About the Authors


Jami Kirkbride

Jami Kirkbride is a speaker, author, professional counselor, parenting coach, and personality trainer. Jami is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Speaker, Author and Certified Personality Trainer. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.  For over 12 years, she has had numerous opportunities to educate and inspire moms. In addition to co-authoring The You Zoo, she has been a contributing author to six books, including Laundry Tales, Pearl Girls, and Mommy Diaries. Her work has been featured on CBN.com, Focus on the Family’s Focus on Your Child, MOPS International and MOMSense radio, and ChannelMom.com.

Jami and her husband Jeff are nestled on a quiet prairie with their seven children, Taylor, Carter, Jackson, Savannah, Jayden, Grayson, and Bennett. Their home is rarely quiet, except in the wee hours which are sometimes the best time to think and create. And there is never a dull moment, as someone is always up to some sort of mischief or needing redirection! The days aren’t always easy, but choosing joy is a common practice in this house.

When Jami is not knee-deep in parenting issues, she finds time to help others improve their relationships, gain new perspectives, and make the most of life’s opportunities. Jami has created the go to resource for parents the class Learning the Language of Your Child’s Heart in which The You Zoo is the companion resource. It is best described as the instruction manual for parenting! The Parenting with Personality Seminars she conducts help parents feel refreshed, equipped, and eager to parent in positive and purposeful ways. Her colorful examples, practical tools, and relatable style enable others to appreciate personality differences and improve relationships.

You can read more about Jami and hear her on the radio at ParentingWithPersonality.com

Are you looking for a rejuvenated approach to parenting? Jami can help you gain a healthy perspective on individual differences, develop positive communication, and build relationships that are life-changing. She will help couples, families, work places, community groups, and individuals through: 

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   Kathryn Robbins

Kathryn Robbins is a Certified Life Coach, Personality Trainer, Speaker, and author who loves empowering people by helping them unlock their potential through understanding their natural personality’s strengths, struggles and emotional needs.

Kathryn is the President of Personality Principles LLC. She has helped incorporate the idea of understanding personality tendencies into numerous types of professions such as teaching, coaching, counseling, sales,and management through workshops and seminars, online training, keynote speaking and coaching.  

As the young mother of five sons, Kathryn prayed for tools to help raise her sons, better her marriage, and overcome her personal struggles. Her prayer was answered when she listened to a recording by Florence Littauer explaining personality types. Kathryn applied the information to her life and later received training from Florence, which lead to becoming the Director of The Personalities for CLASServices for several years. Kathryn is a contributing author to Wired That Way.

Minnesota is “home,” but she lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband Steve and three of their five sons. She is grandma to one darling granddaughter (finally a girl!) who loves all things bright and shiny.

The You Zoo and Medley Press