Katrina McGhee is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and a strategic advisor for cause related organizations across America. For over 20 years, she served as a senior executive for two of the world’s most recognizable non-profits, revolutionizing the way women were ignited to take charge of their health. Realigning her knowledge and experience of inspiring wellness on a global scale, Katrina now serves as a women’s empowerment advocate, an inspirational leader and a pioneer of social responsibility. Whether she’s transforming a corporate culture or inspiring individuals to achieve unimaginable success, McGhee is a powerful agent of change.
Formerly the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Director of Marketing for the American Heart Association, McGhee’s work in the non-profit world gained her national recognition as a leader in the world of wellness. As a high level executive, she was on a strong path to a, “perfect life,” until she underwent a radical life revolution. After so many years of what she calls, “running the universe,” the women’s wellness champion crashed and burned. McGhee realized that, in trying to manage everything, she lost control of the most important thing – her own life.
Armed with a steely determination to love herself while still serving others, McGhee transitioned her life away from her high level status in corporate America and, in 2012, she created Loving on Me. Loving on Me is THE online “inspiration destination” encouraging women to defy their status quo and embrace purposeful, empowered living. For the past six years, through Katrina’s example, and via blog posts, videos and a thriving social community, over fifty thousand women have joined her tribe, getting equipped with the tools they need to lead in every aspect of their lives. Affectionately known as LoveLights, the tribe also supports organizations committed to the education, empowerment and well-being of women around the world.
Katrina’s first book, “Loving on Me! Lessons Learned on the Journey from MESS to MESSAGE,” defines her quest to inspire women to aim higher. This tale of transformation chronicles McGhee’s own journey toward self-worth while providing readers with the tools they need to ignite their own personal revolution. Readers are inspired to “go get their more,” by examining a world of endless possibilities and releasing the limiting barriers imposed by themselves and others.
McGhee is passionate about helping people reach their highest heights in all aspects of their lives. With years of business experience, she is uniquely poised and skilled at igniting change at individual and corporate levels in areas including leadership, personal branding and business development. Through her Loving on Me Academy, she provides online courses that empower audacious women to lead, inspire and succeed. She also offers customized corporate training programs to foster excellence among the next generation of nonprofit leaders, and shares her transformative messages of self-love and empowerment as a featured speaker at conferences and educational events.
September 13, Katrina McGhee joined the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) as they launch their new Leadership Development Workshops (LDWs). Women’s empowerment, gender equality and career advancement have been some of the most discussed news topics of the past year. These one day WFF LDW workshops, coming to 12 cities this fall, will enable women to accelerate career growth through with nationally-recognized speakers, supported by 365-day content and ongoing learning touch points with workshop leaders and fellow participants.
Workshop co-leader, McGhee says of her role with the LDWs, “participants will not only be equipped and ready to take the next step in their leadership journey, they will also have built a strong network of other women leaders with whom they can learn, network and grow throughout the year.” In addition to the full-day workshop, registration includes membership, monthly webinars, quarterly networking & Book of the Month Online Meet Ups.
The workshops launch September 13, in Dallas, TX at the Westin Galleria, 13340 Dallas Parkway. Sessions follow in 11 cities throughout the fall: Minneapolis, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, New York, Toronto, Orange County, Denver, Washington, D.C. and Orlando. Visit https://workshops.wff.org to learn more and for registration details.
Katrina’s empowering new book, “Be Bold, Be Brilliant, Be YOU, Lessons from the C-Suite to Catapult Your Career,” will be available November 23, 2018, which falls on Black Friday this year.
McGhee believes in, and is an example of, BOLD action. Her goal is to inspire big thinking, while delivering the tools that ignite life-affirming transformation to everyone she meets. Through it all, she works passionately to inspire women around the world to love and embrace themselves and each other, and to be empowered to be in the driver’s seat in every aspect of their lives.