Kathryn Hathaway

Speaker and Author

About the Speaker

Photo of Kathryn HathawayKathryn Hathaway is a practicing attorney in Northern Florida, a board-certified expert in consumer bankruptcy law and a certified professional speaker. With more than 25 years of legal experience, including bankruptcy, probate, asset protection, and estate planning, she has discovered that it isn’t enough to just free people from debt or resolve their legal problems. So she founded Being the Phoenix, LLC, to gather tools to inspire and educate people so they can rise from the ashes of the past to become the phoenixes they really are.

In the semi-monthly tele-class series Being the Phoenix: Ask the Expert, Kathryn interviews experts about issues such as budgeting, mortgages, investment, money management, retirement, entrepreneurship, and a host of other topics designed to put wind under the wings of rising phoenixes everywhere.

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Speaking Topics

Legal Education for Phoenixes

What Will Saying ‘I Do’ Do for You: Protections, Pitfalls and Pragmatics of Marriage under Florida Law

Learn the benefits of marriage under Florida law and how to maximize them for yourself and your spouse! (asset protection, probate and estate planning)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask About Bankruptcy 

The basics, the myths and the ways to avoid it!

How to Avoid Probate

What you can do and what you can’t; how to arrange your affairs without making a mess for your heirs!

Motivational & Inspirational Talks

Being the Phoenix

How to use past experiences or failures as fuel to rise like the phoenix you are meant to be!

Remember Who You Are!

Our financial, emotional and personal lives are manifestations of who we think we are. So, who do you think you are?

No-Fault Living

A healthy approach to life sometimes requires striking a delicate balance between taking personal responsibility and embracing a No-Fault attitude.

Audiences Include

  • Northern District of Florida
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • National Business Institutes
  • Legal Services of North Florida
  • WCTV Law Call
  • Tallahassee Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Big Bend Chapter of the Florida State Guardianship Association
  • Tallahassee Chapter of Florida Society of Enrolled Agents
  • Unity of Tallahassee, Florida
  • Unity of Dothan, Alabama
  • Unity Eastside, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Florida Institutes of Government
  • United Church of Tallahassee
  • The Motivating Factor

What Others Are Saying

Mary Anne McGowan says…

I’ve heard Kathryn speak several times. Her way of looking right in the audience members’ eyes and sharing her ideas with warmth and humor made me feel like she was speaking just to me. I first heard Kathryn’s talk “Remember Who You Are” over 20 years ago and the thoughts she shared spoke to me then and remain with me today. I always left her presentations feeling better about myself and the world.

Others have said…

“Kathryn knows way too much about her topic!”

“Very Knowledgeable and engaging.”

“Very efficient talk – well organized and good use of humor.”


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