My passion for elevating women's voices has taken many pathways.
I hold degrees in Psychology from Indiana University and Visual Communications from Ivy Tech State College, Columbus. I have also completed Graduate work in Counseling, and several certification programs and intensive writing workshops. I bring over 20 years of experience as a marketing communications and design professional, serving corporations, small businesses, and solopreneurs across the globe. My employers and clients include Sunrise Greetings, Cummins, Inc., Cook Medical, Indiana University, the Caribbean Environment Programme, and the International Seabed Authority.
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Ivy Tech School of Visual Communications, Columbus, IN
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COACHING AND FACILITATION CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified Facilitator, Women Writing for (a) Change®
I am a certified graduate of the 2009 Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy, a program of Women Writing for (a) Change®, an organization founded in Cincinnati, OH. Many of my teaching/facilitation methods stem from my training in Cincinnati and my continued connection with the Bloomington, Indiana affiliate school, led by Beth Lodge-Rigal. More can be learned about this leadership community by reading Women Writing for (a) Change: a Guide for Creative Transformation by Mary Pierce Brosmer, or by visiting www.womenwriting.org.
Certified Kaizen-Muse™ Creativity Coach
I am a certified graduate of the Spring 2014 cohort of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach Training, a program developed by creativity coaching pioneer and author Jill Badonsky, M.Ed., with dynamic concepts researched by UCLA psychologist, author and international seminar leader, Dr. Robert Maurer. Learn more at www.kaizenmuse.com.
Certified Facilitator, Kaizen-Muse™ Modern Day Muse Groups
I earned my Modern Day Muse Group Facilitator certification in 2015. This program is based on the book, The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration by Jill Badonsky. This training teaches the art of running enjoyable and profound creativity workshops while taking each trainee deeper into her own creative process. Learn more >
Certified Kaizen-Muse Infused (KMI) Master Mind™ Facilitator
I'm a graduate of the premier KMI Mastermind™ Facilitator certification program (2015). Based on the principles of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching, this program was created by Kaizen-Muse Master Coaches Kathy Kane and Mary McDowall. Training focuses on how to create and facilitate imaginative and innovative master mind groups for creative thinkers. Learn more >
Advanced Creativity Coaching Training
In 2013, I completed introductory and advanced training programs with author and psychologist Dr. Eric Maisel, widely regarded as America’s foremost creativity coach.
Hay House Writers Conference
In 2012, I attended this workshop presented by Hay House featuring Cheryl Richardson and Reid Tracy in Asheville, NC.
I am committed to learning and growing my business so I can best serve my clients. I continue to invest in my skills through active membership in learning communities and working with fantastic entrepreneurial mentors.
Kim in the media!
Books, essays, and articles:
• Author of memoir, What I Gave to the Fire
• Published award-winning essay in The Moment I Knew: Reflections From Women on Life’s Turning Points
• Published essay in Women with Wings
• Former columnist for the Herald-Times newspaper
• Guest blog for Alchemy + Aim about storytelling for business
• Guest blog for The Higgins Creative about holding space and showing up
Creative Soul Mamas podcast:
"The Secret to Storytelling in Your Business"
Inspired Women podcast:
Pregnancy Loss Journey podcast:
"What I Gave to the Fire"