"Kimberly believes in possibilities, imagines wildly, and is solidly grounded. She completely walks her talk. Coaching with her helped me to grow into my very best self, beyond my own imaginings."
Hi, it's Kimberly! I'm so pleased to meet you. 🙂
Growing up in Minnesota, I didn’t have any idea what my genius was or that I should be looking for it. I was coasting, vaguely dissatisfied, and not even asking myself the right questions.
After I graduated from college, I joined the Peace Corps. For two years, I lived in the rainforest with no electricity and only cold running water. No Internet. Six weeks between a letter home and a return letter. Lots of time to listen.
In addition to gathering a team and producing the curriculum for training teachers nationwide, I learned how to salsa and started to practice mindfulness and meditation. I also started traveling to spend time with the tribes deep in the rainforest. On one of those trips I had a vision and an epiphany about who I was — and who I could become.
The rainforest was more than just where I learned to meditate. It revealed my genius and put me on the path to becoming a coach.
I'm known for finesse, determination, and grit.
I launched my private practice as a single mom, and within a short time had a full caseload of clients. Although in one way I was successful, I quickly realized that if I got sick or a client canceled, or my son got sick and I couldn’t work that my income level would tank. As the sole provider for the two of us, this was not acceptable. So in 2007, I started to explore the world of internet marketing in my effort to learn how to leverage myself and grow a business that would give me better work-life balance and financial security.
Growing as a coach and sole proprietor gave me the ability to support us financially while allowing me to be present to raise my son in a way we both loved. I was able to pick him up after school and he never had to go to day care. Living my dream as a coach also made me a better mom and a better human being.
I am passionate about helping coaches become excellent. I’m known as a free-spirited, rare combination of savvy business smarts, artistic sensibility, intuition, practicality, and entrepreneurial drive. You can find me volunteering my time as the Founder and Executive Director of California Coaches, the only independent, nonprofit association for professional coaches in California.
The coaching industry is an amazing place to be, and coaching is the most potent tool for transformation that I’ve experienced. I’ve seen coaching transform the lives and businesses of people who could not make progress in any other way. Now more than ever, the world needs more great and successful coaches!