Kathryn Goetzke is the Founder of iFred, a nonprofit organization dedicated to shining a positive light on mental health and eliminating stigma through prevention, research, and education. She is also the creator and founder of Hopeful Minds, a program to teach hope to kids based on research that hope is a teachable skill, and Hopeful Cities, a marketing plan that operationalizes hope in cities around the world.Most recently, Ms. Goetzke created Hopeful Mindsets, online training programs that teach the “how-to” of hope to a variety of groups.
Ms. Goetzke is an entrepreneur, strategic consultant and global depression advocate. She is the entrepreneur and innovator behind Mood-lites™, a brand that achieved over 35 million dollars in retail sales. As her role as Chief Mood Officer at The Mood Factory, she is committed to getting people into the present moment through her new line of product based on how scents impact moods, and 21 Day courses teaching habits of how to live a positive, engaged, productive life. She is also the author of The Biggest Little Book About Hope
Ms. Goetzke is a global mental health ambassador, overcoming her own battles with depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and addictions through therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and support. She lost her father to suicide at 19 and knows all too well the negative consequences of untreated mental health on both the self and the family system. She has committed her life to helping support others not only the treatment of mental health disorders, but prevention through lifestyle modifications and efforts in school.