• Best-selling author shares message of connection

    Best-selling author Kate Leavell delivered a presentation for parents, students, educators and community members on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in the Upper St. Clair High School theater. More than 175 individuals registered for the program, titled “Superpower: Overcome Self-doubt and Unleash Your Authentic Greatness.”

    The presentation included themes from her two books, “Stick Together” and “Superpower.” A Wall Street Journal Best-Seller, “Stick Together” delivers a crucial message about the power of belief, ownership, connection, love, inclusion, consistency and hope. Recently released, “Superpower” offers a compelling story of self-love, appreciation and the power of sharing and connecting with those around us through vulnerability and understanding.

    “We know that the last two years have been difficult for students as well as adults. A focus on building and strengthening interpersonal connections and fostering a sense of belonging are incredibly important as we move forward following the pandemic,” Amy Pfender, assistant superintendent, said. “Kate delivers an important message for all of us who work with and care for children and young adults.”

    In addition to the evening community event, Ms. Leavell conducted an interactive presentation with Upper St. Clair’s middle and high school faculty earlier in the day.

    This event was made possible through the partnership between the Upper St. Clair School District and the Parent Teacher Council Wellness Committee along with support from private contributions including the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair. 

    Ms. Leavell serves as the vice-president of leadership development for the Jon Gordon Companies. She creates and delivers content for workshops, trainings, and keynotes, and advises all levels of business leadership and sports teams across the country. She is recognized for her work in creating internally motivated, high-performing teams, and elevating relationships, connections, and mission-driven personnel. She is the mom of three grown kids and currently resides in Florida.

Last Modified on November 16, 2022