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Kate Atwood is a renowned entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist, best known as the visionary founder of Kate's Club, now in its 20th year of service to children and families facing life after the death of a loved one. Known for her remarkable ability to create and lead during times of change and transitions, Kate is an exceptional speaker who covers a wide range of subjects related to professional and personal growth.


On stage, Kate captivates her audience with her dynamic and thought-provoking presence, intertwining her personal story of loss with the foundation of her career success. Through relatable and inspiring storytelling, she addresses one of society's most challenging topics: grief. By reframing grief as a 'golden opportunity for growth,' Kate sheds light on its transformative power while honoring its profound impact on individuals, organizations, and society at-large. Her carefully curated insights and actionable steps offer immense value to individuals and organizations seeking growth and inspiration during times of change.


Kate's speaking topics include:

  1. Leadership through Loss and Change

  2. From Grief to Gratitude

  3. Entrepreneurship


Kate's TEDxBigSky Talk 

It’s Time We Reframe Grief for Children | Kate Atwood | TEDxBigSky

It’s Time We Reframe Grief for Children | Kate Atwood | TEDxBigSky

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About Kate

Kate's career spans launching and growing impact initiatives across private, public, and civic business sectors. At 23, Kate founded Kate's Club, a nationally-acclaimed not-for-profit based in Atlanta that provides support to children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.  She is also recognized for her executive roles leading the Arby's Foundation and ChooseATL at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. 


Today, Kate is the co-founder and CEO of LoCo+, the first distribution platform dedicated to local content creators and filmmakers. She has appeared on ABC's The View, NBC's Today Show and CNN; and has been featured in People magazine, Adweek and Forbes. She was named to Good Magazine's global "Good 100" list and awarded the National Children's Rights Inspiration Award in 2018. Kate is a frequent speaker and the author of "A Healing Place," published by Penguin Books. 


Media & Awards

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Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 u 40

AMA's Marketing For Good Award

Georgia Trend's 40 u 40

Children's Rights Inspiration Award    

AFP Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow

Good Magazine 'Good 100' 

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