Interview with Kathryn Weston
What types of unique experiences have you had as a result of your profession?
Working in prisons as a criminologist all over the world, being invited to the House of Commons Select Committee to chair a panel on parental engagement, hosting awards shows in education, and co-producing my own radio show for parents in Herts for the last 8 years.
What are three attributes that you think are important for parents to have?
- The ability to trust their intuition
- Being authoritative when it matters
- Understanding their great role in boosting their child’s life chances
Going from studying law and criminology to specializing in parenting seems like a creative use of your knowledge. What led you to make this leap?
Having a baby and working alongside teachers for the first time as an education researcher – discovering that is there is a world of knowledge out there that parents don’t know about and yet could benefit from!
Who or what inspires you most?
Children – I care deeply about their futures and their life chances – I am committed to empowering parents so that children can truly thrive.
How are your keynote presentations unique?
I bring heart, passion, and the evidence-base. I share insights from my own parenting that the audience always find really inspirational and impactful. I deliver tips that *really* work.
What is your favourite thing about being a speaker?
Connecting with my audience and knowing that they are being inspired by my talk and will return home and put my tips into practice.