Christine Marie Katas is a media psychology professional, author, speaker, educator, activist and empowerment advocate. She has an MBA, a Masters in Media Psychology and is currently a PhD Candidate at Fielding Graduate University. She is the founder of Technorazzi Magazine that features stories on tech stars, geniuses, hackers, geeks, artists, eccentrics and savants; and she has her own boutique digital agency specializing in branding, online growth, digital strategies, interactive marketing and cutting-edge technologies. Previously, Christine Marie was the co-founder and COO of en2go, a technology company with a space-age video streaming platform, where she was part of a brain trust that included world-renowned technology icons.
Christine Marie writes or speaks regularly on topics such as media psychology, media misrepresentation, victim blaming in the media, media ethics, positive psychology, branding, social media marketing, as well as human trafficking, female empowerment and human rights. She is the founder of Voices for Dignity, an organization that promotes online kindness and compassion, and that contributes resources and advocacy for survivors of humiliation and oppression such as human trafficking, spiritual abuse, public humiliation, etc.
She is a survivor of cult-based human trafficking herself.
She has appeared on or in a number of media, a sampling of which is below.
Due to the sensational and insensitive handling of one of her personal stories, she turned her focus to Media Psychology – with an emphasis on Positive Psychology – to research how to use media to influence positive change in individuals, businesses, and communities.
Christine’s doctoral research is on The Traumatic Impact of Humiliation, Misrepresentation and Victim-blaming in the Media on Narrative Identity and Well-being. She is a certified Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist for Sex Trafficking and Exploitation.
“Christine has a passionate history and continued focus on content development for the family that is based on solid research into developmental stages of growth, how parents can support the evolving world view for the child’s perspective, creativity and inspiration towards positive behavior traits, as parents. Certainly, technology can be used in positive ways to that end. There can be media that can be harmful as well. Christine can develop beneficial methodology, curriculum, and delivery platforms to filter the direction we want to go with our future generations, and avoid abusive media cultural norms.”
David Schultens, President, Open Video Systems
“From the very beginning I was mesmerized by the ambitions and heart of Christine’s passions: kids and entertainment, media and internet. Her will to seize the day and yet stay firm on the ground when it comes to business and principles. She is the statue of women in power; the example for all women who pursue ambitions without losing the things that really matter in the world.” J
Shyam Narain, Software Architect, Jaydeva
“I highly recommend Christine as one of the most talented visionaries you’ll ever meet. She is a non-stop ball of creative and business energy and I would work with her singularly over any corporation or entertainment company. She is also one of the sweetest and kindest people you’ll ever meet. I don’t think there was ever a time her compassion didn’t shine through, whether when dealing with a major deal or while entertaining multitudes of children with her wonderful gingerbread show. I consider it an honor and privilege to know her and call her friend.”
Dave Shelton, President, Funstertainment Productions
“Christine Marie is a non stop, ethical, marketing tyrant who’s intellect and prowess for detecting market trends and exploiting them remains, as yet, unmatched.”
Adam Mead Faletti, Owner, Vintage Studios, LLC
“Christine is the most durable visionary you could encounter, the juices never stop flowing even in the face of adversity. Gentle tenacity with an aggressive mental motor Christine always finds solutions and the right connection. Genuine sincerity and loyalty are Christine’s assets that holds a bond. Love and passion is what you leave with when you work with Christine. I recommend Christine as an inspirational leader and a generous contributor to successful business development and a great eye on the horizon. Christine makes the future visible.”
Jim Jurewicz, President, GRID TV – The Americas
“Christine Marie is brilliant, witty, eloquent, and is one of the most creative people I have had the pleasure to work with. She possesses the vision and the talent to see a project from the back of a napkin through to execution, with a sense of both professionalism and style.”
Walt Horat, Consultant, En2go
“I worked side-by-side with Christine on various projects for graduate level education and found her to not only be creative and energetic, but also encouraging and supportive. Her ability to get things done while juggling a multitude of projects impressed me greatly.”
Patrick Toussaint, Database Administrator, Laboratory Medicine Consultants
“Christine is one of the best partners I’ve had, and she is always watching after my best interests. She has shown me the art of professionalism and been a good inspirational guide to my success.”
John Draper, CTO, en2go
“The most engaging, inspiring technology speaker I have ever heard. The audience was entranced by her.” Russ Weinzimmer, Patent Attorney
“She’s a rare blend of intellectual and comic genius who has super-inspirational flair. I guarantee every one of her presentations will be standing ovation quality.” Dr. Rob Gilbert, Editor, Bits and Pieces Magazine
“She not only showcased and demonstrated our product in a dazzling way, she also drew unexpected press and media attention–even at Cebit, the biggest trade show in the history of the world.” Peter White, Metabox AG
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