Kathy Zant On Stage

I am a hacker

I am here to empower your audience.

I have been sharing stories of empowerment for both technical and general audiences for decades.

As a recognized expert in security, web development, WordPress, marketing, copywriting, and media production, I bring education, information, and inspiration to technical and non-technical audiences.

Speaker Inquiry

If you’ve got an aligned stage or speaking opportunity that you think I’m the right fit for, let’s start the conversation.


  • Why Hackers Target Small Businesses (and what you can do about it)
  • Passwords are Broken, Passkeys will Save Us
  • You’re Hacked. Now What?
  • 4 Ways to Keep your Site Safe
  • Evaluating Software: The Formula for Choosing the Right Basket for your Data

Marketing & eCommerce

  • Conversion Rate Optimization: From Shopper to Sold
  • Landing Page Launchpad: Make Your Pages Sell
  • 6 Proven Ways to Make More Money Online
  • Mastering Video: Avoid the Pitfall of Audience Disengagement
  • Driving Growth by Engaging Community


  • Healthy Boundaries, Happy Clients: You Can (and Should) Have Both
  • The Balanced Business: Processes to Prevent Burnout
  • Continuous Client Relationships: Strategies for Successful Partnerships
  • Recurring Revenue: Flatten Your Revenue Rollercoaster
  • Building a Proactive Team Culture: Encouraging Initiative and Innovation

Mindset & Success

  • The Hacker Mindset: How Defeating Hackers Taught Me to Innovate
  • Thriving in Uncertain Times: Creating Security Through Technology
  • Escaping Emotional Exhaustion
  • Reactive vs Proactive: 7 Steps to Shift Your Approach to Life
  • Turning Tragedy into Triumph: Key Lessons from Stroke Recovery

Emerging Technologies

  • Rebooting Minds: The Transformative Influence of AI on Human Creativity
  • Chain Reaction: How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain are Redefining Transactions
  • The Secret to Building a Business on Platform-Based Community

Events Where I’ve Presented

I’ve spoken at dozens of WordPress meetups, WordCamps, and other events, but here are some highlights.

  • WordCamp Phoenix 2024: The 2024 Remote Work Survival Guide
  • WordCamp Phoenix 2023: Passwords are Broken, Passkeys are Coming to Save Us
  • WordCamp US 2019: The Hacker Mindset (video)
  • WooSesh 2021: 6 Proven Ways to Make More Money with WooCommerce
  • WordCamp Rochester Keynote October 2020 – Thriving in Uncertain Times, Finding Security through WordPress (video)
  • WordFest 2022: Overcoming Adversity
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I learned a lot!
Really enjoyed your presentation style. You were full of information, yet made it undaunting. Thanks!
Marty M.
Focus on action.
I loved that your presentation gave me a list of things I can do right now to achieve my goals. I learned things I didn’t expect to learn, but I am glad I did. Thanks for making it fun.
Rachel B.
I learned so much.
Kathy knows her stuff! Great presentation and so much fun.
Tina C.
I learned so much.
Kathy Zant’s presentation at WordCamp Phoenix 2023 was, like all of her presentations, very edifying and very fun. How great that WPSCV gets to enjoy it in a smaller setting.
Ron A.

Why Kathy Zant?

When Kathy Zant takes the stage, you can trust that your audience will leave the room inspired, entertained, and informed.

Kathy meets her audience where they are and takes them on a journey of upliftment, inspiration, and empowerment.

No matter how technical (or not), every audience member gets clear takeaways to take the next step to better security decisions, better marketing strategies, and clear processes for success.

With over 20 years as a security professional, web developer, marketer and speaker, Kathy shares stories we can all learn from. Kathy weaves these experiences into fun and impactful lessons that inspire audiences to expand beyond their current worldview into an empowered mindset to bring playfulness, innovation, and a lot more fun into their lives.

No matter the setting, platform, or size of audience, Kathy can not only read a room, but she can also intuitively & confidently lead a room to successful outcomes.

Her energy is contagious, her presence is powerful, and she is authentic, honest and approachable.