Kathy Koch, Ph.D


Kathy Koch, Ph.D Trainer, Parent Educator, & Author as seen in Kirk Cameron’s movie, CONNECT

As seen in Kirk Cameron’s movie, CONNECT

Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”), the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events.

She is a featured speaker for the Great Homeschool Conventions and a regular presenter for Care Net, Summit Ministries, and other organizations. She speaks regularly at schools, churches, and pregnancy resource centers. She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk-shows. Kirk Cameron chose her as the technology expert to interview in his movie, Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World. She has authored six books including four published by Moody Publishers.

Dr. Kathy’s practical, relevant, and 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 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. She has loved Jesus for years and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.

Dr. Kathy regularly presents these topics to parents, teachers, and volunteers who work with children and teens. Once you choose topics, the titles and descriptions can be adjusted, as needed. If you are planning a day of training or planning for a convention, feel free to ask about topics that go well together and how much time might be best. Following this list of seminars for adults, topics for teens and children are described. One special Christmas message is described for women. Many of the seminars listed here and some described for teens are also well received by women. On the last page, you’ll find a description of Dr. Kathy’s powerful Mind Styles™ seminar.

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Event Reviews

"Dr. Kathy far exceeded our expectations! She is personable, funny and has a wealth of information to share!"

— Heartland Christian Schools, IA

"She (Kathy Koch) was amazing as always! We so appreciated the time she gave to hear our hearts the night before our event. Many said she was the best speaker we have ever had!"

— True Options Pregnancy Center, Sherman, TX

"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!"

— 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."

— A Beacon of Hope-Parent Organization

"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."

— Weaver Accounting 


  • Dr. Kathy Koch- Kill the Spider!: 52.05 min

  • Kathy Koch- Surviving the Strong Willed Child: 64.55 min

  • 2015 Conference | Tuesday Lunch Main Session | Dr. Kathy Koch: 106.30 min




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