 710-2562


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