Katrina Cavanough MAASW BSWBSocSc is the CEO and Founder of Kindness On Purpose (KOP). Kindness On Purpose is an in school empathy based program that reduces bullying and increases emotional literacy and learning outcomes.
Katrina is an Official Ambassador for World Kindness Australia. World Kindness Australia is supported by the Prime Minster of Australia (past and present), Governor of NSW, Premier of NSW, The Federal Minister of Education and the Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Katrina Cavanough has worked extensively in the media. She is a coach on Balance By Deborah Hutton and is described as an architect of change on MariaShriver.com. She is a published author with Allen and Unwin, and has contributed to Simple Reminders - inspiration for living your best life with Bryant McGill; which became a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Katrina's relaxation meditations for children from the Kindness On Purpose program are featured on the BBDH channel on Virgin airlines In flight entertainment and her Meditation CD for children - Happy Little Hearts is distributed internationally.
Katrina has been featured on national TV, national and international radio (SeriusXM, Hay House Radio, Voice America, OM Times Radio, 2DayFM’s, MIX106.5FM) as well as in various print and online media.
With over 22 years experience, Katrina is a management coach and clinical consultant in her field. She is an accredited mental health care social worker who is eligible to provide care under the Australian Medicare Scheme with a GP referral.
Katrina holds two university degrees (BSWBSocSc) in the field of relationships and human behavior. Katrina has worked as a Relationship Therapist, Child & Family Therapist, and Drug & Alcohol Clinician. She has worked as the Service Manager of a Forensic Drug & Alcohol Program and as a front-line social worker in a busy emergency department. These years of services have given her expertise with relationships, psychological trauma, death and grief.