2017 Speakers

Kathleen Christopherson

Kathleen Christopherson

Kathleen Christopherson grew up on a South Dakota farm, where listening to family dinner-table conversations made her a story addict. She is a writer, editor, and speaker who publishes under her pen name, Kathleen Fox.

Some of the life lessons Kathleen has learned are: friends are essential during painful times, family includes whoever you claim, you can remember 17 grandkids' birthdays if you write them on the calendar, compassion and respect matter, humor is a lifesaver, and life is too important to take too seriously.

Kathleen has edited and ghost-written self-help books and articles, is the author of Making the Best of Second Best, and is the co-author with Rick Kahler, CFP, of Conscious Finance. Her newest book is a collection of revisited fairy tales, Once Upon a Different Story. In her blog at practicalprairie.com, she takes a wry look at life's misadventures but embellishes only when strictly necessary.

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