Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas Legacy Award

The Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas Legacy Award, created by her friends and first launched by YourNexStage and other veteran serving organizations in 2021, will be awarded annually to an individual who goes above and beyond to help women veterans.

Dr. Kate has certainly done this! In addition to her books*, TEDx talks, and research on women veterans, Dr. Kate’s very public fight to have her toxic exposure-induced breast cancer recognized as service-connected has dramatically called attention to the impact of toxic exposure on women veterans. Dr. Kate’s public and very candid advocacy at the national level has made it much more likely for future women veterans to qualify for service-connected VBA benefits. Dr. Kate’s life and passion will have lasting impacts on veterans and their families – her Legacy of hope.

If you’re interested in performance optimization, mental fitness matters. You can train your mind to be resilient. Dr. Kate offers practical insights into how to be mentally fit, manage stress, and become better professionals, partners, and parents.

What can a U.S. Marine veteran officer and behavioral health researcher teach you about success? Plenty. Enjoy leadership training blended with holistic health and wellness practices, personal growth tactics, and mindfulness therapies.

What does it mean to thrive through cancer treatment? Discover the common sense connections between resilient practices while ill and positive outcomes, and learn how to build practical resilience for the toughest diagnoses.

Dr. Kate’s unique background enables her to communicate credibly with a variety of audiences. She is a college professor and professional speaker who loves merging engaging stories with hard science.

Dr Kate Thomas

“I find the notion that resilience can be
trained, taught, and tested for incredibly

Dr. Kate teaching

About Dr. Kate’s Books.

Dr. Kate is the author of several books focused on evidence-based mental fitness and peak performance.

“Leaders have a responsibility to inspire.”

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