Ask about Kath Koschel
Key Points
  • Kath is a former professional athlete who played cricket for Australia, New South Wales and Middlesex CC (UK).
  • Kath is the CEO and founder of Not for Profit and Global Movement, Kindnessfactory.
  • She has broken her back on two separate occasions. The first while playing professional cricket, the second time getting hit by a car while training for an Iron Man competition.
  • In December 2016, Kath was awarded the Pride of Australia Medal for showing courage in the face of adversity.
  • Kath was selected to deliver the Prime Ministers address at the Young Leader’s Forum in 2015.
  • Kath is a national ambassador for R U OK? Day.
  • Kath once set off on a journey purely reliant on the kindness of strangers to survive, which lasted 3 months. She is currently writing a book that documents the journey.
  • 2020 NSW Local Hero Nominee.
Topics
  • Becoming the Best Version of Yourself
    Kath is the embodiment of goodness and making the most out of any situation. She chooses to focus on the things and abilities we are privileged to have in order to live a meaningful life.
  • Accepting and Benefiting From Change
    After having to rethink her life the first time she broke her back, Kath channelled the same drive and determination that she had as an athlete to create a global movement that inspires people to be better versions of themselves.
  • Overcoming Incredible Adversity
    Kath has broken her back on 2 separate occasions and trained herself how to walk on 3 separate occasions despite being told she would remain paralysed for the rest of her life. Losing her parter, the love of her life brought her close to breaking point but she fought back and is now one of Australia’s youngest CEO’s.
  • Helping Others While Helping Yourself
    Kath is the founder and CEO of ‘Kindnessfactory’, a global Not For Profit and movement that inspires ordinary people to do extraordinary things. The movement was established after Kath realised that we all have the capacity to hep other people in order to help ourselves gain perspective.
  • Building Resilience
    Permission / Gratitude / Kindness - The three key ingredients to building resilience
  • Improving Cultures and Team Performance
    Cultures change by individuals behaviour. We were born to want to connect and help each other and Kath reminds us all of that
  • Setting Goals
    Professional Athlete, CEO, Australian Medalist, IronMan Finisher. All that amongst 2 broken back and multiple personal tragedies. What’s next? Swimming the English Channel of course!
  • The Power of Perspective
    Kath’s life story puts things in to perspective as to what is really important. She shares her own stories as well as some of the hero’s she has met along the way. These stories will leave you in awe and spring you in to immediate action to want to do more for those around you.
Testimonials

Kath was informative and insightful. It was a pleasure to have Kath speak at our IWD event and provide an uplifting story on her life journey. It really reiterates you can be the change you wish to see in the world!   
City of Casey

Kath is an amazing individual who has faced so many obstacles, but still manages to "power on" with her positive and "can do" attitude. Our staff were inspired by her story - a story that triumphs over adversity.  
Development & Innovation
Sanitarium

Kath brought such heart and passion to our event.  She connected with the audience and shared with them her story. The feedback we’ve received from our Roadshow has been fantastic and Kath was a essential part of it.  She was professional, friendly and a pleasure to work with. 
Insurance Australia Group

A rating of ‘Excellent’ just doesn’t cut it. Kath was beyond excellence, she was exemplary and inspiring. There was laughter, but also not a dry eye in the room. Kath’s story, along with her energy and self presence left us lost for words and wanting to run out and spread kindness.
Northcott Early Childhood Early Invervention

Outstanding presentation and powerful story.  Exactly what we needed, Kath received a standing ovation.
Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing

Kath was amazing and such an inspiration. We were so lucky Kath was able to come and speak to us and share her amazing story.
Westpac Financial Group

Kath has amazing integrity about her when she speaks. She has a way of connecting with those she addresses and builds rapport with the most diverse audiences. I have seen Kath in various forums and she is always the one to inspire, encourage leadership and appeal to the kindness in all of us. I cannot recommend her enough.
Manager
Northcott

Kath's presentation at our premier's dinner was incredibly moving and inspiring and left all those in attendance uplifted and in awe of her incredible strength. She is very relaxed and relatable. She was able to adapt and keep the audience engaged, event through a technical difficulty. She is simply remarkable.
Event Manager
Cricket NSW

Kath is an amazing individual who has found the inner light and strength to push forward through tremendous adversity and difficult times. When she shares her personal story you notice that it has an impact on all those who hear it. Her story puts matters in to perspective as to what is really important and she brings light to the power of self-belief and determination. You cannot walk away without a shift in thinking; she challenges you to choose a different way to interpret the world. Kath is inspiring and we were all in awe of the person that she is.
COO
Endota Spa

Kath came to our team when we needed it most. We needed inspiration and to realise our purpose as an organisation. Kath delivered on all fronts. She talked us through her journey to kindness and inadvertently encouraged all staff to go above and beyond for all those we are surrounded by. The feedback received from staff was very positive with many leaving the conference that day with a renewed sense of gratitude and elevated level of motivation to be the best version of themselves. We cannot recommend her high enough!
Team Leader
Seek Employment

Australia is proud of Kath. She is a remarkable person who possesses incredible courage and resilience
Malcom Turnbull
Australian Prime Minister