Speaker and nonprofit strategist, Katie Blomquist uses her own success story as the founder of Going Places to teach others the how-to, to create their own nonprofit while also giving inspirational keynote speeches based on her journey.


Katie has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, ABC World News Tonight, Nightly News with Lester Holt, and many more. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Going Places and uses her incredible insight to help other leaders create an impact in their communities.  


Her own story began as a Title 1 elementary school teacher who believed all children have a fundamental right to joy. In the fall of 2016, Katie created an incredibly successful GoFundMe campaign to get all 650 underprivileged children in her school a new bike. The campaign went viral, leading her to raise over $80,000 in three months. Since that time, Going Places has provided over 1,500 children with a new custom bike, lock, and helmet.


Katie is passionate about helping others more effectively define their story and create a campaign that moves people to action and gets results. She thrives in an environment where she can use her story to inspire others to fulfill their own passions.