Kathy L. Gruver, PhD

Motivational Speaker, Award-Winning Author, Guest Expert (trapeze artist)

Inspiring, Educating, and Entertaining People Around the World

All About Kathy

Get ready to be inspired and entertained. Dr. Kathy Gruver delivers life-changing information in a fun and down-to-earth manner. She is an award-winning author, health practitioner, PhD, hip-hop dancer and trapeze artist. She is the host of the new national TV series, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet. But, her natural health career started, unknowingly, at the young age of 6 when she would massage her dad’s neck on long car trips. Years later watching him care for her dying mother sparked even more interest in alternative medicine, life options and helping others heal. With a background in theatre and bad fast food, Dr. Gruver overcame her addiction to caffeine, artificial sweetener and meals that were eaten in the car. Now, decades after her mother died of cancer and 15 years since her last drink of soda, Kathy, with her ‘Go for it’ attitude, makes it a point to help others navigate the sometimes-confusing world of nutrition, stress reduction, natural health and mind/body medicine.

As a former actor with decades of theatre experience, Kathy has an ease in front of groups and conveys information in a fun and down to earth manner. Her lectures are not only inspiring and education, but entertaining as well. What sets her apart as a speaker is her ability to relate-ability and talent at reaching people on a personal level. The perfect combination of formal learning and life experience, Gruver offers a balanced and practical approach to teaching. Always energetic and entertaining, Gruver adds a spark of life to any lecture, retreat and workshop.

Dr. Gruver has earned her PhD in Natural Health. She has studied mind-body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a natural health practitioner with over two decades of experience. She has penned countless articles, contributed as an expert to dozens more, appears regularly as an expert on radio and TV and has written five books. She has lectured around the world for everyone from nurses in the Middle East to 911 dispatchers in New Orleans, corporations around the US and teachers in her own backyard. She just completed work on a project for the military to create and institute a stress reduction program. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance.

Read more on Kathy Gruver's Wikipedia page!

In the media:

Print Media Featuring Kathy

Dr. Gruver has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Dr. Oz’s The Good Life, First, and Women.

Radio and TV Media Featuering Kathy

Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, Every Way Woman, Morning Blend in Las Vegas, Fox Affiliate Stations, The Real Marilu Show, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television


Dr. Gruver is the author of seven books, including The Alternative Medicine Cabinet(award-winner), Conquer your Stress (5-time award-winner), Journey of Healing (5-time award-winner), Market My Practice, Body/Mind Therapies, and Conquer Your Stress at Work. She has also produced an instructional massage DVD.

The alternative medicine cabinet cover Mind Body Therapies cover Market My Practice cover Conquer Your Stress cover Journey of Healing cover Conquer Your Stress at Work

Why you should hire Kathy:

As a triple Capricorn, Kathy is notoriously on time. That means early. And you know she won’t miss the conference because she had perfect attendance from first through 8th grade.

As a former actor and improvisation performer, Gruver is comfortable with every audience and infuses her talks with humor and a touch of personalization.

Kathy is tenacious. In first grade Kathy was the ‘headstand queen’; she just wouldn’t fall down. In fact, when the class was over she still hadn’t come down and the instructor had to pick her up and put her right side up again. She can still stand on her head to this day.

Kathy is flexible and easy to work with. As a trapeze artist you have to be.

Interesting facts:

Kathy was a grocery clerk, nanny, account exec, administrative assistant to the Vice President of an eco-resort company, a production manager and associate producer, an actor, an artist’s model, a magician's assistant, a pizza maker, a housekeeper, a massage therapist and hypnotherapist. She has married a dozen couples and has helped deliver 8 babies.

Gruver is a trapeze artist and hip hop dancer.

Kathy once performed gymnastics in a gorilla suit for a conference.

She is an only child but is very good at sharing (everything other than food).

Kathy, now a nutrition educator and anti GMO/no soda proponent was once a member of the Church of Mt. Dew.

Kathy has never had a cavity.

Huge football fan. Go Steelers!

Very very very Type A, but she can meditate. She’ll teach you how too.

Featured in Times Square

Dr. Gruver was honored and thrilled to be featured on a billboard in Times Square in June of 2014. It was a childhood dream that has been realized.

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