With her many years’ experience as a radio presenter and powerful public speaker, Katharine Lee holds her audience captivated with her storytelling, facilitation, audience participation, motivational and inspirational presentations. A trauma survivor and well-known spiritual sage, having blazed a trail once thought impossible, she provides guidance, insight, inspiration and enlightenment to her audience. As a keynote speaker, she rounds her presentations to fit in with central themes, such as spirituality in the workplace, the 4th Industrial Revolution, stress management, multi-dimensional thinking, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and creativity. She helps people to shift their perceptions, and change their thoughts, inspiring them to make powerful and lasting changes in their lives.
Public Speaking Engagements
Katharine’s public speaking career began Cape Town when she addressed the Health for Africa Convention in 1988. This was followed by other speaking engagements at Lesedi in Maseru, Lesotho, the Second Congress of SA Physiotherapists Acupuncture Association in Durban, Rhodes University, Premier Food Industries, Johannesburg, Camelot International Academy for Health and Beauty, Exclusive Books “Towards Enlightenment Exhibition” in Cape Town; to mention only a few. She was also a keynote speaker on 7 September 2001 at the Healing through Creative Arts Conference in Johannesburg.
Her reputation has spread worldwide and she has in the past been invited to present a paper at “The World Congress of Acupuncture and Natural Medicine” in China and to represent South Africa at a congress of planetary “Light Leaders” in Texas. She was also invited to address ‘The World Congress of Acupuncture and Natural Medicine” in Canada in August 1995 and the 3rd International Congress of Traditional Healing in Senegal in July 2004. More recently, she was guest speaker at the Tiragalo Business Consulting Executive Secretaries Conference, where she spoke on “Bringing Your Phenomenal Self to Work”. She co-Presented a two-day workshop, ‘Dealing with Journalists from TV, Radio and Print Media’ for the University of the Witwatersrand. In July 2019, she as guest speaker, lectured on Mindfulness, for The University of Johannesburg’s Accounting Department.
Katharine features regularly on television and has appeared on BOP TV, SABC 3 Free Talk, 50/50 on SABC 3, ETV, SABC Television Show 180 Degrees, TV Africa, ‘Free Spirit’, and ‘Issues of Faith’. She has made documentaries for Enelle Video and Film Productions, and produced and featured regularly in the Nestle Programme ‘Family Years’ which ran for six months on SABC 2.
Katharine’s articles have been published in Women’s Value, Performance Pro, Professional Beauty Magazine, Medical Chronicle, Odyssey and Renaissance Magazines in South Africa and in ‘Healing Review Magazine’ in the U.K. She has also conducted personal interviews for ‘Fair Lady’, ‘You’ and ‘Elle’ Consumer Magazines.
She has appeared regularly in newspapers over the last fifty years and has featured amongst others in The Star, Northcliff and Melville Times, Cape Argus, The Natal Witness, Weekend Argus etc.