Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced Cook), the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., is an internationally-celebrated speaker who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 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 a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk-shows. She is also an author with Moody Publishing. She has rewritten How Am I Smart? A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences with updated content and a new title, 8 Great Smarts: Discovering and Nurturing Your Child’s Intelligences. She has also written Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World and No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids For Who They Are with Jill Savage of Hearts at Home, as well as Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life. With Tina Hollenbeck and Brad Sargent, she wrote and self-published Celebrating Children’s 12 Genius Qualities. 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, based out of Forth Worth, TX.