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For an event you'll never forget, book Dr. Kay Kuzma for a speaking appointment.

    Dr. Kay's professional background and exceptional delivery make her a popular convention, church, school, seminar and women's ministries speaker. She is known for her practical parenting presentations and for her skills to motivate audiences to make life changing choices about how they are relating to friends, co-workers, marriage partners, family and God. Kay's rich experiences as wife of Jan W. Kuzma, who is a retired professor and researcher in biostatistics, and mother of three grown children and eight grand children, give her messages a ring of authenticity. She's been there. She knows what she's talking about. And she lives her life according to the principles she promotes.

    The philosophical base to her messages can be summed up in three words: Love Creates Love.  Her testimonies of faith and inspiration have lead her to the pulpit of many churches where she inspires unbelievers to believe and believers to trust more fully in God's Word. Her spiritual motto for life can be found in two of God's statements: Psalms 50:15 "I want you to trust me in your time of need, so I can rescue you and you can give me glory," and Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "They are plans for good and not for evil to give you a future and a hope." Although she is best known in Christian circles, she is equally comfortable with secular audiences where she motivates and inspires them to reach their God-given potential for living a rich and meaningful life.

   

Speaking Information for Kay Kuzma, Ed.D.

1105 Big Creek Road, LaFollette TN 37766; 423-566-5007; fax 423-566-6007; cell 423-494-7509; e-mail: kaykuzma@aol.com.

Speaking fees for non-profit organizations are listed below: (Industry, hospitals and other for-profit organizations add 20%)

                                                    $2,500 M-F camp meetings plus weekend speaking appointments

                                                    $2,000 M-F for camp meetings or weeks of prayer

                                                    $1600 -  3 day weekend (Fri. Night/Saturday/Sunday)

                                                    $1300 -  2 day weekend (Fri. Night/Saturday--or any part of Saturday)

                                                    $ 800 Week day or Sunday requiring one to two days travel time

                                                    $ 400 Week day or Sunday local (requiring less than 2 hours ground travel time)

                            Note: Special consideration is sometimes made, based on need, availability and a large book sale.

* In addition to the above fee schedule, the sponsoring organization is responsible for travel expenses and accommodations for Kay and her husband (they travel together).

* Dr. Kay Kuzma speaks on many topics and is willing to design a seminar to meet the needs of a specific group. The following, however, are titles of her most popular seminars and presentations.

 

Growing Great Kids Weekend Seminar  (Approximately 6 hours)

This popular parenting seminar is based on the principles found in Dr. Kay Kuzma's book, The First 7 Years.

Session 1: Filling Your Child's Life With Love

Session 2: Discipline With A Hug and a Kiss... and a Kick in the Pants

Session 3: The Battle Over Your Child's Mind

Session 4: Giving Your Child the Gift of Personal Value

 

Parenting with Strong Values and a Gentle Touch  (8 sessions--one on each section of the book The First 7 Years) Usually offered over a week, Saturday, and ending with a Sunday brunch.

Session 1: Purpose-Based Parenting

Session 2: Filling Your Child's Life with Love

Session 3: Discovering Your Child's Potential

Session 4: Shrinking Emotional Giants

Session 5: Teaching Love-Based Obedience

Session 6: Raising a Brighter, More Capable Child

Session 7: Shaping Your Child's Moral Destiny

Session 8: Giving the Gift of Personal Value

 

A Sample Weekend Seminar Series with Various Options

Suggested Title of Seminar: Keeping First What Matters Most

Friday night:

Ten Traits of Successful Families: Research has found ten traits that are essential for wholesome family life. Learn what these traits are and how you can apply them to your family.

Saturday or Sunday Seminar which includes a worship service:

• Sabbath/Sunday School:  Any topic can be adapted to a Sabbath School presentation. The most popular is The Father Factor

• Worship Service: Creating Love: Text-1 Cor. 13:4-8: Learn how you can really love others as God loves us by caring, respecting, accepting, forgiving and trusting others. A message for all ages that can revolutionize relationships. The closing song is sung by Kay Kuzma: "Fill My Cup, Lord".

• Afternoon: (3-4 hours) Any of the following topics.

 

Choice 1 for parents:   Growing Great Kids: Discipline and Character: This seminar focuses on two of the foundational factors of the Growing Great Kids Seminar: Discipline and Character Development. The principles presented are applicable for all ages, although upon request the focus can be on a specific age group. (Two to three  hours)

Session 1: Discipline: Spare the Rod...Without Spoiling Your Child: Creative Leadership Method of Encouraging Self-Discipline (for younger children) or Easy Obedience : Creative Leadership Methods for Encouraging Responsibility (for children of all ages).

Session 2: Character: The Battle Over Your Child’s Mind: Raising children with the power to make principled moral decisions.

 

Choice 2 for general church audience: Discovering the Joy and Promise of Family: Topics can include your choice of the following 1 to 1 1/2 hour presentations:

Enjoying the Precious Present: How to deal with painful memories that might be stealing your chance for happiness and how to build new positive ones with those who mean the most to you.

When Your Spring Has Sprung: How to find joy through practical applications of Bible principles.

Blessings at Midnight: How to survive crisis and find fulfillment when you feel like you have just struck out!

Discovering the Treasure of Yourself: Understanding the components of your self-concept and how to value yourself as God values you.

Apples of Gold: The incredible power of encouraging words to inspire others to reach their star of potential.

Ready, Fire, Aim: A motivational presentation to encourage you to step out in faith and allow God to determine the outcome.

The Creamy Eyed Frog and Other Success Strategies: A motivational presentation that offers the keys to making your dreams come true. (Can be modified for teenage audience.)

