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Who Is Kathy Anyway?

Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, public speaker, and television personality. She is the author of six books, including “I Am So The Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family The Business” (Random House). Warner Brothers Television has purchased the rights for this book.

Her books have been translated into Chinese, Indonesian and other languages, and are available on Audible.com and wherever books are sold.

She is a columnist with Post City Magazines and contributes to the Metro News, Autofocus.ca, the Huffington Post, Zoomer Magazine, ParentsCanada, Canadian Living, the Travel Channel and GoodLife. She is the writer and host of the FamilyFocus series, and is a regular guest expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris, a regular contributor to the CTV Canada AM Parenting Panel, as well as appearing regularly on Breakfast Television, CanadaAM and CBC radio. She also delivers a bi-monthly travel segment (How She Travels) on Sirius/XM Canada Talks highly rated “What She Said” show.

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 was recently announced as one of Canada’s Favourite Moms by Canadian Living Magazine, and recognized by the Huffington Post as a top parenting Tweeter to follow.

She has over 18 years of corporate marketing experience, with CIBC, Royal Bank, Telus and Coca Cola Foods. She is the Chief Family Advisor for Presidents Choice Financial and PCPlus, and has also acted as corporate/media spokesperson/social media consultant for many other companies such as Procter & Gamble, Maple Leaf Foods, Research In Motion, Pfizer and LeapFrog Toys.

Kathy serves on the board of the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee, as their public relations advisor. She lives with her material (four kids) and husband (more material) in the Toronto area. She is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Writers Union of Canada, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Travel Media Association of Canada.



    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Named one of Canada’s Favourite Mom Voices (#3) by CanadianLiving.com, 2013
  • Named one of Canada’s Top Parenting Tweeters by Huffington Post
  • Named one of More Magazine Canada’s favourite bloggers , 2012
  • Columns have appeared in Today’s Parent, Canadian Living, Canadian Families, Parents Canada, Metro News, Toronto Star, GoodLife Magazines, Oh Baby!,
  • Regular television appearances on CTV, CityTV, Global, TVO, CHCH
  • Co-hosted Slice Network Show “Birth Days” for two seasons
  • Regular radio guest on CBC (Nationwide), 680News, CFRA, CJAD, others
  • Speaker at MOM2.0, Blissdom Canada, Blogalicious, TweetStock, SocialCapital, She’s Connected, MomBiz Conference, 140Conference
  • Two time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada’s Excellence in Humour Writing Award (2009, 2011)
  • Winner, Established Literary Arts, Mississauga Arts Awards
  • Author, six books, including I Am So The Boss Of You, with Random House Canada, which was recently optioned to Warner Brothers Television
  • Chief Family Advisor, President’s Choice Financial, PCPlus
  • Speaker at UofT, York University, Simon Fraser University
  • Acted as spokesperson for P&G, RIM, Leapfrog, Pfizer
  • Hosted online and in person events for Sunmaid, Goldfish Crackers, Invisalign,Microsoft
  • Board Director, Mississauga Arts Council


REFERENCES

As Series Producer for the television show Birth Days, I consider Kathy Buckworth one of my best finds. Our series was being revamped and we needed strong yet personable expert on-camera commentary about parenting, moms, dads and relationships within new family structures. Kathy delivered that information in a professional yet entertaining manner. It can be very difficult to be an expert on television. But Kathy filled the role perfectly. She not only has great advice and opinions but she delivers that information in a fun, entertaining and no-nonsense way. She is a television producer’s dream. She is on-time, on-message, eager and just plain qualified. She knows what she’s talking about and can deliver her opinion in a clear concise manner. She has been a big contributor to the success of Birth Days. If I could clone her I would!

Testimonial JACQUELINE BYNON
JACQUELINE BYNON
Series Producer, Birth Days

Kathy Buckworth was an excellent choice to be the moderator of the Indigo Kids Round Table session held in October 2009. She was professional and her ability to successfully segue into various topics while retaining the audience attention was outstanding and played a key role in the overall success of the event. We have worked with Kathy on various programs, and continue to do so because of her sincerity, professionalism and engaging personality that adds value to each of our programs. We’d be more than happy to work with her again!

Testimonial NATALIE LITTLE
NATALIE LITTLE
Senior Account Executive, MS&L Worldwide

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

Testimonial CHARLENE LO
CHARLENE LO
Group Account Director, Optimum Communications (A division of Cossette)

We’re proud to have such a talented, top-notch humour writer in our ranks. Well done!

Testimonial NATE HENDLEY
NATE HENDLEY
President, Toronto Chapter, Professional Writers Association of Canada

Kathy gave a clear, practical presentation to our Women in a Home Office group. She clearly understands the importance of networking and promoting our most important element of our business.. ourselves. If you simply follow her practical tips, your business has to be more successful.

Testimonial EVA SACHS
EVA SACHS
Chapter Director, Women in a Home Office

Kathy Buckworth was a solid partner in the Educational Program at the 2006 BabyTime Show. Her topics were timely and well presented and attendees rated her excellent on the surveys. We will be thrilled to have Kathy back for the 2007 BabyTime Show!

Testimonial KATHRYN RASMUSSENS
KATHRYN RASMUSSENS
Owner, BabyTime

(On winning the 2006 Barbara Novak Award for Excellence in Humour/Personal Essay Writing, from the Professional Writers Association of Canada):

“We’re delighted that Kathy Buckworth’s humour writing is getting more recognition, in particular this award from PWAC for an article published in Today’s Parent. Whether she’s writing about toilet training or grocery shopping, her drop-dead-funny observations spring from the gritty realities of family life that every parent can relate to.”

Testimonial CAROLINE CONNELL
CAROLINE CONNELL
Executive Editor, Today’s Parent Magazine

I would be pleased to recommend Kathy for any speaking engagement. She is personable, warm and quickly engages the audience with her sense of humour and honesty. She talks about situations with which we are all familiar and has an innate ability to tell it as it is, without offending anyone or making you feel defensive. It is her ability to laugh at herself that endears you to her. She has a very relaxed style and you can tell that she is grounded in who she is and what she wants out of life.

Testimonial ANNE DAY
ANNE DAY
Founder, Company of Women