Dr. Kathy Koch (cook), the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., is an internationally celebrated speaker who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 25 countries through keynote messages, workshops, seminars, assemblies, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic reviews from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to make appropriate changes, establish healthy relationships, and increase success in family, life, and school.
Dr. Kathy is also an author. Her two books were published by Moody Publishing. How Am I Smart? A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences helps parents and teachers better understand their children’s and students’ learning strengths. Authentic Hope and Wholeness: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life provides a solution-focused, enriching approach to real problems. Celebrate Kids also publishes many CDs, DVDs, posters, and other products to encourage and equip educators and parents.
Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member prior to becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991.