The name of my coaching business comes from a powerful dream I once had about courage and taking risks. Read the story here and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions.

Take the Leap Coaching

“I went in hoping for career guidance and never expected to learn so much about myself and develop so many valuable interpersonal skills.” – Jaimee S.taketheleaplogo

“I felt absolutely motivated after each of our coaching sessions, and made changes that I truly never thought were possible.” – Eric V.

  • Craving – or facing – change in your life or career?
  • Feeling stuck, overwhelmed or unclear about how to move forward?
  • Need help clarifying desires and goals, taking inspired action and staying on track with accountability and tailored support and resources?GetAttachment.aspx

If so, you could benefit from a coach!
Coaching is a collaborative process in which I help you clarify your desires, strengths, resources and inspired actions to make the changes you seek. Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote, “At the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” My job as a Certified Positive Psychology Life and Career Coach is to help you access your truth, be a “thought partner” as you brainstorm and strategize, help you transform limiting stories, hold you accountable to the actionCIPP badges you decide to take, support you on the journey with tailored resources, and celebrate your triumphs. You can learn more about the coaching process here. I, myself, have always taken the leap to follow my heart in the direction of what promised greater fulfillment, and I’ve been helping others do the same since 2001!

Hours and Options for Working Together
I offer coaching packages of 6 sessions (3 months) or 12 sessions (6 months). Sessions are 50 minutes long, and I meet with clients on the hour at my office in Arlington, MA, or via telephone and Skype from anywhere on:

My cozy office

Tues./Wed. from 10am-7pm (in my Arlington office or via phone or Skype)
Thur. from 10am-7pm (via phone or Skype)
Fri. from 10am-4pm
(via phone or Skype)
Intrigued? Please contact me to schedule a free consultation and explore whether my coaching style is right for you. Prefer to work in a group? Check out my workshops here.

I look forward to hearing from you! Meanwhile, here’s what some of my clients say:

I met with Kim after I was devastated by the loss of a job. Not only did she help me to keep moving through the process of assessing my career and taking the next steps, but she also helped me examine my strengths and weaknesses in order to foster personal growth. Kim had a wonderful mix of honesty, accountability, compassion and support, and she encouraged self-care, which resulted in a newly discovered love of drawing! I went in hoping for career guidance and never expected to learn so much about myself or develop so many valuable interpersonal skills. Kim’s a phenomenal coach!” – Jaimee S.

“I felt absolutely motivated after each of our coaching sessions, and made changes that I truly never thought were possible.” – Eric V.

“Kim and I started with organization and I knocked off projects that were hanging over my head for years. We worked on improving my family relationships and I experienced a great deal of personal growth with the coaching assignments. I am very satisfied with the results – my personal life has improved, my house is neater and I even got a better job!” – Nancy N.

“I was inspired to work with Kim because of a post she wrote about how what she enjoyed when she was young became a guide to doing the work she enjoys now. Through her excellent listening skills and guiding questions, Kim helped me identify skills I like using that I can use in and outside of work. Kim also has an uncanny way of pointing me toward just the right resources for inspiration.” – Peter H.

“At a point in my life where I was looking to find myself again — not as a mom or wife, but as my own person — Kim helped me redirect my thoughts and find ways to make myself happy. I loved the way she would stop me when I’d go on and on with my stories and say, ‘Let’s focus on you…What can you do? What can you change?’ She helped me realize that I was in charge of my own happiness and shared tools that I needed to get to a happier place. I’m still a work in progress, but so glad for Kim’s help along the way.” – Kibibi R.

