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- 2016's Top 10 Most Effective Pro-Life Fundraising Speaker
- Multi-Talented Motivational & Inspirational Speaker
- Trainer, Parent Educator, & Author


Dr. Kathy Koch, 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 raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school.

Dr. Kathy has written four books for Moody Publishers. For instance, 8 Great Smarts: Discover and Nurture Your Child's Intelligences, (the revised edition of How Am I Smart?) helps parents better understand their children’s learning strengths. Her newest book, Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World, is about how technology influences the beliefs and behaviors of young people and what to do about it. Celebrate Kids, Inc., has also self-published a book about children’s genius qualities and produces 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.

Dr. Kathy is appreciated for her practical, realistic, helpful, and insightful ideas about many topics. 



File Name

Kill the Spider!

File Name

Strong Willed Child


 <p>No More Perfect Kids</p>

No More Perfect Kids

 <p>Screens and Teens</p>

Screens and Teens

 <p>8 Great Smarts</p>

8 Great Smarts

 <p>Finding Authentic Hope & Wholeness</p>

Finding Authentic Hope & Wholeness


"Dr. Kathy is a leading keynote speaker, mentor, educator, and author in the field of kids, teenagers, and parenting. Kathy’s understanding of multiple intelligences, the effects of technology, and raising kids is a huge blessing and benefit to parents, families, educators, and entire churches. Her books are well-written, inspiring, educational, and practical. Your church and community need to hear Dr. Koch’s message of hope in a day of despair!"
- David White, Minister of Education and Administration, North Fort Worth Baptist Church

"We just finished our training with Kathy. I want to let you know, the feedback from our team was unanimous, she was awesome! The 2 hours flew by. She was engaging, funny, humble, and full of encouragement and wisdom. I would strongly suggest her to any group that wants to better understand why our teens do what they do and how to better related to them."
- Talli Moellering, Executive Director|A Beacon of Hope-Parent Organization

"Kathy Koch has taken the lead in leadership, life training and coaching in every setting; whether that be a publicly traded company in need of elevating its employees to the next level of leadership together or a small country church just needing help and encouragement, to everything in between. Kathy Koch will be a central force in helping you make the needed next steps to all you desire to be and all you desire to see accomplished."
- Patrick Payton, Senior Pastor, Stonegate Fellowship

"With half of our partners expected to retire in the next 12 years, we realize that the Millennial generation is one that we will have to rely on to take the reins of the firm. Dr. Kathy provided excellent insight into how Millennials think and most importantly, what motivates them."
- Tommy Lawler, CEO, Weaver Accounting 

“Dr. Kathy is a joy to meet and to hear. The university students here are always captivated when she visits. On our year-end survey she is consistently listed as one of the top three by our student body. Her message resonates with any age and is delivered in a way that keeps everyone engaged. I recommend her highly!”
- Corey Ash,Chapel Director, Howard Payne University

"Dr. Kathy Koch is a dynamic speaker who never fails to captivate, inspire, and motivate her audience. For two straight years she has been the most highly-rated workshop presenter at Care Net's National Pregnancy Center Conference. Kathy's message regarding the Millennial generation and how pregnancy centers can effectively reach and serve this unique group is both timely and relevant, and always delivered with professionalism and integrity. Care Net--and our network of more than 1140 pregnancy centers--loves Dr. Kathy Koch!"
- Cynthia Hopkins, Vice President of Center Services, Care Net

"Dr. Kathy Koch is a Hearts at Home favorite speaker. She is wise, entertaining, funny, and incredibly practical. Our conference attendees ask for her back every year!"
- Jill Savage, CEO, Hearts at Home

“Kathy was so much more than a banquet presenter.  She poured herself into our staff and board. The time she spent in Ruston was such a blessing  - like a drink of cool water."
- Life Choices of North Central Louisiana