Kat Tansey is an award-winning author and innovative educator who believes in the power of a well-told tale to teach while it entertains.
An inspirational teacher, Kat spent her early career training thousands of people and consulting with over fifty corporations to help them meet the challenges of change. Her first book, written as a novel, was Winning the Change Game. The book reflected on the lessons Kat learned from twenty years in the corporate world as a training and change management consultant, and featured Alexander Hamilton, who was instrumental in the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, as the change guru.
Kat’s second book, Choosing to Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master, is the story of her journey from deep depression to emotional wellness after she was struck down by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the early 90’s. Choosing to Be has been awarded the Independent Publisher’s Bronze Medal, and has been highly praised by people like Thom Hartmann, distinguished radio commentator and lifelong meditator, who said it is one of the best books on meditation he has ever read. The illustrious Findhorn Press in Scotland picked up the rights to Choosing to Be and released a new, 2nd edition in September 2010.
Empowering and promoting women has always been a significant part of Kat’s journey, and she has focused that passion toward collecting the wisdom of midlife women. Her weekly talk show, Finding Magic in Midlife, allowed her to interview and discuss in-depth, lessons learned from a wide variety of accomplished and well-known midlife women.
Guests have included artists, professors, radio and film producers, scientists, organization consultants, psychologists and psychiatrists, medical doctors, documentary film writers, animal activists, personal coaches, social activists, educators, speakers, psychic healers, medical intuitives, and entrepreneurs.
Now in its fourth year, the show reflects the changing world of technology and social media, as today Kat meets many of her guests through Twitter and Facebook, and conducts interviews with guests around the world using Skype.
And in April 2011, the mission of Finding Magic in Midlife expanded when Kat interviewed her first male guest, Dr. Allan Hunter, to discuss his theory of six archetypes for deep understanding of the self. This event marked a turning point in the show, which now focuses on partnership and inclusion as the means by which we can all develop as human beings.