Curiosity is the first step to being essential, so I am glad you are here. 

B.Essential is the absolute necessity for companies, leaders, and creators to reach their unique pinnacle of impact.  It is a declaration to show up and stand up, to better your self by turning your focus to the world around you. 

Why B.Essential?

I have made my entire career backward. I launched my legacy, Kate's Club, at 23 (16 years ago) and went on to launch initiatives in every business sector, all with a charge of innovating around impact. Choosing this path didn't deliver me a windfall of cash or even a career path that was easy to follow. Instead, it gave me my own unique pursuit of success: to be essential. 

Most of us have an instinct and a powerful desire to create and sustain impact beyond our bottom line or our own lives.  However, most are still searching for how. I'm launching B.Essential to help others level up. What is your pinnacle of impact? What makes you absolutely necessary? 

"To be relevant is when people see you and stop to look.

To be essential is when people feel you and begin to move forward." - Kate 


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.
This spring, Kate launched B.Essential, a creative impact portfolio where she helps build companies and brands that carry a high potential to influence both the marketplace and their communities. The multifaceted company and speaking platform extend Kate's experience working with various industries across sectors while building on her position as a creative visionary and influential community leader around the U.S.    
Kate is a frequent speaker and the author of “A Healing Place” published by Penguin Books. She has been featured in six books as an expert on philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. 


Projects and Ventures

THEA Networks 

Founder, CEO 

THEA is the first of its kind local streaming service that curates premium content from Atlanta's top content creators, with channels and series on lifestyle and culture, news and entertainment.



Over The Top Festival will be a first of its kind festival and conference to uniquely convene the rapidly evolving OTT industry, the emerging content creators who desire distribution and the fans who make up the future of consumption.  October 10 & 11, 2019  in Atlanta, GA

Smart City Expo Atlanta


Smart City Expo Atlanta is redefining what it means for a city to be “smart”. This 3-day event will cover issues such as equity, prosperity, humanity, inclusion, and justice, ensuring they are on par with blockchain, A.I., IoT, big data, and automation. 9/11-9/13 in Atlanta, GA.



Sowen is an international strategy consultancy that helps clients cut through complex challenges and create simple solutions that deliver revenue, efficiencies and utilitarian good. 

Kate's Club


Kate's Club is a non-profit service organization that empowers children and families who are facing life after the profound loss of a loved one. Kate's Club is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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'