Best Selling Author – K.D. Wagner


Be more resilient in the face of extreme adversity, and also receive information on the upcoming books on resilience by Dr. KD Wagner.

Kathy - How I Survived Tragic Loss

My name is Dr. KD Wagner. As a mother who lost two sons in separate homicides at 18 and 24, I help women who have experienced a tragic loss, who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, and who cannot find a reason to stay alive. I give them hope and ways to move forward, find their new purpose, and honor their loss so they, too, can learn to live life again.

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Dr. KD Wagner, CEO of Gold Star Matrix I, Inc., is the author of two books on the subject of loss, and is currently working on a third. She is an expert at helping others move past the pain of loss and going on to live brighter lives. Wagner is a #1 International Bestselling Author, Eippy Award winner, international speaker, and former law enforcement officer.

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Soar Like a Hawk and Live Your Purpose

Finding a way to soar again might seem impossible in the shadow of the most profound grief. SOAR LIKE A HAWK AND LIVE LIFE FREE is a testament to the indomitable spirit of a mother who faced the unimaginable loss of Jeffrey and Bud, her sons, to separate homicides. This speech takes you on a journey from despair to the heights of hope and freedom.

Find Hope and Get Free from Pain

FIND HOPE AND GET FREE FROM PAIN is a profoundly moving speech designed to light the way for those lost in the darkness of grief. Dr. KD Wagner shares her heart-wrenching yet hopeful journey through the pain of losing Jeffrey and Bud, her sons, and how she found a path to hope and freedom from the consuming pain.

Achieve Success with the S.T.A.R. Formula

In ACHIEVE SUCCESS WITH THE S.T.A.R. FORMULA, Dr. KD Wagner presents a transformative approach to overcoming life’s most significant challenges, inspired by her own journey of loss, resilience, and rebirth. The S.T.A.R. formula—Strength, Tenacity, Angelic Remembrance, and Resilience—embodies the principles guiding KD from her depths of despair to empowerment and success.

Speaking Samples

Kathy’s Leap Of Faith Jump Video

The Next Day Came

Dr.Elk on Gold Star Mothers’ & Families’ Day

Michael D. Butler Interviews Author K.D. Wagner

Special Guest Kathy Dart Wagner, NDE speaker and Mother