“Kim’s knowledge of the issues facing women in leadership has been very helpful. She is a great listener, and I appreciate that she occasionally shares her personal experiences, which help me think through my own challenges. Kim is helping me stretch to focus more on the big picture and longer term goals so I can contribute as a better employee within my organization.”
Allyson Drinnon, Associate Director, Habitat for Humanity International
Kim Freedman is an accomplished and credentialed leadership coach who works with middle to senior level leaders and executives. She specializes in coaching women leaders who work in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Kim uses a customized process to help her clients increase self-awareness, establish goals, create action plans, remove barriers to progress, and achieve outstanding results.
Clients say that Kim is an invested thought-partner and pragmatic problem solver with a bias for action. She uses her insightful and caring style to help female leaders maximize their strengths and resources and view their differences as assets. Having been a woman in technology in the early 1980s with few role models, a single mother relocating cross country needing to build a support system from scratch, and a 4.0 MBA achiever while working full time, Kim can empathize with overcoming barriers to success while yearning for balance and well-being.
Living her core values of freedom, learning and variety, Kim loves travel and taking her clients on self-discovery trips that result in them achieving what they want in life.
Corporate Leadership Background
Kim launched her consulting and coaching business in 2006 to apply her 20-plus years of experience leading people, projects, and business operations in large multinational corporations. She spent the majority of her corporate career in senior leadership roles with profit and loss responsibility within EDS (now HP), Sapient, and ACS (now Xerox). Kim began her professional career in health care as a registered nurse before moving on to information technology services and consulting. Always looking to expand her functional knowledge, Kim has worked as a business analyst, information technology manager, business operations manager, account manager, project manager, human resources director, corporate trainer, and professional coach. The common element in these seemingly unrelated roles is helping people to achieve their career advancement and well-being goals.
Coaching Experience and Clients
Kim’s Atlanta-based company provides leadership coaching and consulting services to individual and corporate clients. She has worked with senior leaders and executives at such large organizations as the Centers for Disease Control, Turner Broadcasting, Georgia Pacific, Coca-Cola, the Federal Home Loan Bank, and one of the Big 4 accounting firms. Kim also works as an executive coach through the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Since her affiliation with CCL began in 2010, Kim has coached dozens of executives from such Fortune 500 companies as Lowes, Whirlpool, Coty, and Norfolk Southern. She has also coached leaders in large non-profits, including the American Cancer Society, United Way, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Education and Credentials
In 2006, Kim completed professional coach training through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). And in 2011, she completed a year-long Evidence Based Coaching Certificate program at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Kim maintains professional certifications in project management (PMP), human resource management (SPHR), and coaching (Professional Certified Coach and Board Certified Coach). She earned an undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA degree with a concentration in Management and Organization Development from Georgia State University. Kim is qualified to use a variety of psychometric instruments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Disc, Hogan, Harrison Assessment, FIRO-B, CPI 260, Influence Style Indicator, Genos Emotional Intelligence Multi-Rater Assessment, 360°Reach Personal Branding survey, and several other 360-degree feedback assessments.
Kim is a member in good standing of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Kim is a past president and board chair of the ICF Georgia Chapter. In recognition of her contributions to professional coaching, Kim received the ICF President’s Award in 2010—an international award given to one coach each year.