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Facing or craving 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?

If so, I may be able to help!
Coaching is a collaborative process in which I help you clarify your desires, strengths, resources (inner and outer), 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 Life and Career Coach specializing in Positive Psychology (learn more here), creativity, soulful living and midlife transitions is to help you remember and access that truth, be a “thought partner” as you brainstorm and strategize, help you transform limiting stories and beliefs, hold you accountable to the actions 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 2002!

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, and Deep River Facilitation with Abby Seixas. Since 2020, I’ve added energy healing techniques to my coaching as a graduate of the Tollera Energy Mastery System and practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, aka “tapping”). My coaching is also informed by the powerful work of Mama Gena and her School of Womanly Arts.

Hours and Options for Working Together
I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation or a paid 1-hour sample coaching session/consult to see if we’re a good fit, and my coaching package consists of 6 sessions spread over 3 months. The investment is similar to the cost of out-of-pocket therapy and bodywork, and clients who complete a package and wish to continue pay a reduced fee for additional sessions. Coaching sessions are 1 hour long, and I meet with clients in my Arlington, MA office or via Zoom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11am-7pm and Fridays from 1-4pm.

Intrigued? Please contact me to schedule a consultation and explore whether my coaching style is right for you. For a little self-coaching, try any Positive Psychology exercise featured here. I look forward to hearing from you!

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 area, and from all around the world via video.

Kim Childs
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  • I went in hoping for career guidance and never expected to also learn so much about myself and develop so many valuable interpersonal skills with Kim’s help.

    - Jaimee S.

  • I felt absolutely motivated after each of our coaching sessions, and made changes that I truly never thought were possible.

    - Eric V.

  • When 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.

    - Kibibi R

  • I’m grateful to Kim for reconnecting me with myself, asking me to listen deeply to my real desires, and encouraging me to pursue them. I’m very excited for the future!

    - M. Schuler

  • I experienced a great deal of personal growth with Kim’s coaching assignments and I’m very satisfied with the results. My personal life has improved, my house is neater and I even got a better job!

    - Nancy N.

  • Working with Kim was an amazing few months of learning, and then applying what I learned, to see results I had only hoped for!

    - Christiana S.

  • With Kim’s help, I learned how to schedule in time for myself and my projects and, more importantly, how to commit to it, show up for it, and act on it!

    - Devlin O.

  • Kim’s coaching was extremely helpful during my career transition. She asked great questions, directed me to helpful resources, and bolstered my confidence by helping me understand my own strengths.

    - John M.

  • Kim helps clients figure out what’s blocking them and offers effective strategies to move forward. I came away with tools to reach my immediate goal and the realization that I have more power over my state of mind.

    - J.M.

  • With Kim’s professional guidance, I went from feeling completely stuck to finding a new, fulfilling job.

    - Helaine D.

  • Kim is an amazing listener and a fantastic, supportive coach. She has a powerful ability to take in all the loose threads of a situation and hand them back, woven together in a way that makes sense.

    - Roxie M.

  • I started working with Kim at the beginning of the pandemic. She provided guidance and support during our sessions and “assignments” between meetings, got me excited about my next steps and gave me a feeling of empowerment! I recommend her without hesitation.

    - Marielle R.

  • Kim quite literally helped me change my life around in the course of one summer. My sessions with Kim were one of the best investments I ever made in myself.

    - Joe T.