"Kim has been a tremendous support to me in my organizational leadership and management. She has helped me ground in my values, make sense of challenges, and try on new behaviors. I experience her coaching as loving accountability – asking tough questions and holding a mirror up so I can see a fuller picture – in service to how I strive to show up as a leader. Through our coaching, I’m become more attuned to my default patterns and able to step back, look freshly and make purposeful decisions."
"I have worked with many consultants over the years, and I can unequivocally say that Kim is one of the best. I loved how she was able to drive everyone along the process to our final goal (in our case, it was a Strategic Plan). She brought everyone along, listening to us deeply and centering our mission, vision, and values. The meetings and the retreat that she facilitated felt very productive use of our time. She was always on top of the project. Unlike many other consultants, with Kim, I felt like I always knew what our next steps were, and I could rest assured that those would get done in time."
"I am deeply grateful for my coaching sessions with Kim! Through a series of reflective tasks and discussions, Kim facilitated a process grounded in trust that was both challenging and supportive. With her guidance, I dedicated time to look more deeply at my values and align them with my goals and potential pathways. Kim has been instrumental in helping me hold the big vision throughout the process while naming tangible next steps; often serving as my accountability buddy along the way. Thank you, Kim!"
“As the sole employee of my organization – and lacking in any formal nonprofit management training – when Kim started coaching me, I was feeling overwhelmed and suffering from imposter’s syndrome. In just a few short weeks, thanks to her extensive knowledge of and experience with nonprofits, Kim gave me the (figurative) ‘permission’ I needed to seek support from my Board of Trustees and our stakeholders, and loaded me with strategies to ensure that becomes a reality. She also instilled in me a professional confidence that I’m not sure months or even years of education could have. Kim is more than a coach. She is part therapist, part cheerleader, and part nonprofit expert. This is by far the best one-on-one professional development I have ever received. I look forward to more opportunities to work with Kim in the future."
"Over the last two years, I’ve undergone a transition from desiring to become an Executive Director to getting the role. Through that entire transition as a leader and professional, Kim has been coaching me on understanding and unlocking my own approach to leadership and pushing me towards my best decision-making. What I value in our time together is that it has helped me get clear on what I need to do in any given situation and how I continue to prioritize my time, attention, and energy. I have shifted to an explicit values-based approach to leading my team and have been transparent with my team about the work I am continuing to do on myself as a leader. Kim has been a thought partner and accountability partner on many topics, including equity in the workplace."
"I highly recommend Kim as a coach. She has been a powerful champion and thought partner for me as I faced my own inner critic and habitual mindsets; and helped me to develop new, creative and embodied approaches to my work and relationships. Kim has been able to remind me of the best parts of myself, and do so with deep caring, humor and consistency. Kim is the real deal!"
“I have had the great pleasure to work with Kim in several roles, including her role as EarthCorps Board President. Kim is an exceptionally thoughtful, diligent, and committed leader. She is an outstanding ambassador and skilled facilitator. Kim is everything I could ask for in a board member and in a board president. I would recommend Kim without hesitation as a consultant or staff person for any organization.”
"We are so grateful that Kim facilitated such a meaningful and thought-provoking retreat! She helped us set up a task force made up of staff and board members to co-create the retreat agenda. This created a sense of shared responsibility, strengthened alignment between board and staff, and enabled us to come up with an agenda that contained a healthy mix of ‘here and now’ matters as well as important questions to consider while planning the future. Throughout the day, Kim kept the engagement high and guided the activities with candor and enthusiasm. Because of Kim’s leadership we were able to tackle some big questions and work through speed bumps in a productive and respectful way. We especially appreciated Kim’s commitment to naming power and her spirit of co-creation, it always felt that equity and inclusivity were at the heart of Kim’s work. We would love to work with Kim again."
"I feel more human and alive through this process. Half of thinking about or looking for a job is potentially cerebral – moving from website to website, interfacing with a computer, poring over documents, etc. – I will certainly need to engage on this level, although the work we’re doing now seems to be filling a reservoir to fuel what could be a lengthy journey.”
"Coaching with Kim has been one of the most positive transformative experiences that I’ve ever had. In all honesty, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I signed up with her. I had no idea what coaching really was. But I was at an uncertain time in my life and I knew I needed to talk to someone about what I was going through. Through our discussions, Kim helped me rediscover myself and what was important to me. I fostered a stronger sense of self, developed more confidence and trust in myself, and gained clarity on how to continue to work on myself. I am happy to say that I feel liberated of excess baggage and, ultimately, feel much more clear-headed, stronger, and balanced.”
"Kim combines sophisticated facilitation, training, education, and organization development skills and knowledge with an ability to quickly assess situations and help organizations and leaders move toward action. Her warm personality and humor make her a joy to work with.”
“Kim has been a great partner to Washington Nonprofits. She stepped in to lead our Strategic Planning in Nonprofits (SPiN) program, facilitating training and a cohort program for a group of nonprofits to walk through the strategic planning process together. In addition, we asked Kim to help facilitate our board planning retreat. She did a great job helping us to come to consensus on our mission and vision.”
"Kim has a great sense of humor and knows how to use it. She doesn't shy away from the difficult conversations or emotions, which has been so helpful to our group. Kim knows how to guide the conversation, include others, and drop incredible insight."