is an international best-selling, award-winning author, leadership expert, message strategist and publishing consultant. Kathy is driven by her passion to assist individuals to discover their authentic presence, embrace change with a sense of adventure, and express themselves in all areas of life with confidence, awareness, and courage, using the tools of writing, fly fishing, and intentional conversation. She speaks on a wide variety of topics around personal and professional development. [add link to my keynote topics page]
She is the co-author of the international best-selling book, Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results (Motivational Press February 2017). In her chapter “The Power of Your Story: Discovering Your Why, Dissolving Your Why Nots,” she discusses the momentum that occurs when leader knows their “why,” we have the personal power and confidence to do great things in the world and are able to influence those around them to be more engaged and productive at work. And when the “why nots” are addressed––we can remedy the imbalances created when we’re seeking the approval of those around us––which many of us do––and ultimately hide the true gifts we posses that we can share with the world.
Kathy’s chapter, “It’s All in the Cast—A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Leadership” appears in the best selling anthology The Innovators: Revolutionary Ideas from Today’s Consulting Leaders. Here, she explains how the mastery sport of fly fishing acts as a mirror for life and when engaged with awareness is an amazing self-development tool. She holds the distinction of being one of the few female saltwater fly fishing guides and is the author of On the Mother Lagoon: Fly Fishing and the Spiritual Journey (re-release in early 2017) and The Whispered Teachings of Grandmother Trout (early 2017). Her time on the water along with her studies in leadership have been woven into an innovative leadership program for CEOs and their teams, as well as individuals seeking to have a greater presence in their lives so they experience more meaning, joy, and connection with others.
Currently, she is writing her next book and course, Women, Money, and the Inner Male Connection. Michael Reese, once nominated LA Best Guitarist of the Year and who shared the stage with legends Keith Emerson, of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Mick Fleetwood, a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, and Mitch Mitchell, the drummer who kept the beat for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, is creating the music to accompany meditations for this project.
Known as a “behind the scenes secret weapon” to leaders in many fields, Kathy is also the creator of two phenomenal writing programs: Building Your Platform: Blogs and Beyond for those individuals yearning to begin writing and don’t know where to start or looking to build a platform to expand their visibility and reach. The Legacy Keeper––Preserving Our Wisdom for Future Generations is designed for individuals and business leaders who want to preserve the lessons learned from the triumphs and challenges of life, leaving a priceless legacy for generations to come. [add links to the programs - Building Your Platform & Legacy Keeper]
In addition to working in the publishing world for three decades, Kathy has trained extensively in the realm of narrative theory and leadership, with a focus on self-leadership. She studied with Jack Canfield in his Success Principles Train the Trainer program and served several years on his assisting team. She is a also Master RIM® facilitator––which is an evolutionary mind/body tool used to overcome limitations and self-sabotaging behaviors, often associated with trauma. She holds a Master’s degree in English with an emphasis in literature and cultural studies. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and the Evolutionary Business Council.
She lives in San Diego and loves traveling. Her hobbies are yoga, hiking, and fly fishing.