Kathy Sparrow is a literary midwife, award-winning author, and leadership and empowerment expert, who has been mentoring aspiring writers of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry for over two decades. Many have penned bestselling books as a result of her editing and book coaching services.

Known as a “behind the scenes secret weapon” to many thought leaders, Kathy specializes in the areas of self-development, leadership, and memoir. Throughout her career, she has worked with IDG Press (the former For Dummies publisher), Master’s Press, Wish Publishing, ARE Press, and others. Her work as a journalist has also appeared in Saltwater Fly Fishing, Indianapolis Woman, Indiana Business Magazine, E magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, and many more. She’s also ghostwritten books and blogs on the topics of banking, personal growth and development, memoir, and the intersectionality of mountaineering and business.

Kathy is the co-author and project lead of Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results. Her novel, The Whispered Teachings of Grandmother Trout, touted as the feminine version of A River Runs Through It, released in spring 2022. Her children’s book, Stanky & Cece: Break the Rules was released in early 2022 and co-authored with Chad Hanstedt and is available in English and Spanish. She is currently writing, It’s All in the Cast: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Presence, Power & Performance, explores the transformation that occurs when one embraces the intimacy of fly fishing––leading to deeper connections with ourselves, our partners, and nature.

Kathy has studied transformational methodologies with Jack Canfield founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul and author of The Success Principles, Dr. Deb Sandella of The RIM® Institute, Laurie Seymour of The Baca Institute, and Renee Moorefield of Wisdom Works. She is a Certified Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles and Canfield Methodologies, Certified Be Well Lead Well Pulse® Guide, and Master RIM® facilitator. Kathy relies on the science of success tools to assist her clients in overcoming obstacles and mindset limitations, as well as identify how to create a life filled with vitality and wellbeing.

When she’s not working with her clients or penning her own blogs and books, Kathy enjoys yoga, hiking, fly fishing, and adventures with her family. Her basecamp is currently in San Diego, but you can also find her in Colorado, Oregon, Mexico––or wherever her travels take her.

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