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Kathy Koch, Ph.D  

Speaker, Teacher, Trainer, Parent Educator, & Author

Dr. Kathy Koch is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., and is an internationally celebrated speaker. Kathy's messages have touched thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 25 countries. She shares her wisdom at workshops, seminars, assemblies, chapels, and keynote speaking events.

Her relevant concepts and engaging, humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic reviews from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, and practical tools, and an increased hope in God to build healthier relationships at school and in the family.

Kathy's book with Moody Publishers, How Am I Smart? A Parent's Guide to Multiple Intelligences, helps parents and teachers better understand their children's learning strengths. Kathy's other work, Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life explores the five core needs every person has, and how a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ can meet those needs in healthy ways. Celebrate Kids, Inc., also publishes CDs, DVDs, posters, and other products to encourage and equip parents and educators.

She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk-shows. She is an author of six books including four published by Moody. Her newest two are 8 Great Smarts: Discover and Nurture Your Child’s Intelligences and Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World.

Dr. Kathy also speaks several times a year in a program for wounded warrior heroes injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. She helps them discover and embrace new identities and purposes. Many of our veterans have traumatic brain injuries; Kathy's insights help to answer their questions about learning and memory.

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 for a Christian school prior to becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991. She has loved Jesus for years and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.


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