Kytka Hilmar-Jezek is the author of over twenty five books that have changed the way people think about parenting, education, entrepreneurship, and natural healing. Kytka is listed in the Revolution in Education Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Voluntary Work and the Presidential Awards for Community Work.
Her first book Reiki for Children came out in 2001 and remains the #1 bestselling book on Reiki for children worldwide. Practitioners the world over contact Kytka to tell her they use the book in teaching classes for kids.
Since Reiki for Children, Hilmar-Jezek has published three more healing books including Raw Food for Children, Eat the Light: The Raw Food Diet as a Spiritual Practice, The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Reiki, and The Rainbow Tower, a book explaining the Chakras to children.
She is passionate about education and has written School Sucks: How To Hack Your Child's Education by Unschooling and Saying 'No More' to School, 99 Questions and Answers About Unschooling and Born To Learn: Real World Learning Through Unschooling and Immersion. These books ignite a massive change in how we think about education, a fundamental shift in what it means to raise a child in the technological age.
Her Young Entrepreneur Series contains the most powerful form of inspiration -- quotations -- from leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world to inspire the next generation of thought leaders and game changers and includes Super Kids, Smart Kids, Strong Kids, Silly Kids, Savvy Kids, Secure Kids, Special Kids and Sure Kids.
Kytka's Waldorf Homeschool Series includes Waldorf Talk Books 1-6 and The Waldorf Community Exchange. This series challenges you to parent from your heart and do work that matters. These books are based on the Waldorf School model of pedagogy. The series also includes Waldorf Resolutions for the New Year: 10 New Year's Resolutions for a Waldorf Inspired Homeschooling Parent, The Waldorf Bread Book and The Ultimate Waldorf Resource Guide as well as a Spanish language book, Pegagogia Waldorf.
She also wrote Book Power: A Platform for Writing, Branding, Positioning & Publishing to help business owners, young entrepreneurs, thought leaders as well as ordinary people write and publish their books and make a difference while earning residual royalty incomes. She teaches writing and publishing to youth and senior groups all over the country and works one on one with entrepreneurs on getting seen and recognized for success.
In addition to her writing and speaking, Kytka has worked alongside numerous midwives and Dr. Paul Fleiss as a Certified Childbirth Educator, Labor Assistant and Birth Advocate. Kytka is also a Dr. of Naturopathy, Ordained Minister, Reverend, S.O.U.L. Clinic Counselor and Doctor of Philosophy in Religion. She was founder and CEO of Hedgehog Farms, Enchanted Fairy Dreams, W.I.S.H. (Waldorf Inspired Students at Home), the Hip Hammock (baby carrier), Waldorf Homeschoolers, The Waldorf Community Exchange and sat on the Advisory Board and as a Trustee at Three Cedars Waldorf School where she was one of the founding parents.
As far as the proof being in the pudding, Kytka's 3 children stand on their own as young entrepreneurs and leaders. Her son Zack is an NLP Master Practitioner and a Global Youth Leadership graduate. He's spoken at unschooling conferences and has authored 5 books. Daughter Zanna heads up the publishing company and has built over 100+ websites in addition to authoring 3 books. Youngest Zynnia is a firecracker! She's been selling her own online products since the age of 9 and has spoken at events like Marketing Mayhem, The Coolest Marketing Event Ever and Awesomeness Fest. She's met and worked with some of the top thought leaders and marketers today and now works alongside her mom and sister at their publishing company. All three wonderfully unschooled and an example of what children free to do as they want to do can accomplish.
Kytka Hilmar-Jezek does not fail to educate, inspire, and provoke her readers. She continues to add interesting books that do a good job of bringing up controversial and thought-provoking subjects relating to health & wellness, parenting, spirituality, and education.
Kytka is the founder and CEO of Distinct Press, Legacy Book Press and Romantic Fiction Press, three publishing houses she founded to publish and promote books in multiple genres and across different platforms. When she is not busy globe-trotting and writing with her children, she enjoys preserving old photographs for The Photo Vault.