Success Coach| Motivational Speaker | Fine Art Photographer | Writer
Kathy Davenport is a Hawaii-based coach specializing in life transformations. Kathy helps you answer important questions and how to use this clarity to take your life and career to the highest level.
Kathy has worked in the training, coaching, and mentoring field for over 25 years. She's transformed under-performing groups and organizations to become award-winning teams. She's helped individuals find new paths, carve out new careers, and discover fun and joyful abundance.
Kathy's goal is to use her creative talents to inspire and empower a worldwide audience. Her online column, "The Life Café" can be found at www.HawaiiReporter.com.
Kathy has experienced several chapters and changes. She's experienced divorce, single parenthood, career changes, re-marriage, empty-nest syndrome, becoming a widow, surviving cancer, and dating after the age of 50. Through all of this she's maintained a graceful and grateful attitude, and today she empowers others to discover themselves, transform with the times, and live life to its fullest.
Kathy is a retired Air Force officer and has been honored as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. As a result of her work in helping others succeed, Kathy has been recognized as the State of Hawaii SBA Women in Business Champion and as one of the state's Top 25 Businesswomen of the Year.
Kathy has been personally coached and mentored by Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles author Jack Canfield; international business networking expert Dr. Ivan Misner, and military leadership expert General Gary North. The opportunity to be coached and trained by these industry experts, along with her years in the military have provided a solid foundation for the service, leadership, and mentorship values she holds today.
Originally from Kansas, Kathy is a longtime Hawaii resident. She is active in the community and volunteers her time for various fundraising and charitable activities. She enjoys golf, photography, and casual Sunday mornings at a countryside cafe.
Kathy's Specialties and Expertise
- Personally trained and mentored as a Speaker/Trainer on Human Potential Development using The Success Principles and The Law of Attraction by Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and one of the stars of the movie, "The Secret"
- Certified Professional Success Coach through The Success Coach Institute
- Certified Networker and Business Networking expert; former Director Consultant for BNI (Business Network International) and past Chapter President
- Certified DISC Behavioral and Personality Assessment trainer
- Leadership and Management training as a U.S. Air Force Officer
- Speaking and Presentation Skills honed through presentations to international dignitaries, national conferences, local businesses, universities, and community organizations.
- Professional Photographer with Kathleen Davenport Photography
- Divine Healing Hands Soul Healer and Soul Communicator through the Master Sha Tao Healing Center Honolulu
Something you may not know about me...
I used to wear combat boots.
I served and retired as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. I was stationed in a variety of locations to include South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and of course, Hawaii. I've had temporary assignments in Korea, Japan, the Philippines and throughout the U.S. I spent my years in the Air Force working and training closely with F-16 pilots. I've held positions as a Staff Executive Officer at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, and served as a Military Analyst in Washington, D.C. Working in a fast-paced, high profile environment all those years taught me how to think quickly and be a creative problem-solver. It was a great career and my years in the military provided me a solid foundation for the service and leadership values I hold today.
This is a pic of me when I was a junior officer at Shaw AFB, my first duty assignment. I was fortunate to have a wonderful military mentor, Captain Gary North. (He later went on to become a 4-star general and we're still friends to this day.)
How I got started as a Success Coach & Trainer
In 2007 I had the privilege of listening to Jack Canfield, author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series and "The Success Principles," and one of the stars of the popular movie, "The Secret," give the keynote speech at an international conference. It was the most memorable keynote I'd ever heard. I was so impressed and I recall thinking to myself, "I would love to share what he's teaching."
In 2010, I realized my dream of training with and being mentored by Jack Canfield when I was selected as one of only 20 people worldwide to attend an exclusive retreat with him and other world-renowned transformational leaders. That experience changed my life and the views I held about myself and my own potential. In Jan 2011 I was selected to be one of Jack's legacy trainers and was personally coached by him to teach The Success Principles--the same information he'd given at that keynote talk that captivated me. The Success Principles are the foundation for my coaching and training experiences which are designed to empower people to get from where they are to where they want to be.
Aside from all the military and personal development training I’ve had, my most important lessons come from life itself. I'm sharing this so you understand when I say, “I understand.” I know what it’s like to have a crazy busy lifestyle. I know what it’s like to live with immense stress. I know what it’s like to go through crazy confusion. And I know what it's like to come out on the other side. My first husband walked out leaving me with a 2 year old and a 2 month old. It was a difficult period and I wound up hospitalized—my body literally breaking down from the stress. At one point a doctor told me, “Lady, I don’t know what’s going on, but unless you get rid of some of the stress, you’re going to wind up with two motherless children.” That was one of the first turning points in my life and one of the main reasons I'm quick to help people manage their stress and live a different lifestyle.
I eventually remarried and enjoyed many happy years with my second husband as we raised my two little girls and saw them off to college. But life took a turn and my sweet husband was diagnosed with leukemia in Nov 2013 and passed away six months later. And if that wasn't enough, in April 2015 I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Four weeks later (and after major surgery), I was declared cancer free. I am blessedly fine. People tell me I’m such an inspiration through the strength I’ve shown, and although it took me a little while to realize it, everything I’ve experienced has been part of the process to make me the best coach, trainer, and motivational speaker I can be. I've been blessed with these experiences so I can be of greater benefit to others and live life more fully.
I'm in a happy new chapter of life now, one filled with empowerment, positivity, and the enjoyment of new experiences. And I'm putting everything I've learned into the work that I do to help others be the best they can be. I look forward to helping you re-design your life and experience more joy and satisfaction with every single sunrise.
Cheering for you!