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Who Is Kathy Anyway?

Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, spokesperson, content creator and media personality. She is the author of six non-fiction books, including “I Am So The Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family The Business” (Random House). Her books have been translated into Chinese, Indonesian and other languages, and are available on Audible.com. Kathy is the first two time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada Award for Excellence in Humour, and is the recipient of the Mississauga Arts Award for Established Literary Arts. She has written hundreds of articles on parenting, grandparenting and travel for major print and online publications, across Canada.

Kathy is the creator, host, writer and researcher for the Zoomer Radio show and podcast, Go-To Grandma, which launched in 2021. She has interviewed hundreds of guests, and the show is in the top three sponsored shows on Zoomer. she is also the co-host of the Elder Wisdom, Stories from the Green Bench podcast, which has just recently reached 100,000 downloads. Both podcasts are available on iTunes and Spotify, amongst other streamers.

Kathy has been an influencer and broadcaster in the parenting market for almost two decades, and with three grandchildren, has turned her focus to addressing the challenges and opportunities which grandparents face. She is one of Canada’s first “granfluencers”.

Kathy is a frequent guest expert on television across the country. She has a regular segment on CHCH TV, “Go-To Grandma” which talks about the world of grandparenting in the 2020’s. Kathy runs regular media tours talking about products and service that grandparents are looking for, today. As well, she continues with travel writing and reporting, focusing on the multi-generational segment. 

She has over 18 years of corporate marketing experience, with CIBC, Royal Bank, Telus and Coca Cola Foods,including her last position as director of marketing for co-branded credit cards at CIBC. She has acted as spokesperson for a variety of high profile companies including PC Financial, Alcon, TransUnion, Graco, Kijiji, Kobo, VTech, Pillsbury, and other brands.



As Series Producer for the television show Birth Days, I consider Kathy Buckworth one of my best finds. Our series was being revamped and we needed strong yet personable expert on-camera commentary about parenting, moms, dads and relationships within new family structures. Kathy delivered that information in a professional yet entertaining manner. It can be very difficult to be an expert on television. But Kathy filled the role perfectly. She not only has great advice and opinions but she delivers that information in a fun, entertaining and no-nonsense way. She is a television producer’s dream. She is on-time, on-message, eager and just plain qualified. She knows what she’s talking about and can deliver her opinion in a clear concise manner. She has been a big contributor to the success of Birth Days. If I could clone her I would!

Series Producer, Birth Days

Kathy Buckworth was an excellent choice to be the moderator of the Indigo Kids Round Table session held in October 2009. She was professional and her ability to successfully segue into various topics while retaining the audience attention was outstanding and played a key role in the overall success of the event. We have worked with Kathy on various programs, and continue to do so because of her sincerity, professionalism and engaging personality that adds value to each of our programs. We’d be more than happy to work with her again!

Senior Account Executive, MS&L Worldwide

Kathy is a pleasure to work with – professional, witty and dedicated. We could not have found a better fit for our Tide campaign, and would not hesitate to engage her again or recommend her for similar work.

Group Account Director, Optimum Communications (A division of Cossette)

We’re proud to have such a talented, top-notch humour writer in our ranks. Well done!

President, Toronto Chapter, Professional Writers Association of Canada

Kathy gave a clear, practical presentation to our Women in a Home Office group. She clearly understands the importance of networking and promoting our most important element of our business.. ourselves. If you simply follow her practical tips, your business has to be more successful.

Chapter Director, Women in a Home Office

Kathy Buckworth was a solid partner in the Educational Program at the 2006 BabyTime Show. Her topics were timely and well presented and attendees rated her excellent on the surveys. We will be thrilled to have Kathy back for the 2007 BabyTime Show!

Owner, BabyTime

(On winning the 2006 Barbara Novak Award for Excellence in Humour/Personal Essay Writing, from the Professional Writers Association of Canada):

“We’re delighted that Kathy Buckworth’s humour writing is getting more recognition, in particular this award from PWAC for an article published in Today’s Parent. Whether she’s writing about toilet training or grocery shopping, her drop-dead-funny observations spring from the gritty realities of family life that every parent can relate to.”

Executive Editor, Today’s Parent Magazine

I would be pleased to recommend Kathy for any speaking engagement. She is personable, warm and quickly engages the audience with her sense of humour and honesty. She talks about situations with which we are all familiar and has an innate ability to tell it as it is, without offending anyone or making you feel defensive. It is her ability to laugh at herself that endears you to her. She has a very relaxed style and you can tell that she is grounded in who she is and what she wants out of life.

Founder, Company of Women