About Kathy

Hello and welcome! I'm delighted that you have stopped by to get better acquainted.  I would love to have this conversation over a cup of tea at my kitchen table. But for now, grab your favorite cup of something and listen in as I share a a bit about me here.  You can learn my story- or you can check out the professional page. Either way, I hope you will let me know about you as well.

Professional Bio:

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Kathy Burrus is coach, author and speaker with a private practice as a certified life and relationship coach called
 Green Hope Coaching with Kathy Burrus

greenhopecoaching.com :
coaching for life, love and loss
helping people see green hope in their often brown worlds 

kathyburrus.com :
coaching for women who dare to BE who they were made to be
coaching and equipping women to make their remarkable difference. 

In early 2017, I earned a Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) after receiving my coach training at World Coach Institute (WCI) where I am a master coach instructor. 

In 2016, I published my first book called Lovely Traces of Hope. Days after the sudden death of our 15-year-old daughter, Leisha, we found chapter one of a book she had begun to write.  I felt compelled to finish the story Leisha started. As you read it, you will find that it isn’t just Leisha's story- or mine, but an invitation to listen to your own story for the wealth of knowledge to be found. 

I am the oldest of five children in a pastor's family, and grew up wanting to be a pastor's wife. I met my husband, Rennie, in high school and we pursued our studies at Grace College of the Bible in Omaha, NE (Grace University) followed by Dallas Theological Seminary. I received a double major in Bible and Church Music and along with my husband, have served in the local church ministry and worship leadership most of my adult life.

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS:

In March of 2014, Green Hope Coaching with Kathy Burrus was the 2nd place winner of the Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition hosted by Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, Bluffton, OH.

In October, 2015, I was chosen for the SO NOW Professional Network of Women’s Business Award (now called the Jenn Wenzke Business Award in memory of our founder).  

Rennie and I live in the cornfields of northwest Ohio. We have two married daughters, Caitlin and  Jack, Brielle and Jason, and Leisha who I mentioned earlier. One of my favorite things is to gather family or friends to my kitchen table for a family dinner, a tea party or just a good cup of coffee and conversation.