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Kathryn Childers One of First Women Agents in the United States Secret Service
Kathryn was one of the first five women recruited as US Secret Service Agents in 1970 and spent the next few years investigating counterfeiting and threats against the President, protecting foreign dignitaries, and traveling with Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. In her TEDxACU talk, Kathryn will share lessons learned during years of embracing unique and unexpected opportunities -- from the secret service, to 18 years as a broadcast journalist, and even founding a publishing company -- and ask audience members to consider how they will face the challenges in their own lives.
Agent Clark Childers takes the Kennedy children to the drive in movies in Hyannis Port, Massachusettes while their mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is at the Kennedy Center opening.
Learn the history behind why the first five women were hired into the U.S. Secret Service.
Agent Clark Childers had an interesting conversation with Mrs. Kennedy Onassis while in Greece sending Caroline Kennedy on her way, alone, for the very first time.
Listen in on how the Washington Post described the first five female agents hired into the U.S. Secret Service in 1970;.
As a talk show host on an ABC affiliate in Texas for 18 years, Kathryn learned to ask questions from the pros. In this instance, she interviewed Good Morning America's David Hartman inquiring about his interview techniques.
Through the years, Kathryn learned to reinvent herself including becoming an author and publisher. She created and sold more than 100,000 books about a fluke Christmas Eve snowstorm that dumped more than 14 inches along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kathryn reinvents herself yet again! As a "truck driver," she has criss-crossed America with her retired psychiatrist husband and dog seeing the United States.
During 18 years at a Texas ABC affiliate and on the national Marketing Board for ABC, Kathryn interviewed thousands of celebrities. In order to stand out, she got creative asking them "what's one thing on one would believe about you?"
Kathryn speaks to thousands of students and staff at Del Mar College. She inspires them to "Do It Scared!"
Kathryn inspires the men and women to "Do It Scared!" while the events raises thousands more than ever before for the poverty stricken children and women of this Wisconsin area.
Kathryn inspires government and City workers to "Do It Scared!" at their annual meeting during a keynote.