Katie Willcox provides an engaging one-hour multimedia presentation that covers a brief history of media advertising, the distortion of health and the “skinny beauty ideal” in the media, and how the beauty industry exploits our emotions to sell products. With her book release, Katie invites event attendees to dive deeper into this topic and search for answers to their body image issues that are preventing them from becoming the healthy happy people they were born to be.
Workshops and Retreats
female empowerment workshops, retreats, & events
Female empowerment is our number one focus at HNS, and that is why we do our best to work with as many girls and women's groups as possible. Katie recently hosted the first ever, Escape with Shape at Miraval Resort and Spa getaway, leading four body image and media manipulation workshops over the course of the weekend. Katie was a presenter at the Girl Scouts National Conference and continues to bring the message of Healthy is the new Skinny to local community events like, "Girls Night Out" in Agoura Hills, Be Bona-Fide Hollywood event, and a "Self-Love Celebration" with Ivviva.
junior high, High-school, & universities
Katie's one-hour media presentation has been well received from students and faculty at many junior high schools, high schools, and universities around the country. As social media continues to be the primary source of influence for the younger generations, there is an apparent lack of education around social media marketing, and the tools and strategies used by companies to manipulate your sense of self to sell more products. Katie's presentation focuses on educating and empowering students to examine how they are being manipulated to sacrifice their health and well being to conform to beauty ideals. Katie's presentation addresses these ever-changing social media platforms and gives students tools to fight against the media manipulation that is targeting their self-esteem and personal value system. These tools are especially necessary for the youth, who are often light years ahead of the adults in their lives when it comes to technology and the next hot app.
Festivals & Seminars
Festivals, seminars, and CORPORATE meetings
Katie has been the keynote speaker for Wanderlust Festivals in Hawaii, Tahoe, and Hollywood. This year, she will be hosting workshops at some of the largest Wanderlust Festivals in the US and abroad. Along with festivals, Katie has been invited to speak at seminars like, AWE (Amazing women entrepreneur) seminar and has had the opportunity to share her message at corporate meetings, shedding light on how our sense of self and self-esteem effect all aspects of our lives, including our work environment.