Colleen Kettenhofen is an award-winning motivational business speaker, author, and workplace expert. A media veteran, she has appeared on numerous radio shows across the U.S. and Canada such as CBS Radio and Mancow Muller, and has written more than 40 popular articles on diverse workplace issues. A Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based speaker, she is the author of SECRETS YOUR BOSS ISN’T TELLING YOU, based on hundreds of in-depth conversations with managers, executives and CEOs. Colleen reveals entertaining tidbits such as “Bosses’ Top 10 Biggest Pet Peeves,”  “7 Magic Prescriptions for Making Difficult People Disappear,” “How to Get a Great Job and Keep It – What Employers Look for on Interviews,” “How to Effectively Manage People–Especially Difficult People,” “workplace etiquette” and more.

Troy Johnson interviewing Colleen Kettenhofen WHUR Satellite XM Radio February 7, 2014 in Washington, DC
What to do before quitting your job, tips on interview preparations, what employers are saying about the resume before the interview, how to get a great job, how to get your dream job, what employers look for on interviews, and what they never want to see.

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Harold Fisher interviewing Colleen Kettenhofen Sirius Satellite XM radio station WHUR August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC
Topics: Relationships in the workplace, dealing with difficult people in the workplace, and more.

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Relationships 101 – Bosses’ Biggest Pet Peeves, and Celebrity Breakups
Dr. Beth ( spoke with leadership expert, Colleen Kettenhofen, author of Secrets Your Boss Isn’t TellingYou ( regarding the survey she did with 200 bosses about their top 10 pet peeves about their employees. We also discussed how bosses themselves are sometimes the problem.

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Mayhem in the A.M., 1430 WLKF, June 20, 2012, Lakeland/Tampa/Orlando, Florida
Seth interviews workplace expert, Colleen Kettenhofen. Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace, Managing Difficult People, Managing Difficult People in the Workplace, Boss’s Biggest Frustrations.
Host, Seth Mela

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“Colleen, we truly enjoyed having you on the show and look forward to having you back!” ~Kate Jackson, Producer

Straight-Talk Live, WURC, Holly Springs, Miss., April 5, 2012
Sharron spoke with workplace expert, Colleen Kettenhofen, author of Secrets Your Boss Isn’t Telling You. Topics: managing difficult people, managing difficult people in the workplace, dealing with difficult people, dealing with difficult people in the workplace, bosses’ biggest frustrations you must avoid and why, how to keep your job.

“Colleen, thank you for being on our show! I thought the interview was great! I really enjoyed the personal stories you shared. It showed that you’ve not only interviewed executives but you have experienced what you have written about.”  ~ Host,  Straight-Talk Live,  Sharron Goodman-Hill

Shore Law with Chad Malkus, Radio 1240 WCEM-AM, ABC Affiliate, Cambridge, Maryland, Feb. 10, 2012
Chad interviews Colleen Kettenhofen, workplace expert. Topics: Managing Difficult People, Managing Difficult Employees, How to Supervise Difficult Employees, Effective Leadership, Dealing with Difficult People, Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace

“Colleen, lots of fun! Flowed really well!”  ~ Host, Chad Malkus

“You did a great job! Perfect radio presence, and knowledge on the subject matter. We will keep you in mind for any future openings on the show.” ~ Producer, Nate Lee

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The Daily Drum with Harold Fisher WHUR Radio and HUR Voices, Sirius XM, Channel 141, February 3, 2012 Washington D.C.
How to deal with mean people at work, how to deal with a difficult coworker, how to deal with difficult customers, how to deal with mean people, how to deal with a difficult boss. Guests: Colleen Kettenhofen, workplace expert, and Dr. Pier Forni.

Harold Fisher, radio host of Sirius XM Satellite’s The Daily Drum Washington D.C., Dec. 29, 2011
Harold interviews leadership expert, Colleen Kettenhofen, on dealing with difficult people in the workplace, dealing with a difficult boss, and dealing with difficult people in general.

“When listening to Colleen Kettenhofen, she was one of the most fascinating authors I ever worked with! It was a pleasure to have her on my show”.
~ Candice A. Adkins, WHUR-News Producer

Fantastic, shoot-from-the-hip advice! Colleen Kettenhofen keeps you from stepping in the work place “land minds.” She knows her stuff!”

