Kathy Izard

Kathy Izard is an award-winning author and speaker who helped bring transformation to Charlotte, NC in homelessness, housing and mental health. After a twenty-year career in advertising, Kathy made an unexpected mid-life change to begin housing those experiencing homelessness. Since 2008, she has helped lead community efforts to raise over $75 million to build housing including Moore Place, and a mental health treatment center, HopeWay. Through writing, speaking and coaching, Kathy draws upon her own path to purpose to help others find what is calling them. As an author, Kathy writes inspirational nonfiction for adults including, The Hundred Story Home which received a 2017 Christopher Award and a new release, The Last Ordinary Hour: Living Life Now That Nothing Will Ever Be the Same. Her illustrated children’s book A Good Night for Mr. Coleman helps kids understand the complex issue of homelessness and the idea that one person can make a difference. Kathy’s work has been featured on the Today Show and NPR inspiring people to be changemakers in their communities. Learn more www.kathyizard.com

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