“This above all: to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare

About Me


Kim Childs

Greetings! I’m a certified life and career coach specializing in Positive Psychology (aka the “science of happiness”), creativity and midlife transitions. I’m also a writer,  Kripalu yoga teacher, and facilitator of transformational workshops, including The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, I have additional training and certifications from Wholebeing Institute with Tal Ben-Shahar, Positive Acorn with Robert Biswas-Diener,  Deep River Facilitation with Abby Seixas, and the Coaches Training Institute. Prior to becoming a coach and teacher, I spent a decade reporting and producing in the National Public Radio system in New York and New Jersey. In 1999, life called me elsewhere, to live and train at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. It was the start of a career that fits me like a glove and makes my heart sing! Ready to go for your dreams, too? Please contact me for a complimentary coaching consultation! I see life and career coaching clients from all over the Boston area in my Arlington, MA, office and from around the world via phone or video chat.

I live in the Boston area and also spend time on Cape Cod, where I grew up. When I’m not working, I love to sing, chant, drum, travel and walk the Minuteman Bikeway. I’ve written for Chicken Soup for the Soul, Natural Awakenings magazine, Wholebeing Institute, Kripalu CenterGrub Street, and my own blog, A Pilgrim on the Path. I’ve also volunteered with South Sudanese Enrichment for Families, an organization that’s helped the “Lost Boys and Girls” of South Sudan to start new lives and families in the Boston area. As my teacher Swami Kripalu once said, “The whole world is one family.”

Sharing songs and love in South Africa

Singing jazz at the Tremont Temple in Boston

Singing jazz at the Tremont Temple

Kim and Majak

Me and Majak Buoi, a member of the Boston area South Sudanese community


Speaking and teaching are also my passions

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