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...a strong testimate of faith

Kathy is often invited to speak for religious or spiritual groups. Her magnificent tales often are the catalyst for renewed faith in her audience. Through her story, Kathy opens her heart to share the things that have made her the person she is today; giving her audience a unique perspective into life’s triumphs and tribulations. She promotes forgiveness, trust, faith, gratitude, acceptance, and better self-awareness; her message built around her own battles with each. Kathy’s topic for religious or spiritual groups include, but are not limited to:

  • Acceptance
  • Choosing your words wisely
  • God’s sense of humor
  • Gratitude
  • Grievance
  • Eliminating fears and overcoming obstacles
  • Empowerment
  • Faith
  • Forgiveness
  • Know that you are never alone
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-growth
  • The human spirit
  • Trust


“I am so blessed to have met you. You will never understand what your words did to me. Majority of your stories related to me so much. I almost felt as if you were talking directly to me. My mother had cancer. I absolutely HATED God for doing that to my mother that was five years ago. I don't think I had forgiven God. I had actually lost faith. I honestly believed "God" wasn't real, until you came and shared your story. YOU made me find my faith again. To me that's a debt I will never be able to pay back”
Christina, Paul Mitchell the School
“Happy Birthday Kathy! I now know the day an angel was born! You are a blessing to every in your presence. Your unconditional love towers over other's judgement and closed mindedness ;) haha, and your use of humour lights up the darkest of places! I wish you the best day and year to come that you could possibly imagine. Filled with laughter, joy, excitement, and fulfillment! Love you Miss Buckley! ;)”
Tyler Johnston
“Today, though, I feel you brought out the real importance. Something that really made me think is what you said about God. That he does not control this earth, he just put you on it so you can make the most out of it. Before I heard you say that I always thought, why? Why would he do this to me, why can't I do it this and why can't I do that. But it all makes sense from what you said. I am the one holding myself back. I want to take what you said today and change the person I have molded into, because I know I could create a better life for myself, and a fuller life. And I want to be able to appreciate my family more because your right, they do not owe me anything. And to think of all the things they have done for me with nothing in return really hurts. There is so much to think about after today. Thank you.”
“I want to extend my appreciation to you for your contribution in making our NAFIC convention such a success. I was unnecessarily concerned about the success of the convention. To be honest the entire convention exceeded my expectation, and your presentation made it happen. Thank you.”
Catholic Knights



“"I cannot tell you how excited we are - it is insane. You are without a doubt one of the best I have ever seen, and I am 57 years old, and have taught for 31 years and gone to tons of leadership conferences, events, etc. You stand out like a beacon of light. How can I thank you enough? Your speech today was absolutely the highlight of the conference. You could see by the multiple standing ovations that we were all, students and adults, moved by your words that touched all of us. Your message was powerful and wonderful. All students should hear your message of love of others and seeing their beautiful souls. And loving oneself, because without that, there is no loving others. Your wisdom is astounding - what a gift you have for the secret of living a beautiful life. You fulfilled every dream of mine. You were the number-one hit of the conference, beyond a shadow of a doubt. Every parent I have talked to, every student I have chatted with - the first thing they loved about CSLC was YOU. You touched the lives of 850 students and 250 teachers. You have a gift of connecting in such a personal way, so that each person feels the message was for them. The messages you give are so beautiful, it makes me wish I could just have you reach every student in every province and state. Your message of love and understanding is universal and the way you share your stories is real, personal and beautiful. There was not a dry eye in the house, and at the same time, I saw laughter on the faces of everyone. That is what struck me when I saw you in Reno at CADA (the California Activity Directors Association). I knew you were a special and magical person who has a soul that is what all of us need to strive to achieve. I really don't know how to thank you enough. CSLC 2015 will always be associated first and foremost with Kathy Buckley, and that will make me proud and happy for years to come. Thank you for your generosity as well Kathy. Heavens, you really live the conference theme: When giving is receiving. What you put out into the universe truly makes the world a better place. If we could only clone someone as special, smart, empathetic, giving, energetic, witty, loving, entertaining and beautiful as you - the world would be an even more amazing place. You have a special vision and instinct that you learned all by yourself. You really are a genius, and a kind, sweet genius at that! Sending you the world's biggest hug. I will never find the words to thank you enough for the gift you gave to the conference and to me. You are the best."”
~ Sandra Starratt, French & Social Studies Department Head, Student Government Advisor, CSLC / CCLE 2015 Conference Co-Chair, Ha