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Kathrine V Switzer | katherineswitzer.com

Kathrine Switzer is an acclaimed speaker who addresses corporations, business conferences, universities and special interest groups with a message that goes far beyond running. Her inspiring, authentic and high-energy delivery of creating success in a difficult environment, turning negatives into opportunities, and fearlessly implementing social and cultural change has made many positive differences in lives and businesses. Please consider her for your next event!

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Client Testimonials

“A million thank yous for all your help in providing such a memorable program to the students of Newbury College here in Boston, particularly on the day after the Boston Marathon bombings.  Your remarks were so hopeful and inspirational and you are so humble.  I hope my daughter in particular remembers your grace, your confidence and your resilience.  Personally, it was one my most favorite Newbury moments of all time.”
—Amy Shirley, Director of Admissions, Newbury College, Brookline MA, April 16 2013

“You’re a STAR here in Champaign.  We love you!  Thanks for coming back to be our Guest Legend in 2013!  We appreciate all you did to promote our event.”
—Jan Seeley, Race Co-Director, For 20,000-strong Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, Champaign-Urbana IL, April 27, 2013

“Kathrine, thank you for sharing your story…You taught us that both the body & mind are sacred. The session [with you and other outstanding women] was a highlight of our summit and was a great source of inspiration. Thank you!” 
—Amy Cowen, Convenor, Women@Google Leadership Summit, San Francisco, 2012

“Thank you so much for being a spokesperson for the inaugural MORE Marathon, the first marathon for women over 40. The women here love you, and look up to you….you are a Rock Star of this sport!”
—Susan Crandell, former Editor in Chief, MORE Magazine

“You were a fabulous speaker at our annual awards banquet! You had the audience enthralled with your colorful stories of the past and your wise insights into the future. We are thrilled to have you as the first female recipient of the Emil Zatopek award for your contributions to 50 Plus Fitness.Thank you!”
—Ray Stewart, Vice President, Programs, 50-Plus Fitness

“Some people change business, but you’ve changed the WORLD. You have a very powerful message and were the hit of our annual conference. The students and other speakers were fascinated. Thank you, and thanks also for interacting with our students in individual workshops!”
—Patricia Moody, PhD, Dean, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, University of South Carolina

“You were fabulous for our ‘High Heels to High Places’ women’s business conference, and speaking again to the students at Black Hills State University.  Our challenge now is to find someone as powerful as you for next year!  By the way, you inspired us so much that we are working on an 8 week “Healthy Bodies-Healthy Business” program in collaboration with Regional Health system, culminating in a 5K/10K fun walk/run.  Just another feather in your cap as you make such a difference in the lives of so many!”
—Priscilla Romkema, PhD, Dean, College of Business and Natural Sciences, Black Hills State University (BHSU) and Helen Merriman, Director, South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity

“You’ve sure changed a lot of women’s lives here in Minneapolis! We are taking your clinic concept to other areas of the state and are reaching hundreds more women. Your fitness message is critical-Heart Disease is Women’s Number One Killer and you are motivating them to help prevent it. Thank you so much!”
—George Kroeninger, Executive Director, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

“It’s been a week and people are still stopping me in the street and telling me how much they loved your speech! You were great-not only as a speaker, but spending time interacting with all our runners. Please come back!”
—Mike Zajczenko, Race Director, Around the Bay Race, Hamilton, Ontario

“Hey girl, we should make you an Honorary Gerontologist!”
—Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., former President, American Geriatrics Society; author of “Dare to Be 100″ and “We Live Too Short and Die Too Long”.

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