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Speaking

Ellison is an accomplished public speaker, who has addressed groups and conferences in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Canada, and Australia, on issues including environmental conservation and learning disorders. Past venues include the Tufts University psychiatry department, Kaiser Permanente’s ADHD Best Practices committee, the Parents Education Network, and the Brandon Hall private school in Atlanta. Learn more about Katherine’s speaking or request Katherine to speak here.

“Katherine Ellison connects. Katherine was the keynote speaker for the opening convocation at my school. Her anecdotal family experiences woven eloquently and humorously with the research about ADD/​ADHD moved our faculty, parents and students to a better understanding of the complexity of this diagnosis. Each attendee left with a big smile and armed with the facts they learned from the mother of Buzz.”
John L. Singleton, Ed. D., President/​Head of School, Brandon Hall School

“Katherine Ellison’s memorable, witty and often hilarious talk made those lucky enough to be in our audience really “pay attention”! And to be betters listeners and more attuned to those who we share our lives with.”
Vicky Goodman, Founder and President, Friends of the Semel Institute, UCLA

“Katherine Ellison’s talk about BUZZ: A Year of Paying Attention was an amazing kick-off to our 2014 Parent Education series. Her presentation about her one year journey exploring ADHD with her son was informative and her speaking style was relaxed and open. She left a good portion of the event open to questions, which really gave her the opportunity to demonstrate her warmth, humor and wealth of knowledge about ADHD. Our members left enthusiastic about the book and optimistic about facing ADHD/​ADD challenges with their family members, students and community members. She is a wonderful speaker and provides a great parent education event.”
Karie Stern, President, It Takes A Village, Mill Valley, CA Special Education PTA

“In speaking to parents at our school, Katherine’s warmth, knowledge and humor created an environment where parents were eager to learn and responded by asking for more. They found her engaging and passionate about her work as well as able to truly relate to and understand their ups and downs of parenting a child with ADHD.”
Margie Schwartz, K-8 Independent School Counselor

“Katherine Ellison has been giving talks and workshops at Rancho la Puerta for more than 10 years, continually delighting our guests with her humor and useful, cutting-edge guidance on how to lead more focused, satisfying lives.”
Victoria Larrea, Special Programs, Rancho la Puerta Spa, Tecate, Mexico

“Katherine Ellison presented beautifully to our audience of 200 social workers, parents, teachers, advocates, and young adults with autism. She was able to tell a relatable story that used personal details to illuminate the facts of living with ADHD and inspire courage and resilience in others dealing with similar experiences. Definitely a worthwhile addition to our day-long conference!”
Melanie Goldberg, LMSW, UJA-Federation of New York

“Children’s Community School was lucky to have Katherine Ellison join us to talk about progressive education. She spoke to all kinds of audiences and was entertaining and informative. She’s a gem and anyone who’s lucky enough to have her speak to their group will find the audience so appreciative.”
Heather McPherson, director of advancement, Children’s Community School