About Kimberly

Professional Training, “Real” Life Experience

As a Certified Professional Co-active Coach, I bring professional training, research backed practices, and real life experience to share with you.  I completed my coach training and certification through Coaches Training Institute (CTI), a globally recognized leader in coach training for over 30 years.  I am accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF),  adhering to their rigorous standards of ethical professional conduct and ongoing professional training.  My coaching specialties include leadership training for parents, and work-life balance, including career transitions.

As a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, I train therapists, social workers, psychologists, school personnel and others who work with children and families.  I’ve trained extensively with Positive Discipline authors Jane Nelsen, Ed. D. and Lynn Lott, M.A., M.F.T., and present at the Positive Discipline Association’s national conferences in San Diego, CA.  I am also a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator.

My coaching methodology is informed by research-based best practices from the fields of psychology, education, and neuroscience.  In addition to the Adlerian-based Positive Discipline focus, I encourage and support clients in the practice of science-based mindfulness and Compassion Cultivation Training.

My professional background includes a decade of corporate banking experience, giving me a love for quantifiable results, and an understanding of the challenges inherent in navigating professional demands while balancing the responsibilities of a busy home life with young children.

As a parent of a strong-willed child, I struggled with discipline early on.  It seemed we were soon caught in daily power struggles, and it became clear that we were both losing.  I was introduced to the Adlerian-based Positive Discipline philosophy by the head of a Montessori school in 2004.  When I attended a Positive Discipline parenting class, and began to experiment with some of the tools, I started to make immediate progress (in spite of doing it imperfectly!).  After experiencing the impact of coaching through my relationship with a Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and mentor, I found it so impactful that I decided to train and become certified as a Professional Co-Active Coach.  I have been a contributor to Parenting on The Peninsula Magazine since 2010, and write a monthly column.   In my free time, I enjoy learning, nature, time with family, tutoring elementary and middle school students, and imagining the day I can touch my nose to my knees in yoga class.