~ Harold Fisher, Host of The Daily Drum, WHUR-News, Sirius XM Satellite Radio

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Jack and Ron, 98.9 KISS FM, the #1 radio show in Oklahoma City, December 19, 2011
Dealing with difficult people in the workplace, dealing with difficult people, dealing with a difficult boss, managing gossips, and more!

“Colleen, you were awesome! Even our producer said you had such a great delivery and were so animated. One of our best. I’ve been doing this more than 30 years, and you are as good as they get.”
~ Jack Elliott, Radio Host, Jack and Ron Show, # 1 rated radio show in Oklahoma City

“Colleen, we were so glad you were able to be with us this morning! You have an awesome voice, and it’s obvious that you really knew what you were talking about!”
~ Michelle Ventris, Producer, Jack and Ron Show

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Alive at Five KYNT 1450 AM S. Dakota December 16, 2011
David interviews Colleen Kettenhofen, workplace expert. Topics: Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace, Bosses’ Biggest Frustrations, How to Keep Your Boss Happy and Keep Your Job.

“Colleen is a great guest who is thoroughly knowledgeable regarding workplace issues and a real pleasure to visit with…I look forward to inviting her back on the program in the future. Thanks again for the great interview”!!
~David Leonard—Host of Alive At Five on AM 1450 KYNT Yankton South Dakota

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CBS Minneapolis, WCCO News/Talk 830 – Minneapolis Oct 11, 2011
“Colleen is hands down the single best guest we’ve had on the air this year!”

TD Mischke, Host,  CBS Radio, Minneapolis

KMPS FM 94.1 – CBS Radio Seattle July 27, 2011
“Colleen was a pleasure to interview and had great tips on employment for my listeners.  At a time in our history when so many are out of work and need to know how to both get a new job or KEEP the one they have, people like Colleen are needed to spread the word on how to brush up skills and stay in the game.  Both informative and entertaining, Colleen Kettenhofen is a great interview.”
~Bo Hudson, CBS Radio Seattle

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Your Time with Kim Iverson – with Kim Iverson, Austin Texas May 27,2011
Ageism, sexism and other biases in the workplace. Do they still exist?

“Colleen! Thanks so much for being on our show. We thought you were great! The personal stories were very interesting!” ~ Jill Crapanzano, Producer

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The Talk of Connecticut – Leatherneck and Lace, WDRC AM 1360, with Brad Davis and Mary Jones – May 23, 2011
Bosses’ Biggest Frustrations with Employees, Dealing with Negativity at Work, How to Get a Great Job and Keep It – What Employers Look for on Interviews.

Colleen, the interview was great! Thanks for your time and expertise! I’d definitely like to stay in touch regarding future segments!” ~ Mary Jones, Host

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Mike Walsh on Maverick 105 – KNDK Radio 1080 AM – May 17 &  May 23, 2011
Mike interviewed leadership expert, Colleen Kettenhofen. Topics included Top Six Biggest Frustrations of Bosses – Avoid These Major Mistakes, Three Things Most People Don’t Know or Do to Keep Their Bosses Happy, and more. May 23 – Dealing with Difficult People, Dealing with Difficult People at Work, and 3 Magic Wands for Making Difficult People Disappear.

“Colleen, thank you! It was fun. You’re engaging, obviously intensely competent, and an expert in your field. Can’t wait for our next interview!” ~ Mike Walsh, Radio Host

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The Allan Handelman Show FM Talk 101.1 WZTK May 16, 2011
Top 10 Bosses’ Biggest Frustrations — Avoid These Major Mistakes at All Costs! Also discussed The Biggest Mistakes Managers Make, and Managing Difficult People.
“I know it was last minute and you came through. You were great! Thanks, Colleen.”
~Allan Handelman, host of The Allan Handelman Show

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The Puffman Show with Jerry Puffer KSEN AM 1150 May 13, 2011
Bosses’ biggest frustrations you must avoid at all costs, and dealing with difficult people, dealing with gossips, dealing with negativity at work.
“Colleen, thank you for a great interview! You are very good and I sincerely mean that. We’ll do it again.”
~Jerry Puffer, Host of Puffman Show

Drive Time with Bill Bunkley – WTBN AM 570 & 910 Tampa Bay, FL – May 12, 2011
How to get a great job – what employers look for on interviews, Top things you must know and do to keep your boss happy, how to keep your job, and more!

Dr. Stan Frager’s show 970 WGTK in Louisville, KY May 1st 2011
How to Get a Great Job and Keep It, also What Employers Look for on Interviews, plus the Top 6 Biggest Frustrations of Bosses and more.
“Colleen, you did an excellent job!”

