Katrina Strohl


  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

A military veteran, Katrina Strohl is an engaging keynote speaker on psychological safety in the workplace, a boundaries strategist and consultant, and a workshop facilitator on mental health, workplace boundaries and their impact on workers’ career development. Through their weekly podcast, Absolutely Not!, Katrina delves into the nuanced challenges their guests face in establishing and maintaining boundaries in their personal and professional relationships.


Authentically servicing others while warm and boundaried.

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Popular Talks

  • Absolutely Not!: Setting Personal Boundaries at Work
  • Psychological Safety in the Workplace
  • Make space for the AND!: Identities and Intersectionality
  • ​Big Body Benz: Fatphobia and Sizeism
  • Update Your Pictures: A Look Into Biases
  • Queerness, Fluidity and Spectrums
  • We Belong Everywhere: Anti-Blackness
  • Mental Health Conditions and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Workshops, Coaching & Consulting


Katrina Strohl is an engaging keynote speaker who facilitates workshops about workplace boundaries, mental health and their impact on workers’ career development. Through research, case studies, and personal anecdotes, Katrina creates a safe space for participants to examine how they experience and engage with the world.


Katrina Strohl is a Boundaries Strategist. They focus on people leaving unsafe environments, more specifically people who are hoping to pivot into a different industry. He helps them build the foundation they need to either pursue entrepreneurship or move into a safer environment.


Psychological Safety Consulting focuses on psychological safety, employee mental health and the structure of relationships in organizations. They work with organizations to ensure they have the tools and vocabulary needed to create safe spaces. Katrina brings insight to develop programs that can be implemented to incite change.

“Katrina brought ALL the energy. I was honored and privileged to bear witness to the truth of stories, the transformative power of self-determination, the call to action in their realness. If you want to be moved to a genuine place of empathy and agency, Katrina is that one.”
– Tyrone Martinez-Black (Ty, He, They), Practice Integration Specialist, CASEL

“Working with Katrina was beyond eye-opening. They brings a refreshing perspective to the mental health conversation, telling their story in a way that is accessible to an audience while remaining authentic. Katrina uses her lived experience to challenge the accepted narrative surrounding mental health. He was a pleasure to work with on the podcast. I appreciate the conversation we were able to have and learned so much from their episode.”
– Dontae Freeman (He/Him), Communications Manager, Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA) National Headquarters

“It’s rare to listen to a professional speaker that comes across as relatable as they are knowledgeable. I had the pleasure of listening to these qualities in Katrina when they spoke. Katrina dove deep into how to better understand individual identities and boundaries in order to create a more inclusive workplace. I was particularly impressed by Katrina’s ability to navigate important and potentially “sensitive” topics candidly, and with sincerity, and nuance. Although this ability is rare, Katina has developed it masterfully. I would highly recommend Katrina for any public speaking event where audience engagement and trust is needed!”
– Daniella Lockhart (She/Her), Senior Consultant, Learning & Organizational Development, Applied Learning Science

"Working with Katrina was beyond eye-opening."
— DONTAE FREEMAN, Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA)

Black, Sāmoan and Queer, Katrina served as an Aviation Structural Mechanic in the US Navy. In 2018, Katrina decided to take their own life after internalizing the behavior of an unsafe workplace.

They now serve others through their work in psychological safety, mental health and boundary-setting strategies for people who share their identities or their lived experiences.

This work includes Absolutely Not!, the weekly live podcast dedicated to providing examples of setting personal boundaries at work and the vocabulary needed to name harm in those spaces.

Katrina lives with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a Substance Use Disorder.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.