Kathryn Goetzke

The Biggest Little Book About Hope by Kathryn Goetzke

Hope is a better predictor of academic success than your IQ, and higher hope is associated with lower stress, increased productivity, quality leadership, greater resilience, improved social connection and less loneliness. How hopeful you are impacts how long you will live, your is a protective factor for anxiety and depression, and is critical for speedy recoveries from disease. And the best news? Hope is both measurable and teachable.

This book takes you on a journey through Kathryn’s loss of her dad to suicide, her own personal struggles with hopelessness, her mental health journey to find hope, her business success and how that success led her to create a curriculum with global experts to teach Hope. She shares each of the lessons that her nonprofit, iFred, created through Hopeful Minds, a free award-winning program now being taught around the world. The book also contains practical applications for how a Hopeful Mindset is critical and can be applied to any facet of life. Kathryn believes Hope is a Human Right and must be free and available to all. Fifty percent of the profits go to iFred (www.ifred.org), a 501(c)3, to support teaching hope globally. Hopeful Minds is provided at no charge at www.hopefulminds.org.


What others are saying about ‘The Biggest Little Book About Hope:

“The Biggest Little Book About Hope is engaging on many levels.  As a personal compelling story the reader wants to know more and more about Ms. Goetzke and her life course.  As a treatise on suicide prevention the book provides key information and goes beyond what we now know to suggest what the future might hold.  Ms. Goetzke’s experience with many modalities of intervention to address the antecedents of suicidal thought and the ways in which the thoughts can be converted into manageable feelings is valuable in the extreme for anyone to know about.”  – Myron Belfer, M.D., M.P.A., Harvard Catalyst, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Senior Associate in Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital

“The Biggest Little Book About Hope is a treasure of practical information to fight depression and elevate your spirit. I highly recommend it.” -Daniel Amen, MD, Founder of Amen Clinics and author of The End of Mental Illness

By Kathryn Goetzke

Kathryn Goetzke has over 30 years of experience in marketing, branding, and strategy. She was recently appointed to be a representative at the United Nations for the World Federation for Mental Health. Kathryn is the Founder of iFred, the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression, through which she created Hopeful Minds and Hopeful Cities, two programs dedicated to sharing the “how-to” of hope with children, parents, and communities globally. Kathryn presented at Harvard University, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Never Alone Summit. Hopeful Minds was featured in a documentary by the BBC, and her products and projects have been featured in global media. Kathryn is a Partner at Innovative Analysis, LLC, where she consults businesses on activating hope in the workplace, and created a college program Hopeful Mindsets, a marketing strategy and course for college students to activate hope on campus. She is the author of the Biggest Little Book About Hope and host of The Hope Matrix Podcast. In her role as Chief Mood Officer at The Mood Factory, she created the first nationwide cause marketing campaign for mental health through her brand Mood-lites, which achieved over 35M in retail sales. Ms. Goetzke serves on advisory boards for FundaMentalSDG, Y Mental Health, Women’s Brain Project, and the Global Mental Health Movement.