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Hi! I’m Kim, and I’m a Life Purpose Coach. 

I coach people who have an unquenchable desire to see what amazing changes they can make in their lives by revealing their authentic, essential, creative selves to the world—and to themselves.

I coach people who want to stand in the world with strength and confidence, knowing who they are. People who know what they were born to do, and who are ready to do it. 

I coach people who are driven to live more fully and more in keeping with their dearest values. I coach change makers and creatives, misfits and innovators. 

I’m also a small business consultant. 

I help small business owners back up and see the big picture. Having been in the trenches of small business ownership, I know it’s easy to lose sight of the forest because you’re hyper-focused on the (important! crucial!) details of a single tree. (Or leaf.) If you’re finding that you’re running your business at the expense of doing business, I can help. 

I also work with people who are in the planning phase of creating a new business. People who are at the beginning of their journey, who are longing for some support and perspective. People with ideas, who need some time and room to explore. 

Are you ready to explore what’s next for you?


Let's talk results

"I was ready to start a business, but I was stuck circling trying to figure out all the answers.  When I met Kim, I was flailing, trying to figure out how to start a creative business with the overwhelm of having no idea where or how to start. She gave me the permission I needed to stop over thinking and start doing. Kim helped me get unstuck by walking me through exercises to discover my ideal client and business model.  She helped me kick my people pleasing tendencies with tough assignments so I could get to the bottom of what I wanted to pursue. Kim provided a supportive environment where I felt safe to share what I felt. She gave me the gentle encouragement I needed with a tough love attitude." - A happy client in the Midwest

"Kim has been incredibly helpful at guiding me toward insights that are right in front of me but I've been missing. This is particularly true when I've needed to a see my job and what I want out of my career from a different perspective. Her unique style, as well as her use of creative fun games, has helped me think through what I really want and challenged me to take action in areas of my life where I've been a bit stuck. I always come away from a session with Kim feeling motivated and and empowered with tools to take on the somewhat scary challenges and opportunities in my life." - Sonia in DC


Coming in 2018: Four & Twenty Blackbirds Retreats
Bread Baking — Journaling — Coaching
Location TBA

Get ready to join me for three days of baking, reflection, writing and coaching. Let the process of baking bread guide you as you spend a quiet long weekend looking inward and letting a traditional skill lead you closer to your life's purpose. 

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