The inspiring Kathryn Goetzke joins us to talk about her book, The Biggest Little Book About Hope, and incredible personal journey from the loss of her own father to suicide, to becoming a global advocate for mental health.
Kathryn Goetzke is an entrepreneur, strategic consultant and global depression advocate. She is the entrepreneur and innovator behind Mood-lites™, a brand that achieved over 35 million dollars in retail sales. As her role as Chief Mood Officer at The Mood Factory, she is committed to getting people into the present moment through her new line of product based on how scents impact moods, and 21 Day courses teaching habits of how to live a positive, engaged, productive life.
Kathryn is a global mental health ambassador, overcoming her own battles with depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and addictions through therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and support. She lost her father to suicide at 19 and knows all too well the negative consequences of untreated mental health on both the self and the family system. She has committed her life to helping support others not only the treatment of mental health disorders, but prevention through lifestyle modifications and efforts in school.
Ms. Goetzke began her career with 3M Corporation, where she worked as a Research Manager and moved to IDS to lead communication efforts for rebranding IDS mutual funds to American Express, and served in several capacities in New Products, Marketing, Research and Promotions. She then moved on to advertising, and then sales, serving as VP of Sales and Marketing for Compass Marketing leading Fortune 5oo company marketing planning and strategies for alternate channels. She then set out to create her own company and brand and do the first national cause marketing campaign in mental health.
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