Kathy Sparrow is an international best-selling, award-winning author, leadership expert, speaker, and university professor. With stewardship of people at the core of her message and mission, Kathy is driven by her passion to assist individuals to discover their authentic presence, embrace change with a sense of adventure, and express themselves in all areas of life with confidence, awareness, and courage, using the tools of writing, fly fishing, and intentional conversation.
She is co-author of Ignite Your Leadership. Her chapter, “The Power of Your Story: Discovering Your Why, Dissolving Your Why Nots,” addresses the momentum that occurs when leaders know and live their “why.” She also sheds light on the “why nots” which creates imbalances because we’re seeking the approval of those around us––which many of us do––and ultimately hide the true gifts we possess.
Known as a “behind the scenes secret weapon” to leaders in many fields, Kathy’s chapter, “It’s All in the Cast—A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Leadership” appears in the best selling anthology The Innovators. Here, she explains how the mastery sport of fly fishing acts as a mirror for life and when engaged with awareness is an amazing self-development tool.
Currently, she is writing her next book, Women, Money, and the Inner Male Connection. And Colorado Springs’ very own Michael Reese is creating the music to accompany meditations for this project.
She divides her time between San Diego and Manitous Springs. Her hobbies are yoga, hiking, fly fishing, and indoor rock climbing.
What participants are saying about Kathy
“Kathy Sparrow spoke at our 2014 Break the Silence against Domestic Violence women’s retreat for survivors of abuse this spring and truly impressed and inspired many of our attendees. Her ability to connect with an audience was wonderful and her topic of, “Are you afraid of commitment” really resonated with many of us – including myself. I actually spent the rest of the weekend replaying her presentation in my head because it was THAT IMPACTFUL.” ~Kristen Paruginog, Founder and Executive Director of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence
“Thank you, Kathy Sparrow, for all your wisdom, wit and whimsy that you have so kindly shared in this narrative journey we have embarked upon together. I have found keys to places in my being unlooked for until now, due to the gifts you have shared in this unfolding process. I know a safe place always resides in your presence, and am ever grateful for having the opportunity to experience that with you. I look forward to many more forays into the fields and jungles with you, and learning to express the flower’s breath in the words you help me own. Feeling the taste of my power, dignity, and grace rising within me, and knowing you have helped me reach into those realms, sometimes holding my hand, sometimes with gentle hands on my shoulders turning me and then pressing lightly on my back, with a wise smile of knowing and words of empowerment, I am grateful for the presence of your luminous being in my life.
Thank you many, and many times more, over and over, for who you are and how you help me to shine! You are amazing and I am grateful for the support and guidance you give in this unfolding process as the book emerges.”~Joe Gransee-Bowman , Residential Living Systems, LLC, author of the upcoming book, Dream You’re Home: Living Where You Are, Deciding to Create a Residential Living System, Northfield, MN
“Kathy Sparrow is able to captivate an entire room with her engaging presence and searching questions. She makes you dive deep and answer questions you didn’t know you had! Her soothing manner and soft voice leads you through a journey of exploration and discovery. She is an inspiring speaker and a pleasure to listen to.” ~ Vickie Perez Fageol, Owner/Broker Realty World Select PropertiesSource: sunmountaincenter.secure.retreat.guru