Meet the Author

Kathleen Burns Kingsbury

Kathleen Burns Kingsbury

Financial Psychology Expert and Revolutionary

A wealth psychology expert, founder of KBK Wealth Connection, host of the Breaking Money Silence® podcast, and an internationally published author and speaker. Kathleen’s fifth book, Breaking Money Silence: How to Shatter Money Taboos, Talk Openly about Finances, and Live a Richer Life, will be published in the fall of 2017.

As a sought-after keynote speaker and consultant on the topic of women and wealth and couples and money, Kathleen’s mission is to empower women, couples, and families (and the advisors who serve them) to shatter money taboos and communicate more effectively about financial matters.

As an expert on financial psychology, Kathleen has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, Money MagazineMSNBC’s TODAY Money, and Forbes’ ForbesWoman. Her articles have appeared in American Banker Magazine, CNBC, Investment News, and other trade and consumer magazines.

Kathleen is an adjunct lecturer at the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University and a guest lecturer at the Personal Financial Planning program at Texas Tech University. She received an Undergraduate Degree in Finance from Providence College and started her career in retail banking before becoming a commissioned Bank Examiner with the FDIC. Due to her desire to coach executive management on improving performance, she attained a Master’s Degree in Psychology, became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and founded her consulting firm, KBK Wealth Connection.

When she is not working, Kathleen is an avid alpine skier who lives for the next powder day. In the off-season, she enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, and laughing with her friends. She lives with her husband and cat, Avery, in the Mad River Valley of Vermont.

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