“I reached out to Kim during a job search, when I found myself procrastinating. During our meetings, we organized our time according to what I wanted to accomplish, and Kim kept me focused when I bounced from one idea to another. I also needed deadlines, and we made them. In between sessions, Kim supplied positive encouragement to keep me moving forward. Once she even gave me a mystery box to open when I ‘needed a lift.’ I can’t tell you what was in that box, but it made me laugh, and laughing is so important during transition!” – Meg Weed, artist and architect

“I felt heard and understood by Kim, and most importantly motivated by the positive energy she exuded…she offered a balance of thoughtful questions that helped me focus, and compassion about my present situation. Kim seemed to understand my blocks and disappointments and see my creative, resilient spirit.” – N.D., artist and teacher

“I hired Kim to be my life coach when I needed to create clarity in my personal and professional life. After our first conversation, I had a good feeling about her skills and approach. I, myself, am a life coach and I wanted to work with someone who was professionally talented and thinks outside of the box. Today I can say that not only do I have more clarity in my private and professional life, but so many amazing opportunities have sprouted as a result with working with Kim. I will always be grateful for her guidance, her presence during the ups and downs of my journey, and for all the successes I am celebrating today!” – M.N.

I found Kim during a search for a life coach at a time when I was stuck in several aspects of my life. She listened with acuity to my story and was immediately on my side. She was instrumental in helping me cut through the inertia that was holding me back and, through gentle and insightful probing, Kim enabled me to prioritize my goals and take positive action. She supplies thorough notes on each coaching session with helpful motivational assignments. Her support and encouragement is a real gift and she has really made a difference in my life.” – Jan Powell, artist/educator

“I took Kim’s workshop on The Artist Way last year to help me to return to writing poetry regularly. Kim masterfully moved the group through the course, and I later hired her to coach me individually. I find her a perceptive listener. Kim challenges me through my resistance and I find her notes at the end of our sessions helpful. I am now writing poetry on a regular basis.” – Walter Bacigalupo

Kim’s coaching combines three elements that I highly value: directness, compassion and humor. Her ability to hear me accurately and draw out insights and additional perspectives was exceptional. Kim’s occasional follow through with ‘tidbits of interest’ was also great, not only because they were pertinent to  what I was working on, but because they allowed me to stay connected in between  sessions, which felt like real support. Kim was always present and authentically herself–never advising, but helping me to uncover new and helpful questions, ideas and insights.
Amy Kosh, career/life coach, educator and artist

In times of personal soul-searching and career exploration, it’s easy to become discouraged and confused. Kim invited me to see things from a more centered, positive and promising perspective. When I found myself at an impasse, she helped me to break things down into not-so-insurmountable issues and overcome real and self-imposed obstacles. Together we crafted a plan of action to help me believe in myself, find my own drive, and take the necessary steps toward the fulfillment of my dreams and aspirations. Kim was also a source of contagious positive energy and inspiration, and a motivational life coach who always rooted for me to be my most authentic, confident, expressive self.” –Roberta J.

I wanted to work with Kim because her blogs were so helpful to me, especially her own story of transformation. It’s so helpful to hear firsthand from someone who’s been through it, a fellow traveler who can clearly explain tools for navigating life’s challenges, inspiring a love of life’s delights and being kind to oneself despite the mind’s tendency for debilitating self-criticism. During a coaching call, Kim dispelled my nervousness and I felt safe and empowered to design the call. Kim’s sense of humor, soothing voice and focused listening made me feel heard and held in loving hands. She suggested resources, which I tried and found so helpful. I can’t say enough about Kim’s talent as a gifted coach.” – Sarah O.

“When I felt stuck in my life, Kim was a wonderful, empathic listener and her questions helped clarify my thinking. She was also practical, giving me assignments that honored both where I felt I was and where I wanted to be. I love to garden, and the best analogy I can offer is that these assignments and Kim’s attentive listening loosened the soil in my mind and heart.  Anais Nin wrote: ‘There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.’ With Kim’s help, I felt encouraged to take the risk to bloom.” – Lucy Graves

My life and career coaching clients hail from Arlington, Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, Lexington, Somerville, Winchester, Cambridge and many other towns and cities in the Boston, MA,  area, and from all around the world via phone or Skype. For a little self-coaching, try “The Miracle Question,” a three-minute audio experience on my home page, bottom left side, or click here.