Considered to be one of the nation’s most passionate speakers, Kathleen is known for cutting through the fluff and helping people to leave their sob stories behind, so they can stop focusing on the past and start looking towards the future.
She speaks and teaches about what she believes are the core elements of a successful life: accountability, integrity, honesty and living with passion and hope. This is not to say that Kathleen doesn’t know struggle. At the age of 25 she was homeless without a college degree. With no direction, no focus, and no true purpose, she wondered if she’d ever find a use for her life.
Following a spiritual awakening, she decided it was time to do something with her life and “come out of hiding.” This started an upward trajectory over 30 years ago leading to the creation of her first company, “Street Smarts Marketing” in 1994. Since then Kathleen has become a much sought after speaker and writer refusing to deliver what she calls “boring ass messages.”
Gage’s mission is to help people understand that their business is merely a means to get their message out to the world. She teaches that it’s not just about what you do, but the reasons behind why you do it.” When Kathleen speaks, people listen. And when you see on her stage, you will leave excited, inspired and ready to step into your own greatness.
Kathleen is a Lifetime Member of Women in Ecommerce and has the distinction of being one of the first women we contacted for our very first Virtual Event – The Women’s Internet Marketing Summit. Since then, she has been part of several of our events, interviewed for the EntreprenHer Show, a member of Women Rockin’ the Web on Facebook and is an upcoming speaker at our 2017 Virtual Woman’s Day Celebration taking place May 19, 2017.
She has also been recognized by WE Magazine for Woman as one of the Top 100 Women in Ecommerce for 2012.