Kate is a remarkably capable, inspiring and thoughtful person. Her influence on the WA game developer community speaks for itself, but I was particularly impressed with her abilities as a coach. I was presumably not the easiest speaker to work with, carrying a mixture of nervousness and fixed ideas to the event, and can attest to Kate’s patience and consideration. There is no question that she is one of our best and brightest.
We were very fortunate to secure Kate as a Keynote Speaker at the 2019 WA Education Summit that was held at Optus Stadium earlier this year… what a response it had on our audience! We broke Twitter, yes, we broke Twitter!
OK, we trended second nationally with our hashtag #WAES19 while Kate was talking; not bad at all! Twitter aside, the feedback on her talk was incredible. Her message was thought provoking and powerful, and the delegates embraced it.
Dr. Kate is one of the smartest and most interesting people I know… being around her makes me want to try harder, to think deeper, to step up and be the best I can be. Everything she says comes across as really thought provoking and considered. She has a depth and breadth that really changes the game.
Kate is a great speaker who mixes informative and evidence-based research with an engaging and thought-provoking presentation. Her research and understanding of the future of the classroom, and the future of work, makes her a great speaker to hear. She directly influenced the direction of one of my articles.
Kate’s unpretentious, calm and open presenting style resonates with audiences young and old, motivating and inspiring people to be bold and dare to be different.