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Meet Kate Hixson, PhD 

Experienced Speaker, Presenter, Thought Leader, Motivator

With an extensive track record of conference and National Sales Meetings presentations, guest webinars, podcasts and workshops, Kate can add new and unique messaging to your content strategy. Contact Kate today to discuss your needs and how we can collaborate on a custom speaking engagement for your platform. 

Your Organization 

Wants to Level Up

You're looking for something new for your platform, content and messaging. 


You need a fresh perspective. Innovative ideas. Motivational messages. Executable strategy. Proven outcomes. Research-backed Instructional Design. 

That's where I come in. 

I'm here to help you. Through my fresh ideas, sticky messages, and high-energy communication skills, I will delight and captivate your audience. 

Webinars. Conference presentations. Workshops. Leadership development. Whatever you need- I got your back. 

Past speaking engagements 

Manufacturer's Edge

Awards Ceremony Host



Bart Taylor, CEO Company Week

Tom Bugnitz, CEO Manufacturer's Edge

Training Industry

Conference Presentation:

Lessons from NASA's Astronaut Training Corp: How to Elevate Your Team to Peak Performance


The Art of Awesome

Podcast with World Champion Ultra Athlete Nick Troutman on peak performance


Conference Presentation:

How to Create and Sustain a Competency-Based Education Program at Your Institution



Sally Johnstone: Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Govenors University

Corrine Gordon: Lead faculty for Liberal Arts, personalized Learning, Northern Arizona University

Learning Guild

Conference Presentation:

Three Critical Concepts for Assessing Asynchronous Discussion Questions


Conference Presentation:

The Gamification of Higher Education 

Join Dr. Kate Hixson, Curriculum Consultant at Pearson, for this enlightening series on the use of games in the classroom to attract, engage, and retain students. Learn what pop culture hit The Oregon Trail taught us in the 1980s and just how far we’ve come in using gamification to advance pedagogy.

Emerging Learning Design

Conference Presentation:

Game Rush: Motivation and Engagement Strategies for Gamification

Training Industry

Webinar on The True Cost of Content Development. 944 registered attendees. 

BCEN & Friends

Podcast Guest on the Board of Certification for Emergency Nurses show, covering the CRUSH Method 

Business Conference

My division flew Kate to London to give a presentation to several universities throughout the UK. It was high-stakes and very high-pressure. And it was one of the best presentations that I’ve ever seen in my 16 year career at Pearson.

-Kevin Crossland VP of Learning Solutions EMA

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