Keystone Aspire

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About me

Hello, I’m Kathy Weston – academic, motivational speaker, wife and mother to two boys.

My aim is to help young people to flourish. Combining my passion for parenting with my extensive academic expertise, I am committed to giving schools and parents the practical tools they need to bridge the gap between educational and family life.

About Keystone Aspire

I firmly believe we should inspire young people to aim high. That is why I founded Keystone Aspire – to help aspirational teachers, parents, and young people to achieve their full potential. I do this by sharing relevant research on topics such as parental engagement and aspirational parenting, in a straightforward and thought-provoking way. I’m thrilled to already have helped countless people with my motivational talks, parenting course and 1:1 mentoring sessions.


My doctorate in criminology gives me a unique insight into psychology, sociology and medical anthropology, all of which underpin my work in parenting and behavioural change. Eight years as a research fellow within Higher Education has also developed my interest in parental engagement and its impact on children’s lives..not to mention my full-time job as a mum!

I’ve spent over half a decade co-producing a weekly radio show for parents on Radio Verulam 92.6FM, where I have been lucky enough to interview some of the biggest names in the world of education and parenting.

I am a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and am a trained Parentzone Digital parenting facilitator.

For booking enquiries and rates, please contact me on 07714 089 858.


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