Kate Atwood is an entrepreneur, executive and philanthropist most widely known as the founder of her name-sake organization, Kate's Club. A self-described community architect, Kate's ability to build and lead during times of change and transitions makes her an ideal speaker on the subject matter of resilience.

     On stage, she's dynamic and thought-provoking as she grounds her personal story of loss as the foundation of her career success. She is relatable and growth-minded, surrounding one of society's most challenging topics: grief, or as Kate describes it, "change that we aren’t in control of." Her curated insight and action steps are valuable for any organization looking to make more purpose-driven decisions through change, ultimately empowering resilience individually and collectively.

Speaking Topics:

  • Mental Resilience

  • Leading through Loss & Change

  • Career Evolution 


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+. 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'