Ten Traits of Successful Families: Research has found ten traits that are essential for wholesome family life. Learn what these traits are and how you can apply them to your family. (If not used on Friday night.)

Mentoring Ministry for Young Families: Learn how you can become involved in a mission outreach to young families in your church and community.

The Father Factor: The importance of a actively involved father in a child's life has an incredibly positive impact, while the absence of a father figure is more predictive of academic failure, juvenile delinquency and violence than poverty. Creative ways you can be involved in your child's life.

 

Choice 3 for couples or marriage retreats:  Cherishing Your Mate

How to Cherish Your Mate: Seven ways to build meaning, memories and romance into your marriage.

Longing to Be Loved: How to meet personal needs in your marriage, by meeting the needs of your mate.

Forgiveness: Love’s Toughest Work and Greatest Gift: Forgiveness is the only road to reconciliation. How to give it and receive it and why it’s so important.

 

Choice 4 for singles: When You're Serious About Love

Sex, Lies and the Dating Game: Everything you need to know about mate selection--well, almost!

The Challenge of Single Parenting: How to design your life to meet personal and children’s needs.

                    (Or any of the other topics listed under Presentations for College or High School Students)

Note: Each session has a one page handout that can be duplicated by the sponsoring agency and given to participants.

 

Samples of Weekend Women’s Retreats

(Note: These are only samples. Dr. Kay will develop a retreat seminar to fit any theme.)

Seminar 1: Delighting in the Gifts of God

Session 1: The Gift of the Precious Present: How to experience the abundant life God has promised by dealing with painful pasts memories and building new positive ones. Song that can be sung by Kay Kuzma: "We Have this Moment".

Session 2: The Gift of Love: Falling in love with the Greatest Lover of the world and living His love through care, respect, acceptance, forgiveness and trust. Song that can be sung by Kay Kuzma: "Fill My Cup, Lord".

Session 3: The Gift of Blessings: Discovering God’s blessings in the tough times in life.

Session 4: The Gift of Joy: Experiencing God’s joy by living life according to His positive principles.

Note: Each session has a one page handout that can be duplicated by the sponsoring agency and given to participants.

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Session 1: Breaking the Alabaster Box of Time: How the pain of the past threatens the present. Choosing to relate to others in such a way as to make memorable moments.

Session 2: Breaking the Alabaster Box of Love: Falling in love with the Greatest Lover of the world and living His love through care, respect, acceptance, forgiveness and trust. Song that can be sung by Kay Kuzma: "Fill My Cup, Lord".

Session 3: Breaking the Alabaster Box of Joy: Experiencing God’s joy by living life according to His positive principles.

Session 4: Breaking the Alabaster Box of Intimacy: Humans were created for intimacy, connection, relationship and walking with God. Why are we afraid of intimacy--and what can we do about it?

Note: Each session has a one page handout that can be duplicated by the sponsoring agency and given to participants.

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Seminar 3: Designing God’s Woman: Success strategies for becoming an incredible woman serving an incredible God.

Session 1: You Are an Incredible Person: You can have an incredible influence on others because of God’s love.

Session 2: How Love Creates Love: Practical application of God’s love to every day situations. The formula is CRAFT: Care, Respect, Acceptance, Forgiveness and Trust. (Can be combined with Session 1)

Session 3: How to be Uniquely You: God designed every woman with special temperament traits and spiritual gifts.

Session 4: Self-Discipline, the Key to Mental Health: Self-Discipline is the rudder that allows you to design your life and reach the goal, rather than being a victim of circumstances.

Session 5: Choosing to Change: A year’s growth plan to grow toward a more Christlike character to become the person you’ve always wanted to become.

Note: A manual is available for a cost of $8.00 per person. It contains not only lecture notes, but extra activities and material for home study, and 12 monthly assignments for a year’s self-improvement plan.

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Seminar 4: Joy and Promise: A spiritual renewal seminar to discover the joy and promise of God.

Session 1: The Gift of Joy and Love

Session 2: Faith: The Fountain of Joy

Session 3:  Hope: Painting Life with Shades of Joy

Session 4: The Joy and Promise of "Family"

Note: A manual is available for a cost of $10.00 per person. It contains not only lecture notes, but extra activities and material for home study and 12 Promise Projects.

 

Presentations for High School or College Students

When You're Serious About Love: Straight Talk to Singles

Everything you need to know about mate selection--well, almost!

Session 1: When You're Serious About Love: Who you marry is vitally important in achieving the type of marriage you want .  Essential factors in achieving a long-term forever relationship with the love of your life: 1) Marry a long term love relationship--not a short term interest. 2) Marry for love--not for fulfilled needs. 3) Marry for respect--not feelings alone.

Session 2: Sex, Lies and the Dating Game: Looking for love? Should you try the dating game or go for courtship? Checking your speed toward bonded intimacy as you move from friendship toward a more serious relationship.  The gift of singleness.

Session 3: The Sex Trap: If sex is so good why wait? 18 good reasons to save sex for a committed marriage relationship.

Session 4: Celebrating the Differences: What husband's and wives need from each other and untangling the temperaments.

Session 5: I wish I were Single Again...: How to break up and remain friends; how to be jilted with out being wilted; and factors that impact marriage stability.

Session 6: Are You Ready to Say "I Do"?: True love vs. romantic illusion. Making the most of your engagement. Two essential factors to perfect before the wedding: How to make deposits in your mate's love bank and learning your mate's love language.

Note: Any of the above presentations can be selected to be presented as a stand-alone topic.

Seminar 2: Breaking the Alabaster Box: What precious "perfume" from your life are you willing to spill out for the Lord--by splashing it on others?

 

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Last updated: 03/22/09.