Keynote Talk

I am a keynote transformational speaker and an inspirational leader based in Vancouver, Canada. I am also an expert in discovering the joy and finding the gift in any experience and showing others how they can do the same. As I am passionate about living life to the fullest, it’s my pleasure to help audience members recognize the important role they are meant to play in our world.

We all have challenges. Through my trademark humour, I can show you the keys to discovering joy no matter what life throws your way. My keynote, The Joy of Obstacles and Why I Love to Dance, reveals why obstacles are our greatest gifts and the key to how we can all do our part in moving the world together.

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Why hire


What exactly is a transformational speaker? What do they do? And why would anyone consider hiring one? Let me tell you.

A transformational or inspirational speaker gives a speech in front of an audience to motivate or inspire them into action.

Transformational or inspirational speakers engage mentally and emotionally with their audience to help them make personal or professional changes in their lives. They help their audience shift and focus on opportunities and solutions.

Many speakers relate their own personal experience to their audience. Equipped with varied backgrounds, abilities, and personalities they offer it all to inspire others. Regularly reflecting on their own lives, they understand what can be helpful and relatable to their audiences or clients.


and why I love to dance

Invite me to your next event and you’ll see how I’ll have your audience sitting on the edge of their seats at the very first words – and dancing at the very last.

In this powerful and engaging presentation, I will inspire your audience members to:
Embrace life and appreciate all it has to offer…no matter what challenges they may experience.
Move forward through those challenges and see them as gifts.
Make a profound impact in the world by connecting with others in new and deeply meaningful ways.

By sharing my personal story, I will lead your audience to a fresh perspective of life. They will learn why I believe that being born with Cerebral Palsy (CP) is my greatest gift. I will leave your audience empowered, energized, and ready to live life more fully. And they will learn to love to dance like never before!

My story

I was born with Cerebral Palsy, or CP. Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of symptoms affecting body movement and muscle coordination resulting from damage to the developing brain. The way CP affects everyone varies widely from person to person depending on where the brain was damaged.

Refusing to let it be a deterrent, CP has been a huge motivator in my life. It’s been a catalyst for me to step up, have influence, and embrace a life filled with success and happiness. It has helped me to inspire others by leading by example.

With each accomplishment, I have strived for the next level. My goal is to empower others to be the best version of themselves and to serve as a catalyst for moving the world together.

As the #1 best-selling author of The Joy of Obstacles, and recent keynote speaker at The New Success Revolution Leadership Conference, I transformed an international audience with my passion and authenticity. By sharing my story, I aim to motivate and inspire you and others to see life as a profound gift no matter what challenges it holds.


“People were so mesmerized by Kathryn’s presentation that you could hear a pin drop. If you want a speaker who is a sure thing, Kathryn is the one.”

~ Debra Poneman, Founder and CEO, Yes to Success Inc.

“Kathryn speaks with passion from the heart. Her authentic experience and perspective will help you to experience lasting joy!”

~ Susan Sisk, CPA

“Kathryn is the real deal. Her powerful and authentic voice stays with you long after she’s done and her story will inspire you to dig deep, be brave, and live fully. Kathryn is a champion.”

~ Susan Arnout Smith, Grand Prize winner, International Faith in Film Screenwriting Award; Former Essayist, NPR, Weekend-Edition Sunday

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