Kathy Buckworth

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Award-winning Author, Television Personality, Virtual Parenting Expert

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Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, spokesperson, content creator and media personality. She is the author of six non-fiction books, including “I Am So The Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family The Business” (Random House). Her books have been translated into Chinese, Indonesian and other languages, and are available on Audible.com and wherever books are sold. Kathy is a two time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada Award for Excellence in Humour, and is the recipient of the Mississauga Arts Award for Established Literary Arts. She has recently completed her second novel, and is also working on a screenplay, her first.

Kathy has been an influencer and broadcaster in the parenting market for almost two decades, and having recently become a grandparent, has turned her focus to addressing the challenges and opportunities which grandparents face.

Kathy is a regular guest expert on television across the country. She has a regular segment on CHCH TV, “Go To Grandma” which talks about the world of grandparenting in the 2020’s. She is the host of a weekly radio show on Zoomer Radio, Go To Grandma, which tackles the issues which today's Grandparents face, in a fun and informational way. Kathy runs regular media tours talking about products and service that grandparents are looking for, today. This lucrative and growing demographic is easily reached by this “granfluencer”.

She has over 18 years of corporate marketing experience, with CIBC, Royal Bank, Telus and Coca Cola Foods,including her last position as director of marketing for co-branded credit cards at CIBC. She has acted as spokesperson for a variety of high profile companies including PC Financial, Alcon, TransUnion, Graco, Kijiji, Kobo, VTech.

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Speaking Topics

Mother Of Reinvention

Changing Careers and Lifestyles Post-Parenthood

 

Forget Balance, It's All About Blend

Work, Life, and Everything In Between

 

It's Only Work If You'd Rather Be Somewhere Else

Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do

 

Transcending the Medium:

Taking Your Off-Line World On-Line and In Print

 

Twitter is for Girls:

Top Ways to Engage Women in Social Media

 

Balance Should be a Four Letter Word:

Overcoming the Work/Life Balance Myth

 

Connecting 101:

There's a reason the word "Work" is in Network

 

Recent Publications by Kathy Buckworth

I Am So The Boss Of You: An 8-step Guide To Giving Your Family The Business

 

The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood

 

Shut Up and Eat: Tales of Chicken, Children, and Chardonnay

 

SuperMom: A Celebration of All You Do

 

Journey To The Darkside: SuperMom Goes Home

 

"Kathy is a pleasure to work with - professional, witty and dedicated. We could not have found a better fit for our campaign, and would not hesitate to engage her again or recommend her for similar work." Optimum Communications.