My career and entrepreneurial business background includes a combination of more than 20 years in radio broadcasting and nearly 10 years as a sole proprietor. My professional expertise is in the areas of promotion, media and public relations and presentation skills development.

As an award-winning author, my most recently published book is The Beginner’s
Guide to Chick Night™: your handbook to Help and Happiness



Company History 
For more than two decades, I crafted marketing and advertising messages for radio stations throughout the province.  In 1997, I launched AIE (Attitude is Everything) Ink.  By 2002, Colleen Kleven - Hired Pen was producing written and voiced text for marketing, advertising and corporate applications. 2007 heralded the addition of corporate facilitation and public relations.

Company Overview

  • Public relations services include assisting provincial foundations and government-funding channels in the non-profit and healthcare sectors with media attention for initiatives launches and fundraising campaigns.
  • Corporate facilitation services include teambuilding workshops, focus groups and new team development.
  • Presentation Skills coaching includes one-on-one or group sessions to increase the poise, confidence and delivery of media personalities and public relations professionals, as well as senior management, executive and Board members.
  • Corporate writing includes executive speeches and government funding proposals. As a hired pen, I have written business profiles and annual reports, feature articles and marketing materials for corporations, non-profit health service agencies and foundations, academic institutions, municipalities and provincial government ministries and initiatives. 
  • Corporate voicing services include the audio for multimedia events, trade shows and online training modules.  As a hired voice, I have developed and produced audio presentations for national media publications and companies specializing in software development for the mining sector and safety training for the transportation industry.