"25 years in education, and I've never had anyone ask how I'm feeling or what I need.

Thank you, Katie."

Meet Katie Quick (she/her)

M.A. Counseling - Northwestern University

B.S. Education - Illinois State University

  • Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Classroom Teacher

  • Social-Emotional Learning Specialist

  • National Speaker

  • 16 Years in Education

Professional Experience

  • Licensed Professional Counselor & Life Coach

    • M.A. in Counseling from Northwestern University

    • Life Coach Training with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). 

    • Providing mental health counseling and life coaching services to children and adults since 2014.

    • Inner Life Psychological Services - Licensed Professional Counselor

    • San Diego Center for Children - Mental Health Counselor

    • Rincon Family Services- Mental Health Counselor

    • SPARCS Trauma Group Counseling facilitator in CPS. 

    • Created and implemented music coaching program for kids.

    • Northwestern Capstone Presentation: "Preventing Teacher Turnover: Providing Mental Health Training and Services to Urban School Teachers." 

  • Teacher / Education

    • B.S. in Education from Illinois State University

    • Over a decade of classroom experience teaching in Chicago Public Schools

    • Subjects: Social-Emotional Learning, Music, Language Arts, Science, Math. 

    • Grades: preschool through 8th. 

    • Created and implemented a social-emotional learning curriculum to 900 students weekly. 

    • Restorative Practices Discipline Lead; BHT, MTSS Team

    • Social-Emotional Learning Specialist - Adams 12 District, CO


  • Motivational Speaker / Founder of The Fingertips Program

    • Founder and Executive Director of The Fingertips Program since 2009. 

    • Created and implemented a signature SEL assembly combining live music and motivational speaking. 

    • Presented to thousands of students in grades K-12 across the nation. 

    • Created and delivered professional developments, workshops, and keynote presentations. 

  • Award-winning Singer/Songwriter

    • Self-produced 3 full-length albums to rave reviews. 

    • Appeared on the Katie Couric Show on ABC, in addition to hundreds of other media outlets. 

    • Appearance on Broadway in Rock of Ages. 

    • Album of the Year Nomination - The Independent Music Awards. 

    • Winner, Song of the Year - John Lennon Songwriting Competition.

    • Opening act for Peter Frampton and other notable acts. ​


  • Philanthropy

    • Polaris LGBTQ Inpatient Mental Health Program: Community Board Member.

    • The KEYS Program - volunteer musician.