Welcome to Episode 25 of Building My Legacy!

In this episode, Kate Fitzsimons shares her story of reconciliation following her sister’s tragic death in a motor vehicle accident.  Kate has taken her grief and her deep longing and missing for her “best friend” to a place where she has found  a compelling force to heal herself and many others.  Kate shares her journey from anger and grief to resilience to audiences in Australia and the U.S.  Kate is a highly sought after speaker for schools and organizations that influence and work with young people.  Kate’s story challenges all of us to look at how we are overcoming obstacles in our lives, to shape the lives of other people in a positive way.

So, if you want to know:

  • How Rhett began his career and then built upon those beginnings
  • What shaped Kate’s life
  • How she found her key to living a resilient life
  • How to fi9nd inner sense of purpose and meaning

… Kate provides incredible insight. 


About Kate Fitzsimons – [Pronunciation: Fitz- sy-mons.]

Named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence (yes, she’s from the “Land Down Under”!), Kate Fitzsimons is an international speaker, certified life coach & Director of the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation – a charity established in honour of her sister Nicole who died in an accident in Thailand during 2012.

Determined to save others from this tragic fate, Kate Fitzsimons went from a broken hearted sister to a woman on a mission. In 2013 she left her corporate career to dedicate herself to educating young Aussie’s about the importance of travel safety. Through her eye-opening presentation at high schools, Kate drives home to students the devastating consequences of risk taking overseas – a message so powerful that she is now supported by the Australian government and major corporations.

Inspired to help others thrive through adversity as she has, Kate’s mission now is to help teens and twenty-somethings grow their resilience through hundreds of talks to over 100,000 students around the world and through her popular podcast show, ”Okay. Now What?”. Knowing firsthand how unpredictable life can be, Kate’s greatest passion is to provide inspiration and practical advice to help you overcome even the most traumatic experiences in an empowering way. She knows if she can do it, anyone can.

To learn more about Kate’s work, visit: https://www.katefitzsimons.com/

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching: https://build2morrow.com/

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Thanks for listening!

Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.