Kate Austin is the Founder & CEO of Pinchapoo- a cheeky start-up turned leading national NFP organisation founded on the idea of pinching hotel toiletries for those in need. Kate lives by the belief that having access to personal hygiene products is a basic human right and ones that’s essential to physical and mental well-being – working tirelessly to fight one of the greatest social issues facing 1 in 5 Australians- HYGIENE POVERTY.
The grass roots charity has successfully transformed its simple modern day ‘Robin Hood’ concept into a movement that has now works alongside more than 600 + organisations and government institutions in support of the disadvantaged and has proudly supplied in excess of 8.5 MILLION products to men, women and children around Australia in its 12 years of operation. Pinchapoo is now proudly the largest NFP distributor of personal hygiene products nationally and each year rescues and repurposes in excess of 500 ton of landfill destined toiletries.
Kate is an award winning engaging international speaker, social justice warrior, mental health advocate, motivator and energetic visionary who certainly has a story to tell about the place and time in her life that Pinchapoo was born and is proof that you can choose to create change and succeed.
Some of the topics Kate covers during speaking engagements:
- Positive mindsets and setting intentions- finding light in the dark
- Mental health journey
- Surviving and thriving after domestic violence and trauma.
- Overcoming setbacks
- Staying motivated and celebrating your journey in life
- Being true to yourself
- Social issues facing Australians and how to get involved.
- Attracting your tribe, leadership and culture.
Kate donates proceeds made from speaking engagements directly back into the Pinchapoo mission.
Keynote speaking/breakout workshop: $1000
Daily fee: $1200
Schools/community groups: $500
Interstate speaking engagements – flights, accommodation are in addition to speaker fees.