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About Me

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Hi! I’m Kimberly, and I’m so glad you’re here.  

 

I'm a mother, former educator, running enthusiast, and avid reader whose favorite role is that of “Moma” to my grandchildren, Jaxon and Dahlia. My children and grandchildren have always been the guiding force behind my personal motivation to be my best self.

 

In fact, my daughter and I created my business logo together. Orange is for ADD/ADHD awareness, green for mental health awareness, and blue for Autism awareness. The purple is added in because it's my favorite color while the elliptical shape is representative of movement: movement towards goals, advocacy, inclusivity, and belonging.

I spent over twenty years teaching students across every grade level and in every subject at one point or another, with the bulk of my career spent in the 6-12 grade settings. I specialized in teaching students who were neurodivergent, had mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges, and learning disabilities. I am now using that expertise as a transformational life coach for adults who are actively seeking to live to their full potential and experience success in their personal and professional lives. I help adults identify and achieve their college and career goals and develop their executive functioning and life balance acquisition skills.

I also use this experience to help businesses become more inclusive and productive. Just as I was a pro at creating school environments that were welcoming spaces where everyone (teachers, staff, and students alike!) felt empowered to succeed, I now do the same for workplaces. I am passionate about helping create positive cultures and climates that support all employees.  

For families, I take my decades of experience as a special education teacher and use it to help them ensure that their students are receiving the services and support they need to be successful in school. For parents trying to obtain services for their child, I help them navigate the maze that can be special education so that they understand their rights and responsibilities throughout the process. I ensure that parent voice is being included in that process, and I also review Individualized Education Plans to make sure that they are truly individualized to maximize student success. I also support families in the use of various positive parenting techniques so that they are confident in their ability to support their child's overall academic, social/emotional, and behavioral growth. 

 

My Background

 

I had an extremely difficult adolescence and left home at the age of 17. I wanted to use my experience to uplift others and share my story to show that our greatest struggles can lead to our greatest strengths. I knew I could make a difference and dedicated my career to helping others in a meaningful way. I first started out in a therapeutic residential treatment center for children and adolescents before moving on to a 20+ year career in education. During this time, I worked extensively to support Autistic individuals, people with mental illnesses, and neurodivergent folks on their journeys to their vision of success. 

The Realization 

 

As my former students began transitioning to the workforce, I realized that most employers didn't know how to adequately provide accommodations and support much less understood how to develop truly accessible organizations. Adults who struggle with using their executive functioning skills and/or other "non-visible" disabilities need to be seen as valuable members of the workforce who have much to contribute to their organizations and are able to do so when given the proper support and access. I want to ensure that employers understand ADA compliance is about so much more than creating physically accessible spaces.

 

At the same time that I was understanding workplaces were not the inclusive spaces they needed to be, I kept hearing from young adults (college students and professionals alike) that "adulting" was hard. The more I thought about this growing phenomenon, the more I understood that a primary cause for this struggle was an inability for individuals to harness their full potential within by identifying and utilizing the CEO of their brain - executive functioning skills! Since I am an expert at teaching people how to manage their executive functioning skills and build better life balance, I realized that this was an area where I could help.  

My Work

 

As an independent coach and consultant, I provide services in three distinct yet intrinsically connected areas: individual coaching, DEI consulting for businesses, and special education support and advocacy for families. I have extensive training in transformational coaching and also in leading diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

 

I offer various workshops in addition to group and individual coaching. All of my services can be provided either in-person, virtual, or hybrid.

I also currently write my own blog, which you can find here.

 

Contact me to learn if coaching is right for you, your family, or your organization.

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