"My intention with creating Peace Place for Kids is to connect children to peace through mindfulness, meditation, and movement and to give parents the tools to help children live a more balanced, happy and joyful life."
Those who know Kathy’s story will tell you that her career and position as a mindfulness expert is no coincidence. Kathy grew up in a house filled to the brim with love, peacefulness, positive thinking, happiness, and laughter with her six siblings. She smiles ear-to-ear when talking about her glowing childhood and her mother. “People always wanted to be at my house. My mother created a positive environment for children.”, she exclaims.
Inspired by her whimsical and influential childhood experiences, Kathy set out to live a positive life of mindfulness and peace. Filled with yoga, education, the arts, and happiness, Kathy’s entire career path was guided by her goal of helping others live a life of mindfulness.
A master meditator and avid reader and author of mindfulness books, Kathy created a series of children’s books and meditations called Joyohboy. These resources for parents not only share her stories of mindfulness and peace but seek to provide children with the tools they need to live a peaceful life and make an impactful change in our world. “My goal is to provide families with the tools they need to help their children lead a life of mindfulness, peace, and balance. With these tools, they can change the world!”
Kathy also launched Peace Place for Kids, where children and their families can come to participate in activities such as yoga, the arts, meditation, and so much more with the goal of finding their peace. Peace Place for Kids teaches children to find their inner balance so they can go out into the world with the confidence they need to succeed and make the world a remarkable place.
Boasting more than 20 years of experience working with children, the arts, and education, Kathy’s finds nothing more exciting than helping children and their families find a life of peace. Prior to writing Joyohboy, Kathy designed and launched renowned holistic programs for children at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and the Connecticut Conservatory of the Arts in New Milford. A frequent guest commentator in print and on broadcast media, Kathy has been nationally recognized for her interactive community arts events.
Kathy earned her degree in Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology and recently graduated from the Masters program at St. John’s College. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing, public relations and communication for a wide variety of industries including retail, education, non-profit, the arts, and healthcare both traditional and alternative.
Kathy leverages her talents in marketing and communications with her positive thinking and mindfulness expertise to benefit a variety of other industries and organizations across the globe. She was the hottest buyer for all the “B” stores in New York – Bloomingdale’s, Barney’s and Bendel’s. Soon after, Kathy was hired at ABC Carpet and Home to create a brand new children’s department that was holistic, organic, environmentally conscious and spiritual. This experience only fueled her desire to create a place for children, where they can feel the energy of peace. As you can see, Kathy not only accomplished but succeeded her goal with Joyohboy and her other mindfulness professional ventures.
Most recently, Kathy launched KnockKnock Social to provide companies with marketing and branding strategies on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube and LinkedIn. Her desire is to offer business owners the opportunity to share their message in a way that is effective, yet stylish, fun and lively.
She currently divides her time between both New York City and Great Barrington, Ma. Kathy spends her time avidly creating children’s workshops, writing a blog on how to raise spiritually savvy kids, and managing her prosperous ventures. Kathy has two peaceful children, Kara and Kayle, both of whom were raised using peaceful and mindfulness principles. Her children now lead wonderful lives, constantly living in a state of peace no matter where they are or what accomplishment they are working to achieve.
Kathy is absolutely in love with dogs, obsessed with pop culture, a self-proclaimed fashionista, and big on doing things with integrity and intention.