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Q: Why Should We Hire Kathleen?


Kathleen Passanisi's presentations have relevance for anyone who is interested in living a high-quality life, in spite of the stresses and strains of the times. Her advice is easy to understand and can be quickly put into practice for outstanding results. Kathy delivers thoroughly researched, high-energy content that is side-splittingly funny.


Kathy is recognized by her peers and her clients for both her expertise and her eloquence.

In 2003, the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor honored Kathy with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work in the discipline of therapeutic humor.

In 2004, Kathy was the thirtieth woman inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame when the National Speakers Association honored her with the Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE).

Since 1995, Kathy has been a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), which is the highest designation earned through the NSA. Fewer than 10% of the members of the International Federation of Professional Speakers worldwide have met the rigorous requirements that guarantee a high level of skill, ethical practice, and client satisfaction.

In 2005, The University of Missouri School of Health Professions honored Kathy with the Outstanding Alumni Award.

In 2006, Maryville University chose Kathy to receive the Helen May Bradley Award, recognizing her "outstanding achievement to physical therapy."

CEU/CME Credit

Because Kathy is a licensed medical professional, many of her presentations qualify for CEU/CME credit. We are happy to supply you with the necessary information, including Curriculum Vitae (CV) behavioral objectives, etc. Continuing education has never been more fun!

Track Record

Kathy has more than two decades of experience on the platform. She consistently delivers cutting edge, valuable information with energy, enthusiasm, and humor.

Her client list includes corporations, health care groups, associations, government agencies, educational institutions—you name it. Whether it's CEOs or senior citizens, international high-techies, or burned-out caregivers, audiences consistently sing her praises. We are happy to provide a list of Kathy's clients, along with letters of reference.

Added Value

Kathy is best known for her skills as a keynote presenter. However she can add a breakout session, serve as an emcee, facilitate a discussion, or provide pure comedy. She can boost interest in your meeting, group, or cause by participating in TV, radio, internet, or print interviews.

When time permits, she is happy to do a "meet and greet," attend receptions, or share a meal with participants.

Book Signings

Kathy is the author of IT'S YOUR LIFE CHOOSE WELL—Thoughts on Living a Happier, Healthier, Saner Life Now . . .Not Someday and a contributing author of HUMOR ME—America's Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter. She is delighted to do a book signing following her presentation. Books purchased prior to the engagement are specially priced. Please contact us for further information.