By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Katie Hart Smith to be Keynote Speaker

Atlanta - Georgia author, Katie Hart Smith announces that she will be the keynote speaker for the Phenomenal Women’s Conference held at Kennesaw State University on Friday, March 18, 2016.

“Each year the Siegel Institute holds a series of conferences, workshops, as well as course offerings in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics for women who are interested in enhancing their leadership potential. This year is our 16th Annual Phenomenal Women’s Conference and it will be held on March 18th.  The theme of this year’s conference is women who have made a major change in their lives.  When I read an article about Katie’s book, Couch Time with Carolyn, and heard her radio interview, I thought she would be a perfect keynote speaker,” says Dr. Linda M. Johnston, Executive Director and Professor, Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Character, Kennesaw State University.

Katie at bricks190Smith states, “I am honored by Dr. Johnston’s invitation. I believe that it is important to share our stories so other women can be empowered and gain insight, strength, and wisdom to pursue their life’s dreams and ambitions. The Siegel Institute’s mission is to ‘promote study, research, reflection, and understanding of ethics and leadership through experiential opportunities and excellence in scholarship and teaching for members of KSU and the wider community.’ It’s an exciting opportunity to mentor others and unlock one’s potential to create positive change in this world.”

The 16th Annual Phenomenal Women’s Conference will be held at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, NW, Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144. To register, please visit: http://siegelinstitute.kennesaw.edu.  For questions or more information about the Siegel Institute, please contact the institute at: 470-578-2000.

Couch Time with Carolyn is available through Smith’s website at http://www.katiehartsmith.com, Sikes & Davis Interiors, the Braselton Gallery, and via major online book retailers. The paperback version of Couch Time with Carolyn sells for $15.00, and the e-book retails for $8.99. Organizations and others should contact Smith for speaking engagements and additional information through her website or Facebook author page at https://www.facebook.com/katiehartsmith .

Katie Hart Smith
katiehartsmith@gmail.com

About Katie Hart Smith
A graduate from Dunwoody High School, Smith obtained a BS in Nursing from Georgia State University in 1987, and in 2002, she earned her MBA from Troy State University.  Smith, a published author for over 20 years, has a wide array of work ranging from medical and academic, to children’s stories, and non-fiction.  She served on the editorial board and was a manuscript reviewer for the Orthopaedic Nursing Journal and the advisory board for Atlanta Sports & Fitness Magazine.  Smith, the first recipient of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Professional of the Year award was also recognized with the Outstanding Orthopaedic Nurse of the Year award by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses – Atlanta Chapter. Smith and her husband, Jeff, happily reside in Lawrenceville, Georgia with their three furry, four-legged kids. They are active members in the Gwinnett community to include her service on the City of Lawrenceville City Council from 2009 – 2011. Smith will be releasing the first book in an Atlanta-based historical fiction series called, Aspirations of the Heart, in late May, 2016 through Deeds Publishing.