~Kate Chawansky, Producer, Dr. Stan Frager show

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Mark Cope – News/Talk KXYL – Texas April 25th 2011
Bosses’ Biggest Frustrations You Must Avoid at All Costs, Dealing with Difficult People, Dealing with Difficult People at Work, and more.

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Peter Anthony Holder – The Stuph File – Montreal, Canada – April 20, 2011
Bosses’ Biggest Frustrations
“Thank you for being a guest on The Stuph File Program to talk & share employers’ secrets and to talk about your book Secrets Your Boss Isn’t Telling You!

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Harry Douglas – Car Concerns Radio USA – March 25, 2011
Charlie Sheen and Bosses’ Biggest Frustrations
“Great interview! Fantastic information! After having Colleen Kettenhofen on Car Concerns Radio USA the in-box continues to flood. We will be re-booking Colleen back on the show in the 2nd quarter.”
~ Harry Douglas, Host, Car Concerns Radio USA

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Night Views Radio – New Jersey, March 10, 2011
“Colleen, We had a great time! You were a great sport and handled our on-air personalities very well. You are well versed and knowledgeable in the business world and maintain a sense of humor and warm personality. I thought you were spot on. You carry yourself perfectly in an interview and keep the conversation flowing which is a GREAT thing in radio and probably any other business and/or interview!”
~ Rob Saul, Producer and Co-Host, Night Views Radio

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620 WTMJ – Wisconsin’s #1 radio station!   March 9, 2010
“Colleen, you were fun and engaging and it worked out great!”
~John Mercure, Host of “Wisconsin’s Afternoon News”

WCHE 1520 AM, The Raffaele Report – West Chester, PA  March 11, 2011
“Colleen, you did a great job! I enjoyed that interview! Thank you very, very much.”
~Michael Raffaele, Producer and Host

WPCV 97 Country Breakfast Club – Tampa, FL  March 7, 2011
“You did a GREAT job Colleen! Super tips for our listeners this morning!”
~Roger Todd and co-host Melissa Moran

The Mancow Show, Mancow Muller – Chicago, IL  – March 2, 2011

Charlie Sheen, and Bosses’ Biggest Pet Peeves!

Only 3 Degrees with Denai Downs Vaughn – Texas  February 17, 2011
“Colleen, you are a GIVER. Your books, your website, your Social Media posts…they all emulate your giving spirit and passion. You exuded that in the interview today on Only3Degrees, too. Thank you for delivering such value. You are amazing! I know your episode will become an iTunes favorite for many. WOOHOO!!!”
~Denai Downs Vaughn, The Networking Queen and radio host.

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Bakersfield First Morning News 5:00 a.m to 8:00 a.m. ( November, 2010
“Colleen, you sounded great! We love your personality, you’re the BEST!”
~Steven Nicklaus

Producer, Bakersfield First Morning News

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CKWR 98.5 Waterloo Canada – December, 2011
“Colleen, I enjoyed our interview and think it went very well! In fact, it was more of a conversation rather than an interview which is the way I like it.”
~John Maciel
, Producer/Host, KW Magazine (CKWR FM)

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KKZZ 1400 AM Ventura, CA – December, 2010
“Colleen, it was a pleasure to have you on Brainstormin’ with Billy the Brain!”
~Bill Frank

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The Valder Beebe Show ( January 17, 2011

A “New Kind of Talk Show” is highly influential with women, and many of its topics penetrate into American pop-cultural consciousness.

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Read My Lips with Bonnie D. Graham – New York, January 10, 2011 – Managing and Motivating the Different Generations

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WNJC 1360 AM Philadelphia, PA  – 2010

Colleen is interviewed by Brian Greenberg on the Greenberg News Show…..

How to Get a Great Job and Keep It – What Employers Look For on Interviews…

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WOCM-FM 98.1 “Bulldog and the Rude Awakening Show,” (


KXYL FM 102.3 Brownwood, TX – November, 2010
The Power of Information, Bosses’ Biggest Frustrations, Dealing with Difficult People at Work

WNMR 107.1 The Big Show with Richard DeLancey, Plattsburgh, VT – December, 2010

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Niagara at Noon (www.cktb.comStephanie Sabourin, Ontario, Canada – November, 2010

How to Get a Great Job and Keep It – What Employers Look For on Interviews


WSTX-AM, Straight Talk with Senator Holland Redfield, U.S. Virgin Islands,  November 2010