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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 and wherever books are sold. Kathy is a 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 recently completed her second novel, and is also working on a screenplay, her first.

Kathy has been an influencer and broadcaster in the parenting market for almost two decades, and having recently become a first time grandparent, has turned her focus to addressing the challenges and opportunities which grandparents face.

Kathy is a regular 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. This lucrative and growing demographic is easily reached by this “granfluencer”.

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.

Kathy serves on the board of the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee, as their public relations advisor. She lives with her material (four kids) and husband (more material) in the Toronto area. She is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Writers Union of Canada, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Travel Media Association of Canada.


  • Named one of Canada’s Favourite Mom Voices (#3) by CanadianLiving.com, 2013
  • Named one of Canada’s Top Parenting Tweeters by Huffington Post
  • Named one of More Magazine Canada’s favourite bloggers , 2012
  • Columns have appeared in Today’s Parent, Canadian Living, Canadian Families, Parents Canada, Metro News, Toronto Star, GoodLife Magazines, Oh Baby!,
  • Regular television appearances on CTV, CityTV, Global, TVO, CHCH
  • Co-hosted Slice Network Show “Birth Days” for two seasons
  • Regular radio guest on CBC (Nationwide), 680News, CFRA, CJAD, others
  • Speaker at MOM2.0, Blissdom Canada, Blogalicious, TweetStock, SocialCapital, She’s Connected, MomBiz Conference, 140Conference
  • Two time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada’s Excellence in Humour Writing Award (2009, 2011)
  • Winner, Established Literary Arts, Mississauga Arts Awards
  • Author, six books, including I Am So The Boss Of You, with Random House Canada, which was recently optioned to Warner Brothers Television
  • Chief Family Advisor, President’s Choice Financial, PCPlus
  • Speaker at UofT, York University, Simon Fraser University
  • Acted as spokesperson for P&G, RIM, Leapfrog, Pfizer
  • Hosted online and in person events for Sunmaid, Goldfish Crackers, Invisalign,Microsoft
  • Board Director, Mississauga Arts Council


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.

Testimonial CHARLENE LO
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!

Testimonial NATE HENDLEY
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.

Testimonial EVA SACHS
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.

Testimonial ANNE DAY
Founder, Company of Women