Have you ever experienced a moment in your life where you felt truly necessary? At work, at home, amongst your friends? Think about that moment.


What made this moment unique? How did it make you feel? 

Have you ever thought about these moments as the ones that offer us the most growth and understanding of life, both our own and the lives of those around us? If not, I'm not surprised. Most of us don't seek these moments out as the pinnacle of our lives, but we should.


I’ve spent most of my adult life doing two things: 1) working on my growth through healing & 2) activating healing for others. I’ve done this for so long now that the two aspects of healing, personal and other, are no longer separate. I’ve come to see them as entirely interrelated. This has uniquely given me a path to purpose and success that I know alludes most.  But it doesn't have to. 


B.Essential is here to help inspire and activate healing through connection, conversation, and participation so that together we create a healthier, more connected, peaceful world. 

Kate's TEDx Talk 

Media & Awards

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' 


About Kate


Kate Atwood is a creator, entrepreneur, and community leader whose career spans launching and growing impact initiatives in all 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 most recently served as the executive director of ChooseATL at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. 

Today, Kate has her hands in many projects, including being the Founder and CEO of THEA Networks. All of Kate's work aims to build connection and community to impact and enhance lives near and far. B.Essential is Kate's creative platform, where she can connect to her purpose of inspiring growth through healing from loss. 

  • Helping clients, both companies and community groups, to explore, create, and implement a framework for grief support in the workplace. 

  • Creating and producing content that activates healing by discovering and sharing stories and lessons from loss from all over the world. 

  • Hosting LTABL conversations with teams, groups, communities aiming to move forward collectively after a loss. 

Kate is a frequent speaker and the author of "A Healing Place," published by Penguin Books. 
Throughout her career, she has appeared on CNN, The Today Show, and ABC's The View.  She has also been featured in People Magazine, Huffington Post and Good Magazine.  She has received numerous awards for her work advocating for children. In 2018, she was awarded the Children's Rights Inspiration Award and the Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow award by the National Association of Fundraising Professionals.