Katharine (Kathy) Hansen, Ph.D., is a online educator, author, and writer, as well as a 5-star SuperHost on Airbnb. Kathy, who earned her PhD from Union Institute & University authored You Are More Accomplished Than You Think, Tell Me About Yourself, Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates, A Foot in the Door, Top Notch Executive Interviews, Top Notch Executive Resumes; and with Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Dynamic Cover Letters, Write Your Way to a Higher GPA, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Study Skills.
Kathy teaches online classes for several universities in organizational leadership, organizational behavior, management, social media, business/managerial/organizational communication and more. She also serves as a dissertation-committee member for several PhD students in organizational leadership.
In 2010, after living her entire life on the East Coast, Kathy moved to Kettle Falls, WA, where she runs a 40-acre woodland farm with dogs, goats, chickens, and a pony. In 2016, Kathy turned the main house on this property into an Airbnb venue and has been far more successful than she ever imagined she would be. She contributed a chapter to Short-Term-Rental Success Stories from the Edge, Volume 1.
Kathy is extremely active in the Toastmasters organization, a worldwide nonprofit educational program that enables people to sharpen their communication and leadership skills. Kathy has held many offices and roles in the organization and recently led a district comprising 800 members as District Director. She holds the highest distinction offered by Toastmasters, the Distinguished Toastmaster award.
Kathy’s favorite activities include creative pursuits, such as repurposing furniture and creating unique wall hangings. She also loves to bicycle through beautiful Eastern Washington, identifying wildflowers and snapping nature photographs. She also thrives on constantly improving her Airbnb rental business and finding new ways to delight guests.